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maryanns's recent Blog entry. Bienvenidos, Cuba! ( 43 reads) Wednesday, December 17, 2014 (17:53:00)

Morro Castle, Havana, Republic of Cuba

As one who visited Cuba in my youth, regardless of pithy international politics and such,
I'd like to send my very best wishes to all the friendly and colorful people of Cuba. Bienvenidos!!

- A brief excerpt from Part III of my essay, "Expatriot Snapshots" -

I remember when we traveled on summer vacation to Cuba.
We visited the Morro Castle. We climbed up for the view
of blue Caribbean waters and the Havana skyline
with leaning palm trees and roofs of orange terra-cotta tile.
After dark, my parents went out dancing
and I was left by myself in an empty hotel room
listening to voodoo drums pounding off in the distance.

Woo-wee, I cannot believe we were cut off for so many years!

Very Happy

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by Bhangu on Monday, November 18, 2013 (02:45:25)
      I liked your uprightness, truthfulness and nature of nurturing true friendship.

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by Bhangu on Sunday, November 17, 2013 (22:46:32)
      I read your page at the start of my day and thought of keeping it reserve to till the end of the day. I want to enjoy my day by imbibing the philosophy mentioned there in. Just great- and I am really fortunate that I found you.

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by maryanns on Monday, December 24, 2012 (13:52:31)
      Wishing everyone on GotPoetry a very Merry Christmas (or Happy Holidays, as the case may be) and a very safe, fulfilling and peaceful New Year. Smile

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by FuchsiaFestival! on Sunday, November 27, 2011 (18:06:09)
      I ditto what Hugh said: may the conscience of GP serve us strength and compassion.

      Elect redemption to sever dark intuition.
      The night is strung to light; no inhibition.

      Lots of love.

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by sschubert on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 (17:52:18)
      PSSSSTTTTT - just stopping by to say hi!


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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by Julie on Saturday, July 09, 2011 (12:47:57)
      Ahh..Mary Ann, Hello! Been a long time since I've been able to back on this site to read and hopefully write something and post again. I can see why writers need to go live in a solitudinal (Oh...I LOVE to make up my own 'julie-language' ) cabin in the deep woods to get inspired. in the last year I've had teeny tiny bits of inspiration, but if I can't act on them right at that second...they are gone with a resigned sigh.
      Yours are among the poems that I want to read first. You never disappoint me. Loved your thoughts about your kitties. We've recently acquired a Yellow Maine Coon called Cornflake, who is the most loving cat I've ever had. However...if he does NOT learn to 'cover his tracks' more appropriately in his litter box......... Rolling Eyes I asked him..."Where in H--L WERE you when your Mama was instructing you on the fine art of 'litter-pan hygiene'????" I'm getting tired of running in there and scratching around!!! MEEOWWWWW!
      LOL...luv ya MaryAnn. Thanks for attaching your photos, too! Pritty Kittys. Very Happy

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by induce on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (10:10:33)
      Hi Mary Ann, I'm passing through hello to you ... a friendly couch if I must say smiles all the way.


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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by FuchsiaFestival! on Sunday, April 24, 2011 (14:44:40)
      Yep...haha! We have some angry people on this site, haha..angry ppl...I guess You're a good person and one who isn't angry, thank goodness...haha Happy Easter! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by sschubert on Thursday, April 14, 2011 (18:57:56)
      HOLA my friend - man there are some angry people here on GP - lol! I am one of them from time to time I suppose - but wow!

      ANYWAY - HAPPY SPRING - just wanted to stop by and say HELLO!


      Steph Wink

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      Re: Mary Ann's Poet Page (Score: 1 )
      by FuchsiaFestival! on Monday, March 28, 2011 (18:47:23)
      Help Me: I like a song called 'Hurricane Venus' Laughing

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