Pat Fleming

Pat Fleming

About Pat Fleming

Raised in Trenton, New Jersey in a Irish family. I always enjoyed writing from a very young age. During my career as a Forensic Psychiatric Social worker, I satisfied my writing itch by writing the best social histories on my patients that I could write. My histories were biographies on my patients instead of just simple assessments. When I retired after 36 years at my profession, I started to spend more time writing poetry and have continued to write. I am no professional at it but I love writing about all kinds of things and so enjoy sharing my work with other people and seeing what fabulous writers are on this site.

    Poems by Pat Fleming

  • Who Is The Fairest Of Them All?

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    This Is About True Beauty

    in Life Lesson Poems

    She woke one wintry morning,
    With a creaking in her bones.
    Feeling much too unattractive,
    To leave the cover of her home.

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  • Dad, What's It Like In Heaven?

    • Published: June 15, 2019
    Father's Day In Heaven

    in Loss of Father Poems

    If time exists in heaven,
    Do you still rise with the sun?
    Do you and Mom share breakfast
    Before your day has begun?

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  • For My Dad

    • Published: June 5, 2019
    The Legacy Of A Father

    in Father Poems

    He grew up in a town where people were poor,
    In a family quite wealthy with love.
    He was raised by two parents who were stable but strict
    And taught him to trust God above.

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  • Humanity

    • Published: April 22, 2019
    Acrostic Poem About Humanity

    in Compassion Poems

    Helping even when you're weary
    Understanding other's pain
    Managing to let hurt go
    And forgiving once again

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  • A Miracle To Behold

    • Published: April 13, 2019
    The Beauty Of The Ocean

    in Ocean Poems

    Seagulls soar above her surf,
    The sun reflects and gleams,
    While people come from miles around
    To stroll upon her beach.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 11 months ago

Thank you, Paul, for taking the time to read my poem and for your kind compliment. I agree with your thoughts about this world. Sometimes people are so self-absorbed and superficial that there is nowhere to go to really talk about our fears and feelings. That's where I depend on my poetry to release my thoughts and feelings. Thank God there are people like you out there who take the time to really think and deeply care.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 11 months ago

You are a brave girl, Janna, and I am so proud of how you fought those feelings and reached out for help, which is not easy sometimes. God will always use people to help us, just as he did your Church Pastor. God did that for you because he loves you and has a great plan for you, something that only you can do for Him. You are sweet for reading my poem and letting me know it helped you. I will keep you in my prayers, and remember you are very special and important to God. Don't ever give up because that would be a terrible loss to this world. You take good care of yourself!

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

Katie, I read one of your poems and liked it so much that I had to read them all. You are an amazing poet, and your scores really don't reflect how exceptional you are. This poem is just wonderful, sad, but so well written with a message that is so very true. Keep writing because you will only get better and you are already a pro.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

This is a wonderful poem that really provides such a descriptive insight into what a person suffering from mental illness endures. I love the rhythm and rhyme of your poems and the simplicity with which you express yourself. I had to read the rest of your poetry because I liked this one so much and you have a truly amazing talent. I love the form of your poems, and each one tells a different story in that simplistic but truly powerful way that clearly expresses that particular feeling. I look forward to reading your other work.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 year ago

I am so sorry for what you have been through, but your wife's need to go in another direction does not diminish who you are and what you have to offer as a person. Getting old stinks, but desperately trying to keep the inevitable from happening is a tiresome and fruitless effort. Let your wife do that. You accept who you are and be proud of who you are because of your age. You gave the world 4 wonderful human beings, and that is no easy task. Let your wife go and maintain the dignity of what your experience in life has given you. Don't be angry or bitter. We've been through enough. It's time to give ourselves the right to relax and let it all go. That's a good thing!

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