Pat Fleming

About Pat Fleming

Retired Psychiatric Social Worker after 36 years. Started writing again after retirement. Just an amateur but writing is a way to express myself more adequately

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    My Dad And His Life

    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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  • Regrets In Growing Old

    • Published: July 24, 2018

    in Regret Poems

    The hardest part of getting old,
    Is dealing with regrets,
    Accepting there's no going back.
    One chance is all I get.

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  • We Are All Human

    • Published: July 14, 2018
    Trying To Understand Each Other

    in Life Lesson Poems

    I've lived quite a while and learned quite a bit
    About life and this world where we live.
    I've found that it's filled with both good and the bad.
    Some who take, while some others will give.

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  • Rainy Days When I Was Young

    • Published: July 9, 2018
    Growing Up And Learning About Life

    in Change Poems

    When I was young on rainy days,
    Alone on my front porch I'd play.
    I'd lose myself in another time
    That I could create with my toys and my mind.

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  • Forgiveness Is Divine

    • Published: July 3, 2018
    The Power Of Forgiveness

    in Life Lesson Poems

    Some people view forgiveness,
    As a virtue for the weak.
    An act of Mercy undeserved,
    That serves no useful need.

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  • Pat A. Fleming, Trenton, NJ
  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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
  • 2 months 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
  • 3 months 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
  • 5 months 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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