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The Bonnie J. Manion Poem Index

Following are some of the published poems of Bonnie Manion. Click to read any poem.

A Bridal Shower -- A Candlewick --
A Daughter -- A Daughter, A Son --
A Horse, Of Course -- A Land Before Time --
A Late Snow -- A Merciful Heart --
A Mother's Tears -- A Near Drowning --
A Night Like This -- A Place I Go --
A Red Blouse -- A Son --
A Son Of Man -- A Sum of The Parts --
A Very Brief History of Time -- Aborted Fetuses --
Acrid, The Taste of Rage -- Adolescence --
Affectionately Yours -- After the Storm --
Afternoon Chapel Glow -- Along Juday Creek --
Amish Shopping -- An Artist --
An Autumn Drive In The Country -- An Urban Snapshot --
Anger -- Angry at God --
Arena in the Garden -- At The Beginning --
Autumn Immolation -- Baby Bunnies --
Baby Love -- Baby's Love --
Be All My Good -- Becoming One Today --
Behind Prison Walls -- Beside Lake Estes --
Better Days -- Binary Stars --
Birdsong -- Birth of A Rose --
Birth Pangs -- Black and White Magic --
Born Again -- Break of Day --
Breath of Spring -- Bridal Wreath --
Broken -- Brown Eyes --
Butterfly Under Glass -- Call to Prayer --
Cancer's Toll -- Cats are Carnivores --
Chasing Butterflies -- Chocolate Covered Raisins --
Chosen Child -- Chrissie's Garden --
Christ In Me -- Christy's Death --
Cocoon -- Come --
Coming of Age -- Cornstalk Army --
Crime of the Century -- Crystal Butterflies --
Dad's Hat -- Damned --
Did You Find Jesus -- Didn't He Say... --
Diversity From Mystery -- Doing Time --
Driving to Clifden -- During Chemo (version I) --
Embers -- Embers (version I) --
Entering Old Age -- Equilibrium --
Erin Summer -- Evening On Sugar Creek --
Every Person -- Everyman --
Eye of The Sea -- Fairy Arbor --
Falling Leaves, Falling Lives -- Fear --
Feeling the Cold -- Fields of Praise --
Fifty Years to the Day -- Finding Wings --
Fingers (a cinquain) -- Fireflies --
First Time, Last Time -- Flown Away --
Forgetting How To Pray -- Forgiveness --
Fossilized Fancies -- From A Lake Michigan Bluff --
Getting Older -- Gifts And Grace --
Gifts of the Rain -- Gillette Memories --
Going to the Mountain -- Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Moon --
Graced -- Grandma and Grumpaw --
Grandma's Garden -- Gravitas --
Great Blue Heron -- Green Grow the Mountains --
Green Is Forever -- Growing Up in the Fifties --
Haikus of Black And White Magic -- Haikus of Life and Death --
Hale'lea * -- Half-Standing --
Hands -- Happy The Home --
Harmony (a haiku) -- Harvest Time --
Hebros -- Her Chagrin --
Her Depression -- Here Comes A Train! --
His Agony -- Hope --
Hotel du Danube Saint Germaine -- Humankind --
I Thought I Was Dying, But All I Could Hear Was Laughing -- Illinois Prairie --
In Praise of A Mother -- In Retreat --
In This Moment -- Indelible Imprint --
Inexorable Flow -- Interior Journey --
Intersections -- Into Me See --
Ireland in Summer -- Irish Solstice --
Joy -- Just A Tumbled Rock --
Just Out of Sight -- La Face de Jesus --
Late Summer Redemption -- Learned from a Bird Brain --
Lemon (V2) -- Leprechanna --
Lesson Learned from a Bird-Brain -- Letting Loose --
Letting Loose I -- Life Story --
Life Without -- Lord, Have I Thee Betrayed? --
Losing Innocence -- Losing Touch --
Lost -- Lost Innocence II --
Love -- Love For Love --
Lullaby of the Ghetto -- Magnolia Mine --
Making Music -- March of the Clouds --
Microwave Wisdom -- Miracle of Miracles --
Miracles -- More Real Than Photos --
Mother Teresa's Paradise -- Mother's Arms --
Mowing -- Museum of Wolves --
My Childhood -- My Dad's Story --
My Father -- My God --
My Love -- My PC --
My Savior's Smile -- Mystic Bombast --
Nama’ ko’lama -- New Days --
Newton's Law -- Niagara Falls --
Night Of My Soul -- Night Rain --
No Christmas In Our House -- Now That I Am Old --
Ocean Cradle -- Ode to Green Mary Janes --
Oh, Magnolia! -- Old Visions of Summer --
On A Hope and a Wing -- On Burkas --
On the Importance of Wonder -- One In The Spirit --
One Perfect Day -- One tempestuous spring day --
Onion Age Haikus -- Our 44th Anniversary --
Our First Thousand Days -- Our Incomparable God --
Our Pride and Joy -- Our Spiritual Divorce --
Out of the Storm -- Outside My Door --
Pain -- Passage --
Pathways -- Photo of a Refuge Woman --
Plan of the Great I AM -- Playground Misery --
Poppy Fire -- Pornography --
Postscript: The Victim -- Prayer of the Treetops --
Primeval Journey -- Quiddling With the Wind --
Rain at Noon -- Rain in the Desert --
Rainsense -- Recipe for a Universe --
Red Grows the Sumac -- Reflections --
Remembering The Flood -- Resolutions --
Resurrection -- Return to Colorado --
Rich -- River Forest --
Roller Coaster Years -- Sacramental Wine --
Sailing the Ocean Air -- Saint Mary's Woods --
Sale of a 1997 Jaguar -- Seared Memories --
Seasons -- Seeing with My Skin --
Seen on a Picture-Perfect Midwest Day -- Self Loathing --
Sensing Spirituality -- September --
September Song -- Show Me --
Shutting Down -- Signs of Chemo --
Snow Day -- Some of Life's Mysteries --
Son of God, Image of Love -- Soulstain --
Spending on Sega -- Spring Snow Shower --
Stars ( a haiku) -- Storm Clouds --
Such A God -- Suspended --
Terrazo -- The Beloved Disciple --
The Canvas of My Life -- The Carousel --
The City -- The Daily Start of My Ordinary Life --
The Day Trixie Died -- The Demise of the Winter Coat --
The Donkey -- The Drumbeat --
The Face of Christ -- The Gift --
The Grass -- The Heavy Heart --
The Host of Heaven -- The Hunt --
The Iowa River at Floodstage -- The Issue --
The Lavender Lady of Kilauea -- The Lemon --
The Marriage Haiku -- The Miracle of Spring --
The Mystery of God -- The Need For Purgatory --
The New Jerusalem -- The Party --
The Passion of Our Creator -- The Peace of the Wildwood --
The Poet's Toolbox -- The Prodigal's Brother --
The Retreat -- The Sea --
The Sentencing Hearing -- The Silver Maple --
The Starrie Night -- The Trail to Anini Beach --
The Virgin's Child -- The Visitor --
The Wall You Built -- The Woof And The Warp --
The World We See -- These Days --
This Old House -- To Everything A Season --
Tossed Salad -- Trains of Yore --
True Praise -- Twilight on Nine Ten --
Twilight Zone -- Two Weeks In --
Two Weeks In (version II) -- U Tri Pstrosu --
Unmoved -- Unmoved II --
Upon Awakening after Bypass Surgery -- Waves of the Ocean --
What Did Shane See? -- What Every Newborn Knows --
What I Believe -- What I Felt, What I Heard --
What You Are -- When I Was Mother --
Whence This World -- Whispering Wind --
Who I Am -- Wide Open Spaces --
Wildflowers of the Midwest -- With Tenderness Told --
Within Prison Walls -- Wonder and Awe --
Worthy the Lamb -- Wrapped Up In Me --
Yesterday's Snow -- You --
Young Woman Or Man -- Your Call --
Your Irish Sweater --

 

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