Author Archives: saramarieallen

About saramarieallen

Poet. Singer. Writer. Mom.

Full Potential

Who hasn’t asked themselves deep questions? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? I found an answer in a most unusual object. One of my friends is really into orchids, and I have been … Continue reading

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Messy Room

I know it’s shocking, but my kids have perpetually messy rooms. Oh, they “clean” them, sure. And it will look clean–on the surface. But if I open drawers or the closet, peek under the bed or in the “dirty” clothes bin… … Continue reading


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A Found Poem

This “found poem” isn’t a real “found poem” (those are poems you make from words already written), but I literally found this poem tucked away in a drawer this week while I was sorting and cleaning. I thought it was worth sharing because … Continue reading

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My ____th Birthday…

I just had a birthday. And felt a little older. Okay, maybe a LOT older. For some reason, some numbers bother me more than others! Isn’t it odd how birthdays switch from being these wonderful celebrations of the passing of … Continue reading

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Photo Friday #6 Good Friday and the Lamb

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation 5:12) On the calendar we call today “Good Friday.” But it is only good in retrospect. Today … Continue reading

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Coupons (I’m sure many of you can relate!)

I have friends who “save” HUNDREDS of dollars a month clipping coupons. But despite my best efforts, I’ve never been able to get the hang of using them. For those like ME, and not my coupon-clipping pals: this poem’s for … Continue reading

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Photo Friday (well, Saturday) #5–Perishable No More

The verse I selected to go with this photo sounds sort of depressing at first glance: 1 Peter 1:24-25 says,  “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and … Continue reading

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Home. We have a lot of homes in our lives: actual physical structures, places or people  when we feel safe and happy, and even a heavenly home, which we (hopefully) all long to see… Here’s my poem “Home” based on … Continue reading

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Blog Tag Q and A

Tag! You’re it! (That’s me!) I was tagged by fellow blogger, Michael Gunter, in what is hopefully a fun and personal blog-version of an ultra-cool chain letter. What is the working title of your next book? To the Far Side … Continue reading

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