Author Archives: Terry Connelly

About Terry Connelly

Terry Connelly is a retired high school English teacher. She earned her BA and Single Subject Teaching credential from California State University of the East Bay, in Hayward, California. She taught for 18 years at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, California. She was gifted to work with both College Prep students and those with learning disabilities.

Commitment

Commitment the story of a marriage is one of trials and tribulations forgiveness and letting go of errors made love and anger compromise and patience walking together through life sharing times good and bad most of all reveling in each … Continue reading

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Working Together

Sun looked down at her friend the Earth and smiled. All was good. Trees grew straight and tall. Flowers bloomed. Waters ran, following her magnetic pull, east and west, north and south. Earth was warm where her rays fell, cool … Continue reading

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Dreams

I wish that I could say that my mother had loved me.  If she had, I’d tell you about the times she held me in her lap and hugged, so tight, all while crooning soothing words.  I would share the … Continue reading

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Little Red Revisited

Little Red didst blithely skip in forest deep and dark. Forgetting all had been warned laughing as if on a lark.   She swung her basket to and fro not looking through her eyes, for dangers hidden in the trees … Continue reading

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Transformation

Dryer calls and dishwasher rumbles Television shouts incessant noise Old truck outside my window rumbles Little girls harass those bratty boys   Underneath all, streams a golden tune Music to relax my restless heart Causes me to shiver, shake, and … Continue reading

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Women Who Serve Their Country

A lot of emphasis has been placed on the #MeToo movement which brings awareness to the sexual harassment that women face in the workplace and beyond. It is a powerful movement becomes it brings to the forefront voices and concerns … Continue reading

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Making Do

When I was a kid, I was aware of the fact that money seemed to be a constant concern of my dad’s. He kept a budget that went out several weeks into the future that accounted for every payment, every … Continue reading

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