Day 17 NaPoWriMo. It was a pleasure listening to Teresa Ciejka talk about her beautiful homeland, Poland. “I go back every year. I love the history, castles, forests, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the food.”

Poland fell under Soviet communist rule after WWII until 1989. Like many young people, Teresa fled communist Poland for opportunities in the U.S.

Teresa runs a successful Mary Kay business, helps home-bound elderly with dental cleanings, and lends her lovely soprano voice to two church choirs. Enjoy the poem and put Poland on your travel list.


It was there,
always there
under the communist concrete,
the food rations,
the travel restrictions,
the suppressed prayers.

When the concrete cracked
out bloomed Poland
the beauty,
the people,
the architecture,
the glorious flowered mountains.
A testament to resilience and freedom.

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Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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