M Linda Steffey


Poetry by M. Linda Steffey

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Poetry by M. Linda Steffey
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A LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY
ALL CREATURES
A LOVING SOUL
AMERICA'S CHILDREN
AN EAR TO EARTH
A PET'S LOVE
A REASON FOR BEING
AUTUMN DAYS
AUTUMN OF CHILDHOOD
AUTUMN OF THE YEAR
Awakening
A WINK IN LIFE
BEAUTY
BEGIN WITH ME
BELONGING
BIRTH OF A DAY
BLESSINGS
BUTTERFLY
CAN'T MAN??!
CATHEDRAL
CAT THOUGHTS
CHAIN
CHRISTMAS PRAYER
CITIES OF HOPE
COLORS
CREATOR
CREATURES ALL
CONNECTED
DEEP DECEMBER
DESTRUCTION
DREAMS
EAGLE
EARTH'S CHILD
EVERYONE ELSE
EXTINCTION!!
FATE
FIRST FLIGHT
FOR HORSES!
FOR THE LIFE
FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER
FREE!
FREEDOM AND WILD HORSES
GIVING THANKS
GOD
GOD KNOWS
GOD KNOWS (2)
GOD'S CREATIONS
GOD'S PAINTBRUSH
GO WITH THE GEESE
HANG ON THE WALL
HAVE FAITH
HIGH
HIS LOVE
HOPE
HORSE
I AM, WE ARE
IF I WERE ONLY
IN ALL THINGS
IN MY HEART
IT'S SIMPLE
JOY
JUST TO KILL
LABORATORY STORY
LIFE GOES ON
LIFE RIGHTS
LIKE A HAWK
LISTEN TO THE NIGHT
LITTLE THINGS
LOVE
MAGIC
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
MAN'S WORTH?
MEMORIES
MOTHER EARTH'S DRESS
MOTHER GOD
MY HEART
MY SISTER IS THE HAWK
NATURE
NOT ONE!!
OCTOBER MOON
ODE TO GEESE
ODE TO LIFE
ON A THOUSAND HILLS
ONE DAY IN PEACE
ONE SKY
OUR CHILDREN
OURSELVES
PART OF OURSELVES
PATTERNS
PEACE
PEACE (2)
PEACEFUL JOY
PERSECUTED!!
PLUNDER THE EARTH!
POVERTY OF THE SPIRIT
POWERS THAT BE
PREJUDICE
RESPECT
RESPONSIBLE DOMINION
SACRED
SACREDNESS OF BEING
SAD
SELF MADE
SENSELESS
SEPTEMBER DAYS, SEPTEMBER NIGHTS
SHAM (SUN)
SILENCE OF SPACE
SIMPLE JOY
SOMEDAY?
SOMEWHERE
SONG OF REVERENCE
SPARK
SPARK OF LOVE
SPOT OF BRIGHTNESS
STAR SEEDS
STEWARDSHIP?
SUMMER'S TOUCH
TEACH LOVE
THE CHILD
THE CHILDREN, THE VOICELESS
THE DONKEY, LAMB, AND COW
THE FARMER
THE FRAGILE VOICE
THE GIFT OF YOU
THE JOY OF BEING
THE JOY OF BEING (2)
THE LINES OF TIME
THE LIVING
THE SAME
THE WHOLE OF GOD
THE WRONG SIDE OF BED
THINK!
THY HOLY WILDERNESS
TO ME
TOUCH THE EARTH
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
WHAT THEY DID
WHEN GOD PAINTS
WHY?
WHY I AM
WILD THINGS
WILL ANYONE CRY?
WILL ANYONE CRY? (2nd version)
WINTER'S PROMISE
WINTER'S SONG
WINTER STORM
WINTER TIME
WITH MY HEART
WORLD OF SORROWS
WORLD OF WOE*

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About the Author

M Linda Steffey I have just turned 63 on November 10th 2006 and have loved animals all of my life. I am a white female of Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Jewish ancestry. My great, great Uncle was Jay Gould (changed from Gold) and through my Scottish line I have Rob Roy MacGregor and Robert Burns in my line; also Nathanal Greene. In my Welsh line the first Prince of Wales. My great, great grandmother wrote poetry and would recite them once a year in Constitutional Hall along with her poetry group. Photo: Linda and Shandi

I lived for a while on my Irish grandfather's farm in York County, Va. and learned to love animals as he did. My favorite was his horses, but as the years went by I also found I loved all animals equally. I see our earth and it's living things as one and I see mankind included in importance to the whole, but not above any one life form. All life is one. All life is precious to me. Not one over another.

We need to take care of our earth and her life forms or we will share their fate, I feel. In the mid '70's, I began writing to our legislators asking them to pass bills into law that would protect our wildlife and pets from cruelty and slaughter for fun and profit. I belong to the Humane Society of the U.S., The ASPCA, the Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting, The Fund for Animals, and to the Native American Rights Fund. I most of all hate hunting and often write editorials to our local letters here in Virginia where I live outlining what hunting is all about and how it hurts all life and not just those animals hunted.

At one point, I have had 30 of my poems published in our local paper, The Daily Press, Inc. and one time they actually put one of my poems on one whole page which I have framed in my living room.

I have three cats, two of which are Siamese. I also have a pet goose who brought me about 50 wild Canada geese who come to eat my corn each day and are protected from any harm while they are here at our home. I have a lone seagull who comes each day in the winter months and waits for some bread to eat. So dear....and we also have deer at times who come for our apples on the tree. We have raccoon and possum as well. Bald eagles land in our trees to rest or eat their fish they caught in the creek out back behind our home. I have had buzzards even land in our yard. They are all welcome...even the little black snakes and the puff adder....the Luna moth and the bunnies.

I have two children, a boy and a girl from my late husband who died in a plane crash in 1980. It was the plane at fault. He was only 35. I remarried two and a half years later to a man who used to fly with him.

My son is a Deputy Sheriff and my daughter is a veterinarian.

I paint pictures and love to sing and write poetry. I love people and see God in each living being! I love to learn about everything and have an open mind.

I pray for peace for all the earth and all life living and find it all beautiful and precious!