20 Tons of Love

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A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

20 Tons of Love

Your love hit me like a 18-wheeler
with a full load on the highway
straight to my heart.
But you have delivered at the dock,
left me alone at home,
and now we’re apart.
You said there was another place
for you to be, but honey,
where does that leave me?
Now matter where you park your rig,
I figure there will be a time you’ll
remember when we were together.
Then you’ll get diesel in your tanks
and make the miles burn to the
place where your heart can learn
to park your 20 tons of love.

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Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Recipe for Tea

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

Recipe for Tea

It’s important to me to have the
proper temperature of hot water for tea,
and it’s also important the time
each tea bag is allowed to steep.
When the kettle starts to whistle,
only then is the water hot enough,
and after in the cup, take the bags
out or the flavors of tea get tough.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here

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Near the threshold of love and hate

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member.

Near the threshold of love and hate

There’s a thin line between ecstasy and pain,
somewhere near the threshold of love and hate.
The difference decides marriage and divorce rates.
The anxiety created affects outcomes of first dates.
Fear of the unknown makes many people wait.
Results are a matter of personal will or of fate.

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Post Cards from the Past

A poem from Karen Ladonnavich, the LSC’s newest member and also the organization’s first woman member. Adrian Parker, one of first LSC brothers, nominated her with the suggestion the all-male fraternity has become more like a professional or honorary type of fraternity.

Karen Ladonnavich is a real estate executive and manager for a major real estate company with an office in Peoria, Ill., where Parker has been an insurance agency since the 1990’s. He has successfully built up his agency to the point where he and his wife and four children from their marriage and past marriages have moved to a new house, brokered of course, by Ladonnavich. By now, most of the children have moved away and started their own families. The new residence has become “grandpa’s house” and Adrian his considering an early retirement to play the new role as a grandparent.

Parker and Ladonnavich are members of a Peoria -area chapter of an organization called BNI, that stands for Businesses Networking International, which thrives on its members referring business to each other, and the referrals are measured in dollars. Over the years, the homes Ladonnavich has sold were sometimes insured by Parker’s business, and Parker brought her new clients as well. As members, they got to know each other as friends and he discovered her hobby of writing poetry. After a review of her work and other later discussions, Parker has made a formal nomination to include her as a member of the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity.

Here is her debut poem.

Post Cards from the Past

Post cards from the past
from places when we were apart
show the strength of love in our hearts.
Colors may be a bit faded but there’s
still an image to see,
and I will always remember
how well you made love to me.

Post cards from the past
from places when we were together
remind me that our love will last forever.
They say in the middle of trust is us,
and we have created a new reality,
a love which grows when you’re gone,
and continues when you’re with me.

 

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here

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Woman voted in as first female member of writing fraternity

Karen Ladonnavich is new member of unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity

Karen Ladonnavich

For the first time in its history, the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity at the World of words by Elias Tobias has included a woman in its ranks. Karen Ladonnavich, a real estate executive and manager for a major real estate company with an office in Peoria, Ill., was admitted as of July 1, 2018,

She was sponsored by LSC brother Adrian Parker who has established himself as a major contributor to the website, and with this nomination, has suggested the all-male fraternity has become more like a professional or honorary type of fraternity.  Parker argued that if the boy scouts can allow girls in cub scouts and females in that organization’s leadership, then the Lambda Sigma Chi’s could include a qualified female.

Parker has had an insurance agency since the 1990’s. and worked with Ladonnavich in connection with his business.  He has successfully built up his agency to the point where he and his wife and four children from their marriage and past marriages have moved to a new house, brokered of course, by Ladonnavich.  By now, most of his children have moved away and started their own families.  The new residence has become “grandpa’s house” and Adrian his considering an early retirement to play the new role as a grandparent.

Parker and Ladonnavich are members of a Peoria -area chapter of an organization called BNI, that stands for Businesses Networking International, which thrives on its members referring business to each other, and the referrals are measured in dollars.  Over the years, the homes Ladonnavich has sold were sometimes insured by Parker’s business, and Parker brought her new clients as well.  As members, they got to know each other as friends and he discovered her hobby of writing poetry.  After a review of her work and other later discussions, Parker made a formal nomination to include her as a member of the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity.

Copies of her portfolio of work were sent to the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity, and the work was considered for the last two months.  The vote of the membership for its first female member the all-male group was unanimous.

 

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Northbound

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A poem by Brother Levi Jacobs

Northbound

Fortunately, the other lanes have
blended into one on this
highway to heaven,

but I have a devil of a time with
those on the southbound
lane trying to cross the center
line.

An accident in the northbound
could cost a person the
ultimate fine in the Final
Court of Life.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

 

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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No Mail Today

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A poem by Brother Kyle Morgan Stewart

No Mail Today

Today my mailbox was empty,
such an unexpected thrill.
I already got my magazines to read,
and I don’t need any more bills.
The vacancy was a real relief.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

 

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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LSC Fraternity to get new woman member?

Karen Ladonnavich

Woman real estate executive sponsored for membership in unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity

For the first time in its history, the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity at the World of words by Elias Tobias is considering a woman to be included in its ranks. One of first LSC brother Adrian parker has established himself as a major contributor to the website, and with this nomination, has suggested the all-male fraternity has become more like a professional or honorary type of fraternity.  Parker argued that if the boy scouts can allow girls in cub scouts and females in that organization’s leadership, then the Lambda Sigma Chi’s could include a qualified female.

Parker has nominated Karen Ladonnavich, a real estate executive and manager for a major real estate company with an office in Peoria, Ill., where Parker has been an insurance agency since the 1990’s.  He has successfully built up his agency to the point where he and his wife and four children from their marriage and past marriages have moved to a new house, brokered of course, by Ladonnavich.  By now, most of the children have moved away and started their own families.  The new residence has become “grandpa’s house” and Adrian his considering an early retirement to play the new role as a grandparent.

Parker and Ladonnavich are members of a Peoria -area chapter of an organization called BNI, that stands for Businesses Networking International, which thrives on its members referring business to each other, and the referrals are measured in dollars.  Over the years, the homes Ladonnavich has sold were sometimes insured by Parker’s business, and Parker brought her new clients as well.  As members, they got to know each other as friends and he discovered her hobby of writing poetry.  After a review of her work and other later discussions, Parker has made a formal nomination to include her as a member of the unofficial Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity.

Copies of her portfolio of work have been sent to the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi fraternity, and the work will be considered for two months.  By the first week of July, the vote of the membership will decide if the all-male group will have its first female member.

 

 

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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Put the Blame on Me

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A poem by Brother Rufus McDougal

Put the Blame on Me

If you are going to blame anyone.
just put the blame on me.
I should have been with you more often,
not places I needn’t be.
I’m sorry if I caused you any pain,
My vision wasn’t clear to see.
Like the saying goes, I couldn’t
see the forest for the trees.
Your eyes can see through to my heart,
and it is your love I need.
If you are going to blame anyone.
just put the blame on me.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here.

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Or I Don’t Have You At All

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A poem by Brother Bill Kelso

Or I Don’t Have You At All

There have been lovers in the past,
but I can’t remember their first names.
Being with someone was important then,
and I treated it like it was just a game.
I was merely a child then,
wishing that I would quickly get old.
I searched for a time I’d find who
would let me wear their ring of gold.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Other men want your affections.
All they want is to hold your hand.
If you give me just one more chance,
I will prove to you I can be your man.
I can’t say exactly what the others see,
but as for me, I am color-blind.
I can feel the love you have for me
in my heart, my soul and my mind.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

Remember that night together when we
first met, camping under the stars?
We talked about our dreams that time
and thought together we would go far.
The fire glowed full over your face,
and I heard you laugh with a smile.
The good times don’t have to end there.
The trail goes on a few more miles.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

I need you love more than you
can ever really understand.
Now you look away, close your
eyes and shake your head “no”.
I am pleading with you to just
give our love another chance.
You say you are in a hurry,
and it’s time for you to go.

Now all the cards are drawn.
The chips are on the table,
and it’s time to fold or call.
Either I win your love tonight,
or I don’t have you at all.

To read about the other members of the Lambda Sigma Chi’s , click on the LSC logo at the top of this page or click here.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here..

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