Our Love Shared, Not Owned

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

Our Love Shared, Not Owned

I can be your woman, you
could be my man, and
we both could be lovers,
but I could not own your love,
nor could you own mine.
The only owner of our
moments could be time,
who steals them for his
own personal scrapbook.
We share our loves,
like the millions of fish
who live and die in the sea;
like the workers of the land,
whose crops feed them when
they don’t own the deed;
like the varieties of trees that
are homes to insects and animals
and plants who help us breathe.
If you owned my love, and
I owned yours, we would
possess each other’s soul.
We would fight for control.
This is a conflict only God
and the Devil need to know.
I can be your woman, you
could be my man, and
we both could be lovers,
but I could not own your love,
nor could you own mine.

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The Key

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

The Key

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
Your love is the mystery,
and I’d like to know you more.
Your smile is that key
I have been searching for.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door”
is a line Dickens once wrote.
The words are on the floor.
They gather into a note that
will make you want me more.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
It’s hard to wait for the day
until you’ll see a such a poor
woman like me let me say
the words you’ll adore.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
Until then I’ll just live
on smiles you show more
and more as you give
me hope I can’t ignore.

“A very little key will
open a very heavy door.”
Let cupid’s arrows pierce
your rusty metal armor,
and put your heart near
one who loves you forever.

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A Few Things

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

A Few Things

Do I work to live, or do I live to work?
I do know it’s hard to get up and go when
The sunrises each morning,
But I don’t like to get past due bill warnings.
If I wait too long, they take my car,
And without that I can’t go very far,
Especially when I need to go to work.
Material things shouldn’t be treasured,
But there are a few things I really need.
I work to live and live to work, but I
Hope not to the level of excessive greed.

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The Difference Between Swords and Words

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

The Difference Between Swords and Words

A swift sword helps create an empire,
soiled by the blood of those who rise against it.
The razor-sharp edge keeps people in line,
but over time the metal which supports the edge
loses its strength, and can no longer be trusted.
The edge can get dull, and be easily rusted.
The unity is threatened when the blade can break,
but a new, and more dangerous weapon can
be forged from the mold of the master sword,
and the harmony is restored among the nations,
who have no hate or strife among the people
except for ruling power which controls them.

The sword of the new generation tries to
keep the dynasty alive, but it really cuts down
every chance of successful reign since the
new blades dull even faster than before.
Violence will erupt, and the revolution begins.
Words of peace are spoken by a prophet,
and they are recorded for generations to believe.
Many are still hurt and killed by newer swords,
but the edge gives way to the words of life.
A new era begins with hope for the future.

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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.

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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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.

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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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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