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The Black Woman’s Journey, a poem for Black History Month

The Black Woman’s Journey   It’s a dangerous world out there Treat her like a queen Close ranks for protection Treat her like a queen You can’t carry her bags Even though she’s a queen She must tote the weary … Continue reading

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Journey of the White Male

Journey of the White Male A white male said to me: “White male is all washed up. White male is all used up. White male blamed, his peak is past, chickens come home to roost at last. No moral high … Continue reading

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Book excerpt from INTERMARRY, the novel that promises “The conversation on race has begun. Tread carefully.”

Fiona walked into the dark office and put her keys back in her purse. She was about to switch on the lights when a voice out of the darkness said, “Hello.” She nearly jumped out of her skin. “Jesus!” A … Continue reading

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Book Launch: INTERMARRY, Rhea Harmsen’s new novel promises, “The conversation on race has begun.”

INTERMARRY a new novel by Rhea Harmsen A strange menagerie in an unlikely setting. Jack Wolinski, a young white architect with a crazy scheme and some maxed-out credit cards. Fiona Reed, a young woman with the brass of a CEO … Continue reading

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Soon to Publish – THE MOST GREAT LAW

Well, it seems my novels are in a competition to see who comes out first. Literally, who will be published first? It’s as if my children, of different ages, had decided that order of birth was no longer important and … Continue reading

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The Romantic Protagonist of the 21st Century

  By Rhea Harmsen The romantic protagonist of the 21st century is struggling with isolation, social anxiety and moral angst. He or she swings between manic optimism and hope on the one hand, and the chronic, debilitating questioning of meaning … Continue reading

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You called me here to watch you cry

You called me here to watch you cry You called me here to watch you cry And I bear witness to your pain You, whom I have loved all my life Who only ever lived for me And loved me … Continue reading

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Tribute to the children

You (little children) Your poetry is fashioned of gossamer wings. Ephemeral cotton candy strings, sweet and melting in the mouth. Fleeting, breathing not a sound, but whispering sweet nothings. With cadence and rhythm swings. I put no price on such … Continue reading

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Launching a new poetry CD titled Isaiah’s Longing in CD Baby Music Store

Rhea Harmsen & Lee Robinson | Isaiah’s Longing | CD Baby Music Store. Featuring poems written and read by Rhea Harmsen with original music composed by Lee Robinson.

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Race in America – Journey of the Black Male

Journey of the Black Male   Have you ever seen a black man walk straight? Not shucking nor jiving, not strutting – but straight! It’s a long time coming, this regal gait Takes a lot of shedding, of self loving, … Continue reading

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