Born into a middle class family of immigrants to the USA from India, interest in poetry grew in high school. After several life changes, health challenges, and changes in profession, poetry became a solace along with writing for a living. Poems and essays have become a way of exploring the world and all that it has to offer through life experiences. This poet is a biochemist, IT professional, teacher, businesswoman, and professional writer. Poetry is the author's chance to relax and unwind from the rigors of life.

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rita francis Poems

Simple Expressions

There are moments and places been
where simple expressions cannot erase
those tender lapses in life's tale
where one can rarely regale.... more »

Voices

There I looked out and you saw me
a waif in search of a home
you gathered me up in your arms
and carried me to safety... more »

Today

Today has brought with it
the promise that the hurt
will fade, the dreams will
subside, and the heartache... more »

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