Posted in December 2013, Tanka

Common Cliches

“Just grin and bear it!”
“Put on a smile and wear it!”
“Cheer up! That’s just life!”
Cliches meant to uplift us,
Are often cause for more strife.

Leona J. Atkinson  12-27-13


A born and raised Midwesterner who traveled to Oregon in 2006 via the Oregon Trail route, fell in love with Oregon and now call it home. I am retired and pursuing my life long dream of becoming a Freelance Inspirational Writer.

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