Essays by Chloe JonPaul
Read the uplifiting advice and musings of Chloe JonPaul, a retired teacher who has not retired from life. Topics include practical advice, motivational ideas, and spirituality. Boomers to Millennials will be informed and entertained. (Please use the pull-down menu at the right of each publication to link to the essays).
Maine Seniors Magazine
What Song Are You Singing Today? 2016
Add Some Spice to Your Senior Life 2015
Three timely Tips for Caregiver Grandparents 2015
What’s in Your Spiritual Pantry? 2014
Dealing with Grief During the Holiday Season 2014
National Association of Baby Boomer Women
Chloe Jon Paul
Poems and unpublished writing
Poem of the Month @ Author Meeting Place, OCT 2009
GENTLEMAN FROM KHARTOUM
By Chloe JonPaul
“Shalom”, she whispered. He bent low to kiss
her hand and then her lips.
The London flight to Brussels was announced.
One last caress – and she was gone.
A holiday so bright with promise paled.
Their brief communion; human enterprise
That reckoned little with established code.
Said Bagsair was lost to jet and skies.
November rains and Tuesday’s mail arrived;
The envelope postmarked Khartoum contained
Three photographs (no message tucked inside).
He’d kept his promise – yet it pained her so.
And Kipling’s thoughts on East and West
Had run the gauntlet of another test.
This poem is based on a romantic encounter between and American woman and a Sudanese man who meet in London.