Mary Johnston Kunert

CONTACT:
725 Tallgrass Lane
Plymouth WI 53073
920-893-5139
mary.kunert@gmail.com
marymom.blogspot.com

BIO:
Mary is a retired mortgage banker, twice a member of the Sheboygan County Writers Club, once in 1958 and again from 2001 to present. She also joined the Cream City Writers, an offshoot of the Sheboygan County Writers. In 2001 she published a volume of her father Hutz Deeley's poetry for her family, A Regular Guy's Song.

Mary was the winner of the Joseph Gahagan Memorial Award at Milwaukee Irishfest in 2002, appeared in the 2005 Wisconsin Poet's Calendar, won best in poetry at the 2005 Aestival Festival and received an honorable mention in the 2007 Light Project held in conjunction with the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.

PUBLICATIONS:
Fragments, a self-published book of my own poetry, is available through me for $7.00 including postage and handling.

Poetry

Love Song

Your voice awakened me.
It calmed my fears.

I dreamt of hope and you.
The dream is clear.
Autumn leaves flutter
Like a necklace
Fallen string-like on a midnight street.

The Caretaker

Alone, it seems, with all the cares.
She holds the hand of him
Who means the world and all to her
As he tires, bit by bit.

She holds the hand of him
It is difficult not to help TOO much
As he tires, bit by bit.
And they try to turn back time.

It is difficult not to help TOO much
Helplessness is too often tied to futility
And they try to turn back time
To youth and health, to the beginning.

Helplessness is too often tied to futility
He means the world and all to her
To youth and health, to the beginning
Alone, it seems, with all the cares.