Escaping The Vacuum #suicideprevention #lookclose #poetry

Do you know what it looks like or how it sounds despair is silent suffocates, drowns * smug, thoughtless people too much on their minds close up their hearts to the hard, undefined * Suicide isn’t a word, a feeling it’s an unwelcome place  a vacuum that sucks you  life is displaced *    vacant […]

The Brave Boy #fire #kindness #africa #orphan

If you could see my cracked tooth smile would you say hello and stay awhile I’d tell you about my life and the brook sadly I have never ever read a book but  I will soon one day reach in my pocket and sail away to a land of monsters, giants and such dont be […]

Why We… #women #moms #wives

There are moments in our lives (too many to count) the flames scorch our brow a touch leaves a bruise even those close our hearts twist and use But  in stone there’s etched hope with strong fingers we must choose weak days there will be “give up” is not in our vocabulary   It doesn’t […]

Zebra #poetry #children #school

You look so shy you are one of a kind you wear black and white my kids wear strips you run and play and so do they kids give us smiles no matter the size   Children are planning to return to school and some are finishing up their lessons for a break. Parents are […]

O Say Can You See #4thofjuly #freedom

  “And the rocket’s red glare…” In a wide-eyed gaze he stared heard the sounds of cannon and musket “the bombs bursting in air” paradise was obliterated swatting at bugs, ignoring the moist stench “Gave proof through the night” trudged forward into a world resembling a mirage life was put on hold by madness “That […]

Charlotte #wordsoflove #death #poetry

The words in bold I pulled from a gravestone poem written by a grieving husband to his wife who had passed so young.   Charlotte I spoke your name in harmony with the lark now the marble holds memories cold I caressed your hand through the bitterest of fights now I seek your shadow as you slumber at night * silvery […]

Unseen Treasure #poetry #love #sea

 Rush of turbulent waves overtake the sandy bits I am a mere grain hidden in the drifts  One who sees beyond how does He know the deeps where I lay His love never shifts for treasure digging deep it’s hard for us to grasp open empty hands filled with love at last   Photo: “Art […]

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