As Writers, Why Do We Blog? #nationalpoetryday #5years #blogging #poetry

  Join me for a moment as I reflect on my 1600th post (on this blog alone) and the 5 year mile marker. I’ve come almost full circle on a colorful and interesting ride.   What I’ve learned about blogging as a poet: When I first started blogging, I joined an on-line poetry community. It […]

The Chapters of Today #oneshotwednesday

We closed the chapter yesterday you were a whisper away smiling during the dedication catching prism-like reflection a loving and tearful display *** I turned a page in my life today a new script to unfold catching friends bloom ~a glance butterflies in a regal dance many stories yet untold *** There was a book […]

Ode To a Writer #oneshotwednesday

Ode to the Writer You’ve seen me in print Reading parts of my type Thinking my words reflect what I am like * points misread lies between the lines mere complications Space and time *** you’ve read into words sometimes that will be When you misunderstand What you think you see *** please realize I’m not […]

Pain – Fear – Cancer #oneshotwednesday #poetry #cancer

How do you douse 20 years of pain that falls like sheets of  pouring rain? with a needle, a pill or  a strong stubborn will? *** How do you face unfaceable fear? the adversary today certainly not clear A shotgun, a dagger an act, a feigned swagger? ** How do you battle multiple growths of  Cancer? […]

Why the 4th??? #ForthofJuly

I never tire of unraveling the stars and strips on a day like today. I am reminded that I can sleep in my bed safely because I have people round the clock protecting me.  I think of  the diversity of culture: while my family will barbeques chicken another family may be making tamales, and another […]

Drawn Together… #oneshotwednesday #poetry

My first sweep of your jawline a shade around your nose caught on your eyes what happened who knows ** I sketched until dawn a face that I’d rendered then why were my lips shaking and tender *** I peered deeper you looked back at me what had I done had I set my love […]

Merciless are the Hands of Time

Peering into the bottom of her glass evoked a smirk it was empty hands of time bent ** Looking into the sky dreams had soared there crashed in a wingless hulk no future for the golden chimes ** Grasping hands perfunctory joy meaningless melted failure life’s promised sands ** captivating laughter floated on the air […]

When YOU’rE Strange … #poem

She opened the door to the inside of his mind unable to shut it for a better look, inside she climbed * Strange shapes, sounds, and colors whirling in a midnight blue mirror reflections made her mind spin unable to find anything to hold on to * She opened her mouth to scream all that […]

Our Beach #oneshotwednesday

Early dawn awakens calling us to her waves recede their motion revealing white treasure * unveiled  each saucy look Wide eyed as a child taking in the picture things so tame yet wild * birds with stilt-like skinny legs scurry dodge the flow She knows us and she smiles little ones on the go ** […]

Desperate Run #oneshotwednesday #poetry

It was  all a bit too haunting clouds off the Black Sea coast an evening to remember each thing carefully selected by our host lulled by Russian stories from a war long ago enjoying new friendships so much we wanted to know The storm came in a fury we dined in an elegant tent winds […]

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