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. ItContinue reading “As Writers, Why Do We Blog? #nationalpoetryday #5years #blogging #poetry”

Celebrate Poets #poetsday #poetry #poets

To poets near and far the images you paint with words and feelings my reason taint minds strive to think hearts to moan on cold nights we shiver alone the words you’ve penned o’er centuries palpate my heart bring to my knees soar high the earth plunge in the deep and with ink drops a promise keepContinue reading “Celebrate Poets #poetsday #poetry #poets”

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 bookContinue reading “The Chapters of Today #oneshotwednesday”

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 notContinue reading “Ode To a Writer #oneshotwednesday”

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?Continue reading “Pain – Fear – Cancer #oneshotwednesday #poetry #cancer”

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 loveContinue reading “Drawn Together… #oneshotwednesday #poetry”

Killer Headlines – beginning of my short #amwriting

LOCAL CREW UNCOVERS HUMAN SKULL The headlines not only drew my attention but sent chills and a sense of foreboding into the recesses of my mind; for some reason this murder felt personal. “Authorities revealed that the skull belongs to a San Francisco man who has been missing for 3 years. His family and hisContinue reading “Killer Headlines – beginning of my short #amwriting”

Love: Just an Illusion? #oneshotwednesday

Words she wrote reached into his heart He heard them somehow Unspoken words her  art Or…  just an illusion? *** She thinks he must be a dream How will she know? “what does it mean?” Is he …  just an illusion? *** silent pleas go into the night He feels her words This seems soContinue reading “Love: Just an Illusion? #oneshotwednesday”

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 airContinue reading “Merciless are the Hands of Time”

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 thatContinue reading “When YOU’rE Strange … #poem”

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