Category Archives: Poetry

A Mother’s Plea

Originally posted on Copious Morsels of Everything:
“Africa has her mysteries and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.” Miriam Makeba Mother Africa chronicles series Commiserate with another, I refuse to be the subject…

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October Madness

Election fever Tempers boiling People screaming Our world on the brink of survival And then there’s this… “You’re welcome.” ~God “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ~L.M. Montgomery

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Look for the Crack

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~Shel Silverstein “Hold fast to dreams, … Continue reading

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Hole

Originally posted on The Stories In Between:
I wasn’t quite dead But you buried Me anyway It wasn’t much Of a ceremony But what Did I expect I wish this hole Was deeper Because I can still Hear your voice…

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Sometimes your eyes….

Originally posted on KiA's Notions😊:
Sometimes you confuse me too Sometimes there’s a fiery glint in your eyes Makes you look frightening Like you could be dangerous with a sword I feel like I should run To the ends…

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Just Ask Creation

“Nature is too thin a screen; the glory of the omnipresent God bursts through everywhere.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson “Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what … Continue reading

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granted

Originally posted on ProlixMe:
You’ll roll your eyes at the mess of my hairbrush. I’ll curse when you forget to lower the toilet seat. One night, we’ll go to sleep still angry and upset. But in the morning, I’ll wake…

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Back to School – Ready or Not

Some schools resume as early as next week in the U.S. Others will open in the coming weeks, some later still. Some, in theses uncertain times, have postponed starting, or decided to launch their fall terms online. The only thing … Continue reading

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World of Glass

It was the world they were born into The one they’d been given Although they’d long ago forgotten The Visitor who came and filled Their empty world with glass Which was said to be immortal They had to admit it … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Park: An Exercise in Characterization

Originally posted on All The Shoes I Wear:
From the shoes I wore in the Writers Guild. (We breathe life into our stories by showing  instead of telling. Paint a picture with your words that transports the reader. – Laura…

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