Category Archives: Poetry

The Weeds

Originally posted on Poet Rummager:
I don’t make wishes anymore. They float away. Unrestrained Clutching the earth Sinking teeth into dirt Sprouting into monsters Once held in captivity Now wild and rampant Behold the weeds of my iniquity. _____________________________________________ Psalm…

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Do Drowned Leaves Dream?

Do drowned leaves dream of the lives they once lived in the sky while living leaves ponder the fate that awaits by and by?

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A Calm in the Midst

Some speak of the calm before a storm. But there is also a calm in the midst of storms, one that comes from knowing you are not alone. §

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A Lone Firefly

I saw a lone firefly last night Why didn’t you alight, small soul before September? See, now your ember will burn alone You’ve missed your chance for hearth and home your time to glow has long since ended Or can … Continue reading

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smellybean

Originally posted on a poem in my pocket:
“Love, but be careful what you love,” (Augustine) if you ever have an extra jellybean whatever flavor is fine to my bellybean juicy burst of sweetness tastes swellybean but one’s not enough,…

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A Mother’s Love

Photo by Andrae Ricketts My Featured Blogger this week is Ngina of the blog site Euonia: Stay and Shine. I know nothing about Ngina, whose motto is “Blossom. Re-blossom. Keep doing it,” except that she’s African (but I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Grieving Room

Originally posted on A Cornered Gurl:
Jernee Timid after a morning of making me worry myself nearly into a fit. Photo Credit: Tremaine L. Loadholt Finding inspiration wherever I can I signed up for overtime this past Thursday for work…

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The Poetry of Strong Women

My Featured Blogger this week is Gabrela Marie Milton of Short Prose. Gabriela is an Amazon bestselling poet. She’s also a Pushcart Prize nominee and 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press, as well as the author of the #1 … Continue reading

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The Longest Day of the Year

My Real Memoir Sixty years ago, Hollywood released The Longest Day, a movie about the D-Day landings in the summer of 1944. For Dad it was a must because he’d been in World War II, sort of. I’d read the … Continue reading

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I Am Right Behind You

My Featured Blogger this Week is Annabel of The Modern Etiquette. Annabel is a poet, writer and professional dancer, as demonstrated in her beautiful classical Indian-inspired piece above. There’s a delicacy and tenderness streaked with enduring strength in everything Annabel … Continue reading

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