Blue Sky Warning

More than the air, still and stagnant, more than cloudless skies and blue, blue water, Silence uttered the warning, a foreboding to beware. Rolling hills met the ocean without a care, yet not a creature moved. No field mice scurrying here and there. Cats hid and dogs cowered beneath abandoned porches. Livestock disappeared behind tall grasses, clustered tightly together. No children laughing on the lonesome … Continue reading Blue Sky Warning

Tenacity

A  sliver of light from beneath a heavy door shimmering, inviting, captivating I crept closer and closer still I reached for the key and turned it with trembling fingers I felt the tumblers fall I twisted the unresponsive handle and twisted again Looking for another key, looking for a way out A sliver of light from beneath a heavy door shimmering, inviting, captivating I bathed … Continue reading Tenacity

In Each, A Mission

  Motherhood as essence — pain, joy, life Nurture, nature, the womb knows no difference To exist this way, a mission to be humane Comfort with the precision of a surgeon’s knife Nature, nurture all in with vociferance Motherhood as essence — pain, joy, life Camomile and calendula to ease any pain Strength and wisdom to guide the way Nurture, nature, the womb knows no … Continue reading In Each, A Mission

Into the Woods

  the woods waited for her every day she passed the ancient sickly trees she felt the wind still with their bated breath she heard whispers in that wind, hollow silence screaming desperate pleas the woods waited for her every day brittle branches intertwined casting shadows of love between midnight and morning glories and violets and dawn’s hello bidding time as she walked on flowers, … Continue reading Into the Woods

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | September 19, 2019

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Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading. Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to… Continue reading Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | September 19, 2019

Disarray

Tortuous, these cravings that burn Tantalizing beats keeping time Trembling voices softly beckon Catch your breath, pause, pause and reckon Embrace and release every rhyme Let each minute toss and turn Will you ever learn, will you learn Crystal balls and these magic chimes won’t stop this moment, this second Trembling voices, how they beckon Tantalizing as they keep time Tortuous cravings crash and burn … Continue reading Disarray

Promote Yourself Monday, September 16, 2019

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below. If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing… Continue reading Promote Yourself Monday, September 16, 2019

If We Were Having Coffee, September 15, 2019

If we were having coffee today, September 15th, I’d invite you to sit with me in the backyard. It’s a stunningly beautiful day — one that’s like a last stand against the chilly weather that is sure to follow. Have an espresso and a cookie while I tell you about an event that my husband and I participated in yesterday. It was the 2019 Walk … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee, September 15, 2019

Ray

On this spectacular day so stunning in its beauty it takes your breath away I heard the news Such announcements should arrive on the edge of storm clouds Dark and angry Throwing daggers of electricity at a dark night With howling winds cursing the skies And crashing rolls of thunder calling his name The air should be heavy with sorrow Concealing the sun that should … Continue reading Ray

THROWBACK FRIDAY, This Lost Shadow, by Ivor Steven

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Hello dear readers and fellow Barista’s. Here I’m posting my first ever published poem, that appeared in a book edited by Gwendolyn Taunton, called Melpomene(2012), click this link here for further details >>https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/17130920-melpomene      I wrote the poem in 2010, and it’s a poem that I had luckily saved, because back in the early days of my… Continue reading THROWBACK FRIDAY, This Lost Shadow, by Ivor Steven

Forget-Me-Nots

Just for today your eyes are focused Do you see me? All those days spent trapped in your world Do you recognize me? Haunted by memories of yesterdays frustrated by forgotten todays Do you remember how I held your hand? Hold on to this moment We’ll savor it together Until the clouds roll back in tomorrow http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/literate-today/ Alzheimer’s Association *I’m reposting this today because I’m … Continue reading Forget-Me-Nots

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | September 12, 2019

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Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading. Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to… Continue reading Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | September 12, 2019

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | September 5, 2019

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Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading. Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to… Continue reading Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | September 5, 2019

Fallout

I liked the rush, I liked the crunch Never did I look back at the fallout All the unravelings and beginnings and  whispered stories were fodder for adventure there in dark rooms where strangers were lost and found and lost again Somewhere where forces waited to devour innocence and screams went unheard behind curtains of steam and flashes of light Where once sensual, exotic women … Continue reading Fallout

Definitions of Hope

She endures She defines Defines the beginning and the end Defines life after life Life captured between the glory of fire and water Life gifted with infinite wishes Wishes meant to be serene Wishes to serve as reminders Reminders to pardon ignorance Reminders to pardon greed Greed borne of ignorance Greed growing with escalating impact Impact running the rails Impact becoming crisis Crisis has no … Continue reading Definitions of Hope

I Just Want… – John W. Leys Guest Barista

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? For Justine All I want Is to be alone –No one talking, No one asking— Alone in the quiet Of nature’s cradle, The music of a Quiet creek’s cascade, A consoling crow’s caw, And a croaking tree frog chorus. I want to hear My hand-tied fly Kiss the water, Teasing unsuspecting trout. I want to sip Campfire… Continue reading I Just Want… – John W. Leys Guest Barista