Faithful Companions

Poem from December 2014 for Throwback Friday An old man whistles as he shuffles down the sidewalk Each step an effort The effects of time his constant companion A well-lived life his source of inspiration   His old dog limps along beside him Each step an effort Still he follows A loyal companion His well-lived life with his gentle Master   They make quite a … Continue reading Faithful Companions

Missed Alarms

One of my favorites from 2014 for Throwback Friday Expelled from the hazy, lazy shangri-la of sleep Awareness settles in… slowly, faintly, persistently Cool morning air invades warm blankets Piercing the cocoon While whistling robins heckle   Plunged into the stark, absolute reality of failed alarms Panic reigns…pointedly, vehemently, completely Soft bare feet stomp hard wooden floors Breaking the barrier Between fragmented fantasies and frenzied … Continue reading Missed Alarms

Love Perseveres

knowing in loneliness knowing in loving   She waits   balancing the distance between nowhere and here   She waits   points on a map disappear as time nullifies miles and minutes and minutia   she wages war against desperation and wills the waves to stop rolling   and waits   standing alone as cold winds blow she feels the warmth of Spring   even … Continue reading Love Perseveres

Positive Intentions

Sharing a poem from July 2014 for Throwback Friday Awesome power Lies within each Positive intention Uttered quietly Embraced in hope Washed and released Unlike condemnation encumbered by anger Or desperate pleas entangled with fear The energy is pure Akin to odes recited by a joyful heart Or promises bound by love Yet stronger in its selflessness Whether whispered by a friend held dear Or … Continue reading Positive Intentions

Promote Yourself Monday, January 13, 2020

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
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, January 13, 2020

What comes around

Originally posted on Eugi's Causerie:
wisdom of the past brings courage to the new year ignoring borders Frank Tassone #Haikai Challenge #119 (12/28/19): New Year (Shinnen) #haiku #senryu #haibun #tanka #haiga #renga – This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga) that alludes to the New Year (Shinnen), be it New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, the… Continue reading What comes around

Promote Yourself Monday, December 30, 2019

Originally posted on Go Dog Go Café:
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, December 30, 2019

Kept in Resolution

A time for ending A time for beginning Beginning to make plans Beginning to make a move Move to find warmth in Winter’s wisp Move to find meaning down where the stars sleep Sleep to find dreams Sleep to escape nightmares Nightmares leaving me trapped Nightmares leaving me stripped bare Bare my teeth and find courage Bare my soul and find strength Strength to survive … Continue reading Kept in Resolution

Cryptic Carols

Rally ‘round the middle melodies Hold hope in your heart as deities design a perfect pause to catch karma Sing songs of aftershocks and avenues as winding ways back beckon Rally ‘round, rally ‘round, rally ‘round Shelter and stand beneath love and light photo: Hammacher Schlemmer prompts: #VerseAngel, The Sunday Whirl, Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie – Saturday Mix Continue reading Cryptic Carols

Salvation and Splinters

I discovered an inner rhythm that summoned a vespertine breeze I sought illumination from screaming starlight as it exploded just before dawn Mine was a wild, wild whisper as I sang a new song Change was imminent— like a single crack to my bones, this My branches weighed heavy till they surrendered with broken beauty Salvation amidst splinters, a serenade framed by the beat of … Continue reading Salvation and Splinters

Dreaming of Home

Hope lives here in these remembered days beneath the sky, ever blue Borne of seconds of red poppies and silvery stars hope lives here Faith in that beyond our means beyond our grasp intertwined within changing minds Synchronicity, credence to the ephemeral the Earth as She was and could be Hope, hope lives here Such is my lullaby as I sing my way home now … Continue reading Dreaming of Home

Willow

I am the willow stooped and ungainly from years of solitude and discordant thoughts They weave together to carve lines in my flesh but my roots run deep as I seek sweet water It’s a reckless love, this unquenchable thirst made worse as I dance in the dusty summer wind My measureless imagination conjures images of the long-departed here by the muddy banks I feel … Continue reading Willow

OctPoWriMo Day 22

Are you participating in OctPoWriMo? This is the post I shared for today’s prompt. Come join us here. Sometimes the only way to really experience something is to smash it apart and examine all the broken pieces. Sometimes perfection is not as truthful as imperfection. Sometimes it’s necessary to tear apart that which we hold dear to discover its true power. We’ve all had transitions … Continue reading OctPoWriMo Day 22

Some are Blue

Heartbroken, in a state that somehow exists in the spaces between each day, each hour, while we count the losses and trip on blessings we resolve to hold Disappointment breathes and moves and dictates like a grand conductor on a broken stage shining light into every corner as even dust turns into daggers Ethereal, this world covered in heavy fog and perpetual rain and sunny … Continue reading Some are Blue

In the Name of Sister

and once upon a yesterday where these whispers of the past play mirage of memories shimmer bonded by more than blood, Sister tangled tethers of music lost bittersweet snippets as lines crossed some saviors, others called Resister bonded by more than blood, Sister in the end, connections chosen embody every emotion stronger than any sly Mister bonded by more than blood, Sister and once upon … Continue reading In the Name of Sister

Family Ties

Reposting a poem from 2017 for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt – Mother May I Elusive, like shadows in the water Static electricity that hums just before it sparks A vanishing point that disappears just beyond awareness There’s an invisibility to it, this connection A chain-reaction that builds as one after another after another is born to women who are sisters, to women who are daughters in a … Continue reading Family Ties

Acceptance

Originally posted on Megha's World:
First published in Life in 10 minutes, October 2018 Learn and learn to love how the lonely hands discern themselves and looks for completeness loneliness, which is carved out of us discordant beings everything has a purpose even the rotting leaf becomes sustenance for tiny wiggling earthworm happiness recycles itself the golden rule of nature it becomes pure to be embraced again… Continue reading Acceptance