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

Signs of Absolution

Searching each face for signs of absolution a welcome pursuit as she chases fate The crowd gathers in silence, a ceremonial arrival as she eases into dirty water A welcome pursuit as she chases fate Anticipation seizes unholy energy, always the same ritual in this current climate That black water won’t wash away her sins Anticipation seizes unholy energy as each gathers a stone That … Continue reading Signs of Absolution

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20, 2019

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Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate. The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively,… Continue reading Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge August 20, 2019

Change of Seasons

Autumn whispers as I hang the moon just so to mark the edge of summer and promised dreams and waxing dreams and those promised dreams Borrowed from nothing built on everything being in the sky, somehow being of the sky intentions wait Autumn whispers, it beckons as I release old seasons and soar Image by Jonny Lindner from Pixabay prompts: Go Dog Go Tuesday Writing … Continue reading Change of Seasons

Sunlight Through Shadows

If I could see my way clear of endless shadows if I could silence these echoes of yesterday if I could embrace up and coming challenges and summon strength that is never too near if I could, I’d imagine the riches I’d find Fear, a fine emotion Fear, a friend and if I fail, Fear will remind me I’m not flawless Image by Helmut Strasil … Continue reading Sunlight Through Shadows

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | August 1, 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 | August 1, 2019

Exciting Things Happening at the Go Dog Go Café

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The Baristas have spent the month of July brainstorming how we can continue to make the Go Dog Go Café a dynamic and interactive community for writers to gather. Starting August 1st, we will be introducing new features, giving an old favorite an update, and introducing new Baristas. New Features Throwback Fridays Most of the Go Dog Go… Continue reading Exciting Things Happening at the Go Dog Go Café

Now Recruiting: Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe

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It is the mission of Go Dog Go Café to provide a warm, inviting and inspiring gathering space in order to build a healthy and supportive writing community.  We are committed to providing the Go Dog Go Community with a mix of weekly and special features that explore the writing life and writing from a diverse group of… Continue reading Now Recruiting: Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe

Rainy Days

There’s humility in the rain that visits in the whispering shallows Here where the world is quiet and still, I listen I draw comfort from the steady drone that sounds like a heartbeat, here where drops of water weigh heavy on fragile petals They glisten like diamonds, like kaleidoscopes swirling And those tender blossoms? They accept the weight without effort, knowing it helps them to … Continue reading Rainy Days

Dragonflies and Promises

A dragonfly soared on duality’s wings and landed on the branch of contemplation, not understanding the impossibility of flight Water shimmered as it found its course and beat the stone beneath until its scars were polished to perfection I whispered a short oath that day as I stood still in the woods, bells chiming in the distance, to appreciate the difference between intention and accomplishment … Continue reading Dragonflies and Promises

Second Chances

We almost discarded it, the rickety dresser that couldn’t quite find its center It was covered in a fine layer of dust, the grime a testament to years of neglect Each drawer was more stuck than the last as if it knew salvation was out of reach, as if it understood there were better offerings, shiny and new, out there in the world somewhere Still… … Continue reading Second Chances

On Second Thought

A moment to be wistful to linger in the in-between, caught by spectacular vistas and rising tides Searching for solace by sunflower petals, faded and tristful tenuous steps shaken by sorrow’s onslaught a moment to be wistful Releasing rainbows, the god’s hand abides with wisdom to reach a soul destined to linger in the in-between, caught Burdens lifted by simple beauty a chance to renew, … Continue reading On Second Thought

Strength Claimed

  And when magic is lean and your mantra seems tarnished and messy, when courage is desperate for a way to escape and dreams are filled with regret, when being headstrong and proud leaves you sort of wishing for reasons to abdicate your throne, whatever that may be, remember… a vulnerable soul has power Stories of struggle exist to strengthen and even as crooks and … Continue reading Strength Claimed

Conservation

wind-driven waves crash against the shore shooting salt spray high above jagged rocks gulls cry and seem to tumble from angry skies they swoop into the swirling surf to snatch silvery fish I watch them, not yet dead as they wriggle in the bird’s claws a sight that fills me with dread the chill refuses to dissipate even as the sun shoots broken beams of … Continue reading Conservation

Breaking Memory

I awoke to a breaking memory caught somewhere between layers of haze and impending storms I tried to hold it, to capture the edges before they dissolved back into nothingness My mind bent and curved as if it were a porcelain cup While the vision dissipated layer by layer, a release of emotion oozed from beneath Each harnessed the power of an elemental existence Fire … Continue reading Breaking Memory