Love to Me Is Like

My description of a perfect morning landscape in a series of 5-7-5 Haiku. I love the Poets.org definition of this form of poetry, “A traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Often focusing on images from nature, haiku emphasizes simplicity, intensity, and directness of expression.” LoveContinue reading “Love to Me Is Like”

Pleasure…in Love Songs

The directions said, “From the tantalizing to the satisfyingly sober, have your poem convey a sense of pleasure today. Imbue it with joy, glee, and profound contentment — or, if you wish to keep it dark, write about the lack of or longing for pleasure in your life.” Also, “Add some structure to your poemContinue reading “Pleasure…in Love Songs”

I am Worth More

“Let that sizzle in your spirit.” Kountry Wayne I am worth more Than a 1-second text message Every blue moon I am worthNumerous messages Letting me know You will talk to me or See me soon I am worth moreThan brief, rushed visits Every now and then I am worth Long days and long nights That seem to have no end I amContinue reading “I am Worth More”

Girl, STOP! This is not Idris Elba!

Sometimes when our hearts get broken, we can feel like it’s the end of the world! Here is a somewhat humorous reminder that said breakup, just mmiiiiggghhhttt not be the end of the world. ☺️ STOP! This Is Not Idris Elba! Sweetie, You walk around herefeeling sad and rejected But stop, chick!This is not IdrisContinue reading “Girl, STOP! This is not Idris Elba!”

Where Writing Hides

Within the sea of words of a good book In the heartache of losing someone you love In a tear slowly cascading along the creases of a cheek …is where writing hides In the laughter of my sons as they play In the soapy suds of the shampoo in my hair In the heat ofContinue reading “Where Writing Hides”

Music is my New Best Friend

Lately I have been lost in my thoughts Trying to make sense and write through this depression I’ve caught Searching for a balm to soothe my soul When music reached in and pulled me out of that hole First, it was one song, then two The longer I listened, my world seemed less blue MusicContinue reading “Music is my New Best Friend”

Women Write: in W’s

Women write Wanting, wishing wondering why We wander willingly, wearily within wonder WOMAN, WORDSMITH, WORKHORSE, WORSHIPPER Welcoming wisdom while waiting watchfully Women write Worriedly whispering “why” Wackos, weirdos wickedness wins WOMAN, WORKER, WARRIOR…WHAT WORKMANSHIP! Writhing, wallowing, wantonly with warmth weakening Women write Weekly, weekdays whole weekends While watching, working, wrestling WOMAN, WATCHDOG, WOLF, WOMB-MAN…WRITER WeavingContinue reading “Women Write: in W’s”

I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Starting Over

I’m not giving up, I’m starting over…looking at life differently with fresh eyes I’m not giving up, I’m starting over…seeking to smile each day, more than I frown I’m not giving up, I’m starting over…being grateful for everything, finding joy in the little things I’m not giving up, I’m starting over…being just as passionate andContinue reading “I’m Not Giving Up, I’m Starting Over”

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