I will be attending the Austin International Poetry Festival later this week. In honor of that, I am posting the poems I plan to read at the festival. Like his father and his father before him This way of life coursed through his veins Up before the morning sun reflected off silos in the fields Out... Continue Reading →
If you wait long enough life comes full circle Each second ticks by meticulously measuring each step creating order amidst chaos With no regard for grand plans or purposeful intention things fall into place of their own accord while you ride rivers of white water pausing here and there in tidal pools, tranquil and calm... Continue Reading →
Don’t ask about tomorrow Come dance with me This moment is all we need Twirling round and round we release pure energy Rejoicing in the wonders of this day Don’t ask me about tomorrow or where we go from here We’ll spin all our cares away Let the music feed your soul... Continue Reading →
Reblogging an old poem…fits today’s prompt nicely.
It’s a choice
A conscious decision
To stand in judgement
Or open a heart
Within the iron walls of judgement
Cowardice fuels hatred
Fear consumes tolerance
Righteousness contradicts hope
Within the warm walls of a heart
Curiosity fuels understanding
Empathy consumes fear
Acceptance contradicts bigotry
Much easier to stand in judgement
Much harder to open a heart
Bring me the differences
I applaud them although
I may not agree
Show me the possibilities
I consider them although
I may choose a different path
Let me live within my heart
I welcome the journey although
I may stumble
This is where I want to live
Gentle rain falls washing away debris Remnants from more turbulent times sink into hardscrabble soil Provide much needed nutrients to transform depleted foundations into renewed resources Ready to host new life Scarlet pink rays nuzzle gray skies Softening landscapes in a loving embrace Leaving the heavens to weep with joy As the tempest passes... Continue Reading →
There's a woman I know Who could be the me I was so long ago A young single mother navigating each day Facing the struggle of raising children alone Looking in the mirror from opposite sides I see the past while hoping she sees the future For now she's too busy traversing... Continue Reading →
But sometimes the sounds - like the pain - faded, and then there was only the haze* And other times those sounds - like old fears- exploded, and then there was only confusion Auditory hallucinations Persuasive reporters from yesterday Transport each listener through the maze of muddled memories DAILY PROMPT Take the first... Continue Reading →
Beautiful poem written by Saya
Submitted by Saya
If words could be roses..
and I had a garden full of them..
I swear you would sleep..
in a bed of petals everyday..
But more often than not..
my words take the form..
of thorns rather than petals..
and I know you are hurt by them..
and I know you love me
in spite of the thorns..
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When white-hot lightning of the angry sky defines its target and strikes with absolute precision When interlocking rings of the snake’s tail rattle and buzz before the promised strike When viscous strands of the spider’s web threatens to capture and hold me hostage When the raised fist of my familiar enemy looms... Continue Reading →
There is danger in wanting nothing There is risk in giving up There is uncertainty in your path ahead As you traverse the days ahead I give you nothing Nothing No condemnation as you choose your path No judgement if you sway from the one I had planned No false promises that the coming... Continue Reading →
Take this journey with me We’ll soar through the memories Skin our knees on the jagged rocks of yesterday Climb the highest peaks of endless tomorrows Join me on this road named Retrospective Come along for the ride We’ll travel along old paths Cut our teeth on experiences that were once new Drink in... Continue Reading →
As I awaken to the early morning sun I see you Your smile radiates such warmth I think I know you Happy memories of yesterdays Crystal clear awareness of this day I remember how you held my hand Will you take my hand now? I’ll hold yours in mine forever Even... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRrT0Ak18Pc"I found a book that my mama keptFilled with secrets she hidAnd in a dusty old attic, one mornin’ I readAbout a woman I never metWho had dreams just like mineWith every page that I turned, the words came alive"(Written by Liz Hengber, Deanna Bryant) My mother is not a writer, but she is a brilliant... Continue Reading →
I love this idea!
Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network.
All bloggers are welcome to use this post as a “Self-Promotion” thread for their blog, projects, causes, writing, books, eBooks, food, fashion, or whatever you are into. You may post links, book covers, or whatever you like and feel free to revisit and leave a new comment as this thread will quickly fill up.
Hopefully some authors, photographers, painters, writers, and bloggers will take the opportunity to push their work. Please keep promotional comments on the posts dedicated for that purpose.
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