Although the spring is a confusing blend of warms and colds, it doesn't mean a girl can't dream of summer days and nights.Read More
There is no rulebook on how to live. There are no set of steps. There is no judgment day.
What's the best part about Friday? I guess a sense of freedom from the 9-5 grind. However, we can always feel free if we notice the poetry in our lives. What do I mean? Well, poetry is one of those open-ended works of art that shines a light on all the layers of life from the mundane to the marvelous. If we viewed our lives like a never-ending poem, we may appreciate it more. Just a poetic thought. 😏 Anyway, without further adieu, here are 5 other poetic thoughts that are in the more traditional format by some of my favorite fellow bloggers...Read More
I found you
in the back of the room.
I stare at blank screens, blank pages and blank thoughts, waiting for a letter, a word, a sentence, an emotion to jolt me back to life. I walk away from the stale canvas and begin to pace in my private space - back and forth I go - collecting as many random thoughts as possible in hopes that one will be the starting point of pure magic. It's rare to have one of those magic moments as a writer or perhaps, that's just the case with me. However, I find it hard to believe that someone can have the stars align perfectly that many times unless it's someone at their highest creative state.Read More
Ultimately I want you to be at peace
Peace is not perfect
So I would never expect you to be
Any imagined ideal in a childhood fantasyRead More
when one becomes two
one breaks from one
when one part solidifies in ego
separating itself from one
creating a faux divide
when one becomes
the universe cannot shift and move
the whole world for you
even if the whole world is one
person occupation locationRead More
words understate worth
in everyday idiom treating us
like idiots slyly slipping
inferiority like it's noteworthyRead More
Water seems nice over there
The beach seems cleaner
The sand seems simple
The walks seem longerRead More
Nothing can offend me if it doesn’t reflect me.
Nothing can offend you if it doesn’t reflect you.
Reactive energy is only a sign that something inside of me/you believes that what the other is saying is true.Read More
Media operates on fear.
Media breaks people apart.
Media tries to stop folks from elevating.
Not us.Read More
"Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow."
- Langston HughesRead More
A mother stands on a sidewalk talking
about how she landed
in the unfamiliar row houses of Philadelphia.
A summer story. 1990.
She was riding along a lonely
inappropriate road that only holds
certain shades to certain standards.Read More
Back in the day, I had a blue notebook. I wrote my very first poem in that book. May 10, 2000, is the exact date. The title is Something I Just Wrote. It's not that good of a poem at all and obviously, I wasn't that inventive with the title but it makes me laugh to read it now and it is very special to me so I thought why not share it on this Freestyle Friday? So I hope you enjoy the words of my 15-year-old self.Read More
She is vilify by many.
She is called out her name by plenty.
she exemplifies the universal truth
"Do onto others as you would have them do unto you."Read More
we pack experiences and impressions
overload on bags of memories
we try to drag them along in moments
overload on bags of miseriesRead More