Blessed Are Those Who Hunger

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

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8 Responses

  1. All the poems here are beautiful. Loved the first and second one.

  2. Rod E. Kok says:

    Your first poem is so incredibly powerful. It may be one of favorites from you. The second one is how I picture you…someone who’s pulled themselves up, learned from life, and carries on. The third one is very, very clever and fun to read. The fourth one is amazing in it’s imagery. Fantastic, Jessica!

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you! I just couldn’t let it go…if I want my voice to be heard then sometimes I have to say what’s in my heart, even if it’s hard to say or hear. 🙂
      I have pulled myself up, and started over many times. I don’t quit. I can’t; it just isn’t in me to give up. Whenever I lose hope, I always seem to find it inside.
      And the other two were to lighten the mood. LOL

  3. cjswriting says:

    Nice take on the prompt. I had thought of something similar. Back to the drawing board. Love that you give links to give! Nicely done – all. You’re good, man – very very good 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks, CJ. I had to write what I did, my heart just wouldn’t let it go. I wrote like three posts that I ended up deleting before I finally just gave in. And I’m still tweaking the H.G. Wells one. Oh, and if you watch that video, that’s a pic of Wells and Einstein. 🙂
      But I am really glad you liked them. And don’t NOT do the same thing just because I did…you have a say, too. 🙂

  4. Cindy says:

    You have some powerful words, Jess! I love how you just say it and go. You go girl! I love reading you poems. You bring incite and truth to the world, in a world that needs a little shove sometimes. Personal favourite from this lot “Little Boy Blue”, the humour was a nice touch; and “Wolf” was excellent too.Thanks for a nice read to cap off my full day. 🙂

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    Dangggit, nope, hats off to you for this. You ROCKED it, and well done for taking such a perfect opportunity. You did brilliantly. Really, really truly AWESOMELY.

    I think the first two poems are my faves, though I do really like the wolf one, as well. That spoke to me.

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