Laura,  NaNoWriMo,  Poetry,  Writing

In Which I Made A Promise

Hi everyone! Big day here in the States today. It’s an Election Day, so this afternoon I will be out exercising my right and civic duty to vote. I am probably one of the worst kind of voters because I don’t care for political parties. I’d rather vote for a person’s character instead of their promises. Wow. What a radical thought! But I did not get on here to talk about elections or voting or politics of any kind.

Today’s post is short. In part because there wasn’t really a lot going on yesterday. But mostly because I started writing half of a death scene last night, and while I didn’t really get a lot written, I think it was decent and I really want to get back to it. Plus, my villain introduced himself to me last night. Sort of. He let me know his name and a part of his plan. We should all be scared. (~evil grin~) And wouldn’t you know it, the weather is even in on the plan to get me to write. It is cold, dark, grey, and raining with all of that supposed to continue all day. My favorite kind of day for staying indoors with a hot cuppa and candles.

So, what I am going to give you today is yet another poem. But I didn’t write this one. In fact, I would really appreciate it if you would leave comments today so they can be read…by my best friend, Laura. She occasionally writes poems, and she thinks she’s not any good at it. I keep telling her she’s wrong and to have faith in herself. But sometimes you need an audience to give you a boost. I promised I would post it up on my blog. Please be honest and respectful please. I know she would really appreciate it. And, as usual, have a great day! And if you are in Dallas/Fort Worth, stay dry!

xo Jesi


Autumn’s Promise

By Laura Buschnyj

Colors of red, orange, and green

Paint the landscape before me.

Change has arrived

Bringing promise of another chance.

Vibrant colors fade into the background

As the days go by,

Preparing everyone in its sights for the time,

Time to remember…

Time to give…

Time to love…

Time to give thanks

For all that can be,

Bringing us closer as the days grow darker,

And the nights colder,

Sharing the warmth of togetherness,

Laughter, and love.

Cannot fight it…

Cannot hide from it…

Comes gently at times,

And harshly in others,

As with the change that happens before our eyes,

Change within us, too.

Come closer…

Come near…

Embrace all that is dear…

For in the coming months,

A new beginning will always dawn.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


  • Dawn D

    I liked your part of the post, happy that your characters are unfolding how you want them.

    And I liked the poem too. I loved the idea of embracing the change that happens around AND within us. I could feel it. So I say, well done Laura, keep writing poetry. I didn’t think I was any good at it a month ago. And now, I’ve written 29 or 30 poems in a month and re-read older ones, and… I think I don’t do any worse than many others, and it is fun, and helps me sort through my emotions, so why not? As they say, practice makes perfect 🙂

    And I just LOVE the picture too! I’m a very visual kind of person, and that picture is just vibrant and fits the poem (or the poem fits the picture) perfectly!

    • Jessica

      Yay!!!! I LOVED how she wrote about change in it, too! And the idea of promise at the end of winter…I think she did beautifully. And I just thought that pic fit her poem so well which is why I chose it to go with it. I’m completely visual, too, which is why I usually include a pic with the poems I put up.
      Poetry is such a treasure for helping deal with emotions we’d rather not deal with. I’ve been writing since I was about 13/14 and I still think I’m not that good. But I don’t care. I love writing poetry. I love reading poetry. I’ll keep doing it whether anyone likes it or not because I can. And if you don’t like it, that’s okay. I just may not be your cup of tea. LOL

  • Lita

    Sorry that I’m a little late in commenting. 🙂 You friend, Laura’s poem is beautiful! I especially like the lines, “A time to remember, a time to give.” Since we’re coming up on that season of giving thanks and giving gifts and love. I hope that you friend knows how good this is. I can empathize with her. I’m still trying to get back my full confidence in poetry. Be well.

    • Jessica

      Oh, thank you so much!!!! I told her this was gorgeous but she didn’t believe me which is why I posted it. I wanted to boost her confidence, too! And I’m so glad you like it!!!

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