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 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

6 Replies to “In Which I Made A Promise

  1. Alright!
    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!

    1. 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

  2. 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.

    1. 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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