• #BeReal,  1000 Voices Speak For Compassion,  Compassion,  Love,  Thoughts

    I Have a Dream…

    I have not written in a long while. My little grey cloud of depression still sits over me, though there are bits and moments of Happyness that break through. I am doing my best to stay positive and smile and laugh despite the longing to find a place to just curl up and be left utterly alone till the rain has run its course. The reason for my writing today is that I tend to do a lot of thinking during these moments. I don’t always write my thoughts down for few want to hear the raw feelings and the stark questions that I ask myself when I get this…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    OctPoWriMo Day 6-Freedom

    I hope my offering for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt more than makes up for my lack of a creative title for this post. I’m afraid my energy is a bit low today so the brain-box isn’t firing on all cylinders. I hope to get a good night’s rest and come back roaring tomorrow. Prompt: counting syllables write about what freedom looks like for you. I’m afraid I didn’t really write about what freedom looks like to me, but I did seriously consider different aspects of freedom. Are we really free? How do you know? Aren’t we all tied to something in some way? And those who consider themselves free spirits, are…

  • Holidays,  Poetry,  Thoughts,  Writing

    Monday’s Muse: In Honor of Memorial Day

    Since today is Memorial Day here in the U.S., I thought I’d share a poem I wrote in 2003 before the 2nd anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  We were all affected by that day. Two years later it was still fresh in my mind. So, I sat down and wrote this poem from a spirit still trying to make sense out of the loss of all of those lives, and how people can hate so deeply. Today, I am remembering both of my grandfathers, one of which was a machine gunner on the banks of Normandy and made it out alive, my step-grandfather who was stationed on a…