• OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015

    Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Ballad of the Modern Day Mom

    Write a ballad today about being overwhelmed. That was today’s poetry prompt. A form and subject. I’m sure you all know what it feels like to be overwhelmed, and those of you of a certain age know what a ballad is. Think Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot, though, I’m not sure if that’s a traditional ballad or not. Or you can read Barbara Allan or Sir Patrick Spens. A ballad has a specific rhyme scheme and meter. The syllable count is traditionally 8-6-8-6, and the rhyme pattern is a/b/c/b. A ballad is also generally a folk type poem that can be sung in some cases. I decided to…

  • Encouragement,  Holidays,  Journal,  Life,  Love,  Motivation,  Random,  Thoughts,  Uncategorized

    A True Love Story

    I am going to rant a bit today because I must. I am being bothered by things I’m reading online lately about Valentine’s Day. And before you judge me and what I write here, read the rest of the post first. I have a different view on this because of a love story of my own. My rant begins with the Valentine’s Day hate and Valentine’s Day bashing. Understand that I’m against the commercialism that our holidays have turned into. I know how hard it is to go through Valentine’s Day without a sweetheart, and I have nothing against Anti-Valentine’s Day parties and things of that nature. But what I’m…