• Life,  Poetry,  Writing

    What Dreams May Come…

    It seems my words may be coming back. I woke up crying from a dream I don’t remember and the first four lines of this in my head. After  ten continuing minutes, and ultimate uselessness in trying to go back to sleep, the grinding gears inside my head refused to shut up, so up I got and you are the lucky recipient of something new. I don’t know what it was that upset me in the dream but I still feel as if I’ve suffered a loss. Just so you know, everything is otherwise fine here at Chez Lunatic. But I am definitely going to stop snacking close to bedtime.…

  • Poetry,  Uncategorized

    It’s Been A While, Hasn’t It?

    I am still here, slowly recharging my soul. This is for you. Dancing Stars By Jesi Scott   If you love her make her shine. Make her glow where all can see. For star she was and star she is, and star she will always be.   Make her shine bright as the moon, bright as the moon at sea. For love will do as love has done for all eternity.   And in the end she’ll know your love was her’s with certainty. So make her shine, Make her glow, And she’ll love fearlessly.     00

  • NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    A Quick NaNo Update: 31,000 words and Counting

    I can’t believe it! I have officially written 31,000 words. And that’s after being behind by 6,000 words over this last weekend. Consider that every day adds another 1,667 words to whatever I end up being behind and you can guess how much work it take to catch up. I spent three days writing about 3-4,000 words a day. I would start around 9 p.m. and end just before 1 a.m. Now, add onto that two sick kids and life sucker punching me and that 6,000 word deficit felt a little overwhelming. But I did it. In three days. Don’t ever let anyone tell you you can’t do something because…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Once Upon A Winter Day

    I can say with no small amount of truth that I didn’t see this poem coming. To say it took me by surprise is an understatement, and I am truly trying to keep the tears from falling as I write this for you. Today’s prompt was to write about a color and your memories attached to it. As I said…I didn’t see where this prompt would take me. I wanted to write about the color of the sky right before it rains and the newly leaved tree against that sky because those are my favorite colors. I wanted to write about all of the colors and how cancer comes in…

  • OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

    Writing Cinematically

    OctPoWriMo Day 2-write cinematically. An interesting concept for me. Pick your favorite movie or video, mute it and pay close attention to a scene. Then write a poem in that way. Truth is, I’m not certain I have a favorite movie. I honestly cannot come up with my favorite. There are so many that I love and a few that I watch over and over again. So what to do? I chose to write about a particular scene that moved me recently. Sir Ian McKellen is one of his generation’s finest actors, and I recently watched his 2008 performance of King Lear. There is nothing about that version that did…

  • Poetry

    Got Your Passport Ready?

    Underneath By Jesi Scott   Take my hand and don’t let go, no matter what you see; I need you here with me underneath.   I don’t want to hide anymore, put a mask on my face- I need you to see the scarlet that stains these depths, forgive me this, help me to forget.   Strip away my flesh, look down to the bone; I’ll not apologise for any part, though there’s tears in my eyes, this is the truth of the lies: Hell is empty and all the devils are here.   Though I’m already burning in my sin, You are here within under my skin And in…

  • Writing

    Inspiration Strikes When You Least Expect It

    I’m working on a new project. I’m excited! I can’t wait to see how this goes. Or how far. Kind of curious to see if I can pull this off. Character names are going to change later so I don’t have to keep them straight. For now, enjoy a snippet of what I hope to make the first chapter. xo Jesi   Snippet from I Love You All the Same by Jesi Scott   Beth thought it was a heart attack. Denise pronounced it a definite stroke. Their predictions didn’t matter to me, really; the causation was the issue, and both my sisters and I knew the fault was mine.…

  • Poetry

    A Poem About His Eyes

    My response to a challenge CJ gave me a couple of weekends ago-to write a poem about someone’s eyes for her. I hope this works, CJ. 😉 The Windows To His Soul By Jesi Scott “They say that the eye is the window to the soul. But it is the soul that is the window.” ~Andrew Hamilton     Oh, to swim in that crystal ocean, So clear and deep and sea-blue You can see to the bottom; See the sun shining on clear days, And watch the storm clouds gather And cast shadows over the waves.   Oh, to sink beneath the waters And feel the strength of the…

  • Poetry

    Et Tu, Brute

    As most of you know, I do love my Shakespeare (you’d think the blog name would make that obvious, huh? 😉 ). I’m inspired, often, by his words. I’ve even decided on a quote to use for a tattoo (if I’m ever brave enough to get one) from my favorite Shakespeare sonnet. That’s how much I love his work. I even know how I want it to look and where I’d want it to go. Unfortunately, I’m a bit of a coward in that particular area. But maybe one day, when I’m a bit more courageous. I often surprise myself however, when I find myself writing something that brings to…

  • Poetry

    Forward Into Battle!!!

    Just because I feel like saying “watch me” today. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that you can’t. Show them that you can.   Cry God For Harry By Jesi   “Then imitate the action of the tiger: Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage, Then lend the eye a terrible aspect…” ~Shakespeare (Henry V-Act 3, Scene 1)   Imitate the tiger, the true king of the jungle. Let the pretenders to the throne declare their assertion Of their God-given right to succession.   What do they know of strength?   Let the blood race through your veins, Through sinews, through muscles, Reverberating heart…