Between the Pages

(From the November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge Day 6. The prompt is to write a “being watched” poem.) Sometimes I wonder Is it real? Or was this world made for me, surrounding my moves? An invisible pen Crafting Guiding my life. My choices not mine as I’m trapped on a page. My struggles for … More Between the Pages

Winter’s Skeleton

(As promised, Day 5‘s Poem. The prompt was to write a “festive” poem…festived turned into season, and this response was born. Hope you enjoy!) 🙂 Skeletons beside the road, their colorful skins shed to the ground. Arms raised skyward, gnarled fingers reaching for the moon. Winter’s cold blanket cloaks, calms the skeletons. The sky answers … More Winter’s Skeleton

Once Upon a Paper

(Day 4 of the November Poem A Day Chapbook Challenge) Once upon a scrap of paper An exotic world starts to form. Always excitement, one will harm in chaotic, crazy caper while love blooms in light of taper. Inspiration everywhere, large and small. House on a hill or barge floating free? What motivation do you … More Once Upon a Paper

United in Division

(This is from the Day 3 PAD Challenge, and to be honest, I didn’t put it up because I thought it needs a lot of work. But whatever. December is for revisions. So here’s my united/divided poem.) Tragedy struck, launched our nation into chaos. Fear and terror flourished. We banded together. United, our differences Unimportant. … More United in Division

The Voices Within

(Day 2 of the November PAD Challenge) They harass me endlessly incessantly. Stealing my sleep, Interrupting my dreams. Concentration lost. Focus— I can’t. They won’t let me until I surrender …to them. My excuses pile up too busy committments more pressing. I think at times I have found peace …from them. But ever they return … More The Voices Within

Misplaced Shoulds

Before we got to today’s poem (the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt 329), I wanted to let you guys know my first post as a guest is up! As you remember, Marge Cutter was my guest blogger not long ago, and now I’ve been a guest on hers! On her blog, you can find my … More Misplaced Shoulds

Woodland Picture

(From the Writer’s Digest creative writing prompt It’s Not About Me) Early morning sun lights the sky and earth below. Animals wake and run everywhere. So much for them to do Each morning, new challenges arise. Eat. Forage. Drink. Run. The hunt begins. Eagles may soar, but deer cannot fly. Ever vigilant they must be, … More Woodland Picture

Holiday in Rome

(A second take on the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt: 328) What would you do if you could do what you want for a whole day? Ignore advice and what they say, to have your fun e’en if you should attend your duties for the good of family and country—your home? Ride a scooter with … More Holiday in Rome

River of Secrets

(From the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt: 328) Voices. So many…speaking To me. Their cries echo in my mind, Haunting… Secrets. Too many they have. I know. They come for me In twos Gloved hands To take back The secrets in my head. Not safe No more—for them, Those that hid us. Where e’er we … More River of Secrets