Living Will to Die

(From the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt 486, to write a waste poem) In Loving Memory of Aunt Patty. We Miss You. I see her lay there A shadow of the spark she was. Her mind still there Still aware …at times. I hold her hand Gently, her bones frail. DNR, DNI Her living will … More Living Will to Die

Unexpected Neighbors

We’ve had a lot of different animals come visiting in the yard, especially since we put out a pile of corn and sunflower seeds for the birds, squirrels, and rabbits. Occasional fish guts or chicken bones can bring in the rare visit from our nocturnal scavengers, possums. But for the past week, we haven’t been … More Unexpected Neighbors

The Shadowy Line

All my life I spent in the Dark. Never Seeing Feeling Knowing For myself. I always listened to the Truths of others, Trusting them to guide me, Keep me from going astray Protect me in my naivete Lest I stumble. A sliver of Light, so far away. I run in the Dark stumble fall but … More The Shadowy Line

Possibilities Rise

(So I’ve really been slacking recently, so I’m going to get back into the weekly prompts. This poem comes from the Writer’s Digest poetry prompt 361 to write an uplifting poem. I hope my rusty attempt isn’t too painful!) An empty page A blank canvas Stares back, full of potential. Bit by bit Stained by … More Possibilities Rise

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

Passive No More

(From the Writer’s Digest Wednesday Poetry Prompt: 327) As time went by, I’d sit, And wait… For what? For “life” to start—too scared to act alone. Timid and shy Did only what they thought right. My Peace lost, just out of reach. Dreams tucked away, Unspoken. Fear of failure Disapproval Kept me muzzled for too … More Passive No More