Category Archives: Poetry

The Taste of Poverty – A Poem

April is National Poetry Month, and I can’t believe how fast this month is going by. Today’s post is about hunger and poverty. I hope it speaks to you. The Taste of Poverty Have you heard the peaceful sound of … Continue reading

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Practicing for Poetry Reading – Joker Daughter in Background

Do you have a joker in your family? My family is full of jokers. Below is a home video from 1999 when I was practicing for a poetry reading. Like many people, I have a fear of public speaking, so … Continue reading

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Spool – Short Poem and 1999 Retro Video Practicing for Poetry Reading

  Once upon a time I attended a poetry group at the Frugal Frigate children’s bookstore in Redlands, California. At one point, we were invited to participate in a poetry reading. Like most people, I had a fear of public … Continue reading

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Ragged Old Slippers – A Poem

At first glance, my old slippers don’t look too shabby. Turn them over. Whoa! If they could talk, imagine the stories they could tell. They were good to me for years, so they deserved a poem at the very least. … Continue reading

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Defeat and Hope – A Poem

Hope Dark crows of worries nest in my soul Their jagged beaks peck at my thoughts Their heavy wings overshadow my imagination The worms they feed upon burrow deeper and deeper into the soil of angst and fear and fill … Continue reading

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Lightning Bug Poem – It’s National Poetry Month

Do you enjoy poetry? This is a short poem about when I was a child in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and how I had no regard for the life of lightning bugs flittering through summer nights. I found a home video from … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Chalk – “Story” Photo Challenge

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Story.” The assignment: “do some visual storytelling with your photography.” Sidewalk chalk is magical in the hands of a child. My siblings and I spent endless summer hours drawing giant snail hopscotch games, … Continue reading

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Time Tested Beauty Tips – A Poem

This week is the Beauty of a Woman Blog Fest 2018, which I’m honored to take part in. August McLaughlin found the following poem helpful during her recovery from an eating disorder, and the theme of the Beauty of a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Family, Fun, Poems, and a Gorgeous Talented Turkey

It’s been 19 years since George and I hosted a big Thanksgiving dinner. Belly Stuffer Thanksgiving always brings a terrible chore, ‘Cause I’m forced to eat and eat some more. If I don’t eat it up right down to desert, … Continue reading

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Dance of Life and Girls Just Want to Have Fun – #BOAW16

I’m thrilled to be able to take part in this year’s Beauty of a Woman blogfest. I’ve done tons of reflecting back on my life since I turned 60 in March. Funny that no matter how old we get, we still … Continue reading

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