This week’s challenge is to write a poem starting with the line: “I must speak up today.” I am looking forward to reading your poems so please post them on your sites and send me a link in the comments section of any of my posts this week. In the meantime, stay safe, stay home if you can, and keep the faith. Don’t forget to … Continue reading Poetry Challenge – I must speak up today . . .
My days, these days, always begin with prayer. Nothing scripted or too profound, only from my heart and without despair. I try to speak succinctly, clearly and with calm to the almighty universe and any God who will listen. Sometimes I sneak in a proposition, with the hope that there is no repetition, of the mistakes we made in the past. I ask for healing … Continue reading Poetry Challenge Response – Coping
Got on line masked and subdued, nothing much else to do. My shopping list as long as the line not everyone looked fine. Glazed suspicious looks and stares as if no one were there to comfort or to care. Finally a signal to walk right in. I hope this time I’ll find everything. Blue masking tape marks the spot where the sixth feet distancing between, … Continue reading Got On line
We are all coping or trying very hard to cope with the situation at hand. Write a poem about how you are coping. I think it is so important to share our thoughts, fears, and anxieties with others. But we should offer uplifting thoughts or share good strategies for coping. Reading a poem and writing helps me cope. Gratitude also helps. Thank someone who is … Continue reading A New Poetry Challenge – Coping
What will be? ¿Qué será? This was the title of my late sister’s favorite song. It was one of the last pieces she requested to listen to in the hospital. I cannot help to think about the COVID 19 victims who may have passed asking ¿Qué será? I ask myself this question every day since the beginning of this nightmare. What will be? Well this … Continue reading ¿Qué Será?
Easter, Passover, and Ramadan All in April this year. Yes. Festivities cancelled, Yes. Family reunions. No. Time for reflection and introspection. Yes. Very true. For me and for you too. There is no difference here We all are facing the same fears. We all want this to end. So we can hug and elderly parent or a friend. The three faiths tied together in some … Continue reading Faith
*Please go the You tube link and leave a wishful thought in the comments section Walk mindfully today Keeping your distance, yes But only physically We need each other more these days The pain is overwhelming for many it is the greatest reverse of fortune even for the mighty and brave Tomorrow’s journey is uncertain So live today fully Love passionately Give genorously Let gratitude … Continue reading What the World Needs Now
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy … Continue reading Sonnet 116 – Shakespeare
Never thought I would ever touch that old machine; it was responsible for creating many attire. My mom sat behind it for hours to confect the dresses that would turn heads at church. This after she came home from the factory where she made uniforms all day. Never thought twice that she was too tired to continue sewing. The old Singer sewing machine spoke to … Continue reading Sewing Machine
Emotion: We all know its meaning We have all felt its intensity Like a burn on our skin when we open the oven and forget to wear a mit. We all know its coldness as well. Like freezing rain smacking your cheeks in the winter. And yet we yearn to feel something, anything that reminds us we are human. We all need its loving. It … Continue reading Emotion:
Write a poem about your favorite restaurant. Continue reading Poetry Challenge #1
My arm for a pillow I really like myself under the hazy sun. Continue reading Haiku by Buson
Please join me in celebrating National Poetry Month by using poetry to help us heal and to comfort us. Continue reading National Poetry Month Begins Today
We are the machines in real time! Continue reading TO VENTILATE