Happy “A Poem In Your Pocket Day”


Today is “A Poem In Your Pocket Day” so make sure you select a poem and put in your pocket and share it with as many people as you can. Let me know how many times you shared it. I started sharing some poems last night with family and friends. I mailed out some home made masks with a poem attached. As you may know … Continue reading Happy “A Poem In Your Pocket Day”

Reading Poetry Aloud


Many folks read poetry silently mindful that they may not fully understand the meaning, the purpose, the theme, and the fluidity of a poem. Why do some poems deserve to be anthologized, memorialized, memorized and even metamorphized into sweet song lyrics. I secretly hope mine are someday. Poems are best when read aloud I learned that late in life. They resonate and infuse your blood … Continue reading Reading Poetry Aloud

Challenge Response by Melba Christie – I must speak up


My heart speaks up all the time but the thoughts are only mine. My soul speaks up frequently; but my soul swears me to secrecy. However today I must speak out loud I must make at least, Mrs. Metelitz proud. She always told us to take control of the shroud. She told us to take a stand and if we must, even reprimand what is … Continue reading Challenge Response by Melba Christie – I must speak up

Poetry Challenge – I must speak up today . . .


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 . . .

Poetry Challenge Response – Coping


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

A New Poetry Challenge – Coping


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

Faith


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

What the World Needs Now


*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

Sewing Machine


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