Mommy Marcia: A Love Letter on Mother’s Day 2021

My mother is resiliency personified. Strength, determination, and the embodiment of “keep moving forward”. She’s known grief I’ve never had to endure; losing her father, stepfather, and mother all by the time she was 32 and then burying her eldest child a few years ago. Through all of her 60+ years, my mom keeps movingContinue reading “Mommy Marcia: A Love Letter on Mother’s Day 2021”

Unshelve the Writer: a 7-Week Writing Challenge

Calling fellow writers! I don’t know about you, but writing during this past year has been quite challenging; my level of motivation near non-existent. I needed a boost of inspiration and thought back to when I created writing/artistic spirit challenges to keep myself motivated (111-Day Artistic Spirit Pledge). “I should do that again,” I decided!Continue reading “Unshelve the Writer: a 7-Week Writing Challenge”

Motivational Monday Poem: Mourning Glory

Stolen, lost, ripped away Taken far too soon Hearts bleed for the ones No longer present in time or space Souls journey on to a place unknown Resting at home in both peace and power As the ones who mourn Struggle to move forward While time stands still We remain, our lives forever changed ScarsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Mourning Glory”

Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present

Yearning for a time unknown Behind, ahead, in the distant present No strings holding you where you are A house that is not a home Family connections fractured yet strong Friendships built on love and acceptance Relationships – the foundation cementing you in place Though neither they nor you intend it so Continuously searching inContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: The Distant Present”

Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric

Veils fashioned out of greed, power, and fear Thicken with every racist, misogynist thought Stains the soul, clouds judgement Wounds the heart and tears the fabric of America Words matter, Whether used as weapons of mass destruction Or as a shield to keep truth at bay Cowardice in the face of racism and misogyny IsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: America’s Tattered Fabric”

Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective

Confidence with each step Head held high Shoulders straight, eyes forward Four years in age With a soul wise beyond her years   Freedom, joy, inquisitiveness A sharp mind, fierce spirit A star shining bright Through the sun-soaked sky   To have but an ounce Of such confidence and knowing As middle age nears, WouldContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: An Aunt’s Perspective”