As I approach my 42nd birthday this week, I do so as a survivor of congenital heart disease, depression, and anxiety. I am glad to be alive for if my suicide attempt twenty-six years ago had been successful, I would have missed my sisters’ weddings, the birth of their children, meaningful friendships, and life-changing theatreContinue reading “42 and Counting: Why I’m Celebrating Another Year”
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”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!! I am one who frequently looks backs – sometimes (in the case of genealogy research) looking back is helpful and necessary. In most instances, spending time questioning and worrying over what has come to pass only hinders my movement forward. 2019 will be a year of looking ahead, not back –Continue reading “2020 Vision: A Letter to Me, Myself, and I”
Language speeding past In a blend of light and sound Energizing the artist on the Central platform Hurried words without a plot Poetry in motion Song breaking barriers Play, uncast The singular artist Absorbs, reflects, and absorbs The mind electric and the body tingling Ready to board the train Not as a passenger,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Writer’s Train”
There’s much to be angry about since the November 2016 elections, but I refuse to let fear and disillusionment change who I am.
Calling out through intentional noise Voices strained yet speaking truth to power Silence attempts speak volumes Staining the souls of the perpetrators Awoke, arisen, aware of baseless prejudice Bravery in the face of ignorance Courage moving us all forward Destiny guided by hands once bound by intimidation You are heard You are valuedContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Hands of Bravery”
Nourishing the body Cleansing the soul Water both heals and harms Washes away sins perceived and actual Unlearned lessons replacing the empty space Melts away the layer of anger and vengeance Oozing from an emerald past unseen Quenches the thirst for medicinal healing While unwittingly spreading disease Removes a dirtied film WhichContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Water Fall”
My way of showing thanks and appreciation to Matt & Mike Czuchry for their moving book, BROTHERS ON LIFE.
Eliciting fear Cast in the shadows of the elders Lies dormant a past Best kept at bay Memories hidden By those who intentionally forgot The lessons never meant to learn They cloud your vision Like dusk’s fog on nature’s field Keeping you immobile in time and place A savior unseen clearsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: The Scribe’s Veil”
Rise, Sweet Spirit And tell us your story Through sound, color, and motion Dance, Artistic Spirit To a rhythm only you can feel Caressing the air Leaving traces of beauty behind Love, Worn Spirit With all the passion deep inside Connecting to spirits unknown and scarred Embracing flaws as gifts Rest,Continue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: A Storied Spirit”