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”
In the most challenging of times, when we’re at our most vulnerable, our country becomes stronger when we unite as one; when we acknowledge our differences and unite under a common goal.
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”
My way of showing thanks and appreciation to Matt & Mike Czuchry for their moving book, BROTHERS ON LIFE.
Standing in a crowd My voice loud and strong Yet ignored and silenced Sound waves evaporating In a polluted air of false leadership “Danger!” I call While the oppressor’s mist Clouds the senses And tunnels my pleas Tattered spirits weakened By hate, fear, and pain Spread misery cloaked in promise Their wordsContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Oppressor’s Mist”
Mesmerized into separation Floating through time and space Alone without loneliness Trapped in imagination Characters, alive in thought Strangers to all but one Their paths pre-determined By the whim of the pen They flourish or suffer A single artist the puppet master Locked away until needed Pleas echoing off figmented clouds Fictional silhouettesContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Characters in Waiting”
Energy, pure and radiant Kissing the skin, Warming the spirit Connecting us to past, present, and future Alive to the moment Cognizant of what came before Transfixed and determined Moving ahead while looking back Paths winding and veiled by fog Heading toward destinations uncertain But not unknown
Color used as weapons To identify, segregate, and diminish Light and dark, white and black Opposites in shades but not humanity We are beautiful, all masterpieces of tone Creating a unified harmony That celebrates our differences Instead of weaponizing them We are the same color within And the auras that surround us MatterContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Masterpiece of Tone”
Life’s path winds, twists, and circles along my spiritual journey. Many times over the course of four decades I’ve stopped moving, remained stuck in quicksand, or shook with fear. The belief that I must keep moving forward provided inspiration and energy when fatigue or frustration set in. How do I take that first step? IContinue reading “Sunday SoulJourn: Lights, Camera, Acting”
“I have loved you before I love you today and I will love you again. The time returns.” – Kathleen McGowan The Expected One It’s been nearly a year and a half since my older sister passed, and she’s been on my mind and in my dreams more often than not lately. Jen was aContinue reading “Jen and Lena: How Kathleen McGowan’s novels changed my life”