Week four in UNSHELVE THE WRITER: 7-Week Writing Challenge focused on the worlds of Sci-Fi and Fantasy!
Showcasing the work completed during week 2 of the Unshelve the Writer 7-Week Writing Challenge
Finding inspiration in my own front yard for today’s Motivational Monday Poem!
Exploring the connection between art, spirit, and ancestry in this week’s MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY POEM
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”
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”
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”
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”
Our spirits remains strong Though our heart broken Loss so profound It swallows us whole Flooding our view With pain, grief, and confusion When tragedy befalls Senseless and horrific We call upon our God(s) or elected officials Praying for answers, demanding change As the spirits of those lost Rest in peace Ours will not SpeakingContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Heart Broken – Spirit Strong”