We’re midway through week one of the 7-week writing challenge! How’s everyone doing so far? I started off slowly – writing bits and pieces, alternating between journaling and short stories. Had a burst of inspiration this morning (thanks to the photo above from my garden) and am interested to see where it leads. What aboutContinue reading “Unshelve the Writer: Mid-Week One Check-In”
Finding inspiration in my own front yard for today’s Motivational Monday Poem!
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”
Exploring the connection between art, spirit, and ancestry in this week’s MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY POEM
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”
Honoring my Irish ancestors in this week’s Motivational Monday Poem
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”