Sounds

My novel “Tell Me No Secret” was released last week and it contains rather dark subject matter. In keeping with that theme, this poem may not be appealing to all readers.

My thoughts move like water…

Sometimes quickly over rocks with ripples and waves, Moving so swiftly I get lost and afraid. At times it slows, spreading deep and wide, Touching places unknown, feeling peace inside. As the river bends and winds I go to and fro, Joined by streams and rains, as I learn and grow. I give of myselfContinue reading “My thoughts move like water…”

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Always Believing,    Constantly Deceiving,         Ever, Forever, Grieving; Holding Implications,     Just Knowing Lamentations,         Making Numerous Odd Provocations; Questionable Reasons,     Sovereign Treason, Understanding Valiance,     Waning Xistence, Yet Zealous. I would love some comments on this one. I’d especially like to know if anyone notices the … shall we say “theme”?

Learning to Write Poetry

After sharing a recent poem, I was asked “Where did you get your inspiration for that?” My immediate answer was, “I don’t know; it just . . . came to me.” In a way, I felt this was true, but every action first begins with a thought, so I decided to break it down. ItContinue reading “Learning to Write Poetry”

A Poem for Christmas

Angelic messenger addressing the blessed  Mary, aware of the heir she carries in her Womb. There’s no room for whom is proven to be our King. He’ll end dominion of sin and then we’ll sing Of his glory. We’ll orate the story Each year, cheering “It’s here!” but we’re Drifting. Sifting through gifts, not upliftingContinue reading “A Poem for Christmas”

Staying Close at Christmas

As Winter chills, everything stills,  And we’re all staying inside. The birds have flown to places unknown,  The leaves have fallen and dried. We’re tucked away, and we may stay,  From people far apart, But love is lawed by the power of God,  When Jesus is in our hearts. No distance or span or powerContinue reading “Staying Close at Christmas”

Fighting

I was called away to fight and I never, Had second thoughts to endeavor, To engage an enemy that attempted, To come against us with contempt. I returned to my country only to find, That citizens within were turning blind, Fighting each other without even knowing, The goal they were reaching or where they wereContinue reading “Fighting”

Halloween

Leaves are rattling, ruffling, rustling, Beware! Beware! Hands are thwacking, thumping, thudding, Who’s there? Who’s there? Footsteps scampering, scurrying, scuttling, More tricks! More tricks! Night winds whistling, whipping, whispering, Who’s next? Who’s next? Teeth are chawing, chomping, crunching, More treats! More treats! Spirits are moping, moaning, mourning, To sleep, to sleep. Graves are quelling, quieting…Continue reading “Halloween”

Food For Thought

“You are what you eat, you know,” you may have heard it said; So what form of nutrition, is better to be fed? Eat some sweets to help you have, a pleasant countenance; A slice of homemade humble pie, to curb your arrogance. Take any hurtful comments, with a grain of salt; To err isContinue reading “Food For Thought”