Life isn't too bright now. But a new morning will come! The fight will be won! Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Promt: Bright and Light.
Between the coronavirus isolation, the level of pollen in the air and on everything outside, and starting to teach online tomorrow, I am feeling overwhelmed. I have had to learn Power Point all over again and a new app, Zoom, for teleconferrencing with students. I have invited my students to meet me twice a week... Continue Reading →
It has been nearly 18 years since I learned to drive at age 50, and yet, before yesterday, when it rained hard, Douglas would take me to work. So, I had never really driven in a hard rain. The one time I found myself in a downpour, I was able to pull into the local... Continue Reading →
Leaving her comfort zone, Julia swallowed the lump in her throat. She hoped that the struggle to defeat agoraphobia would be realized this night. Focusing her eyes on the luminescence from the seemingly thousands of stars above, she draped a coat around her shoulders and stepped out of her home for the first time in... Continue Reading →
Looking at my reflection in the plate glass window, I marvel at the person I have become through diligence. Like the moon shines nightly to light the way, I'm a teacher dispelling the darkness of ignorance. It's a job that one must love to perform each day, For it comes with moments of joy and... Continue Reading →
I am having a back-to-Egypt moment today! My students have their first major paper due tomorrow, a short essay of 4-6 pages. I informed them that I would read drafts, and out of 35 students, only one person sent me a draft. I only hope that they simply don't need my help. It's always hard... Continue Reading →
Jackie couldn't be said to have any hubris, She was too timid to take up for herself. Her big sister, Janie, tended to fight for her, So she would give Janie most of her wealth. One day, Janie decided it was past the time That Jackie learned to face her troubles. So, with a nudge... Continue Reading →
Hope came from above. He's the bright and morning star. Be not discouraged! Written for RonovanWries Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge for December 23, 2019: star and hope.
The Bonus Wordle from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie request us to use the twelve words given as prompts, or just six of them, in a shape poem. I decided to try it for a Christmas poem. TheUniversal Christmas Tree It breathed once in unison with the birds, With the small animals that scurried across the ground. Each... Continue Reading →