On top of the pile was the answer to everything. Frozen, canned, and prepackaged foods made my life so much easier. I was not born with the ability to cook, but I had been given the blessing of raising five children. This combination of an inability to boil water and kids who like to eat... Continue Reading →
The most peculiar thing happened on the eleventh of November, just as the snow had begun to drift down. As Katie watched Mother Nature begin to cover earth with a blanket of whiteness, she heard what sounded like a small explosion. She wondered what the noise was about, but she had become used to keeping to... Continue Reading →
Sitting down, with the grass as my cushion, Enjoying the beauty of the many flowers. Winter's gone, and summer has found its way, And I am gladdened because of summer's power. Summer pulls us out of our self-hibernation, Drawing us with its richness of smells. Barbecue and honeysuckle and just-cut grass Tend to cast among... Continue Reading →
People are outside! Openly laughing, loving! Joy is in the air! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: the Summer Solstice.
This year is the 50th since I graduated from high school. Deep in my veins, I wonder if attending it might be cool. I promised myself on that faraway graduation day That like mangoes, I would avoid those people in every way. Being bullied daily about my looks caused me so much pain, And made... Continue Reading →
"Breath in, breath out, you'll be okay." Carol wanted to tell the people around her that she just needed some space. But, they thought that they were being helpful. She couldn't believe how clumsy she was, falling like that in front of so many people. She was so embarrassed, as now she was being treated... Continue Reading →
Rainbows in the sky Remind me this, too,will pass. My soul starts to heal. Written for Heeding Haiku with Cheverfeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: Rainbow.
I stood at the water's edge, looking at my reflection. I marveled at that face, for I felt no connection To the woman who looked so very strong to me. I didn't recognize her as someone I knew personally. And I wondered if sometimes in our daily life If the stressors, sufferings, and the pain... Continue Reading →
Laying on the beach, comfortable and free, Smokes, cold beer, sand, a book, and the sun . The guy seemed like he had no real troubles, As if all of his responsibilities had been done. He was enjoying his life to the fullest, and I envied him his ability to let go and just live.... Continue Reading →