What a windbag that Gerald turned out to be, Never knowing when he'd said enough. It was futile for people to try to ignore him, For he would just add in some extra fluff. His words would never inspire anyone, For his life of ease no one begrudged. And though his remarks were unwelcomed, On... Continue Reading →
Let your voice be heard. Share the feelings in your heart. Love mustn't be silent. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #310: Voice and Share.
Lord, may I always speak with the tongue of the wise, No rash or ugly words that like swords can destroy. May I constantly speak words that bring healing, Being ever careful of the words that I deploy. For I am acutely aware of the power of words And of their life-long impact on people's... Continue Reading →
I am thinking of ways to fill my days, as I want to still be productive. I have decided to revisit an old exploit: public speaking. I loved public speaking, which surprised many of my friends. I had spent much of my childhood trying to minimize contact with others. Then, one day, I attended a... Continue Reading →
There is a constant hum in America today, as talking heads pontificate 24 hours a day on information that most of us don't really need to know. The idea of "too much information" has come home to roost in a nation fascinated with hearing their own voices. From Congressmen to preachers, too much talk is... Continue Reading →
My dream in my thirties was to be a motivational speaker. I had attended a presentation in which a woman spoke on the title, Be a Pepper! She was a scintillating speaker who had the whole auditorium in her hands! No one was fidgeting, and everybody had their eyes on her. But, what made the... Continue Reading →