Photo Credit to Carter Saunders @ Unsplash He spoke sweet words from between smiling lips, And she missed his pernicious danger from the start. No one had schooled her on what to look for In a man with a vacancy in his dastardly heart. He made a quip about women as easy pickings, That it... Continue Reading →
The Death of Vocabularies
Image credit to 8Machine @Unsplash It seems quite vain to text full sentences in this digital age. But I can't refrain from writing my feelings with entire words. Yet the answers like "k" or "BTW" are again sent back in reply, Which for someone with a large vocabulary seems really absurd. Even though full words... Continue Reading →
It Matters How You Define Love
Photo by Olga Solodilova @Unsplash She held the roses in her hand, and sighed loudly as he looked on. She ruminated on what had happened to using original thought. She'd held out slender hope that this year would be different, A gift he'd made for her rather than always things bought. He looked at her... Continue Reading →
When Your Bucket List and Covid Collide: What Do You See?
Image credit; Google images I had planned to see Bilbao, Spain by now, For it is at the top of my bucket list. But Covid keeps evolving and changing, Turning a travel certainty into a wish. So, now I live vicariously through snaps From the cameras of much braver folks. Frankly, I'm perplexed that the... Continue Reading →
Laughter Connects Us to Each Other
Image by Jed Villigo @Unsplash A moment of calm in the this life's storm, Laughter serves as my soul-healing balm. Jiving with my homies in our neighborhood, Showing our trust in each other feels good. We know that some people see us as thugs, But the truth is that we also need love and hugs.... Continue Reading →
Loving Others Makes the World Beautiful
Image credit to Tathanhtuan@Pixabay My husband says I view the world through rose-colored glasses, Because I believe that there is more good than bad in this wondrous world. To me, God created an orderly universe, open and free for each one of us, And the hatred that often pervades our lives doesn't discourage this old... Continue Reading →
Is It Courage or Is It Folly?
Image Credit: Suliman Sallehi@ Pexels What makes a man take a chance on losing his life? Is it courage or folly that leads him so far from the ground? I think to climb so high takes nerves of steel and bravery, And these traits in mauldlin fools are seldom found. Written for What Do You... Continue Reading →
Travel Dreams Begin in the Sky!
Image Credit to LuizClas@Pexels Watching the birds fly through a sky pink with promises of adventures, She wonders if home for those graceful beauties is any particular place. She dreams of one day taking flight away from this field and land, And just the thought of traveling far away brings a smile to her face.... Continue Reading →
The Universe Humbles Us: What Do You See #75
Photo from Jasmin Chew @Unsplash In that liminal space from childhood and adulthood, A young person considers maneuvering the world alone. Butterflies tumble in her stomach at leaving her tribe, But the tendency is to stop childish things and act grown. Looking into the greatness of the evening sky above her, Her smugness at acing... Continue Reading →
A Resilient, Courageous, and Loving Helper: Happy International Women’s Day
Photo from Jayson Hinrichson @Unsplash Standing in remembrance of you today, A woman of such great strength and worth. You lifted the veil of shame and showed me your scars. Now, I know that I can survive anywhere on this Earth. You taught me outer beauty shouldn't be my goal, But making my opinions known... Continue Reading →