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A Poem for National Poetry Month

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“Time does not bring relief; you all have lied
Who told me time would ease me of my pain!
I miss him in the weeping of the rain;
I want him at the shrinking of the tide;
The old snows melt from every mountain-side,
And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;
But last year’s bitter loving must remain
Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide!

There are a hundred places where I fear
To go,–so with his memory they brim!
And entering with relief some quiet place
Where never fell his foot or shone his face
I say, ‘There is no memory of him here!’
And so stand stricken, so remembering him!”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

 

Singing Soul

 

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Art by Vincent Giarrano

 

She turns up the volume

to avoid voices in her head.

Memories of small-town life,

rocking on her daddy’s knee,

are enough to tear her apart.

Strumming her guitar, singing

that comes from deep within.

It’s the only time she feels

human, forgiven, and content.

 

This was written for Photo Challenge # 257 at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

 

 

 

Reno Solo

We met in a whirlwind

throwing caution aside.

First time your lips found

mine, the planets aligned.

The feeling we named love,

our friends called it volatile.

Like an old romantic movie,

we ran to Vegas for our vows.

Impulsive but it felt right.

Now I’m stuck in the middle

of a cyclone, traveling alone.

I’m on my way to Reno with

only sad songs on my mind

Everyone can stare, I’m only

a shell of the woman I was.

Vegas was a dream, almost

perfect, close but no cigar.

I’m on a solo mission now.

Came to town a married lady.

I’ll be leaving carefree, single.

Written for Yeah Write

 

100 Best Websites for Writers in 2019 via The Write Life

The resources are invaluable. This list has helped me. Since there are a lot of sites, I recommend bookmarking the page.
Also, Trish Hopkinson’s blog, “A Selfish Poet” is a wonderful blog to find journals taking submissions, writing tips, and other wonderful post!

Trish Hopkinson

An amazing thing happened this week! While technically, the numbered list isn’t ranked in any way, I’m fine with being first on the list, even if it is just alphabetical and a coincidence they listed my blog in the first section :).

Thanks to my readers who nominated my site for inclusion in this helpful list curated by the generous folks at The Write Life. I’m honored and thrilled to be listed along with several other helpful sites, such as Writers Helping Writers in the Inspiration section and Duotrope in the Tools section. Check out the complete list here:

100 Best Websites for Writers in 2019

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Temptation

Paradise became boring after

listening to her husband’s voice

naming the animals one by one.

She wandered around Eden

until she heard another speak.

Cunning serpent told a story

of knowledge, evil and good.

His words sounded musical

like a thousand angels playing

their golden harps, singing.

The juices of forbidden fruit

beckoning her to take a bite.

Her husband found her staring

at the tantalizing fruit in hand.

She held it to his lips knowing

he thought he bit into an apple.

The beguiling reptile laughed

as Eve fed Adam pomegranate.

 

Written for Yeah Write