Hearing Echoes

via Daily Prompt: Overcome All her life she felt like The Child Left Behind with her shiny and pressed school dress Everyone she knew from family to friends thought her sweet, loving, never apt to unkindness But what most did not realize was that she was bound, shackled to this image An image that brings to… Continue reading Hearing Echoes

The Child Left Behind

The first day of school - the young girl is wearing her new uniform all primed and pressed Nervous, but excited to see her friends again; the summer was long and she was depressed Her parents left her at her private school that they pay good money for her to attend The public schools in the… Continue reading The Child Left Behind

Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

via Daily Prompt: Crescendo Hurricanes dancing Spinning round to a crescendo Power Danger yet such beauty It is my hope that there is little loss of life to those who are fleeing Hurricane Irma in Florida, now Category 5 status, and set to rival Hurricane Andrew in size, power, and ferocity.  My prayers go out… Continue reading Beauty in the Eye of the Storm

Finite Promises

via Daily Prompt: Finite Shattered glass mimics the breaking of the human heart Promises made forever and ever to be the best of friends and lovers Broken in an instant like the hammer shattering the glass apart Mary Poppins said, "Easily made, easily broken" in that cheery way of hers   Known each other since… Continue reading Finite Promises

Repairing the Shattered Pieces

via Daily Prompt: Elevate A divorced woman, looking to elevate her standing in the world By serving others, by being of use to her Higher Power as  she thought He deemed To guide others out of the hell of addiction as a counselor of addictions She thought her future looked bright; that her life was going… Continue reading Repairing the Shattered Pieces

What’s In a Name?

via Daily Prompt: Priceless This is one time I'm going to "self-disclose" a bit. I've written about this relationship of late, in The Secret Crush, among others.  Now, the prompt strikes a powerful nerve. My nickname. A boy and a girl, both in elementary school, are playmates.  The boy teases the girl - me -… Continue reading What’s In a Name?

Haley

via Daily Prompt: Critical Oh, Haley... A very strong, independent woman; single mother with children Left behind; trashed inside, tossed aside, all because she drank like the men Oh, Haley... Lost her heart, Lost her soul, lost her mind, nearly lost her life Almost lost her kids and everything dear, the very thought cut her… Continue reading Haley

The Secret Crush

via Daily Prompt: Enamored It all began when they were children A boy, a girl; two kids who loved to hit a ball against a wall The boy would tease the girl; she would think him a villain Name-calling, teasing yet, they kept hitting that ball against a wall   One day, in a random… Continue reading The Secret Crush

Daily Prompt: Rhyme – A Bad Day

Rhymevia Daily Prompt: Rhyme Once again I'm struggling to make a poem rhyme And yet again, I'm sure not turning a phrase on a dime I scratch my head thinking of inspiration Instead, all I feel - and smell -  is perspiration Oops!  I forgot to put on deodorant as I was out of time.