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

You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

"Good morning ABC Company how can I help you?" And there the day begins on this final day of the month What's so special about this day above all other days you ask? It's special for one reason above all - it's called "END OF MONTH" Trust me, mes amis, in sales and distribution, this… Continue reading You Feel Like You Just Wanna Give Up

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

Life of a Single Mother

Rushing, rushing, constantly in a hurry The father has long gone; the mother with children scurries "Time to go!" The mother cries. "It's time for school!" But deep inside, her heart aches; the mother worries   The mother is no longer a mother; she's an employee Sitting behind a desk attempting to focus on her… Continue reading Life of a Single Mother

Him

Long ago she thought he was her prince Tall, ingenious, handsome, romantic Adored her to the moon and back Swept her off of her feet; it was love at first sight Friends thought he was "a great guy"; exceptionally polite He made promises galore; he'd always take care of her She'd never want for anything;… Continue reading Him

The City

As I return to the city, I see the lights of the skyscrapers above Who is inside?  What are they thinking?  What are they doing?   It makes me all the more curious as I step off of the bus and see the doves I see another tall building.  And another.  And yet another.  I'm… Continue reading The City

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

Mind Over Matter – A “found” poem

I did not see this one coming...honest. I was focused.  My commitment was there.  I was writing every morsel down. Then, it hits.  Emotion Mind starts speaking to my Reason Mind. War has begun - the cravings have started. The mindfulness tug-of-war has taken flight.   Wise Mind has vanished. To regain my balance, I must know… Continue reading Mind Over Matter – A “found” poem