Faces or Facades

  Faces Full faces, fat faces, gaunt faces, frightening faces, festive faces, freaked-out faces Plastered on Paris, shellacked on signs, tagged on trains, brushed onto billboards Painted with spray painting, painted by hand painting, painted pumped with air painting Robust reds, vibrant violets, beautiful blues, gorgeous greens or golds, bold black borders Bizarre backgrounds like Dali,… Continue reading Faces or Facades

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

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

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.

Why?

Why am I writing?  Why do the "blog?" Good question.  I was looking around the "Blogging University" site and found some intriguing "lessons"  and thought I'd see what they had to teach.  This was one - Why do I blog to begin with?  Why write?  What's my purpose?  What is my true intention? It's having me really… Continue reading Why?

All Hail The (Computer) Screen

As I walk down the street I bump into Another woman who's focused touching her screen Of her smartphone. It doesn't end with her.  A man is talking aloud as if He's talking to himself only to see he's wearing Earbuds.  I speak to him and realize I'm the idiot!  He's not Speaking to me!  And… Continue reading All Hail The (Computer) Screen

Perfectly Imperfect

The young child cradles her teddy bear with loving arms A cherished, much-loved bundle that had no arms It had one ear chewed away by the dog It had a button eye lost in a washer drain clog Her family mocked this bear; the girl loved his imperfect charms      

The Journey

As I sit on my deck, sipping tea; relaxing My mind is wandering, drifting, going back in time My mind's eye sees the journey I've tread; healing then relapsing Like a drug addict who thinks they can handle "just this one time" But only to discover, they're back in the darkness; collapsing   I don't… Continue reading The Journey