A Rose

The art of kindness

Look into smiling eyes A passing stranger turns Standing ovation from adoring fans The fallen ballerina Met with roses as she is carried off the floor Things happen Outstretched hands helping Broken cane Useless against the uneven ground Titanium hips strain Only nine The elder stranger need not carry her bags alone Chivalry not dead […]

Liquid Courage

The Encounter

The awkward moment when you realize You have been staring at her across the bar for what seemed like hours Her smile They way she moves Eyes glistening in little twilight sparkles The faint lights meant to capture the bottles lined up along the wall Falling into the corners of her smiling eyes Moist lips […]

As She Sleeps

Blow out the candles Dry your tears Look up and hope there’s still one for you Look up and hope she’ll think of you There’s nothing you can say, nothing will do She’ll never look your way, you’ll never see her smile You have to lose it all, to gain everything now and then Yet […]

The Ecstasy of Moments

That morning she came to me Wings brilliant as the sun Stained glass arms swimming on air Delicate and fragile Her touch gentle on my skin Slowly, Gracefully she moves with my hand Slow purposeful steady beats Her delicate body on mine So beautiful so warm On the wind erratic and driven In hand poised […]

RAWR!

Attainable Untamable Creative Investigative Explore my mind to find The woman behind these eyes Independent Fierce and Strong No cage will hold me long Set out Upon the world Forging my path Nec Sorte Nec Fato I am not just a thing of beauty I’m not just a girl Brains Feelings Memories and more Not […]

Twitter: How it helps me as a writer and poet

All those micro-poems, lines of Haiku, creative thoughts and “Twitter Poems” have helped me learn how to write better. Often, those little bursts of creativity are seeds for larger and more complex ideas that grow into full poems. One of those little bursts on Twitter actually evolved into a full screenplay that I am writing. And the coolest thing is not only the instant feedback, but the reminder is always there in your timeline so you can ignite that larger idea on paper, in a blog and hopefully as a published work later on. They are like little notes to myself sometimes

For a Moment

I thought I heard your name Turning to look I saw the pipers race across the beach Edge of the advancing surf The choreographer in their daily ballet Long sheets of liquid glass coat the shores Revealing deep blue skies in the warming sands A whole universe reflected at my feet For moment I thought […]

The Emptiness is My Art

  I struggle to make peace with you Your bony withered hand Clenched in a ball around my heart Time drags on along quiet empty shores Your faded dying skin Wrapped like worn gauze around my bones The warmth of feeling distant in my mind Your wretched smile Trapped in mirrors before me My eyes blackened in […]