Little

Moments when You feel like A sparrow Small Fragile Sometimes the surface of my smile is like a speckled eggshell Vulnerable to the tiniest of bumps and cracks I am little in a great big place A great big world With my little hands My little age spots And my big understanding of pain. I…

Surface

Here is a recent poem dealing with some of the more difficult parts of life.

Song Lyrics from the Villagers

This beautiful song is sad and sweet. The words alone don’t do it justice, but were worthy of including on everydaypoet. Nothing Arrived by Villagers Savannah scatters and the seabird sings So why should we fear what travel brings? What were we hoping to get out of this? Some kind of momentary bliss? I waited…

Shaken

A glitch in the matrix A disturbance in the force The interruption you feel When you find out news About someone you care about While some say Every time a bell rings An angel’s doing things the interruption I keep hearing is distant human suffering

Growing Up with Poetry on the Walls

Growing up, there was Scripture, prose and poems around the house, things that helped mold me into the person I am today. I read and re-read these lines and began enjoying rhymes at an early age.

Weep

My face contorts, twisting muscle, pulling skin – tears again A familiar posture – SURVIVAL, then pain, then muscle memory. Maybe bending my brows and pursing my cheeks will alter reality Or perhaps offer salve. They travel- tear to eyes- face to heart and back again. Temporary agony. I know. Brief, I’m certain. But deep….

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop

This is one of my all time favorite poems about our inability to prepare for and handle loss, despite previous disappointments, practice and even cynicism. There is a newness to fresh loss and a depth that sorrow can strike, even when we use our best efforts to thwart unexpected pain.   One Art The art…

Watching Earth Far From Fruition

They return Rain drizzles After drought A drought were you knew every dry part of soil like you know a friend Thirst had taken hold of me Yet Disappointment, despair The pangs that come from watching other relationships blossom From desert vantage Newmade friendships And innocent handshakes Are dew laden. I was oft so wingless….

Rhyme for a Wednesday

Here is the rhyme for Wednesday, spit out the tune for a new morning song, skip some of the beats and get your heart trucking along, pick up the ashes and spell something wrong, throw on sunglasses and wake up to song that’s leaping on lyrics and tapping along, get me some coffee, don a…

Shameless

Take up arms I am fighting for I am crying for I am praying for I am seeking Something shameless Stay out Sheol I am preparing the war cries I am constructing Walls and Warriors Battalions and Bridges That’ll keep a thousand slaying dragons From borrowing darkness And sowing seeds of meaningless seduction   Sisters,…

Anchor Text

There is a place A place A place Where strength resides Where an ivory spine is intertwined with tethered truth that roots itself into The soil And under earth Before earth Before the shape and filling of things There is the beginning   There is a place A place An antidote To all this is…