small stones – February 17, 2016


in order to be full
and live a full life
to love unconditionally
to give without taking
to forgive and be forgiven
to become still, silent
and be present…
I had to pour out
all of my troubles
hatred and prejudice
preconceived notions
and just be…

Hump Day Poetry – Week 2

Hump Day Poetry is a weekly poetry blog-share every Wednesday. Here’s how you can join in

The rules:

1. Write a poem (any type of poetry, even for other challenges) You have from Wednesday to the following Tuesday to link up!
2. Link it to my poem of the week with a pingback or by leaving the link to your poem in comments.
3. Visit other bloggers’ poetry for that week. Like, leave a comment, and share! (Please try to visit as many other poets as possible. Keep the community love flowing!)

Note: to create a pingback, simply include the url of this post somewhere in your post. Please check my page to ensure your pingback has posted. If not, it is either awaiting moderation, or the pingback failed (happens sometimes!). To ensure your post is seen, you may want to just add the link to my page. I would rather have duplicates than not get to read your poetry!

Click HERE for further information. And now for my poem of the week….


Jeweled Box
~for Lisa D.

Holding on
to precious memories
was never my forte
this mind is a sieve
only bits and pieces
make it through
anger and deception
lost loves
tethered worries

only you
seem to remember all
your mind is solid
a jeweled box
collecting keepsakes
sorting the good
and the bad
locking them away
a safe haven

we will both be lost
when your mind goes

©2016 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.


Happenings in the World of Poetry

If you are interested in writing Haiku, check out the following blogs who host Haiku writing challenges each week:

Haiku Horizons – a new word prompt each Sunday

RonovanWrites – two words prompt each Monday

Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille via Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – a prompt for a haiku or haibun each Wednesday

If you have a poetry book or chapbook (or know someone who does) and would like to see it featured here on Hump Day Poetry, or you know of a special poetry event, or poet interview you would like highlighted, or if you know of a contest or blog that hosts poetry prompts… seriously, anything dealing with poetry, drop me an email at ravynehawke(a)gmail(dot)com