Photo Challenge #101 February 23, 2016 – Being You

Beautiful words to treasure
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Image: Sparrow – Four Photographs by Victor Rakmil

I wondered what might happen

If you suspended yourself in my life

If you took leave and settled in.

Would you wake in the midnight hour

Distressed from vivid dream

Seek me out for comfort

Relax into my arms.

Would you say it’s all too much.

You need a space that’s just for you

A break away to gather your thoughts.

I want to watch you fly my love

Be the woman I see each day

Free from horrors and nightmares.

Where your words will flow

Your laughter rings out

A place for you to be you.

For when you look down

Upon your own reflection

You’ll see yourself

Smiling back.

Then touching my cheek

No words need be said

We’ll know you are here.

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small stones – February 24, 2016


art credit: Contemplation by Maurice Fillonneau

Precious memories arise
leave me longing
for those days wrapped
in poetry and prose
living my dream

and then the tragic memories
float by, depression
and pain, a mind void
of the chattering of muses
no poetry or prose flows

And as I sit here
I am reminded of how quickly
a life can journey
from health to sickness
to health and dreams once more

Hump Day Poetry – Week 3

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….


Chilled Thoughts
~for Lisa D.

In the morning chill
with rain falling
just outside the window
I think of you
huddled in your bed
covers drawn to your chin
your teeth chattering
your knees knocking
your feet freezing
and as you lie there
suffering and whimpering
I can hear you repeating
over and over again
in your head:
I wish I was in Florida

©2016 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.


Happenings in the World of Poetry

Want to try your hand at getting some poetry and/or short fiction published? Check out some of these literary magazines here at LitLine or at Poets & Writers

And while you are over at Poets & Writers, check out their writing prompt section called The Time is Now

April will be here before you know it and Poetic Asides will be hosting their Poem A Day challenge. But you don’t have to wait until April to get prompts. Robert Lee Brewer posts a prompt every Wednesday. Yes, that means today! Go grab one!