THE STRATEGIST

I don’t know what it is like to be the mom of little boys.  However, I am the mom of a little girl who is just now starting to notice little boys are a bit more than giant cooties running around.  So right now this is how I see every little boy lol. Some see sadness Some…

WALK OF SHAME

I love when poetry tells a story but even more when it makes you feel.  The great thing about this poem is how “Punk Rock Papa” Briton Underwood put himself in another gender’s shoes. WALK OF SHAME by Briton Underwood If these city streets could talk They’d speak about your late night walks And the…

BROKEN BY DOTS

Small, short breaths With each stretch Long careful strides Simple guidelines Just ignore sight And silence sound And heal the lines Broken by dots From here to there From him to her From her to him Where I won’t need The benefit of air Where I won’t need To hide my care Where my poetry Can catch fire And…

RAZOR BLADE TONGUES

This is not my situation but it is the situation for many.  Help stop abuse by listening with not only your ears but your eyes and your heart.  If you only listen with your ears you are missing more than half of the story. You etch your love into me With a million tongues Made…

THE UNDERSTANDERS

Depression is NOT an emotion or mood. It might be described as a mood disorder and definitely moods/emotions are part of what is exhibited with depression but I think the description is deceptive.  Sure depressed people FEEL sad, anxious, helpless, and/or worthless; but depression is a physical disease. Sadness (also called heavy-heartedness) is emotional pain…

SAMARA SPEAKS TO THE NIGHT

There are a few people who keep me afloat when I feel like I might drown.  One of them is having a birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMARA SPEAKS! I have been terribly short with my words lately so I suppose I will just write poetry.  I love you. And I hope we can always hold…

#BeReal – AMY NOBLE

My #BeReal guest today is Amy Noble. Today Amy gives us REAL passion.  Sometimes we meet people who make a very deep impact on us and they remain part of us forever.  Her words spoke to me and reminded me that I am who I am because of the people I have fallen deeply in…

#BeReal – TJ LUBRANO

My #BeReal guest today is TJ Lubrano. Besides being super talented (and Oh My Gosh is she talented) she has the ability to make the sun shine at midnight. If I had to pick one person to be a role model for my daughter it would be TJ. I often think if she had an…

#BeReal – KATIE CROSS

My #BeReal guest today is Katie Cross. I relate to so much of what Katie writes.  I love her honesty and her inner conversation isn’t foreign to me.  Thank you for your perspective Katie. The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception…