LIFTING MY SOUL OFF THE PAGES

I don’t want to be trapped On the pages I’ve written A place where old scribbles Stare back in taunting rhyme Or be buried and entombed With the regrets collected Stained mosaic memories Reminding me of places I had once been confined I don’t want to be consumed By the heartbreak or deceit Spawned by…

HASTYWORDS ART GALLERY

DID YOU KNOW I HAVE AN ONLINE ART GALLERY?   A few years ago I had friends tell me I should write a book so I started a blog.  Sometimes friends have more faith and confidence in us than we have in ourselves and this blog has been a great friend for the past few…

HAPPY ENDING E-BOOK

I am really lucky to have gotten the chance to design another book cover for Helena Hann-Basquiat. The ideas for this cover had sat in my head for weeks and I am really glad one of the pictures came out the way she liked. Please visit Helena’s site and go purchase her story at Amazon!…

LYRICAL GRAFFITI

This duet is surrounded by a story written by Christopher De Voss with Long Awkward Pause.  The picture is of my friend Kristina Hickman and taken at an abandoned rail maintenance station in El Reno, Oklahoma.  I really love how this simple duet turned into a complete piece of mixed media.  Please visit Long Awkward…

THE WATCH by Jonathan Ojanpera

Jonathan Ojanpera is a freelance journalist, blogger, poet, musician, and photographer.  Besides contributing to several non-mainstream news sites he has just published his first book titled, “The Watch”.  I have had the privilege of collaborating on a few duets and as evidenced by his blog he has a talent for writing poetry.  Jonathon’s book shows…

HALLOWEEN PROMPT

HAPPY HALLOWEEN I want to do something different today! A few years ago I had a Vampire photo shoot.  The following picture is one of my favorites because my daughter participated.  Don’t ask me how I got my mouth that wide lol… I want to post this picture and see what my blogger friends can…

LONELY ANTHEM

I really enjoyed writing with this new duet partner.  Once we were both free it was written quickly.  Check out his site, Incessant Ramblings, because there is a lot of good poetry along with his inspirations for writing them. WRITTEN BY NCBEK AND HASTYWORDS Vibrations in the atmosphere Caused us all to stand alone Freed…

PENDULUM

This duet is a bit different.  meticulousmick is an amazing photographer and so we used one of his pictures to write this duet.  Last time he took the picture and I wrote the poetry but this time he also wrote with me.  I love love love how this turned out and I hope you do too. …

REFLECTIVE SCOURGE

I am pleased to introduce this wonderful writer to the duet list.  Please visit her blog.  I am shocked I haven’t already written with her since it seems I have watched her here in the blogosphere  for a long time. Written by Words4jp and HastyWords “Yes Ma’am” is all she could say as she stared…