Thursday, March 31, 2016

But I shall not be

I need to say this
you know I'm such a fool for you.
You got me wrapped around your finger
Do you have to let it linger?

- The Cranberries

there was a man
in the land of Uz,
whose name was Job; 

and that man was perfect,
I need to say this:
I am nothing like him.

When you appoint me as
his modern-day translation,
does it make you Satan or God?

Is the suffering you inflict upon me 
your way to break me,
or a means to verify my love?

You'll come look for me in the morning.

(for Isadora's Out of Standard challenge 'What's my line?' over at the Imaginary Garden)

Sunday, March 27, 2016

NaPoWriMo 2016

It's 2016 and I've been writing very little. I'm hoping to complete NaPoWriMo this year, thus ending a long dry spell. These are some of my favorite places around the web which will provide special prompts throughout April:

Blogging from A to Z Challenge
NaPoWriMo Net 
2016 PAD Challenge
Cuyahoga County Public Library 30 days of Poetry
Paper Swans Press
Found Poetry Review
The Swamp Scribes
The Poetry School
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Paper Swans Press has already put a booklet together which can be found here.

Happy National Poetry Writing Month everyone!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Not afraid

Yesterday I sat for three hours
in front of the man I love
and just stared at him.

I have now memorized
the exact location of
all his spots.

I have drawn a map to
the cheek dimple that
follows his mischievous smile.

A couple of hours later
I had a dream I burned my hand
by touching his face.

I cried as it ached,
but I wasn't afraid.
I am not afraid.

(Setting the mood: Pode vir comigo - Phill Veras)