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Songs of My Life: February 2017

In my journal, I made myself answer the question: What is right about me that I’m not getting? One of the answers that stood out the most was this: “I’m a person with depression and anxieties but I don’t let that stop me from living and experiencing life or loving someone.” Life isn’t packaged in a pretty box…

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The Life

The stake through his heart pierced more than the depths of his soul, it pieced together all of his past lives to this one. Every forgotten memory rushed before his eyes. A Viking warrior, a pauper on the streets, a jungle ant, and so many more flashes of his past but what hurt him was…

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Don’t Blink

     Staring at the cream wall in front of her, tears streamed down her face. She was losing her mind. No. She wasn’t losing her mind. She was losing memories of him. She felt each memory slip away as it slid down her cheeks. She was afraid if she blinked that another memory would…

Two Crows

The photograph by Jessica Sartini of two crows inspired this poem and another I will publish later as it’s not quite finished. When I saw the photo, I absolutely fell in love with it. I have had a fascination with crows as long as I can remember. I look up at the sky often in search of…

Park Bench Blues

Empty park Pigeons chattering What do they say? Are they concerned it’s empty Or do they have no care at all Restless soul A mouse skitters by Running from prey to safety Laughter in the distance Insincere Rustling wind through leaves Quieting the soul Drifting into the blues Falling into the abyss of sleep written…

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Haikus: January 2017

I was reading “The Portable Jack Kerouac” and stumbled upon his “western haikus” (he kept to the 3 lines vs the traditional 5/7/5 syllables per line). I remember in grade school learning and writing haikus and loving them. It kind of gave me inspiration that morning on my commute to write one every day.. So inspired by Kerouac,…

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Songs of My Life: January 2017

One month down eleven more to go. Not that I’m rushing 2017 through. So far so good. Sitting down and listening to all the songs again, I feel that the theme or message of January was about loving, being there, standing up for what you believe in and never giving up. That’s what I took…