Here's a poem that came to me recently.
You're worth more than the sum _______of your parts. Your value's established _______and firm. You're not _______a grade _______a job _______a diagnosis _______a gender _______a name _______a choice _______a failure _______a success-- You. are. you. There are no other yous in this _______whole wide world, nor have there ever been. You are invaluable _______precious _______dear. … Continue reading For the Perfectionists
If you follow me on Twitter, you saw that I participated in Dressember again this year. Dressember is a movement of women (and now men) who commit to a fashion challenge during December to raise awareness of and funds to end human trafficking. Most commit to wearing a dress or formal attire every day of … Continue reading Until All Are Free: An MLKJ-Day Sonnet
As a little girl, I spent much of my time digging in the backyard and dreaming up stories. I'm discovering that this activity still brings me remarkable inspiration. This poem I share with you came to me while digging weeds out of the back lawn. At the top of the list of things I hate … Continue reading Let the Boys Do That
I was blessed by a full day at the beach yesterday. Here are some pictures from my day and a couple descriptions I had fun writing 🙂 Slideshow Description 1 They chased the foam dripping back into the sea, then fled before each new wave with joyous peals. It was a race, them and … Continue reading Beach Day
Inspiration can come when you least expect it. Today, I bring you a poem inspired by Ashley Hansen's Twitter post: It's a pretty fun idea, right? I couldn't get it out of my head, and to keep my sanity, those kinds of persistent story ideas usually come out in poems. (That way I can use … Continue reading Moon Keeper
In the absence of a Child of the Kaites chapter this week, I'd like to share with you a Spoken Word that I've used with my students this week. Hopefully it can inspire you 🙂 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PWrlOgrzHQ
If you've been around a year or more, you probably know that Palm Sunday is one of my favorite holidays. I've written this post in previous years, and this one, too. I couldn't pass up another opportunity to share my love of this day with you all, even though this post comes a day late, so I … Continue reading Victory Came Through Defeat: Palm Sunday Sonnet
Happy Valentine's Day! I'm very thankful for all of you who read this blog, especially you, Tetiana Aleksina and ashleydhansen 🙂 As a token of my love for all of you, here's a love-related poem I wrote a while back. I hope it gives you a chuckle! The oddest gift of love today Must be that of a bouquet. … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
(If you're just here for a new poem, skip to the bottom--but be warned, you're missing out on exciting things 😉 ) This past week has been an exciting one for me! Wednesday was the last day of November, which also means it was the last day of NanoWrimo. I've mentioned my abridged NanoWrimo goal … Continue reading How is a Dream Fulfilled?: A Poem, Writing News, and Dressember Update