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
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
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
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
Hey friends! I think I mentioned before that I'm trying an abridged form of Nano Wrimo this month. Word counts don't motivate me, and I know better than to burn myself out by making myself too tired to be creative at all. Combine that with the fact that, somehow, I've been steadily writing 6 days … Continue reading Repost: House of Sorrow
I'm Thankful For... by Beth Wangler The breath in my lungs, The beat of my heart, The warmth of the sun When a new day starts, The cool breeze that blows, Sweet mint tea, The sunset that glows O'er a picnic by the sea, The look of wonder When a struggle is won, Peals of … Continue reading Thankfulness
There was no fearsome, violent brawl Or raging storm between us. There was no icy winter road Or long, silent estrangement. No, it was a mellow autumn evening When you tossed the last stone, The accusation of some small fault, That shattered my resilience And, instead of rising one more time Inside the shelter of … Continue reading Good-bye
I'm Sorry by Beth Wangler Please don't reply, "It's not your fault." The phrase may be other than An admission of guilt. Instead it could be An expression of Heartfelt sympathy And the genuine wish For your well-being.