#NaNoWriMo, #NaPoWriMo, 50 Day Blog Challenge

Thankfully, today is the last day of NaNoWriMo, something I participated in once and never again. This year I was tempted to do something to feel part of a writing community but nothing quite attracted me. But when 3 things converged: NaNoWriMo, my subsequent discovery of NaPoWriMo (similar to NaNo but for poets), and a … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo, #NaPoWriMo, 50 Day Blog Challenge

A Young Girl’s Dreams (#poem)

A young girl dreams at ten or eleven Of riches and fame, singing on stage Elvis matinees and Beatlemania she starts writing songs of her own She can see it now who she wants to be when fully grown A young girl dreams at sweet sixteen strolling the streets in the city A storefront window … Continue reading A Young Girl’s Dreams (#poem)

The Promised Land (#poem)

Tiny little towns lie in the Valley paved with gold Pickup trucks and cowboy boots lined with filth Rickety shacks and outdoor houses she didn’t have to choose Coats catching fire, coffee burns or so I’ve been told Two families from the same place take different paths to the Promised Land One chose north, the … Continue reading The Promised Land (#poem)