#Blogtoberfest Day 15: A Phenomenal Woman (#poem)

I read "Phenomenal Woman" in Maya Angelou's Poems, and I'd like to quote it here. I hope that's allowed as long as I give credit with a link to the book. Anyway, she's such a brilliant poet, and I have much to learn from her writing. I totally relate to this poem because I've often … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 15: A Phenomenal Woman (#poem)

#Blogtoberfest Day 14: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge (#poem)

My heart is in tatters like a kitten loved robe Offered up so generously out of deepest love Those mornings sipping coffee I held you on my chest You cling to me so tightly snoring during your morning rest How can you be gone after 17 years My eyes are dry now with frozen tears … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 14: Crossing the Rainbow Bridge (#poem)

#Blogtoberfest Day 13: In My Dream (#poem)

In my dream I saw you smiling You hadn’t smiled in so long In my dream I heard you laughing And then I knew I’d been so wrong The years had passed and I barely knew who exactly you were The pain inside, the nights you cried were hidden so well Then he came along … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 13: In My Dream (#poem)

#Blogtoberfest Day 11: Poetry-Inspired Lyrics

The Flame, Leonard Cohen's last book of poetry (and more), arrives on Friday. I can't wait to read it, especially after reading some of the poems in the sample. I got the hard cover because some books should be read in print. I love that his songs started out as poems. My first song submitted … Continue reading #Blogtoberfest Day 11: Poetry-Inspired Lyrics

Tropes and Other Annoyances (#poem)

Where do you fit in as the years go by Creating the person you are meant to be In a world that oppresses you like a swatted fly Pretending to encourage you with eyes that cannot see They make up categories, genres, brands, and props Changing them chasing the thrill of what's dope It's not … Continue reading Tropes and Other Annoyances (#poem)

Blogging the Grief (#poem)

Tropical air breathing Lifts me when I'm grieving The death certificate arriving Reminds me I'm alive and thriving Those around me ignoring Dismissing me like that floors me I was here before them Who I am is without shame Their secrets they hide Until the day they died They dumped on me Instead of taking … Continue reading Blogging the Grief (#poem)