As my final wrap-up post for 2017, I want to talk about my word of the year. As mentioned in this post, each January my mom, sister and I seek a faith-based word to focus on for the upcoming year. In 2016, my word was “give” and this past year my word was “patience.” Ouch, […]
via The Year of Patience — Kimberlee K.
Hello Friends, Yesterday I took to Twitter and asked my followers to give me just one word and I will attempt to write a poem that includes said word. I have been given a lot of great words to work with so far. As of tomorrow, I shall be attempting to write one poem per […]
via Poetry Challenge — Sara in LaLaLand
After seeing this post of Sara’s, I decided to go over to Facebook and pose the same query to my friends, asking them for one-word writing prompts. After all, what better way is there to help our friends connect with our writing than to give them a role in the creative process? The poems I write from these prompts will be featured on Thursdays.
Why worry? Why ruminate
On what could have been,
When we can celebrate the beauty and the bounty of all that we behold.
With fragile threads we weave our stories
Try to fasten our futures on to what we hold dear
We take so much for granted, and we often fear
The void, the loss, the loneliness, the finite ending.
We should instead let our spirits soar and hold this beautiful moment
In our memory for eternity.
Read more via Count your blessings… by Alison Hankinson of aspoonfulofsugar337
Read more via Planted & Established by Lynn Abbott of Through Ink and Image
we were lost
when we found each other,
just two souls
to the same beat.
via wait by Christopher McGeown
© 2018 Lynn Abbott Last autumn, I celebrated the miracle of life. No, I’m not talking about a tribute to the Right-to-Life Movement, or even about the birth of a child. I celebrated my ongoing existence. . . You see, it’s a miracle that after 32 years, my husband and I haven’t murdered one another. […]
via Mind the Gap — Through Ink & Image
THE GREATEST GIFT
What is a gift, a wrapped present for a birthday,
Wedding poems from those whom do in fact love.
Watch as the sun rises each day, feel its warmth,
Feel the wind all around you, breathe the air.
See as the rain falls upon the plants and trees,
Look to the sky […]
via THE GREATEST GIFT — keithgarrettpoetry