Dec 21

Frost


                         
                        
                           
                                                                   

 
Dec 21

Christmas-themed Pajamas

Dec 20
poem 4 comments challenge: Elements

How I would explain people without being scientific

the mind is a bouquet of flowers
thoughts woven together like stems
ideas blooming in an abundance of colors.

eyes a clump of the richest soil
brightest grass
shimmering waters
or a mix of the three
where emotions thrive
and shine through
for all to see

a smile is a warm beam of light
exchanged from one person to another
lighting up our faces
encouraging the
vines
and alabaster branches
within us to strengthen
and the scarlet water
to course through us with
renewed energy.

each of us are a unique combination
of the elements
mingling together
thriving in our own way
just as a mountain is comprised
and transformed
by the different elements
to form a beautiful view

 
Dec 19

Grace & Bass

Dec 15

DUI

Driving under the influence of technology
is the same as driving while intoxicated.

When people take their devices into their hands,
they are not taking into account their safety,
or the safety of others.
Or even worse
they realize the potential consequences
of their decision
but they chose to disregard it
not the mention
the law of Vermont.

They decided that
their texting,
their selfie
their whatever
was more important.
Their priorities are impaired in that moment.
They are not simply distracted drivers
They are under the influence of technology.

They. are. Intoxicated.


 
Dec 14

Friends


I walked nervously into the room
surprised at its size
and the number of people.
As I looked out over the tables
my first thoughts:
Where will I sit?

I took a deep breath
telling myself
not to look too overwhelmed.
reminding myself we all
have a common interest:
writing.

Then I saw you
and you smiled
kindly and sincerely
green eyes sparkling.
I smiled back
I didn't know you
but somehow I knew
that I should sit next to you.
I was relieved and happy
and also searching my
brain for a way to start
a conversation.

We are both shy
and were very nervous
but we got to talking
and we discovered
we both love to ski
and we live near
one another.

I am grateful
that we both
happened to be there
and that you smiled back
because now
we are friends.
Dec 12

Lost Glasses

Few things are more frustrating than trying to find
my glasses when without them I'm blind!

I'll feel like I've searched every possible place,
All my steps I will have retraced 
everything is a blur and my head starts to ache,
and then I'll find them right there, in front of my face!

 
Dec 12

Unbreakable Bond

It's like there is a cord that connects them
there are times when the cord lays
slack; relaxed
Other times their tether is
stretched
taut,
tension reverberating
sending a hum
through the air;
singing of the past,
present
& future.
Of frustration
anger
fear,
but with an
undercurrent of 
love 
that sets their heartstrings
in motion once again,
keeping them from
letting go completely. 
Their bond
is unbreakable.
Hearts and minds 
woven together
into one
beautiful
blanket 
of 
emotions 
and thoughts,
as
comforting 
as it is
suffocating.


 
Nov 28
poem 4 comments challenge: Fear

Entomophobia

bugs don't just bug me
they can scare me half to death,
I can handle heights, small spaces & even the dark
but insects are my weakness.

there have been times when
I've been perfectly calm and still,
but an insect crept my way
and I ran madly for the hills.

the thought of them makes my skin crawl
writing this poem took bravery
if looks could kill, just a glimpse of some bugs
would do me in, I can guarantee.

Flies, bees, grasshoppers, ladybugs...
if you really want to frighten me,
forget gruesome horror films
show me an insect documentary!
 
Nov 23

Narnia

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