• Poetry

    Poem: “Hope” (What Do I Dare To Dream)

    This week’s poem is another lovely original by me. Since I’ve gotten back into poetry, inspiration strikes at the most random and mundane of times. I’m trying to be less scared about posting stuff. Poetry and song lyrics have to be the only writing mediums in my life I don’t edit. Unless I think of another way to say a line that I like better. 🙂 I even edit my journal sometimes. Lol! So you can imagine, it’s really nice and relaxing to have something I can just write and walk away from, even if it’s not great. And I’m so excited to be writing poetry again, right now I…

  • Poetry

    Edgar Allan Poe Can Be Light & Fluffy, Too…Kind of…

    This month’s poem is by my favorite poet and short story writer. He had this amazing ability to trick the reader with unreliable narrators. They win your trust. You root for them. And by the time they reveal their true nature it’s too late. This is a talent I very much hope to possess myself one day. The Cask of Amontillado is this trick at it’s best – a great example of a narrator you think is transparent and telling you everything but isn’t. I can’t recommend that story enough. That and The Masque of the Red Death. Stephen King is another author known to use this approach and do…

  • Poetry,  Videos

    To This Day: Video Poem

    It’s poetry week again! I want to share with everyone one of the most beautiful poems I’ve ever heard…To This Day by Canadian Poet & Author Shane Koyczan. If you haven’t heard this yet, this poem is the anthem for his anti-bullying campaign: To This Day Project. Shane Koyczan is an amazing poet. He travels around from time to time giving live performances. His schedule can be found on his website. Enjoy the piece! And share it with everyone you know. 🙂

  • Poetry

    Poem: Where is My Atlantis?

    I’ve decided, if I remember, that once a month, the last Thursday of each month, will be poetry week. Sometimes my own if I can dig something interesting up. I used to love poetry. I’ve gotten away from it over it years. Lately, I’ve been getting back into it again. I wrote this a few years ago when I was trying to start a story with a suicidal protagonist. She wrote song lyrics and poetry that she sometimes performed at an open mic night. It was a lot of fun to get to use some of my poetry and song lyrics from over the years. The story has it’s issues,…

  • Absolute Write Blog Chain,  Inspiration,  Poetry

    February Blog Chain: Evil Cupid

    This month’s AbsoluteWrite’s Blog Chain theme: Suggest-A-Prompt. Since Charity is before me, she picked my topic: Evil Cupid Next Up: I suggest Hunting with Hounds ^_^ See the bottom of this post for previous and upcoming Suggest-A-Prompt blog chain posts! Evil Cupid Cupid’s not a fat, pink baby He’s an old and cranky man. His skin is grey, his hair is green He breaks up couples whenever he can. The roses you bought for your love Cupid wilted them enroute. He also is responsible For that mustard stain on your favorite suit. The candy you bought for your spouse? He dumped into his arrow sack. That burned salmon in the…