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#BannedBooksWeek Celebrating the Freedom to Read

  Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue to be banned,… Continue Reading →

When #SoCS

“When I see you smile” This lyric is the first thing that came to my mind when I saw today’s prompt. Back when music was great and our hair was big. Maybe, I’m partial because that happened to be when I… Continue Reading →

Banshee Scream #SoCS

Ever heard a panther scream? Sounds like a woman screaming. Maybe that’s where the story of banshees comes from. Maybe it’s the wind howling through the cracks in the frame that make that howling noise. The wolf panting at the door…. Continue Reading →

Should She Stay or Should She Go?

For those of you who read my blog, you know I like to do these little vignettes or scenes as a writing exercise. I like to share them and get your input.  Here is one I did for today.  … Continue Reading →

Participation Trophies Are for Losers

You entitled insolent child You have been mollycoddled And catered to your entire Short life. Not even 18 and think you are an adult. How dare you think that you can tell me what to do How dare you assume… Continue Reading →

Signs of Trouble #SoCS

Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sign.”   “Looks like signs of trouble up ahead” Jeb nodded toward the flashing lights around the next bend. I didn’t feel much like talking so, I nodded and went back to… Continue Reading →

I Just Read Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission when you make a purchase using these links. It does not affect your price but it helps support my work. Thank you! Please read… Continue Reading →

Writing a Stream of Consciousness Exercise #SoCS

Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “all or nothing.”   The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this prompt was this song. (video put in later) I have no idea why except the word… Continue Reading →

W is for Walls: If Walls Could Talk

Shadows of yesteryear fall long upon the empty walls Reminding me of all the lives lived. If walls could talk would they give up their secrets as easily as a butterfly shedding it’s cacoon. Suitcases forbidden rendezvous loves lost passions… Continue Reading →

Q is for Quatrain

A quatrain poem consists of verses consisting of four lines or an entire poem consisting of four lines. It is not as simple as just any four lines. The lines must have a rhythm and rhyme to them. This rhyme and… Continue Reading →

Pinnable Quotes from Poets on Poetry

If you have spent any time on my Facebook, you know how much I love inspirational quotes. I thought today being P would be perfect for me to make some pinnable pictures using some of the quotes I have collected…. Continue Reading →

O is for “O Captain! My Captain!” of Course.

O Captain! My Captain! BY WALT WHITMAN O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,… Continue Reading →

N is for Narrative Poetry

Narrative poetry tells a story. It is usually written in metered verse and is dramatic with objectives and diverse characters. It often focuses on the pros and cons of life. Such as the great epic poems listed below.   Beowulf,… Continue Reading →

M is for Morrison

Newborn Awakening Gently they stir, gently rise. The dead are newborn awakening. With ravaged limbs and wet souls. Gently they sigh in rapt funeral amazement. Who called these dead to dance? Was it the young woman learning to play the… Continue Reading →

L is for Love

From the day we met you have taken up space in my heart You are the air I breath and the water that washes me clean I love you like no other It is you I have longed for languished… Continue Reading →

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