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Food for the Starving

The city I live in is considered ground zero for the opioid epidemic. In a city that has less than 50,000 people, 1 in 4 adults is addicted to an opiate and 1 in every 10 babies born in 2016 were born addicted.

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 →

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 →

Kindred Spirit

          I place the skull upon the pillow Peering deep into the darkness Of the hollow eyes. A kindred spirit? No Just an empty shell. A vessel for ancestors Lives long gone. Looking for the story… Continue Reading →

Who is J Poet?

This is an amazing young poet I came across a while back. I have no idea what has become of him since he made this video several years ago. If you know him or about him let me know in the… Continue Reading →

Nikki Giovanni

Today in the A to Z Challenge is I. Guess you are wondering what Nikki Giovanni has to do with the letter I. She is a poet so she fits into my overall theme but that still doesn’t explain why… Continue Reading →

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