Visions #MondayBlogs

Worlds stand upon others long fallen into deeper slumbers but still a whisper of life returns as monochrome shatters into shades of splendor as scales drop from our eyes and the today we could not see emerges all around us And so we are like that world returning to life setting aside the lies that … Continue reading Visions #MondayBlogs

Lace Curtain #wwwblogs

From poverty to prosperity We drove a nationality To a new prominence With our faith And desperation Ships sailed from starvation Into a new world Of servitude and judgment Forging a home Still misunderstood Mystics Remembering the past Our lace curtains Hide the struggles We overcame And the world sees only The success And never … Continue reading Lace Curtain #wwwblogs

Sometimes You Can Do Everything Right ~ #MondayBlogs

And it won't matter in ways that you can see it. It can leave you frustrated, scared, lost... Pick an adjective, any one will do. But that doesn't matter, does it? We all know that if we just follow those "right" things, everything will just flow in the way it's supposed to. The problem there … Continue reading Sometimes You Can Do Everything Right ~ #MondayBlogs

Northern Sun

The hours and miles Are no more than a heartbeat And a mountain All in the same moment There is joy Twined with struggle And their careful ballet Is fixed We cannot separate Our suffering from our bliss Nor our triumphs from our failures Even so The stumbles Pose no danger Until the day arrives … Continue reading Northern Sun

Must Versus Should #wwwblogs

Every day is filled with all of the "shoulds" and "ought tos." I should give more effort to work I should give more time to my children I should give more time to my health I ought to: earn more, do more, be more... Sometimes I realize that, for all of my "shoulds" most of … Continue reading Must Versus Should #wwwblogs

Childhood ~ #MondayBlogs

Long summer days of tadpoles and crawdads Framed by pussy willows and high sunlight When every kid in the neighborhood Fled to the outdoors, pedals flying Into parks and down sidewalks Drinking water from the hose And pulling raspberries as we played Finding snakes and dirt and adventure In every space And now the sun … Continue reading Childhood ~ #MondayBlogs

Only a Girl #wwwblogs

"She won't be hard to beat. She's only a girl." Except: I'm not Not only a girl Not "only" anything No less than No silence No weakness on the field I'm the dark horse And the alpha And the victor who will not yield Underestimated And consistently unsung The weaker sex at every turn But … Continue reading Only a Girl #wwwblogs