7-Day Art Challenge Day 4: Poetry

So, I’ve been talking a lot about visual arts in these posts. That’s clearly a huge part of my life these days, but at times I like to remind myself of my writing roots. My friend Tamera tagged me in a 7-day art challenge recently. The rules are simple: post 7 pieces of art and talk…

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Life is a gift. Use it or lose it …

So, I’m a little late on the the whole “look back/look ahead” post that comes at the end of the year, but I was too busy celebrating the holidays to take the time to sit down and think about it! So, better late than never, right? Last year I wrote about some thoughts on 2008,…

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What better way to celebrate love …

than with poetry? I bring you love poems written by the very talented writers on poetryassignment.com. Some poems are romantic, some are sad, some know just how to drive that knife in a little deeper – but they are all from the heart, and worth checking out this Valentine’s Day! Here’s an idea – write…

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The music plays, just for us

Time stands still as I feel your hand on the small of my back smile up at you as butterflies whisper at me to take a chance I’m having a hard time deciphering which part of this is dream but as I look in your eyes I decide dreams can be reality. And the drum…

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Tipping point found in bubble bath

He promised her his world but reserved the right to change his fickle mind but she dared him to stand beside his lies make them truths, make things right. Eyes unfocused he saw two realities she knew she couldn’t fix this man So she uses the only trick she has left Waits naked for him, bathing…

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Sparkle eyes and sharp edges

Metallic talk burns in mouths hot with anger and his words sting so she fights back with hers both knowing things that are said can’t be erased neither caring as passion and possession are clear victors in this broken and torn battle. He challenges her to make the first move but she sees it as his turn;…

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Please, enlighten me

Don’t force it, you say, Just let it come to you You tell me you can’t do this Tell me you won’t do this Tears streaming down my face You don’t feel them You can’t see them. You bring mystery to this moment, to this twinkle of light. We seek a higher ground dream of…

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Decorating during a breakup

He asked her for help deciding what color to paint his front door She looked at him in silence, pondering – Does she take her stand now, leaving him to choose without her, showing him she’s the strong one? Or does she pick – making him think her name every day, each time he sees…

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A lifetime declaration

She always felt there should be more art in their world. So they go to a place where dreams become a permanent record Gets his name tattooed right beside her heart Thinking that will fix everything. Afterword he hugs her tightly forgetting how much it will hurt. ———– I’m also publishing this poem at the…

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