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A Poet's Life

March 10, 2017 – Refuge From The Fight

I’m in a rough spot right now. Having a hard time staying positive and focused on moving forward. I suppose this is all a part of the transition. Being born is painful I’m told. Not sure how anyone figured that out, however, I know pushing a life into this world is no picnic, so I’d…
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February 4, 2017 – Milestones

Age is the inevitable most people struggle with. I’m cool with it. In ten days I will be turning 59-years-old. The only birthday I had issues with was 29. Don’t know why, still have not figured it out, but it’s a long time ago, so no matter. I reflect back on my life in terms of…
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January 6, 2017 – Dealing With Death

Day six was a doozy. DEATH. I don’t fear many things (well, actually spiders terrify me), but I have had an innate fear of death since I was a young child. I’ve had many brushes with death over time, and I can admit, I’m not so much afraid of how it will happen, It’s more…
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Thanks to a beautiful, young, brown-skinned, blind and deaf man, I had a moment of clarity

My posts for this blog have always been about honesty and self-discovery. It makes no sense to seek answers to questions that make the mind spin if honesty is not an integral part of the process. I’ve been hitting the Y the past few days to try and get my head on straight. My personal…
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A swollen tongue…

I have been writing poetry for a very long time… I have spilled my life onto the blank page in fits of sadness and rage… I have made confessions that stained virgin paper… I have willed ink to be my blood… I have heard the thrumming of my heart when it felt pain… I have…
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Altered State

It’s been quite some time since I have posted on my blog. Much has occurred and many life changes have taken place. I embrace all of them, the good and bad, for they are what make this journey called life the transitional experience it is meant to be. I have done much reflecting in the…
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Daily Gratitude 1/5/14

Today I am grateful for making it through a 15 hour day at my MFA program. As exhausted as I am, I cannot even begin to find words for the appreciation I carry in the depths of my being for feeling like this experience will not only make me a better writer and artist but…
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DAILY GRATITUDE 11/30/13

As I write the final of my 30 gratitudes for November 2013, I am overwhelmed. As much as I have focused through the years on the difficult journey my life has been, I’ve spent the past 30 days so far removed from that mindset, that many transitions have occurred. Not only am I grateful for…
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The cycle continues

A year ago in May, I was at an all time low in life. I really felt I had no purpose, no reason to forge ahead. In the otherworldly place that is my mind, that is a dangerous combination. Fortunately with the help of an amazing friend and someone I call sister, I pulled myself…
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Daily Gratitudes

I’m starting my day off grateful for another day. Whenever it seems like the things I’ve accomplished don’t seem quite important enough, or I don’t accomplish the things I set out to do quickly enough, I take a moment.  A brief respite is always necessary for someone that has lived in a dark place for…
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