Category: poetry

Do The Next Thing

The words jumped out at me from the page. “Do the next thing.” As simple as this phrase might seem, some days life can stop us in our tracks.  Whether we are struggling physically–or emotionally hanging on by a thread, our minds can be overcome by a sense of futility. “I’ll never (be/do/accomplish that)… so…

My Funny Valentine

“Roses are red, violets are blue.  You make me smile.”   If I received a rose every single day and feasted on chocolate at night, but didn’t have you, there would be no delight. Expressions of love can come in a package but the best ones of all are wrapped in a smile. And you…

A Storm Is Coming

You’ve seen it and felt it–the “calm before the storm”. But that kind of calm can make you anxious. Fearful even, as you wonder what the repercussions will be… It is the quiet that comes after the storm that is refreshing. Soothing, in a way. Quiet respite from the turbulent time that has passed. The…