Monday, April 29, 2013

29/30- Light

                                                                            are all
                                                                        made up of
                                             stardust through and through and our light shines
                                                        in everything that we do in our life.
                                                            We can burn bright and brief
                                                           or dim and long but either way
                                                         we shine and we     let the world
                                                        know just                        where we
                                                      may                                            stand.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

28/30- Alexis

I'm not sure if you might know this,
But your strength and your feistiness 
Kind of remind me of my sis
Your words take away loneliness.

I had forgotten writing's draw
And the way the story can heal.
But we "met" when my wounds were raw
I couldn't help but love your zeal.

Your courage pulled me from abyss,
You showed me how not to hem-haw.
Your passion I just had to steal,
Your courage pushed me to write, Miss.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

27/30- Wake up

w a r m s

26/30- Weekend Shift

When the weekend comes at last
Quiet is not found.
I have to think all too fast
While my head spins round.

I remember in the past
I loved the sound
Of Friday, but now- aghast!-
It's off to work I bound.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

25/30- Dawn

I wake each morning
And think of what's to come
Hope flies through my mind
As Helios flies through the sky.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

24/30- Corners

Rain coming down
Not feeling like I'll drown
It's been a good day.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

23/30- Calling

calling loudly,
marking his space
in the world.

to get him

22/30- Maintenance

Spring is here, each day is longer than the last.
Everything appears to be green and growing,
The winter's cold is finally going.
All will be better than things were in the past.

As the sun rises toward the main mast
Farmers prepare new seeds for the sowing.
Spring is here, each day is longer than the last,
All will be better than things were in the past.

At my boldness, you might find yourself aghast,
With you, I'd like to be in a boat, rowing.
Or out in the garden happily hoeing.
Anything to ensure that our bond stays fast.
Spring is here, each day is longer than the last.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

21/30- Perseverance

There's a place I've gone all my life,
The single spot that's free of strife.
Somewhere for weary minds to rest
For tomorrow to be my best.

The days are long, but nights are bold.
I fear I won't get to grow old.
Ev'ry day I'm put to the test
For tomorrow to be my best.

"I think I can" ain't quite enough
So I'll continue being tough.
I only say this half in jest-
For tomorrow to be my best

There's a place I've gone all my life,
For tomorrow to be my best.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

20/30- FANatics

There once was a woman from Kent State
The sports culture around she did hate.
So mail threats she received
And crude lies she believed
Until she saw their story would wait.

19/30- Stay By My Side

Sit by my side, and stay a while
Pretend with me that nothing's vile.
Let's hold tight to the moment now,
Smile at me as I wipe your brow,
          Walk with me down this final mile.

Be my friend, and make my eyes smile,
Let's go through life in double file.
We just can't lose, no way, no how.
          Stay by my side...

We'll cut through time, just like the Nile.
I love your wit, I love your wile,
I'll keep you in my heart I vow,
I'll shade you like the willow bow.
          Stay by my side...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

18/30- In the Lobby

Yes, this is the world in which we live today,
Where school windows have iron shutter and bar
And guns are rampant where children love to play.

I wonder where the leaders and thinkers are?
Not passing laws and not serving the people
With all the cameras, they can't have got far.

Instead, they seem to have turned into sheeple,
Following their donors' every command
And bowing before the almighty steeple.

What has happened to our once glorious land,
Where citizens mattered and proud we could stand?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

17/30- Reminders

Fingers slowly move
Hand sweeps across your face
Memorizing feel.

Heart meets heart in eyes
Remembering all our years
Listening to breath.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

16/30- The Day After

We are so strong
We have faced paralyzing fright
But we are strong
We see in the world where there's wrong
We try to improve where we might
Make every effort to spread light
We will be strong

Monday, April 15, 2013

15/30- Rest

On and on the time flies by outside
I can rest with you by my side
It feels so funny sitting
And no more wall hitting
Just the two of us
Being quiet
Sitting here

Sunday, April 14, 2013

14/30- Left Behind

In D.C. they're laughing at staffing
While teachers keep fearing their hearing.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

13/30- Yin and Yang

Sleepy, slowly turn
Day is done and so am I
Quietly I take to bed.

Up again at dawn
Long day ahead and so I
Dash from bed with energy.

Friday, April 12, 2013

12/30- Curious Tea

I'm a curiosity
Are you curious?
You like tea?

11/30- Defense

Day by day time rolls on and on until it
Happens to be the day for which I've waited,
To find out who I am, or if a mere twit
Who thinks she knows the thoughts that fill brighter heads.

I like to believe I truly am smart,
And I have to trust that I have a kind heart.
But proof is what matters and proof I shall find
On the day that I pass the test of my mind.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10/30- Stamina

World, you shall not defeat me yet, 
Through thick and thin I've kept my head.
Should I gamble, I'd place a bet-
World, you shall not defeat me yet.
To you, I owe my greatest debt
When I'd follow, "Lead me" you said.
World, you shall not defeat me yet.
I'll not be beat, even when dead.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

9/30- Spring

Awakening of life
Green coming forth, color returning
Hopes soar for the coming growth beginning

Monday, April 8, 2013

8/30- Stasis

Pay the bills
Complete my life
Doing my best to make one out of two
Be the change
Light a small fire
I don't think I'm asking too much, do you?

Sunday, April 7, 2013

7/30- Phoenix

People always said I was smart
Held my brains in high esteem
Once I even thought that they were right
Eventually I thought enough to get my PhD,
Never mind the second shift, the nights playing single parent.
I've tried my hardest, I'm second best
Xi Wang-Mu I'm not- I'd trade a child for a career.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

6/30- Let Down

I think I can be anyone
Until night's done.
In morn's bright light,
Naught seems all right.

My future was so clear it seemed
While prone I dreamed.
But real'ty
Took shots at me

And then my world came tumbling down.
My smile hid frown,
And tears stayed in,
As heart grew thin.

Friday, April 5, 2013


Yeah, I'm a sucker for challenges.  I suck at them, but I enjoy them.  So for some reason I decided National Poetry Month would be a fun challenge.  And I did this late in the day on day four of the month.  Brilliant, I know.  I used to write poetry, but I think nearly every kid goes through that angst-ridden teenage poet/artist/musician phase, don't they?  At least everybody I know did, and some are still there.  Whatever, I thought it might be fun to write something less academic for a bit.  So here goes my "catch up" for NaPoMo.

Piles all around
Finally, a light

Long road ahead
Missing you
Going home

Rays of sunlight
Warmth and joy

Purple crocus lawn
Bursting from white snow
Contagious courage

Quiet slow thoughtful
Running wildly
We balance