[Poetry] Ingredients To My Poetry

The love is for all those whose hearts
Are tough from being torn apart
By heartbreak’s touch, by betrayal’s agony,
And are too scared to once again start.

The strength is for all those whose nights
Are full of terrors and invisible frights,
Who spend their days enduring silently
To stay alive in an endless fight.

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Black Lives Matter.

Yesterday was Blackout Tuesday, a day promoted to observe, mourn, and spread policy change in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death (read more here). For many, that meant posting a black square on social media with the hashtag blackouttuesday. For others, myself included, that meant posting resources on where to donate, where to sign petitions, and other related information. I believe silence is violence, and just blacking out social media doesn’t seem to be enough. Today, I share this message with all of you on my blog as well:

Take today to do more. There are numerous ways we can make more of a difference.Read More »

[Poetry] Safe Space

I promise I’ll lend you my ear,
If you will lend me your honesty.
I promise I’ll listen without judgment,
If you will speak without lies.

This is a place of emotions,
A place where it’s okay to feel,
I promise they won’t hurt you,
I promise neither will I.Read More »

Pause. Shall We Read Some Poetry?

We are at the halfway mark of April aka the month where poetry gets all the love and everyone thinks it’s cool I’m a poet instead of feeling sorry for me that I’ll never make any money. Although, as the poet Robert Graves once said, “there’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”

It is unfortunate this year’s National Poetry Month is in the midst of a global pandemic, but also oddly opportune—why don’t we all take a pause from the frightening reality outside our homes and escape briefly into the comforting lines of beautiful poetry?Read More »