She woke to the aroma of pancakes and fresh coffee. Immediately, she started crying. She had to be imagining it, but it felt so real she could almost taste the buttery pancakes. She lived alone. There wasn’t anyone in the house who could be making pancakes and coffee. And yet, she smelled it as clearlyContinue reading “Pancakes and coffee…..Writing Prompt Free Writing”
It’s officially November and I am participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time! Below is a few paragraphs from the first chapter of the novel I am writing for the project. It’s rough and needs some revisions, but I am eager to share with you guys. I plan to share more highlights throughout the monthContinue reading “2020: The End of Humanity – A NaNoWriMo Novel Exerpt”
Something drew me to you, right from the beginning. Everyone around me told me not to fall for you. I wondered why they made me keep my distance from you. When we finally got together, everything was so perfect, but my friends kept telling me to stay away, you’re trouble! I just couldn’t bare toContinue reading “Confused – A Poem”
I’m at the end of my rope and it’s about to break. I stand there wondering how much more I can take. The feelings deep within me now, my chest aches as it tightens. My body hurts, my head pounds, The stress within me heightens. All my life has been this way One step aheadContinue reading “Weak – A Poem”
Watching the stars fly by through the glass bubble of a window, I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic for what I was leaving behind. Never again would I soar over the azure blue craters near my home while chasing my friends. I would never swim in the caves of Neptune, safely nestled a hundred miles below the surface of our beautiful hostile planet.
As I was going through my writing folders today, I found this poem from 1998, when I was 14 years old. We had days of rain due to an El Nino storm. I’d never heard of such a thing before. Also, I was deep in a Shel Silverstein fueled haze, hence the comical and playfulContinue reading “Blame It On El Nino – A Playful Poem”
Yesterday you told me Why you were dying. I didn’t believe you would But you left me so alone. All the pain built up With no one to talk to. Bottled up inside, you said No one could cure it. The silent disease of solitude. You couldn’t break free. Chains held you down. Now IContinue reading “Broken Free – A Poem about Suicide”
This is a poem I wrote on January 25, 1999. As I re-read it today, I realized how much it resonates with me today in the world we live in. As I look around me when I go out, I see fear, anger, outrage, and disgust. I want to share this poem with you because I think it will resonate with you as well.
You’ve been trying To figure me out Looking so deeply In all the wrong spots The truth is hidden Far from your view I can tell from here You’re just not capable Of looking beyond What you can see I want to trust you But I just don’t feel it Scared to be hurt IContinue reading “Goodbye”
You’re so small and helpless
In a world so big and full.
You look to me for guidance
And protection from all harm.