The Microphone

So many voices scream and shout Everyone wants to be heard But no one can hear Because we cancel each other out Voices with no words So many voices misunderstood Everyone needs to speak But no one can hear If only they could They think silence makes them weak So many voices loud and proud…

From My Window

Someone just told me “I see you write poetry” But I haven’t in awhile So I thought I would Grace the poetry scene Once again “Well, where have you been?” Watching the world from my window Living life on the go Seeing all that needs to change Praying this world doesn’t stay the same Reading…

Precious Moments

A moment in time A moment of clarity A moment of parity A moment of peace A moment of silence Not draped in violence Rather serene respect For all to see A moment of joy A moment of laughter And cordial chatter Amongst strangers and family What are these moments that bring us together Help…

Word Play

Have you heard? Have you heard these words so fresh? They mesh in context A vernacular conquest To string together Words that never Belong with each other Whatsoever This is word play. What did you say? Oy vey! It’s not Atin-lay  Ig-pay Which way Are you going this, hey? No comprende? Forse in Italiano Comprano…

Beautiful Sounds

Writing 201: Poetry has come to and end. The last assignment is a sonnet. I tried to do a play on words. So, here it goes!! Pleasure. Sonnet. Apostrophe. To hear you sing the sweetest melodies, I will sit and listen with intensity To the pleasureful sound of happiness That flows from the soul in…

Nine Months

Writing 201: Poetry is giving me my biggest test yet. A concrete poem. I have to figure out how to format to make a shape out of this poem. I wrote about it. Like to hear it? Here it go! Cold. Concrete Poetry.   The sun is out But the sight is deceptive I’d love…

A Taste of Italian America

Writing 201: Poetry gave me a fun one today! I have to describe one of my favorite flavors. I’m cheating and describing something that has multiple flavors in it. This one is a fun one. Flavor. Elegy. Enumeratio. Savory and creamy And oh my goodness dreamy Your flavor is so pleasing Please dress my fettuccine…

Mr. Brown’s Neighborhood

Writing 201: Poetry. I really do love this course. I love the freedom of the course, and how it stretches my mind. I have to try not to be cheesy, and make my poetry original. Today’s assignment continues in the path of great challenges.

Faces in the Cup

Writing 201: Poetry is expanding my verbal acumen something serious. Today’s assignment is called a found poem. Basically, I look for phrases from random sources and make a poem. Some of this was found. That got to be tedious, so I wrote the rest of it out. My Word promp is faces. So, here it…

Ode to Love

Writing 201: Poetry. Today’s assignment is to write and ode. I keep saying this course is challenging because it is. There’s nothing like a good brain exercise in the morning!

WRITING 101: Not sexy, but definitely happy

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From: fbcoverstreet.com I may be flabby. And you may laugh at me. I may be meaty. And surely, you can bully me. I may be fat. But I still have a heart. I may be stout. But please don’t give me doubts. Yes, I am chubby. But you have no…

Imperfect Fallacy

Writing 201: Poetry again. It’s stretching me out of my zone!! That’s exactly why I like this course.