Poetry

Challenge of Writing Happy Poems

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I’ve recently found myself in a few conversations about happiness and poetry. More specifically about whether I plan to write poetry about happier things. Coincidentally, just before that, I’d been thinking about why I write poetry. It all began with the thought about how I wrote a blog post about claiming titles. Calling yourself an […]

Poem: Fragmented Sorrow

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There are times when I view your passing in a new way. A way that reminds me how much I’ve lost. A new way to mourn. A new experience I didn’t know I’d have, so I couldn’t fathom the loss of not being able to share it with you. Like when I was married and […]

Poem: Promises

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Sometimes, the words on your heart make their way to your lips in a dancing whisper. My ears tell my heart to be happy and to sing, but my mind warns me to be cautious. When your words shatter and fall to the floor as broken fairy wings, my mind tries to soothe my heart […]

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Maybe tomorrow we can talk about the stars, and how they slipped from my fingers when I traced my hand across the sky. We’ll measure the distance between Jupitar and Mars, determining how far it is between my heart and yours. We’ll fill a cup with the nebulous reasons the stars are falling from the […]

Poem: Inkwell

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Lines trail out my veins, along my skin and down my arms, razor-sharp across my wrists pooling, spooling in my hands. I pluck the line, wrap it gently into words, swooping them across the page exposing on paper what my lips wouldn’t dare whisper to my own heart. Blood-soaked thread looped to form expressions of […]