Poetry; facing fear front on


 I’m considering entering a poetry contest this year. I just came across a very interesting contest at very reputable local University. I think I will enter it; you’ve got to be in it, to win it right? I think 2016 is my year to just take the plunge. To believe in myself. I’m going to publish my poetry book and enter as many poetry contests as I possibly can! Now to decide which poem to enter? 

5 Day Photo/Story Challenge Day 1

  I have been challenged by the wonderful Rich at Waffle Me This, to the 5 day photo story challenge. Thanks Rich. I appreciate the nomination and I’m really excited about this challenge! Challenge Guidelines: Post a picture each day for … Continue reading

Marigold- A Quote and Bonus Poem. Challenge Day 1

I would like to thank Matt, at A Standard Issued Life, for this challenge. You should head over and check out his poetry, you will be impressed!

The Quote: 

“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.”
― RumiThe Illuminated Rumi

The Poem:

JTB Photo/UIG via Getty Images) edited
Marigold. Yellow loves of soft stems.

Yellow marigolds line the river,

Yellow loves of soft stems,

Scent dividing the air, strong and overpowering,

Swings between lovers caress,

In a dream you were all mine to taste,

I lap you up in clinging obsession,

Search for a blossom to call my own,

I walked along this bank with restless steps,

Past the marigolds, and wept,

All the while she was with each step.

My nominees for Day 1 are:


Illicit Diversion

Charmant World

The rules for this challenge are:

  1. Each day for three consecutive days post a quote (any quote – you can even come up with your own) and a poem to accompany it.
  2. On each day nominate 3 bloggers for the challenge.
  3. Don’t forget to thank the blogger who nominated you