Just For Today

The pride in my chest about to burst, As fluorescent pink and neon green, Dance in front of me. Center stage with the lights glaring, I have given them what I always wanted. Red lipstick and makeup, Mixed with perspiration. Big hugs as my proud tears fall. So beautiful and so big, I created this!…

I walk Proud

You clipped my wings and I took the road less travelled, because I thought my pain would seize. At times unbearable! I’d fall to my knees, crying for answers, but none came. A little bundle wrapped in pink, was my consolation. Another painful delivery, and second chance. My saviors. The wings grew back, and strength…

My Constant Reminder

You’re a constant stream of consciousness, A reminder that I’m not alone. Fighting time and errands for a hug, a glance, a smile. So confused and yet ok. So angry but breaking. Mother nature, why so cruel? Your games render me a fool! The world wants instant gratification! But you are patient, loving, and steady….

A glorious moment because of wonderful YOU!

The moment is glorious! Your wonderful spirit comes through in bursts of grey and black. I laugh and smile as I reflect on your prompts. A romantic moment, a bowl of mush engulfing us. The smell of lilacs fill the air; I am happy, delirious, smiling. The future unknown, the past far gone. Right now I have you,…

Emotional Mind Games

Busy tasks keep my mind occupied, Sometimes just not long enough. My thoughts drift, Especially at night. And once again I’m overwhelmed. I marvel at my life, My incredible little jewels. Did I really play a part In their shining lives? So much to be thankful for, Yet feeling unsatisfied. Trying to shake these emotions….

Just a Dream…

You touch my cheek like a light breeze, Your scent intoxicates my senses And I can’t breathe. You must be tired from running in my mind all day, The joy of seeing you I cannot hide, I’m completely swept away. ‘What is love?’ you ask? As if you cannot tell, Wow! What an incredible feeling…

Hate Needing You!

At times I am overwhelmed, Squeezing all the marrow out of life, And feeling guilty for sleeping. Last night’s ten hours revived Yet, my droopy eyes shine, I am sleep deprived. The weekend looms, My schedule is packed, Too much to do… You seem so unnecessary, Yet, I am delirious without you, Help me buy…

Writing is working… Day 1 of #SOL14

What is it about this Slice of Life challenge that created utter silence in my classroom and how do I make it last? The daily five minute writing time tends to be somewhat chaotic depending on who’s present and who’s absent but today everyone wrote! A few one liners but students truly transferred thoughts to…

Purple or Blue

I feel blue, but really that’s such a silly saying! Why not purple or black? I want to feel yellow, like the sun beaming down, warm and cozy. But tonight I cannot feel bright. The ball in my throat will not let up, tightening as the hours pass by. I’m not quite black because that would mean…

Strong Reminders

    A hopeful blanket wraps my shaking body and I count the breaths; 1…, 2…, 3… The fresh air slowly stings my lungs and my head begins to spin.  Excitement flutters in the pit of my stomach, Butterflies, that I’ve long retired, Begin to stir.  My eyes scan fast, My brain screams STOP! I…