Day 3 A-Z Challenge People Edition (C)
So…this one was easy. This lady is phenomenally talented. I’ve done a review on her chapbook already. But I could wax poetic about her words any day. She is a gorgeous lady and her words are raw, yet beautiful. She digs in deep, never sugar-coating anything. She doesn’t just write. She lives in each line.
If you don’t follow her, you should. – A
Everything turns blue
if you dissect it
even the color purple.
I feel how words exit
like last night’s
as the burning sensation
warmed my insides
along with your hand upon
my skin. The combination
Just because I listen to my voices
does not mean
you need to.
You go about and leave me
in this shallow water
it’s not cold at all
my illness has gone
my hands are warm again
my feet touching the ground
but my imagination
it creates blame
my own intentions.
Often, you deny it all
and I believe all the
lies. The fact is
I am a consensus
a Canadian statistic
and now I am
growing my own garden
you on top of me
digging deep inside me
for all the answers
to the questions
you can never ask.
Day 2 A-Z Challenge People Edition (B)
She calls herself a creative eccentric. I just call her a gorgeous writer.
Ms Bain has the ability to teach with her words, showing us truths from different perspectives. She writes with a lovely type of melancholy, but also with strength. Her words enlighten with a profound simplicity, beautifully composed.
I am the sum of all who have helped me
all who have shown me the way
I am the sum of all who have offered me
their tomorrow’s are my today
I am the sum of all who saw in me
what I did not see in myself
the sum of a precious journey…
The path beyond myself
I am the sum of all who gave to me
what I could not find inside of me
I am the song that was sung to my heart
echoing beyond my darkest night
the sum of a thousand tender gifts
Speaking love and beauty and dignity…
©Karen Bain 2016.All Rights Reserved.
Day One A-Z Challenge, People Edition (A)
For my very first go at this, I chose this lovely lady to spotlight. I follow her on many social media outlets, but I really wanted to take the time to delve into her words.
She has a knack for evoking emotion that touches. Each poem, a glimpse into the woman behind the words. From her writing alone, I can tell how strongly she feels, how much her family means, her effort to embrace life.
She creates art with words, in longer pieces and the shorter blips that reach out and grab you.
Check her out! – A
One hand grasping
the loved ones
in my life,
dear souls who
have passed on.
The other hand
to my future,
children who have
seemed to inch
closer to adulthood
in such a short
span of time,
and the rest of
my family who
keep my life
full of happiness
A chain of life
This looks like a fun way to interact with some other blogs, and get to know another writer! Sharing for others who might be interested 🙂
I was seeing things here and there about the April A-Z challenge, where from April 1st to April 26 you write one post per day with the theme or topic of the day corresponding to that day’s letter. For example on April 1st your topic could be April Fools. On the 2nd you could pick Balls. And so on. I was quite disappointed that I would have to wait another year to participate in this challenge so here I’d like to start the A-Z PE Challenge. This is the people edition! So on the first day you find someone who’s screen name starts with A and you check out their blog. The idea is that you read through some of their posts, introduce yourself and give them some feedback. Then, write your post of the day and publish it, describing who the person is and your experience finding and interacting…
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He weaves darkness so beautifully…
This is a poem that takes Twitter’s 140-character limit and blasts it out of the water. I’d considered breaking this up and putting it out there in chunks, but I hated what that did to the flow so I abandoned that idea.
I’ve struggled with depression, and while I’m doing much better now, I wrote this at a very dark time for me. It reflects a lot of the negative thinking that always tries to climb in when I’m not paying attention, but it’s also a very real picture of how I was feeling at the time.
Finally, I traditionally avoid cursing in writing that I put in in public, but this one needed it, so be warned there. I hope you enjoy these words.
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Jacquie (@Entiretyinbits) earns us our “E for explicit language” rating and makes us fall that much more in love with her. We also tweet Jesus, because, well… Nina has some questions for him. Our interview concludes with a reading by Roger Litherland (@ThePoetryThumb) who is our guest next week on Writistry.
Let them go…
all the demons that you hold onto, thoughts of the past and what you should’ve done different or better. Let go of the regrets and the what ifs. Let go of the worry that clings to your skin, infiltrating every action or non-action, every possibility. Let go of the all the things that keep holding you back. And remind me to let go too.