Category: Poetry

Trichotillomania: Her incredibly powerful poetry

Trichotillomania: Her incredibly powerful poetry
One thing I try to do to support my oldest child – the one that suffers from Trichotillomania – is encourage her creative side. This 13 year old girl who suffers from anxiety and compulsive hair-pulling is scary-good creative. She had to write poetry for her Accelerated Language Arts class, and the result is incredibly... Read more »

Fall - a grey and blustery poem

Fall - a grey and blustery poem
I don’t often write poetry, but when I do, it seems to be about the seasons. They inspire me. I’ve written Snow Falls – A winter poem and Ahhh….Spring!, so it seems fitting on this grey, blustery day in October that I add one for Fall. I hope you enjoy it. Grey clouds weep for their friend, the sun,... Read more »

Ahhh... Spring!

Ahhh... Spring!
Ahhh… Spring! Standing still. Breathing deeply. Caressing olfactories; coolness refreshing. Smells of moldy leaves edging. Bulbs poking, screaming “My Turn!” Birds! Hawks circling, Bluejays squawking. Mourning Doves crying. Cardinals singing. Squirrels dancing, hungrily searching. Breathing deeply. Standing, wallowing in sunshine. Feeling brightness, renewing warmth. Winter fleeing, Spring encroaching. Humans stop hibernating. Kids playing. Street hockey... Read more »
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Snow Falls - a winter poem

Snow Falls - a winter poem
Snow falls…. “Hushhhhh…” says the wind, as the Christmas lights dance and sway to the music of the breeze. First world sounds are muted; distant. Crunch, crunch, crunch under my feet. A bunny dashes – furry lightning hides in a bush; footprints prove he was there. A sleepy neighborhood waits…. waits for glistening, shimmering frozen... Read more »