Monthly Archives: April 2014

NaPoWriMo 2014 – No 17 – Changing Scenes


Skies darken from pale blue to darkest seen
Night slowly creeps over the garden green
Small animals scurry off to find their beds
Night’s muse paints the stars to complete the scene.


NaPoWriMo 2014 – No 16 – The Tangled Web



Of course I still love you,
To the moon and back.
I accept all your flaws –
There’s nothing that you lack
It’s not you it’s me –
We’ve simply grown apart.
I need to be alone,
Want to make a new start
No, no there is no other!
That girl? She was my mother!

Based on a given prompt to write a 10 line poem where each line was a lie.

Art – Kristin Calabrese, Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave, 2003, 90 x 108 inches, Oil on canvas
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles

NaPoWriMo 2014 – No 13 – Beach



The wet sand beneath my toes
is cold and mouldable
I pick some up in my hand
and imagine the rock
it once was.

Along the beach I find pebbles
of every size and shape
populating the beach
like people in a city
crowded together.

Are the big pebbles envious of
the smaller ones?
Do they dream?
What do they think of
as they sunbathe?

I use a small one to write
on a larger pebble
a message of hope
and of change
and of love

I write my name in the sand
and draw a sand flower
The waves roll in,
caress it and then
erase it forever.

NaPoWriMo 2014 – No 12 –The Joy of Joy



I hug my joy at night
It keeps me safe
from the night bears
who wander my room

I designed and made
my original joy in 1997
and have kept it ever since
– joy is always with me

Joy’s extreme survival techniques
have weathered many a storm
Neither the cold or hot temperature
can upset my joy – it prevails

I like to share my joy
with friends so that
they too can experience
the wonders of it

When you have joy
Keep it close
Nurture it
Love it.