Monthly Archives: April 2014

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.