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Missing Maya Angelou

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by in May

Though I did not know her, she knew me And so I cry Soothed by her wise, wondrous words By the knowledge that her voice – Soulful, sweet, strong – carries on and on and on and on

Garden of Hope

Posted on 23. Jun, 2013 by in June

It’s been forever since I posted anything, but I wrote this little ditty to share at Children’s Time this Sunday in church. And I thought I’d post it here, for old time’s sake!   Some days are a little bit harder than others And your face makes a frown And your spirits sink down. Well […]


Posted on 16. Mar, 2011 by in March

In these last few days the world (both far and near) has taught me that looking into my children’s faces is a luxury. Today I have tried my best to indulge myself. It seems the only sensible thing to do in the midst of such senselessness.

Shaken (Haiku)

Posted on 13. Mar, 2011 by in March

Shock and grief tumble Over one another as The land falls away  

Dessert Therapy

Posted on 03. Aug, 2010 by in August

Strawberry cake And strawberry frosting Swirl atop a day Both long and exhausting. Made with three eggs, Flour, sugar, butter, Sweetened by the fingers Of a boy and his brother. The super-secret cure For a patience worn thin? A table full of boys With frosting on their chins.

Sound Off

Posted on 01. Aug, 2010 by in August

Hello sun Hello son Over ate Overrate Through the pain Through the pane Broken gate Broken gait Gentle rain Gentle reign You have one You have won Always write Always right

Diamante Ditty

Posted on 03. Jun, 2010 by in June

Quiet Hushed Harmony Waking, Whispering, Waiting Cool Calm, Rustle Rise Smiling, Stretching, Singing Tip-Toe Tickle Morning

Free Free Verse

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in June

Through the rainy window, all the world runs together. Colors and lines and time. My mind drifts. And then I find it, wandering after you. It follows you back, years from here, To that day you held my hand While the lazy afternoon stretched out under the Texas sun. My dress was white. You smiled […]

Lullaby Ballad

Posted on 01. Jun, 2010 by in June

A long and lazy summer day All dusted gold with sand, When treasure is discovered, clutched Inside a tiny hand. When sticky smiles stretch out for miles On faces, pink and round, And laughter bounces off the walls – A pure and perfect sound. When tired eyes resist the pull Of sweet and tender rest, […]

Luscious Limerick

Posted on 31. May, 2010 by in May

When faced with a luscious confection I’ll not even consider rejection. It happens so often I’ve started to soften, But only across my midsection.