Freestyle, Holidays, Poetry, Writing

Never-ending Holidays

Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush on Pexels.com Oh, look at thatHalloween, my favorite holiday,Over for another yearTime to relax and recuperateOh, what's that, you say?The Thanksgiving decorations are already out again!?Scratch that, thenTime to rush out and spill more moneyAfter a lovely feast and celebration with familyFinally, Thanksgiving is overSurely, now it's time to restOh no,… Continue reading Never-ending Holidays

Freestyle, Poetry, Writing

Crimson Prison

Photo by Andy Buckley on Pexels.com In a lonely prisonCrafted from crimson,I am confinedHere, silence reigns,An empty spaceFor the condemned to stayDarkness casts over all,Leaving nary a sliver of lightIn a lonely prisonCrafted from crimson,I stare at towering wallsWithin them, I see thoseWho are damned,Just as I amThe distorted faces groan,Pleading for theirSuffering to endSomeday,… Continue reading Crimson Prison

Freestyle, Inktober, Poetry, Writing

What I Learned From Participating in Inktober

Inktober is traditionally geared towards artists. However, my art skills are less than stellar. So, I decided to participate with poems instead. I followed along with the official prompt list and wrote a new poem for each one. Needless to say, Inktober was a huge learning experience for me. Here are a few takeaways from my experience with it.

Freestyle, Inspiration, LGBTQ, Poetry, Writing

Girl Meets Girl

Photo by Barcelos_fotos on Pexels.com A girl named Rosa once moved, And was forced to attend a new schoolShe spent the first few weeks of classUtterly aloneUntil one day, another girl in homeroomDecided to take a chance, To risk embarrassment The girl's name was Ruby, And fearlessly, with a beaming smileOn her gentle face, she extended a… Continue reading Girl Meets Girl

Poetry, Writing, Freestyle

Gods of Old

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Beneath the towering mountains, Underneath the restless sea, Within the infernal abyss of volcanoes, Ingrained in the ivory landscape above, Hovering in the tumultuous sky, Lingering in distant memoriesFrom a past forgotten long ago, They live in the souls Of their ancestors, an undying legacyHere, the gods of oldWill forever have a home © 21 October 2019,… Continue reading Gods of Old

Freestyle, Horror, Poetry, Writing

Closer, Closer

Photo by Tú Nguyễn on Pexels.com The faint fluttering of tiny wings, Sounding in the distanceCloser, closerA golden gleam of pixie dust, Drifting throughout the nightCloser, closerA melodic voice, Tinkling like chimes in a gentle breezeCloser, closerEver closerA famished fairy bearing crimson stained fangs, Longing to feast on human fleshCloser and closer, Until you're deadWhat a lovely fairytale © 30 September… Continue reading Closer, Closer

Animals, Cats, Family, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #2 – Cute Kitty Nicknames!

With four kitties in the house, you can bet we have distinct nicknames for each cat. Some are seemingly random, some stick permanently, and others, not so much. They range from cute nicknames, to somewhat strange ones. And some, you probably wouldn't understand without background information. So, here's a list of the nicknames my family and I have for each of our cats!

Inspiration, Motivational, Poetry, Writing

Everyday Heroes

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok on Pexels.com The woman that paidFor another's mealThe man that took a bulletTo save a little childThe kid that stopped a fellow studentFrom being bulliedThe people that try to addA bit of positivity to the worldThroughout daily life,There are countless peopleWho become legendsHowever big or small,They leave an impact,One that helps… Continue reading Everyday Heroes

Inspiration, Poetry, Writing

A Single Wish

Photo by Nita on Pexels.com A single wish,Of the most pure, pristine kind,Always left unfulfilledYearning for somethingSo much, it consumes your soul,Flames that burn inA glorious eternityCountless hardshipsAnd boundless adversitiesStand in the way,Trying to muffleSuch beautiful lightYet, that longingIs never snuffedNo matter what,It burns valiantly onA wish so pure,It can never truly die © 19… Continue reading A Single Wish

Inspiration, Poetry, Writing

Candles

Photo by Hakan Erenler on Pexels.com In the dense darkness of night,Candles stay alightAlthough their wicks shorten,And their flames dwindle,The candles burn on,Pillars of lightTo guide the lostNo matter how the embers fray,Always, the candles continue to breathe,Swathed in a valiant struggleOf light and darkThey go on untilThe very end © 06 November 2019, by… Continue reading Candles

Animals, Cats, Family, Feline Friday

Feline Friday #1 – Meet my Kitties!

Zen This sweetie is the oldest of my furbabies. She's currently five years old, and we adopted her from a home overcrowded with kittens. Zen started out as the runt of her litter. She was tiny and malnutritioned; it was truly heartbreaking to see. But, I’m very happy to say, Zen is the picture of… Continue reading Feline Friday #1 – Meet my Kitties!

LGBTQ, Poetry, Writing

Love is Love (Always)

Photo by Amber Lamoreaux on Pexels.com To me, love is always just that,LoveWhether between a man and a woman,Or a man and a man,Woman and womanLove is a binding force that affects us allWe all deserve to feel it,To bask in its warmthNever should it be a question of gender,Rather one of compassion sharedLove is… Continue reading Love is Love (Always)

Gratitude, Inspiration, Motivational

What I’m Thankful For – Everyday Gratitude

Although I have my fair share of struggles, there are many things I'm thankful for. And that feeling of gratitude never lessens, even as the holiday season does. It's a sensation I experience year round, in many different aspects of my life. So, to celebrate, here's a list of what I’m most grateful for!