Poem: Summer Lovin’

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 2, July 2nd

Prompt: Smiles of a Summer Night

(form:  lune)

Summer Lovin’

teenage memories
summer loves
sun-kissed, hot…and gone



Poem: The Boy Who Got Happy

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #261, 7 May 2014.  Topic: The Boy Who (blank)

(form: shadorma)


The Boy Who Got Happy

“Clap along if you know what happiness is to you”
— ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

I’m clapping
because happiness
is this grand
torrid love
affair that I’ve been living
since I met my wife.


Teaser Tuesday: The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr (Dreamsongs, Volume I)

Teaser Tuesday post for 21 January 2014:

Dreamsongs, Volume I by George R. R. Martin

“And there is one, at least, who tried to stop you with love.  Yet he was true for all that, and he never sang you false.”

from “The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr” from Dreamsongs, Volume I by George R. R. Martin


Teaser Tuesday logo


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


“Time would be precious from now on.” – A Quote from “The Thief of Always” by Clive Barker

The last paragraph in The Thief of Always is an apt summary of the lessons the protagonist, Harvey, learns over the course of the story:

“Time would be precious from now on.  It would tick by, of course, as it always had, but Harvey was determined he wouldn’t waste it with sighs and complaints.  He’d fill every moment with the seasons he’d found in his heart:  hopes like birds on a spring branch; happiness like a warm summer sun; magic like the rising mists of autumn.  And best of all, love; love enough for a thousand Christmases.”

Time is, indeed, precious.  Most of us don’t realize just how precious until we’re staring death in the eye or watching a loved one or friend in that staring match.  It would be wonderful if we were all fabulously wealthy and didn’t need to work to pay bills so we could follow the “live like you were dying” and “live each day as if it were your last” types of advice.  What we can do, though, is take Harvey’s final thought to heart and love…ourselves, our friends, our families.  Our mortal time is fleeting.  Let them know you think about them and that you love them, for we rarely know which words will be the last they hear from us and which deed will be the last the remember of us.

Poem: Love Is Sneaky

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 23, 23 Apr 2013, topic:  love poem and/or anti-love poem


Love Is Sneaky

Love is a sneaky bastard.
He creeps in while you aren’t looking
bops you over the head
and throws chains around your heart.
All you can do is hope
he’s as successful on your beloved.

Poem: My Favorite Recipe

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 13, 13 Nov 2012.
Topic: a letter poem and a recipe poem
Topic suggested by:  Michael Grove

(form: triolet)

My Favorite Recipe

a pinch, a rub, a dash, a sprinkling
turn up the heat and give me hot, Love
you’ll like this dish, I’ve got an inlking
a pinch, a rub, a dash, a sprinkling,
the fire there in your eye’s a-twinkling
tasting flesh you can’t get enough of
a pinch, a rub, a dash, a sprinkling,
turn up the heat and give me hot love


Poem: Love Is Patient?

Poems created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day15, 15 Nov 2011.  Topic (Two-for Tuesday): Love and Anti-Love

(form: fibonacci)

Love Is Patient?

a bit
during my wedding
to my beautiful bride
the Bible verse was read about love being patient,
but all I could think about was
stripping off her gown
so we could

Poems: Refrigerator Love & Poeming

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2011 April PAD Challenge: Day 19, 19 Apr 2011.

Refrigerator Love

Falling in love
many times, always
with the same person
makes for a successful
relationship -according
to the magnet on my fridge

(form:  Shadorma)

simile, rhythm,
rhyme, meter,
poetic forms -why I love
writing poetry