A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.


#OctPoWriMo: Oct 29-31

cold delicious iced tea drink

cold delicious iced tea drink

OctPoWriMo #29: Laugh Lines 

Hills and valleys converge  
and take shape along  
the soft silky brown texture  
of your landscape. 
It is with these features  
that you reveal your wisdom  
like the natural and carefully  
designed rings of a tree. 


#OctPoWriMo: Oct 27 & 28

antique black classic phone

OctPoWriMo #27: Drive 

The young ones would ride in the back seat fearing for their lives. 
The old kids would learn how to drive in the front seat with you. 
I would panic at the thought of my cousins out on the road, 
but you would calmly teach the drivers who were brand new. 
We would sit in the back seat of your large van completely carefree, 
listening to music, playing with cousins, and the foster kids that you raised. 
My first memories of you were on the back roads in your car. 
You were always out helping your town which always left me amazed. (more…)

#OctPoWrMo: Oct 25th & 26th

countryside in Mississippi

countryside in Mississippi

OctPoWriMo #25: Mississippi

You will never forget how to spell
After the teacher put you through hell
You tried desperately not to cry
You had to know about the place you lived by
A nearby Southern state
Another word that you probably even hate
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I (more…)

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 22nd-24th

bench carved stones cemetery

bench carved stones cemetery

OctPoWriMo #22: Tough 

Your smile, soft as silk  
smooths over the roughness  
that we encounter.  
I take an easy  
and calming breath  
knowing kindness from you. 
You see the good in others,  
and view the glass of life half full. 

#OctPoWriMo: Oct 19th-21st

beautiful blooming blur, green thumb

beautiful blooming blur, green thumb

OctPoWriMo #19: Joy 

Pure joy can’t be kept hidden by you for long. 
You end up spilling  
the bits and pieces of happiness  
with everyone around you. 
You smile warmly  
and spread your contagious laughter around. 
You can fill a room of cold silence  
with love that can thaw the hardest of hearts.