Burden – Poetic Lament

Burden – Poetic Lament

Burdenfear nibbles at the edges of her soul, like a rataboard a sinking ship that leaks, lists and tipsbecause she has woken to face yet another pain filled day, unrefreshed in every wayher spirits are plummeting fast and her heartcontracts as she thinks about the...
Caregiver – A Poetry Prompt

Caregiver – A Poetry Prompt

Today’s poetry prompt is explores the life-living role of caregiving – what it means to have a caregiver, to be a caregiver, for some of us, both. Let’s begins with an example by William McDonald. MOMENTS I want to do this.I don’t want to do this.I...
Everness – Inspired by Psalm 23

Everness – Inspired by Psalm 23

Inspired by Psalm 23When healing oil was needed      for the wounds within my soul, When battered raw and bleeding,      I needed to be whole. When enemies surrounded me,      and all I knew was fear, My Shepherd came and found me,      and whispered, “I am here.” He...
Not The Way Things Ought To Be

Not The Way Things Ought To Be

It’s not the way things ought to beAnd yet the way things are,I look above and see a voidAnd not one single star.Then in the day the blue is grey,The winds of change are stilled,My heart it seemsMust die to dreamsI’ll never see fulfilled. It’s not...
A Harvest of Grains – A Poetry Prompt

A Harvest of Grains – A Poetry Prompt

Welcome! We’re delighted you’re here and excited to embark on this journey of creative exploration through the joys and challenges of living with chronic physical and/or mental illness through the lens of poetry.This idea has danced at the edges of my heart for more...

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