Poems from the latest Poem A Day challenge

I have to confess right from the start that I didn't finish the November 2016 Poem A Day (PAD) challenge. I was so caught up in my husband's recovery from his Grand Canyon accident that writing poetry during that time was the last thing on my mind. However, I wrote a poem a day for the first fifteen days. Here's a couple, including the prompts I wrote to. Write a wire poem. A wire poem could be about something that needs wires–like maybe a robot, TV, or automobile. But birds huddle on telephone wires, people wire money to each other, and kids can get wired off of too much candy and/or caffeine. In fact, I’m surprised I haven’t written more wired poems over the years. Birds on the Wire It fascinates me To see those birds Up there on the electrical wires. Don’t their little bird claws Perched around those strands Of metal get hot? They don’t seem to mind their perch. It’s where they come to meet their friends, Learn the latest gossip, And take a short break From their … [Read more...]

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Not a lot of writing going on now

  For the last couple of weeks I’ve been really caught up in the election. I couldn’t take my eyes and ears off of the conventions, nor can I stop reading about it in the newspapers and online. I'm also glued to the news shows every evening. Therefore not a lot of writing is going on in my life right now. In the last election I refused to post anything – either here or any of my other social media networks – about politics or my views about politics. I didn't want to offend any of my memoir customers who had different political views than mine. This election is too crucial for me to keep silent. And already I'm sure you can tell I’m with Hillary. There is no way I would vote for a person like Donald Trump. But this is not to say I feel she is the lesser of two evils. I’ve felt all along that she has the most experience for the job of president of the United States, and she has respectful relationships worldwide that she can call upon when needed in our dealings with … [Read more...]

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After the election

No, I’m not going to tell you who I voted for, and I don’t especially care who you voted for either. But I am going to share a few thoughts about the election. First of all I’m glad it’s over. I tried to keep up as much as possible but that took away precious time from the work on my plate – writing my web articles, networking with other authors, and putting out information about my writing works. However, I totally refused to publically comment, like, and support any information about the election on my social networks. Once in a while I’d write someone a personal message saying I supported his or her political posts, but that’s as far as I went. I felt sharing my political beliefs publically would offend my followers. I also didn’t want to get into political arguments. That’s not what I’m on the social networks for. And I’m not alone. The Manhattan Beach Patch shared the results of a Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project that “found that 18 percent of soc … [Read more...]

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