Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Writer

"The Writer"

Laying there, the filtered morning sun lands on my husband's bare shoulder as he softly snores. I can't help but focus on the hollow feeling in the pit of my being. It is beautiful and serene this hour of morning, yet I cannot shake the indescribable emptiness lingering within me. I close my eyes and focus, trying hard to locate the source of this void. Somehow, if I can find its origin, I will be on my way to filling it, making myself whole once again. I see the beauty of this desolate feeling I have and I imagine how I'd capture it. In my mind, I begin the opening lines of a novel. "I lie here in bed with nothing to distract my focus from the empty hollow within me. I ache to satisfy the longing to fill the darkness, bringing light to this lost part of my being." I lay there and revel in the satisfaction of that thought. To fill the blank pages of paper with words depicting the ideas and emotions rushing through my mind seems to draw all of my interest. A smile slowly creeps across my lips until I am conscious of its bloom. It is at this moment that I realize that that hollow within me is a place where self-expression used to take its shape in the creativity of the written word. So it was, the irony, that I might lay in bed one morning and think of writing a book to explore the emptiness I was experiencing, in hope of finding its cause and mending it. And in the daydream of solving my problem, I stumbled upon the very thing that I was longing write again with feeling and beauty for no reason but to create it.

Sunday, November 16, 2008



In the morning, when I rise
I gaze into his gold-green eyes
Hold his big strong hands in mine
And feel his love so true and fine
A sturdy man, so sensitive
A strength in life, a thirst to live
So gradually he slipped away
With loved ones 'round
He found his way

Saturday, November 15, 2008



In the morning, when I rise
I gaze into her gold-green eyes
Stroke fingers through her golden hair
And tell her just how much I care
Her smile brightens up my day
Her beauty takes my breath away

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wrote This in Fifth Grade


The beads and braids of long black hair
The warm brown eyes of sorrow
Their lives are filled with love and care
But will they see tomorrow?