Monday, October 2, 2017

Tears For Fears

Not just a band name anymore
Latest shooting hits at the core
Never thought of band name's meaning
It's making sense as tears are streaming

Not such a country music fan
See live music, much as I can
Thoughts of being shot so scary
Another group made more wary

Not sure I'm ready to watch news
Stunned at the violence some will use
Innocent lives disappearing
Crying more tears from my fearing


Written just after hearing of shooting in Las Vegas as a way to process the news.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Death Threat

What does it mean to kneel?
Such anger some reveal
How scary it must feel
To get a Death Threat

What if arms interlock?
Not so much angry talk
Then surely it's a shock
To get a Death Threat

What is this wide divide?
No where for anger to hide
Maybe afraid to confide
They get a Death Threat


Response to stories of death threats received after NFL protests during National Anthem last weekend.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Tribe Writers = Prize Fighters

Geared up for next round


Always success bound



Tons of support found




Speakers well-renowned



Talent by the pound



Champions are crowned



Written Tribe Writers Conference 2017 last weekend
https://tribeconference.com/

Friday, September 15, 2017

Merrill


Beautiful Merrill rescued us ferals

Got us to write out our perils

Our dreams, our joys, stop making noise

In our head, writing them out instead

Giving us a haven to share if we dare

With others who lay bare

Showing how much we care

We herald our beautiful Merrill


Written in early August when I learned of Merrill's illness - posting on the weekend of Art & Soul Open House - where I took several of my writing workshops with her - learning to be Crazy Brave. 
So sad to learn of her passing yesterday 



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Drum Sounding

Learning the benefits from drum sounding
Time to experience some well-rounding
With the circle of the room
Feel the safety of the womb

Fearless sound, hear it all around

Feeling the elements of vibrations
Loving the changing sound sensations
Now my mind is feeling like mush
Body tingles down to the tush

Heal with sound, feel it all around


Written yesterday after Frame Drum Sound Circle at Art & Soul:
http://www.framedrumwisdom.com/

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Immersion Retreat

The Immersion Retreat -
I'll save you a seat
Maybe move to a beat
Escaping defeat
Lovely ladies to meet
You'll want to repeat

Check it out: www.immersionretreat.org


Friday, March 24, 2017

My Canvas

What will I paint on my canvas today?
What does the brush in my hand want to say?
Will I play in a colorful way?
Or make only gray from my tray?
Will I dive right in, or will I stop to pray 
For what I will paint on my canvas today?

Got guidelines to help lead me on the way.
Volunteers assist if I try to stray.
Wanting to do well with my art on display.
What will I paint on my canvas today?


Inspired by volunteer work at MyCanvas this week and wrote from the child's point of view:  http://www.lstn.org/mycanvas.html