Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Recovering Poet


 I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am. ~Sylvia Plath

A few years ago I watched the movie "Julia and Julia".  I became fascinated by the idea of having a voice out in the blogasphere.  Speaking my thoughts out loud and actually having someone listen.  It became another branch of a dream that I already had stirring in the winds of my heart and mind, and I knew that it was something that I would eventually do. 

It was not long after those thoughts that my world took a turn that I had never expected.  I was faced with the stress of an adult child with a severe drug addiction.  I cannot express how devastating it was for me, but somehow through out that period I took the time to create my blog and started plugging away at writing and making my voice heard.  Little by little I met other bloggers to follow that also followed me.  I came across a blog called Poets Who Blog. At the time I was unaware it was not an active site so I left my email and a link to my site.  Within a month of that time I was contacted by Robert Lloyd the founder of another wonderful and still very active site called "Poet's United".  Since then there has been no turning back. 

My life has changed in many ways since then.  I am now divorced, living in an apartment with my son.  It is hard sometimes, but I always have something new to write about, and that is a good thing.  I have found that I write more in adversity than I do in the complacency of easy times, but I do write either way.  All I can hope for now is that I will find inspiration and a true muse in the good times that I hope await.

The True Science of Karma

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As she has planted, so does she harvest; such is the field of karma. ~Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Selected Essays

"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say."
~Anaïs Nin
I wanted to gather together some of the essays that I had written over the years and have them in one place.  These are the ones that I wanted to share again.  I hope that get somethings more from them the second time around.

All That Can Be Saved

Beautiful Free Bird

A Slow Lightening

Like Etchings in Stone

Building a Life

One Big Prayer, This Windmill and A Dog Named Slick

Balloons For Heaven

Under His Umbrella

Everyday In Heaven