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Perception of Rain

The dark clouds roll over a town as everyone waits for the clear skies to return. Photo from
November 2, 2020

Perception of Rain    The Sky remains an interesting thing One day it is blue The next it’s grey When the sky is blue Everyone stays out to play   The sky remains quiet  Listening...

Factory Reset

2020 has been crazy, with the Coronavirus, protests, the election,  U.F.O. sightings, and so many strange occurrences. It would be nice for everything to go back to normal. Photo by: Elizabeth Wood
October 30, 2020

I glance up to the sky. “Nothing,” I sigh to myself. I glance down at my watch and the screen lights up reading 1:45 a.m. I tilt my head back and look up at the sky again. This past year has been crazy...

christmas carol

 A blurred christmas tree taken to represent the blurred feelings conveyed in the poem. Photo by: Sydney Jarrard.
October 28, 2020

after everything, i kept the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens on my nightstand for weeks.   it haunted me, reminded me of everything i lost and everything i wanted to have.   i...

A Cup of Green Tea

A cup of green tea to resemble the tea they shared during Annie’s visit
of the short story.
September 30, 2020

Sandie Crest examined the odd-looking rock in her hand and felt overwhelmed with a mix of negative emotions. She wondered why this particular rock looked different than the rest while pouring rain started...


Our minds must evolve as society progresses, or we are doomed as a species.
September 29, 2020

Every evolution is a revolution of the brain Voices morph together, collective volume of the strain Offer up our hands, constructed through the construct of time Like fractured pieces of prehistoric...


 For even in my dreams, I always find my way back to you.
September 28, 2020

I never worried when I would see you again.  although the fear of the world tearing us apart kept me awake, I never worried when I would see you again.  even through the heartaches.   you’re...

Deep Ends

Oh, what power words are blessed with,
Capable of saving a life. (Photo from Pinterest)
March 23, 2020

Oh, how I longed to exist unapologetically To step onto the cold grass, barefoot To see what lies beneath the word: “me” However, what I found cannot be simply put; But I will try my best...

The Purpose Line

Every line has a purpose, and in this world, you have to follow it.
March 1, 2020

It’s called a Purpose Line. It's a line on the ground in front of you and only you can see your line. My line is blue, it's my favorite color. When the line is followed and you don’t stray from it,...

Love is Real

This is a cartoon heart drawn in photoshop. In contrast to the broken one made for his previous poem, the mended organ represents Steven’s change of heart. Photo by: Steven Gresham.
February 26, 2020

No one can explain love the say it’s like a dove flying high from above Some say it’s a gift from Heaven  it’s a true blessing just look at my friend Kevin when he found it he...

Captivating Sunflower

Photo by Tim Bates on Flickr.
February 19, 2020

It is you I see Swaying left and right with every breeze Petals dangling Bees sampling Above, you are towering In the light, showering The sun shines for you in all you go through It...


The yarn forms a heart to represent
 the love and pureness explained in the poem.
Photo from Pinterest. By Suzannah Clemn
January 28, 2020

Only purest hearts heal a broken one, Only the purest hearts stun the evil. Only the coldest, darkest hearts run, Only the coldest hearts create upheaval. If you find a pure heart, you find...

The Perfect White Christmas

Inches of snow on the perfect Christmas day.
Photo taken by: Mayah Talbot
December 17, 2019

When I think precipitation,  I see heavy clouds; Snow clouds roll into the cold night; It’s the snow that makes you shiver.    A blizzard it has become;  The arctic winds of...

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