I am excited to feature COLORADO POET in this post, once again.
I regularly invite other bloggers to share their perspectives on any topic. I invite you, right now. We do not have to all agree but must be respectful of each other.
Colorado Poet answered, twice. Kudos to you.
I believe that we must regularly engage with each other, feature each other, as Colorado Poet and I do, if we are serious about healing as a civilization.
I am privileged to have a blogger like Colorado Poet who is sincerely open to sharing her talent in the interest of creating better relations, understanding each other, and for plain friendship.
Her brand appeals to me. …A lot! I searched her site and easily selected several poems that resonate with me.
I love how the brevity of her poems efficiently utilizes the writing landscape. This is clearly not one of my strengths, as evidence by my lengthy posts that sometimes seem like novels.
She uses imagery quite effectively with her poems, identifying the picture’s location. I can tell that she puts great effort into selecting the perfect picture. So, with each poem, I included her chosen image for that poem. I also included links to her site all over the place. Check Colorado Poet out.
There is something even more impressive about Colorado Poet!
She is on the frontline of our defense against the spread of the COVID19. She is a blogger, creator, and nurse. She has a first-row seat on the suffering. In my opinion, she is a warrior and mentor. She sees the serious impact of the pandemic on some people nearly every day and takes it in stride. I am not sure that I could handle such a concentrated dose of reality, especially on a daily. She does. That in itself shows her love and compassion which is obviously extraordinarily strong.
She responded to my post on the COVID19 vaccines, where I expressed apprehension about taking the vaccine in the post 15 Reasons Why No COVID19 Vaccine For This Black Man! She has taken the vaccine without side effects but respects those (like me) who choose not to at this time. I like that, agreeing to disagree without getting all shady with each other. Please give her a big shoutout not only for her talent but for sharing her talents while working in a most intense environment.
Doing the type of front-line nursing work that Colorado Poet does, I am sure that often she has to wipe tears from her eyes and continue to fulfill God’s mission of serving others in desperation, knowing that she would be protected by her faith in the holy spirit.
Then after such rigorous and diligent effort, just as I do, she finds sanctity in her poetic creations.
Colorado Poet, speaking for myself and everyone who reads this post, We Love You! Kevy
Poetrimony By Colorado Poet
I wonder how the influence
of all the words I’ve read
loops around to the synapses in my mind
and shapes my thoughts and actions
all those writers who spoke into my life
some from thousands of years ago
some from today, literally
but even modern thoughts come often from far away
the buzz of thinking humanity in expression
reaching out to each other
teaching reflection and perspective
in different cultures, far different circumstances
change the way I view the world today
*my bookcase, Denver*
I thought that all my yesterdays would fade away
but I find they grow and fill the empty space when my mind is quiet
the child I was and the woman I became
live together in my mind
yesterdays visit my dreams
in the oddest times they pop into my mind
lingering as ghosts
some whom I love and some I confess I hate
I feel sure they will stay with me dancing on the edge of what is now
making me determined to cherish and keep those who are here
let ghosts sleep and the living love
The west is burning
the cool glades afire
the lakes fogged with ash
smoke slithering above the surface
the songs of animals silenced
the question of the future of the forests of our land
lies heavy with sadness on our western border
*on top of a ridge, somewhere in Montana*
I am only limited by
how much curiosity I bring
how much effort I make
my willingness to repeat a thing again and again
I believe that I can grow
that age will not define my ability to learn
that failure is just a word
that life is a puzzle that should be worked on
engaged with vigor
I want to be a hippie
I want to be a flower child
think only of the sun and stars
see flowers strewn in every frame
I want to feel only sunbeams
I want to hear the words of the wind
I want to say peace, peace, peace
let that mantra be enough
to carry me through the day
make all the ugly go away
I wasn’t born a hippie, though
while the beauty of a river heals my soul
it doesn’t last, alas
I find the old struggles of balancing love, kindness, mercy, and justice
I believe I must be true to my core beliefs
I must stand and speak in the face of pressure to capitulate
the world was never changed with silent arguments
Words must be said with confidence and courage
I must examine my motives to make sure it is not out of selfishness, anger or pride
be careful to speak my truth with kindness
But if I don’t stand strong in the face of your agenda
your wrong thinking
I will be swallowed up
you are shrouded
quick walks out of the room
glances and short words of ascent
finding where you fit and pushing boundaries
it’s an age-old dance of growing up
I’ve danced it
I believe you will find peace
learn to give and receive love
open hands to the world
*Salem, OR December 2019*
with life there is hope
there are options
tomorrow is always a new day
that comes with freedom, autonomy and power
not satisfied with the meaning of today
I can choose change, however small
I do not know how the ending of my story will be written
not despair but hope
not stagnancy but creation
*RHINO district Denver*
How To Express Feelings In Poetry. A Fun Poetry Exercise!! – Dec 24, 2019 – Victoria Hunter
Learn how to express feelings in a poem. Love, pain, and anger can really affect people and poets want to express them in a poem.
Here is a poetry exercise that helps you to learn how to show feelings in a poem. The poetry exercise can be used be over and over again. New Poets often struggle with expressing feelings in a poem, and usually just write prose pieces, with cliches. The exercise also teaches poets how to sketch, before doing the 1st draft of their poem, and to just start putting words on the page. For further lessons on how to show feeling in a poem, please look for my book “Sparks” on Amazon Kindle early in the 2020 New Year.
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