Project 52 – Week 35

August 23, 2012 § 3 Comments

The Woman That Saved Me

Graduation day, 19 year old me
My son had just turned three

Two years earlier I was alone and unsure
Struggling but trusting my intentions as pure

I sought a way to make good and do right
And before long I had an angel in sight

The woman that saved me
Is as mild mannered as they come

Well, after all, she is a Nun

But not typical, in any way, shape or form
Sister Betty Ann was definitely not the norm

But she always got the job done
She always made her point and got her way

At the very end of the day

The woman that saved me
Built a school where I could go
When I was 18 with a toddler in tow

And when she spoke with me
She always encouraged the best I could be

She was also an English teacher and liked my poetry
She always told me I should keep at it

The woman that saved me

Project 52 – Week 33 (I think)

August 10, 2012 § 5 Comments

A Novel Idea

I wondered how long I could ignore
I wasn’t sure I would last a day

Let alone a week, a month
But it’s been over a year

Since I put away
A story I started so long ago

Always believing it a novel idea
Always happy when I was working on it
Always wanting to just finish it

Project 52 – Week 30.5ish

July 24, 2012 § 1 Comment

Facing My Fears

It’s a wonder I made it to forty
For all the things I’m scared of

Recently, I tried, going up really high
Something that births terror in my belly

It’s a wonder I didn’t scream
Oh wait, I did, a little

We went up and around 170ft
Again, and again, again and again

Something outside creaked loudly
Hubby laughed wickedly

At the expression on my face

Finally, it ended, I bolted
And almost kissed the ground

It’s a wonder I made it to forty years

When I’m scared of heights, loud noises, spiders, the dark, traffic,
clowns, balloons, aliens, doors left unlocked, bunnies (you’ve obviously
never had one jump across your path at night) and a host of other things.

Project 52 – Week 29

July 15, 2012 § 2 Comments

The Falls

Majestic, loud in their thundering
Throwing water and air

Over the chasm
Without remorse

Nature’s intentions witnessed
Lost I am in awe

Niagara Falls

* Note: I know I’ve said I’m not photographer but I think I did pretty good with that one. Can you see the double rainbow?

Project 52 – Week 26

June 27, 2012 § 2 Comments

By the Lake

More than two hours does it take
To get ourselves by the lake

Bluest skies, green lush forest
Nope, there’s nothing for it

Water rippling across the way
Oh how it makes my day

Sitting by the lake


Night time is as grand as day
Having a fire feels like play

Roasting hot dogs, making smores
A soul couldn’t ask for more

Being by the lake

Days go fast with nothing to do
What’s even better is finding you

To share my morning coffee with
It doesn’t get much better than this

Life by the lake

Project 52 – Week 24

June 19, 2012 § 1 Comment

Duckies in the Pool

To live in suburbia
With all it’s city fascia

To live within hedges
And man-made landscapes

I revel and think it too cool
When I find duckies in the pool

To live within constraints
Mostly without complaint

Nothing makes my day
As something so out of the way

Like duckies in the pool

Project 52 – Week 23

June 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hat tip to Cate@Moments of Whimsy for the invitation to share in this project of making it a goal to do something I love at least once a week. I’ve been lax lately. Even when the rare urge to prose struck, I mostly ignored it. But this week I’ve been inspired to jump back in.

When Good is Better than Better

Better means trying harder
Better means yesterday was less

Better means some kind of measure
Better means comparisons

But when good is good it’s great

When looking down means being content
With what is on your plate

That’s when good is good and great

Better means still holding on
To something less than fine

Better means that yesterday
Is still too much on my mind

‘Cause right now good is good
And that’s better than better

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