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To Cross the Finish Line

Finish it! Polish the 58,000 words I’ve written into a complete, coherent, and compelling story. Not be distracted by blog posts or new poetry books that threaten procrastination of the goal. Not be paralyzed by doubt. Capitalize on the feedback … Continue reading

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Doubt Lies

I had a great idea for a blog post, and then another, and another. Did I write them down? No. Instead I listened to the voice in my head that said they weren’t worth writing. That voice is talking to … Continue reading

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Free Time

What do you do with your free time? I like to write with mine It’s quite sublime But free time is difficult to find when other add items to growing to-do lists Expectations and responsibilities Favors and reasonable requests The … Continue reading

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A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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A Storm of Doubt

Doubt blows through a dust-devil of uncertainty clouding my judgment It’s hard to recognize the truth in the storm To believe the evidence right in front of my face One does not become a contest finalist if one cannot write … Continue reading

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Extremes

Thirty words seem easy compared to thirty thousand or more needed for a memoir With only thirty you can just delete all the ones you really don’t want to share

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My Memoir Monster

If my memoir is a monster Taking on a life of its own Does that make me Dr. Frankenstein Madly nurturing what I’ve grown Or am I more like Dr. Jekyll Consumed by my Mr. Hyde A raging egomaniac Fueled … Continue reading

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Choices

Life is a series of choices Some seem insignificant but have life-changing impact Others we agonize over but are insignificant in the grand scheme of things Some choices appear to be the only option We can’t see the consequences to … Continue reading

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Sifting Beans

I’m sifting through dry beans picking out rocks tossing damaged beans skipping the limas keeping the good ones planning a steaming hot pot of bean soup with bacon carrots, celery, and onion a few of my favorite herbs Or maybe … Continue reading

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Birth of a Poem

How, pray tell, does a poet decide Which words to lay side-by-side How did Milton measure the cost When he penned Paradise Lost Could Dickinson take a single breath Without thoughts of poetry on death When describing Ben Adhem’s vision … Continue reading

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