Hi All

Hello This is my second time at the poetry marathon and I take the opportunity to wish all marathoners all the very best

What I Don’t Want

Thank you for being A terrible partner For had you been good I would never have learned What I don’t want What I won’t tolerate The lesson was extremely costly But I promise It won’t be Soon forgotten Because of you I understand I deserve…

This will  be my 4th Poetry Marathon, my 3rd Half. This year, my daughter Mary will be joining me again and we will be writing several poems as a mother/daughter team. Two years ago, we did this while she was working in Chile as a…

Howdy Y’all!

Hey y’all, I’m Mandi and I’ve been writing most of my life. I wrote my first poem at age 6 and I haven’t stopped since — although I have taken quite a few hiatuses due to Life. In 2012, I lost my husband Rickey after…

Hello

Hello Everyone! I reside in Rocky River, Ohio with my husband and three children. I am a middle school language arts teacher and gifted intervention specialist. I get to teach all the nerdy kids who love talking about Dr. Who and Harry Potter. It is…

Stef with an “f”

Hello, fellow writers!  I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Stefanie. You can call me Stef but when you notate me please please please spell my name correctly. It’s the only thing I can really call mine. Plus, it rhymes. …

We Need . . .

We need weekly to take the bread and wine, commune with nature, and seek blessings divine. We need people who care, old folks and children, and those men and women willing to dare. We need snow flakes in winter, buds in the spring, falling leaves…

The Piano Man

  Playing a jazz solo at the grand piano behind the ferns, He sang a sorrowful melody of his worldly concerns. As a lantern lights the beech, or a shoe shiner cleans boots, This player could never be in cahoots with the men in suits….

Dear John,

Ever self-important, you’ll certainly recognize yourself if called upon, You’re now officially put on notice, so perhaps the light begins to dawn. Conspicuously conceited, stuck up, so very vain, and also ever laden With Freudian attention-seeking tendencies–you’re always misbehaving. I heard you berate a much…

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