Jana Lapel

  • Hi again…Bhasha…Happy to see your response and comment about my poem “Your Unconditional Love”…it is an easy thing for me to write about my late husband…since he died in 2007 I have written dozens …of poems about our “miracle” 16 years together. I hope it inspires others to never give up on themselves! Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Thank you Bhasha …for your comment about my “Homeless and Forgotten” poem. I did not follow the prompt exactly…which was to speak from the Homeless person’s perspective…but this is what I ended up with….and I am pleased to know you liked the flow! Thank you for taking time to read it and then comment. Much appreciated!

  • Jana Lapel commented on the post, Techno vs. Talent 3 years ago

    Hi Sharon…Thank you for your comment…I had fun with this one! Glad you enjoyed it too!

  • Thank you for your comment…This was the first poem of the Marathon for me…and I still hate getting up early…so that memory was “top o’ the mind!” 🙂

  • Hi Ingrid….Thank you for your lovely comment. I had fun playing with the words suggested for this poem. You just never know where words will “lead you”. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Jana Lapel commented on the post, Techno vs. Talent 3 years ago

    Yes, This was a fun one for me! Thanks!

  • Thank you…even with our struggles I miss her. Appreciate your comment!

  • Cancel the band…no dancing tonight!

    Under the Canopy
    out at the Lake
    the wedding took place
    though it was a mistake

    The bride knew for weeks
    he was not the right guy
    but she just couldn’t […]

    • Hi Ingrid….Thank you for your lovely comment. I had fun playing with the words suggested for this poem. You just never know where words will “lead you”. Glad you enjoyed it!

  • (one of the many places I have called home)

    I’ve lived in many places
    Three countries I’ve called home
    But I was always restless
    a Gypsy..born to roam

    A few times I’ve been homeless
    but never on the […]

    • This poem actually talks….a good message. I love the flow though. Well done! 🙂

      • Thank you Bhasha …for your comment about my “Homeless and Forgotten” poem. I did not follow the prompt exactly…which was to speak from the Homeless person’s perspective…but this is what I ended up with….and I am pleased to know you liked the flow! Thank you for taking time to read it and then comment. Much appreciated!

  • As a modern day version of the biblical Samaritan Woman (also known as the Woman at the Well in John 4) I survived child abuse and four broken marriages. At age 50 I met my FIFTH husband…who said he did not […]

    • Wow…I really don’t have much to say. Just that when I read this…I could feel it. Really touching.

      • Hi again…Bhasha…Happy to see your response and comment about my poem “Your Unconditional Love”…it is an easy thing for me to write about my late husband…since he died in 2007 I have written dozens …of poems about our “miracle” 16 years together. I hope it inspires others to never give up on themselves! Thanks for reading and commenting.

        • I can totally relate to what you have said. For me, love is the singlemost driving factor in poetry. As for reading and commenting….believe me when I say this…the pleasure is all mine. 🙂

  • Robert Frost wrote about the Road NOT Taken
    I won a first place reading it in a high school speech contest
    It is still one of my favorites.
    NOW..I will write about the ROAD I’ve […]

  • (photo of Becky Beck, my birth name in Iowa…singing first and later acting and writing …now back to finishing my book project)

    As a Participant in the Poetry Marathon
    In just eight posts…I cannot […]

  • Oh, no!

    Really?
    It’s on the 7th floor?
    I AM going to have to
    walk through THAT door…

    And get into that box!
    that vertical trap
    and hold my breath
    when I hear that door snap

    One time I got […]

  • Today I spotted gold leaves among the green on the trees outside my window. Pretty as it is…it reminds me of what is coming. It is called WINTER in Canada. Oh, there may be a short period called FALL that […]

  • Forty years ago
    I became a clown
    and what a joyful job it was
    I was known all over town

    I sang my songs and told my tales
    and gave my puppets voices
    but now today I’m really “lost”
    among the techno […]

  • Jana Lapel commented on the post, The Puzzle Pieces 3 years ago

    I thought I did follow the prompt….first, I wrote ten lines…then I went back and inserted ten more lines …adding to the unfolding of the story. I ended up with twenty lines…interspersed and not added at the end. perhaps we were to show the separation in the copy we posted?

  • I searched for the puzzle pieces
    it took me seventy years
    wanting to learn more about me
    and why I had so many tears
    How did I get to be “this way”?
    I always felt “crazy”, you see
    We may have looked fine on […]

    • I thought I did follow the prompt….first, I wrote ten lines…then I went back and inserted ten more lines …adding to the unfolding of the story. I ended up with twenty lines…interspersed and not added at the end. perhaps we were to show the separation in the copy we posted?

  • Before Darkness overtakes us
    we must walk toward the LIGHT
    The challenge is to know the TRUTH
    and seek to do what’s right

    The world is in a struggle
    and humankind needs hope
    Before Darkness does destroy […]

  • Jana Lapel wrote a new post, Our Time 3 years ago

    ONE is lonely
    It’s called “Alone”
    Not the most fun
    I have ever known

    TWO can share life
    It was meant to be
    a Blessed Time together
    for both you and me

    THREE is the very BEST
    we put ourselves in HIs […]

  • It’s the End of sleep for another night
    I hug the covers oh, so tight

    My Mother’s annoying wake up call
    bounces off my bedroom wall

    “Good Morning to you…
    Good Morning to you….

    Time to get […]

    • What a lovely tribute to your mother. I’m so sorry for your loss.

      • Thank you…even with our struggles I miss her. Appreciate your comment!

      • Thank you for your comment…This was the first poem of the Marathon for me…and I still hate getting up early…so that memory was “top o’ the mind!” 🙂

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