Harriet

Ninety miles she walked, towards liberty or death with God’s voice in her ear.   Ninety miles she trudged through forest and stream she knew her worth and did not fear.   Ninety miles she led her people, like Moses led the Israelites, from bondage…

Barb in 3 Lines

Behind her pulpit Words of love, hope, offering From God’s heart words flow. (Hour 1/Haiku)

The Giver

She shares my laughter and soothes my pain embraces darkness and celebrates rain. She’s the only person who accepts me for me. When I encounter a blind spot she helps me to see. I’ve never known anyone so strong and wise A stalwart soul who…

HER

Shoot her with your hurtful words Like a balloon, she will float up in the sky Cut her with your sharp actions Like a kite, she will, after a try, fly high Burn her with your hateful eyes Like a phoenix, she will rise and…

Mind the Children (For Plath)

I do not know her. Not in the sense “does anyone really know another person,” But in the sense “she lived a tormented life” “she was genius” “she eviscerated her soul, and turned it into poetry” “she was narcissistic” “she was severely depressed” “she tried…

What is Portal, Anyway?

A first-person shooter with no goons to kill? A maze where you follow the rat? A puzzle, a lesson in bending the rules? There’s much more to Portal than that. A subtle tutorial, learning through play, A guide with a memorable voice That gives you instructions…

Skay Hour 1

Hour 1   “Don’t run around the around while  I’m oiling your straggly hair!” “Which of these goodies do you want to eat?” “Which story would you like to hear today?”   Time drew deep lines into her face and life And her wrinkles grew…

Hour 1: To My Friend

In this darkness When I was lost, with no vision You called out my name When I was hopeless Drowning in despair You reached out to me You didn’t lie, didn’t say it would be okay You were just there Listening to me And today,…

The Whispering Kiss (Hour 1)

You walked in like a whisper, like fireflies in the day, until the sun set without warning. And I suddenly saw all that could be in a world that I wish was meant for me. Some punches to the gut can’t be cheated. The truth,…

Replacing Me

Once, long ago, When love was new and young, When love was firm and supple, When love was as plentiful as hope, I threw my head back passionately and said, “You will never replace me! I am all you need!” I am the love of…