Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Love Finale”

Feeling regret

About this thing we had;

This thing

That used to be passionate,

Used to…

Feel incomparable.

Feeling regret

About the thing we shared;

The thing

That used to be ecstasy,

Used to…

Feel incredible.

Feeling regret

About the thing we nurtured;

This thing

That used to be unending,

Used to…

Feel resplendent.

Feeling regret

About the thing we cherished;

The thing

That used to be unrehearsed,

Used to…

Feel exclusive.

Feeling no regret

About the thing we smothered;

The thing

That used to be our love,

Used to…

Feel like suffocation.

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Somebody Showed Me Some Love!

I’m so honored and humbled that fellow writer and blogger, Demetria Foster Gray from Shaken But Not Stirred, has awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award. Liebster means dearest or beloved in German and the award is usually given to up-and-coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. I really appreciate Demetria shouting me out as one of her favorite bloggers and please don’t forget to check her out over at her wonderful site.

Here are the rules for being nominated:

  • Answer the questions that the tagger asks
  • Make up eleven question of your own to pass on
  • Choose eleven bloggers that you enjoy who have less than 200 followers
  • Inform them that they have been nominated

My Answers to Demetria’s Questions

1. Why did you start blogging?

A friend suggested I Continue reading

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Oh, By the Way, I’m A Writer

Until recently, only a handful of family and friends actually knew that I wrote…stuff.

Over the years, I’ve written little stories and poetry but not on a consistent basis. I definitely wrote more in my younger days when I had less responsibilities and an endless amount of time. I was footloose and carefree in those days, writing to my heart’s content. I even started a soap opera in junior high with three other friends, one of which was an illustrator. We actually wrote and illustrated four weekly episodes that we passed around to our friends for their reading enjoyment. Those were the days.

As I got older, I found Continue reading

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A Month of Madness

“What the hell?” was my reaction as my co-worker asked if I had heard about the four shootings within two hours time that morning of October 3, 2002 in Rockville, Aspen Hill, Silver Spring and Kensington, all located in Montgomery County, Maryland. I rubbed my pregnant belly as I recalled that I had been in Kensington the night before at a parenting class by myself because my husband had to work. Believe me, it spooked me but I hoped it was some sort of random one-time event.

But it wasn’t. Later that night, a man was shot Continue reading

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