August 6th – When

I’m BAAACK! And so excited to be! The 6 hr jet lag I’m still experiencing is NOT the funnest thing I’ve ever done but the trip was SO COMPLETELY WORTH IT and I’m STILL basking in its afterglow. I’ve got literally pages of comments to sort through, so I hope you’ll bear with me as I try to get to all of your blogs!


How do you prepare
When you know something’s coming?
When you know you can’t avoid it?
When you know it will have to hurt?

What do you say
When words can’t make it right?
When speech means nothing?
When nothing would be changed?

How do you know
When to let it all go?
When to take some steps forward?
When to let yourself cry?

June 23rd – Goodbye

I didn’t have a clue what to write about today, so I started this poem off with truth. I AM leaving tomorrow, so my blog will probably be silent for a while until I get back and catch up. I’ll still be writing, I just won’t be able to post! But then … the poem got really whimsical, so I hope you like it!


So I guess I should say
I’m leaving tomorrow
You see
On a glorious adventure
To the ends of the earth
To be all that I can be

I’d take you with me
If I could
But I fear that you
Wouldn’t agree
With the dangerous route
I’m taking
To see all that I can see

My suitcase is packed
With an armful of dreams
And even a few smiles
For when I can’t find any
And of course a sunbeam
To capture it all
To know all that I can know

So I guess I should say
I’m ready and raring to go
My anxiety is kicking in
Let’s get outside the door
No, I haven’t forgotten your lesson
To love all that I can love

It’s time to go
Don’t look back
I love you forever