Well, I'm working on my WIP, Inheritance and decided to drop the paranormal (kinda) altogether. ::rolls eyes:: There go some nano-numbers. Anyway, I want a gently magically realistic interracial love story. Yep, am aiming for gentle and sweet. ::smile:: Now, for those of you who didn't know I was a poet, here are two poems:
POEM #1: SNOW WHITE (This is one of a series of poems all based around fairy tale characters)
I do not like the name: Snow White.
No one could be that pure.
But, accepting it, let us move on.
existing in a world as political as a castle,
could be daunting, unnerving.
And for a beautiful queen,
learned in intrigue,
reared in flattery,
such purity would not only be daunting,
but also an affront.
I am thinking of a girl I met in college,
an idealist at twenty,
who wrote untouched,
about white unicorns.
This girl was hard to stomach.
And not that I spent hours
in front of mirrors--
but simply looking into the mirror of her songs
showed how diminished,
broken and unwhole
my songs were.
This is not to say
I side with the queen.
Only that I understand.
POEM #2: FOR JESTINE
I did not visit you on the day you died
although my mind was on you
all that day
when I mentioned visiting you
my driver said
the hospital parking fee was high
and I said
I might call him anyway at 3:00
but then at 3:00
another friend called
and invited me over
and although you=d been on my mind all day
I immediately forgot you
the afternoon sun was so bright
oh so very bright
and the afternoon air was so sultry
and a certain sweet someone I loved
would be there
and for five months
I=d been forgetting you anyway
so it was easy enough
to forget this time
although the thought of you
on that particular day was so pressing
and never once
all that day
and all that night
as I worked that party
did it occur to me
that this hospitalization was your last
And that you were dying
And that God was telling me
to visit you to say goodbye.
- ► 2015 (32)
- ► 2014 (63)
- ► 2013 (80)
- ► 2012 (119)
- ► 2011 (198)
- ► 2010 (156)
- ► 2009 (499)
- ► 2008 (353)
- Women's Self-Defense Video Clips
- Libraries, Bookstores, Black History Month
- Latest in Spec-Fic
- One Lord Many Tribes
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
- Coming up short
- Some Calls for submissions
- Abandonment Part I
- Born to be adored: my first book signing for Wind ...
- Latest reviews and interviews
- In Love Again
- Two Poems
- Wind Follower Book Tours
- Faith Awakened by Grace Bridges
- Author spotlight: Rae Lindley
- Wind Follower sex controversy
- ▼ November (17)
Here is a Bible study I wrote once. Instead of simply writing a long article, I simply listed some of the many questions God asks in the Bi...
William Lau of the Elijah Challenge does a rally great job talking about the priestly authority, the kingdom authority, and the prophetic au...
Is there a right way to read it? Should the books be read in any particular order? Most Churches have printed guides which help parishioner...
Once Jesus was praying in a certain place. After he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John ta...
This prayer was written by Rich Keltner: Right now, In the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the power of His Blood, I ask the blood o...
I once had a white friend in my writer’s critique group ask me, “Why do you always write about mixed couples? That’s a very bad habit of you...
Am getting back into The Constant Tower. WOW!!! It's so good to be back into a fantastical world. The nobility, the beauty, the angst --...
Hi all: I'm up today for the spec-fic blog hop: Thanks to Jessica Rydill , author of Malarat and Children of the Shaman for ...
Types of Bible Studies: Bible studies may be done singly or as a series. 1. A Bible Study Series can be thematic. Thematic articles can...
Yesterday, early-early, I opened my computer: you were there. A glimpse, merely But later, all my thoughts were of you. II Men should...