My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

0 Happy Mother's Day

Front of Card:

Hopes and Dreams
All wrapped up in
Patience and in
Pride that
You have shown in me

Memories of happy times
Overflow in my mind
Times you
Held me tight
Even when I pushed
Rest assure you were there
'
Strengthening me

Driving me
Always with
Your love


Inside of Card:

I wrote the words on the front last year while I was supervising a small group of students in the art room. When the day ended I took it with me and placed it above the visor in my car figuring I had several day to finish it. The card has sat there since then; time escaped me and I ended up buying a card instead. I it pulled down a couple of months ago and read over the words that still ring true, not an easy task through the tears.

Anyway, I figured it was time to finish it. So I put my meager artistic ability to work on the front. The magnolia tree already bloomed this year; it has always amazed me how with in a breath they bloom and then vanish. Their smell was intoxicating as usual and I couldn’t help but think of you and how much you use to enjoy the fleeting blooms.

I just wanted to tell you that I miss you and I love you.

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

0 Echoes

Echoes resound around me
colliding against one another
pushing their way back to me
forced to hear the words
ringing in my ears over and over
my breath sucked from me
draining me of any resolve
i'm haunted by the words
echoes of my heart and fears