Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Poetry Challenge 6/24/2020: The Soldier and Story Traci Kenworth


“…Lives of great men all remind us   We can make our lives sublime,And, departing, leave behind us   Footprints on the sands of time…” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Soldier a manbroken, batteredwins valor on the fieldhe gives all, defends all gladlyhero Adam struggled to raise his head. He didn’t know how long it’d been since the bomb dropped. […]

Through My Open Window


Originally posted on Charmed Chaos:
Sun breaking through stormy clouds drifting by as trees sway in the summer breeze, a feeling rushes in when the sweet song of the mockingbird floats on air Through my open window, I recall as tears fall those first beautiful moments when our eyes met, and we fell into love…

Magnifiers


Originally posted on Reena Saxena:
Videographers are all over the office, asking people to smile and flash V signs. Some smiles are pretty strained, as they look up from the desk, interrupting a time-bound assignment. New projects bring people, and old faces might not be there to cheer in the next round. The team moves…

In Love’s Warmth ~ haibun


Originally posted on rivrvlogr:
24 June 2017 In Love’s Warmth A shining day approaches, the celebration of the day, three years ago, when family and friends witnessed the union of two souls beneath a lighthouse tower on the shore of Lake Erie. Our paths, separate and whole, met and became one in a way possible…

Writerly Things 6/22/2020 Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 6/22/2020: Does War Bring Out the Best in Our Characters? Traci Kenworth You’ve seem numerous battle scenes. Men and women walking toward their doom or into victory. The question is: does war bring out the best in our characters? Does It Make Them Stronger Individuals? For some perhaps. Others, it makes cowards of. […]