the skiff is waiting

cry loudly, martyr with flapping ideas

cheers to your rotting words with

limited access, no entrance

beat the cream

spread the butter on

thin vintage breakfast toast

black coffee pending


substance, a burrowing idea

don’t ask

just do it

circumstance divides the brave


i sit where trees breathe

contemplate the warrior’s plea

the penciled-in thoughts

the moan of slanted arms

reaching for the embrace

inflicting a heart’s think tank

with cold lips

high blood pressure

incredible warmth

voice, spectrum and limitations


i am holding you

there is a reason for this

there will always be a reason for this


I’m setting out to sea

the skiff is waiting


by mary ann blinkhorn

written for Three Word Wednesday at:

This week’s words:  beat, substance and pressure


Super Sweet Blogging Award

Thank you to Terry at: for nominating me for this award.  It sure is pretty.  Please be sure to check out Terry’s WordPress blog.  🙂

For the Super Sweet Award you must answer these questions:

a.  Cookies or Cake?  I can’t decide . . .

b.  Chocolate or Vanilla?   I like black forest cake, angel food cake with 7 minute frosting, and light vanilla cakes with custard/fruit fillings.  So again…I cannot choose.  🙂

c.   What is your favorite sweet treat?   ice cream waffle

d.   When do you crave sweet things the most?  When I’m running out of energy.  When I pass the window of a bakery.

e.   If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?   humbug

My new nominees are:

All are blogs that I have recently decided to follow.

Thanks again to Terry for the nomination of this lovely award, and congratulations to all of my new nominees.

Bests regards,

Mary Ann – mypenandme

Tagged by Ms. Nine

Today I received the following comment from Ms. Nine at:

“A 3WW gem. Again. I enjoy your words. I’m tagging you. Can’t help it.
You’re da bomb. And tag, you’re it.”

So, I guess I’m it!  Ha!

Tag.  A running away from it game. Today I’m it, the one making the rules.

For the tagged:

  1. Chase your dreams
  2. If you decide to tag a few blogs, leave a comment
  3. Answer one question you hope nobody will ask
  4. Share two web sites that you think are fantastic . . . or, share a photo of yourself that’s at least ten years old–your choice!

I’ll be commenting as I tag you.  When you’re it you get to make the rules.

The answer to the question I wish nobody would ask, click and listen:

Now . . . who would make a good tagee?  I’ll have to think on that.  Hmmmm.  I know!  Pat Garcia!

Thanks for playing, viewing, stopping by . . .

Wishing all my readers a wonderful day!

Grinning away,

M.A.  (mypenandme)


night after night

he was being a complete and utter arsehole to you

repeatedly . . .

and you knew it while it was happening

yet after he dumps you

you find yourself heartbroken

unable to go on

tear track marks forming

tears flowing

trudging their way down cheeks


singing evening arias

on wet stained pillow cases

night after night

night after night

you sit there

penning melancholy poems and lyrics

of loss

     of tragedy

to be played on raw catgut strings

so unfair

your thoughts bordering on madness at times

writing crazy stuff

not your style

your rage from helplessness

eating away at you

in half-starved intervals

alternated with sorrow . . .

you feel uneasy

crumble under the pen

crumple the words you’ve written

your face drawn and redrawn

sun shining

birds singing outdoors

a word of advice

instead of the image of he or she

imagine a dog’s arsehole

envision it in your mind

the wrinkles, the dot in the center

and you pining for it

night after night . . .

when you put it that way

it seems rather ridiculous

doesn’t it?

there are other fish in the sea

and you deserve a good one

by mary ann blinkhorn

Written for Three Word Wednesday at:  The three words:  crumble, drawn, uneasy

Reader Appreciation Award

Raani York kindly nominated My Pen and Me for the Reader Appreciation Award.  Raani–Thank you so much for nominating me.  To visit Raani’s most interesting blog, please go to:  Two days later, Pat Garcia at: nominated me for the same award–so very kind of you, Pat.  Thank you, my friend.

The rules for receiving the award are:

Include the award logo in your blog.   Answer the 10 included questions. Nominate blogs you enjoy. Provide links to these blogs and let the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated. Thank and link your nominator.

The ten questions:

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?

What’s your passion?

What’s your favorite pattern?

Do you prefer giving or getting presents?

What’s your favorite number?

Favorite day of the week?

Favorite flower?

Since I have previously answered these questions in another blog, I will spare you (my readers and friends) the agony of having to re-read my responses and move straight into sharing a few new blogs that I have recently had the pleasure of visiting.  My new nominees are:

Oh yes, since I didn’t answer the questions, I do want to give something back.  Today I discovered a wonderful site that was posted on Google+.  Here is the link:  I hope that many of you enjoy these as much as I did.

A big thank you to all my friends and readers who stop by.  I appreciate you.

With best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn (mypenandme)

beneath a stilled heartbeat

she drives her full life

into a short path

and sits there

contemplating the exhibit

the lines of truths

previously unknown to her

somehow familiar now

birth, solutions, and then precipice

off kilter enlightenment

illusion transfusions

modus operandi revealed

resting beneath a stilled heartbeat


by mary ann blinkhorn