get off the pot

reveal your struggle
you’re not alone
go ahead, try it
bring it to the dinner table
adorned with warm pumpkin pie and ice cream

unhinged tears flowing
11:11 p.m.
fridge noisy
much commotion
hysterical laughs from next-door neighbor’s party
your dreams
everyone’s dreams
night

digging into it all
a great exchange
bouquet of all purpose flowers
complete with brilliant red bow

you don’t miss a word
you miss many
giving me a sweet new take on things

drama drama drama
personal disaster without end
find yourself, man
you’re better than this
you will love again

by mary ann blinkhorn

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Crazy Rain, Blurred Vision, New Affection

Speak cheerfully,
Like your world’s not about to crumble
Grab that shy umbrella
Open it aggressively
Some days, weep

Angel with nervy wings speeds by
Reminds me to proceed with caution
I wake up, confident…

Like the morning’s something special
Because it is
And emotion is reckless art

Writing…
Out of one’s mind
And into someone else’s

Small ripples in a vast ocean
Flashy clouds presiding

 
By Mary Ann Blinkhorn

left me with a warm feeling of peace

and there they were

two old friends in the shopping mall, warmly smiling

we hugged

talked about old times

like how Neals used to

bring his trumpet to the

annual holiday sing-a-longs at the day care centre

play alongside of me

me on the piano

Patsy singing harmonies like an angel

we celebrated

Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and Ramadan

all in the same celebration

the sounds of children’s and staff’s voices

singing gleefully, singing respectfully

like one big happy family

we were one big happy family

such beautiful memories

left me with a warm feeling of peace

by mary ann blinkhorn

Beautiful Blogger Award

Beautiful Blogger Award – Someone “Likes” Me

To Rhonda, at Help Me Rhonda at: http://help-me-rhonda.com

Thank you so very much for the nomination.  I am both delighted and thankful.

I encourage all of you to visit Rhonda’s blog, view her wonderful photographs and writing, and friend her.  Rhonda, thank you once again for thinking of me.

To be in compliance, I must nominate 7 blogs.  Although there are many blogs that I love visiting, I have chosen the following seven.  They are:

http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com – the blog of Liz Blackmore. short stories, children’s books

http://patpiercegarcia.wordpress.com – the blog of Pat Garcia – writer/singer/songwriter

http://foodforays.com – Food Forays where I look for my next delicious recipes to try

 http://thecreativecat.net/   – The Creative Cat  (I LOVE this site)

http://patcegan.wordpress.com – Source of Inspiration – the name says it all!

http://manicddaily.wordpress.com/  – Manic Daily – the blog of Karin Gustafson, published author

http://57andthensome.wordpress.com – Plucky Umbrella – wonderful photography and writing

If you seven nominees choose to accept this award…copy and paste the award icon to your blogs, provide a link to the one who nominated you (hello), then nominate seven blogs that you would like to recognize, and let them know that you have nominated them.

Thank you to all whom I’m following here on WordPress.  Your poetry, writing, writing tips, screenwriting tips, art, photography, short films, music and other videos, journals, recipes, haikus, quotes, and so on…are all very inspiring to me.

I would also like to thank the 309 followers who are following me.  Your friendship, encouragement and support is most appreciated.

Sincerely,

Mary Ann