When I read your lines
The syntax and rhymes
Tug at the edges of my mind

As the words weasel inside
Where it’s impossible to hide
From feelings once denied

I’ve pretended they’re mine
Tried them all on for size
Enjoyed eloquent rides,  y’all write


The Mountain – (a Duet) Finish it Friday

Written by; Robert Louis Covington (Italics) & Kelly Lewis

Calming beauty and mystery
Circling valleys with majesty

I call upon thee greenery
Shifting mantels of prosperity
To fill me with your serenity

– A “Finish it Friday” prompt from the Inlandia Institute featuring fellow IECWC member Robert Louis Covington’s piece ‘The Mountain’

Honed Prowess

She’ll never just rollover onto her back
Because she’s the alpha female of the pack
Asserting her dominance at the hint of an attack
Standing her ground, the low vibrations sound
A warning growl, reverberating turn around
Fail to heed now, you’ll be taken down


Sunday Mornings

It’s in the quite dawn
I find time to read and write
All fiction and non

Birds singing in the daylight
Rich coffee enables this flight


Levels of Crazy


It never ceases to amaze me
How many levels there are to crazy
When you stand back and look
You realize it’s not a fictional book

Memoirs at fingertips, waiting
All the while I’m here anticipating
The backlash that has me debating
If the truth is even worth saying

The Who, when, where and why
Changed to protect innocent lives
From the incriminating evidence
To keep from being that elephant


The Long Haul

You can’t be in it just for a day
Your heart needs to be committed to stay
Knowing that there’ll be barriers along the way
To overcome by being honest – mean what you say

Now listen to what isn’t being said
I want you to get it all out of your head
Our words are meant to be shared, spoken and read
So give yourself the permission needed to move ahead

Hunker down it’ll be a long haul
Don’t be afraid I’ll catch you if you fall
Always remember that you’ll never please them all
It’s up to you now, there’s no time left to waste or stall


Prompt from Saturday (thanks Judy!) and for my friends over at the IECWC.



Products of society
Living with anxiety
In a world full of vanity
Always striving for superiority
Stepping on and over others
Despite our insecurities
Has become a cruel practicality