Category: Talking Poems

The Fire Within – A Poem

This is my 9th Pay It Forward offering. It’s a poem I wrote for Marg. 🙂 There is steel in your eyes. This is a reflection of your spirit and the drive you hold. As I have grown to know you, I have seen…

Memory Photos – A Poem

* For Patti on your Birthday The wheel of the year has made another complete cycle. You sit, looking at everything you have done, going within to look at memories, flipping through them like photos, snapshots of moments that made up this year. These…

The River, The Ocean – A Poem

I stand in front of a wall. It shifts and moves in front of me and I look at the shapes that are within the colours. I take in its shifting and morphing flow, mesmerised by what is before me. There are faces contained…

The Growth of Wings – A Poem

I was raised to hate myself. “Did you see that guy wearing earrings?” My father would ask this with a note of ridicule in his voice. “Probably a homo.” He would say, holding his hand out with a limp wrist and proceeding to talk…

The Power of Story – A Poem

Once upon a time, I believed that my story had come to an end, and that the last chapter had already been written. More, I wanted to end it and didn’t want to go on. I didn’t think I could survive my life as…

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