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What Do George Herbert and I Have in Common?

Each year, Athanatos Christian Ministries (ACM) opens its publishing doors to writers from across the globe.  In offering their annual poetry and short story contests, they provide artists of the written word a chance to share their work with the world.  As part of their mission, ACM is a ministry committed to applying the Christian […]

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The Cherry On Top

It only seems right to top off the last day of NaPoWriMo with some poetry.  And, since this Midwestern day was such a masterpiece, let me present some words about nature: “Those Who Thirst” I listento the sound of lifeas it rolls over river rocks,so smooth and tucked securely in bed.A butterfly finds reston a […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

“Why the Willow Weeps” Hundreds of confessions and professions of love etched deeply into wedges of century-old wood: the original romance that was never told,              scribbled on unprinted paper. The willow weeps as she outlives all of her favorite young authors, and stuffs the memories                           underground, keeping their treasured secrets             buried.

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The Tug of the Moon

In lieu of National Poetry Writing Month, here is another poem: My heart is a compass forever pointing up – or North if you’re looking at a map. My feet, unsure where they’re going, just know to follow. And, before I understand myself, I change position. Furrowed brows kiss as I squint into the future: […]

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Who Knew It Was National Poetry Writing Month?

Many writers are familiar with NaNoWriMo, the national challenge to start and finish a book within the span of November’s 30 short days.  Yet, that competition is nothing but a blurry dot in the rear-view mirror, so now is the perfect opportunity for another writer’s challenge: National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo).  NaPoWriMo encourages writers across […]

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Step by Step, Inch by Inch…Slowly I Turn Around

Like any other person at the turn of 2013, I found myself brushing off the short-comings of the past 52 weeks and resolving to grow stronger in the upcoming ones.  And, like any writer, every “resolution” I created consisted of new steps toward a more stable and established career.  Personally, I prefer the term “business […]

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