Into the Void – #poetry – #NaPoWriMo

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Oh, to lie, on silken sand
To watch your body, ever tanned
Drown my sorrows, at your command
I sink, slowly, into the void.

A fiery heart, to you I’m drawn
The light that shines, erases dawn
Though awake, sleepily, I yawn
Your wiles have been deployed.

Set the night, on full display
Darkness washes day away
You’ve captured me, so I stay
My will has been destroyed.

You toy with emotions, only mine
While in the sand, you draw the line
Dare me to cross your great divine
Tis this night I have fully enjoyed.


©2020 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Image by kordula vahle from Pixabay

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What does it all mean?

Charmed Chaos

If truth be told, my quiet life today
Is not so varied from before
Spending each precious day with my dog
Writing lyrical poems, the occasional sound
Of my own voice reading the words to him
Does he understand my meaning?

I take a stroll in the garden, pausing
To bury my nose in a fragrant rose
And pull the occasional wayward weed
Wishing my mother were here to see
The beauty only passing years can bring
Is she here but on another plane?

Sometimes, haunting music plays
As I reminisce with french melodies
Reliving the times of our Paris days
And the supreme bliss we felt
Which vanishes now in today’s haze
Of cloudy uncertainty

With all this death and unrest,
There is an underlying change
For now I spend most of my days
Questioning and thinking about everything

What have we humans gone and done?
What was…

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Throwback Friday – The Sixties – Eugenia

Go Dog Go Café


we’re fine as wine, living on Cloud 9

man, having a blast, life’s a gas

no flakes or finks, just cats, and chicks

wearing our shades, hanging loose at flicks

we’ll spend our bread get all decked out

undeniably bitchin’ and so far-out

in our hopped up ride, we’re cruising

a four on the floor, yeh, we’re bookin’

laying a patch looking clean and mean

we can’t sweat that gumball machine

counting padiddles and feeling marvy

pedal pushers, flip-flops and being groovy

hey, lay it on me now, don’t have a cow

don’t flip your wig, I hope you can dig

this slice of life from the nineteen sixties


© Franci Eugenia Hoffman

A gander at me –
I enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for me to follow my dreams by doing…

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – April 3

Jo Hawk

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 94 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? We are living in an upside-down world. The hustle and bustle of daily commutes, the never-ending parade of constant stress, unreasonable demands, over-hyped experiences, and thrilling activities competing for your time, attention, and energy—evaporated. Self-isolation, social distancing, work from home, eLearning, family time, and dog walking, are the newest must-do exercises. No one would blame you if you are feeling directionless in your suddenly open schedule.

Abrupt changes can induce anxiety, but what if you considered this an opportunity to cultivate deep working habits? Deep work is a concept defined by Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and self-help author. He defines deep…

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