Poems from the Circle

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

up to me

fitting in is not required.
it’s not even necessary.
how could any of us fit
a mold that is not ours?
who made the mold anyway?
why did I never question this
generational imperative
to be someone or something
I was not ever intended to be –
or become?
I question it now.
I release it now – today.
I free myself to be…
all that I am, and
all I can be is
up to

By Carrie Cannady
April 2021
You can find more of Carrie's poems and reflective wisdom here atLeadourlives.net

I am grateful for Carrie’s permission to share her poem from the writing circle. I continue to meet amazing women across different time zones. Writing together provides a mirror for us to process life in a place where we have all agreed to listen with compassion. Come join us for a…

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Spring’s arrival – Eugenia

Go Dog Go Café

spring, it’s lollygagging

words unwritten

thoughts aimless

passions quieted.

time to rise and spill

caffeinated words

enter the dawn,

words stirred with purpose

giggling flowers

and laughing trees

sunlit fields mingle

with the breeze

nature glows with spring

not even a worm’s yawn

will hinder a masterpiece.

© Eugenia Hoffman

Eugenia enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Eugenia to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Eugenia’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs,Eugi’s CauserieandEugi’s Milieu. Eugenia has authored eBooksFanciful DelightsandMama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords Press, PoetrySoup, and beBee.com.

Photo byJonathan PeterssonfromPexels

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A Faded Romantic's Notebook

If I told you

how much

I want you

desire you

ache for you

yearn for you

long for you

need you

to belong to me

body and soul

then your eloquent lips

would form

a perfect circle

as you say




© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Not one of my new ones, but I ratherlike it. Perhaps you will too.

Art by Mihail Korubin Miho

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