Allow

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Thank you to AMETHYST REVIEW for sharing my poem, Allow, this week. I hope that it brings new possibilities into your day.  

Unfurl toward the sunlight,

Ali

Threads – a poem by Ali Grimshaw

Thank you to Amethyst Review for sharing my poem, Threads. If you are a poetry lover please give this site a visit.

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Threads

I am
just one
frayed
wound tight
coarsely made
tested by force
twisted resiliency
bound to others
strained with weight
threatened by blades
mended from attention
unequally created companion
equally essential thread
of the human fabric
crafted with care
weakened by wear
the loss of one
compromises
the whole
tapestry
to tear.

Ali Grimshaw is the author of Flashlight Batteries, https://flashlightbatteries.blog/ a poetry blog for those struggling in darkness and tough times. Her poems have been published in Vita Brevis, Poetry Breakfast and Ghost City Review.

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Some of the Time

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I want to give a shout out to The Drabble for sharing my poem today, Some of the Time. I am always honored to have my voice shared. The Drabble at WordPress, is a fun site dedicated to publishing original fiction, non-fiction, and poetic works of 100 words or less. Please travel over and visit my poem by clicking on this link, Some of the Time  I would love to hear your feedback on this poem. It is all about hanging on through whatever life throws our way. If you are going through tough times today, hold on, this too shall pass.

Thank you for helping me to shine my light.

Ali

 

My light is shining

 

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Thank you to Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine for publishing my poem,

What the Grieving Seek, this month. It is an honor to have my words shared on this poetry journal. Vita Brevis (life is short) aims to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and longevity but life’s toils and finiteness.

Please click on the above link to give my poem a visit.

May poetry touch your day.

Ali

 

Lull – a poem by Ali Grimshaw

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Leaves play tag in the breeze
as cars chase green lights.
I am the only stillness
in the city this hour.

Living without permission
no need to ask, “Am I allowed?”
The leaves don’t ask to dance
down the cracked sidewalk.

I grant myself this moment
this sunlight soak before
winter darkness.

© Ali Grimshaw 2017

My light is shining

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Thank you Ghost City Review for publishing my poem, The Passing Judgement Of Those Walking By, this month. Ghost City Press is based in Syracuse, NY. Their goal is to provide a platform for the exhibition of work by new and emerging writers and artists in the online literary community. They publish writers who understand the complexities of the world we live in and who reflect this in their work.

We all have poetry inside us. How different the world would be if this were believed.

Make yours a day of wondrous words.

Ali

 

My light is shining

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Today my poem Incomplete was published by Vita Brevis, The New Poetry Magazine.  Vita Brevis aims to publish work that shows a keen awareness of not only art’s beauty and longevity but life’s toils and finiteness. I am honored to have my words join those of many wonderful poets on this site.

May the flame of poetry continue to burn brightly as we share each other’s words.

Make it a beautiful day as only you know how,

Ali