holds no power
willing to listen
Not actually separated
By Kelley Morris
You can find more of her poems here
I have never met Kelley in person but I feel connected to her. We were once strangers living in separate states, then she joined a writing circle. I listen to her words and I came to know her. Coming together, with women like Kelley, across physical distance to cherish poems and write together is generating hope. It is my heartwork to facilitate a safe space for you to hear your own voice and experience authentic connect with others through writing together. I have written with people from Europe, Canada and all over the U.S, and every time we are inspired by the circle.
My poem, Visiting With Chaos, has been published today on Vita Brevis. This literary magazine is dedicated to revive and nourish the rich existential literature that forms when art and the human endeavor collide. Thank you Vita Brevis for supporting the community of writers. Through poetry we can calm our minds, share the human experience and laugh together to keep our sanity. Life is short, poetry helps make the most of it.
An additional thank you to Carl who first published this poem on Versewrights .
It is a wonderful feeling to have someone acknowledge that which you create. Thank you Sakhi of Quill & Parchment for granting me the Blogger Recognition Award. I am a self taught blogger and have my doubts about understanding how this is suppose to work but if I let doubts stop me I would never have started a blog or shared even one poem. I started my blog with one intention, to give. My first poem, flashlight batteries, is where I got the name for my blog. My goal continues to be to reach out to anyone in the world who may feel alone, frightened or confused. I believe that authentic connection between people changes the world. My advice is to give the gift of yourself. Now and at no time in the future will there ever be another human just like you. Don’t try to be something, just be who you are. The world needs the gifts that only you can give.
These are the blogs I would like to recognize. If you don’t accept awards then please consider this a personal thank you. You have all inspired me.
A big shout out to the blog, The Drabble, for generously sharing one of my poems today, The Field. It is an honor to be a part of your blog. Follow the link to give it a read and visit their wonderful collection of poetry. Then take a look at their new quarterly e-zine, The Drabble Quarterly.
Connecting with readers from around the world gives me a feeling of hope. I can’t say thank you enough for reading my words and sharing your comments with me. Let’s keep spreading love across the world. We are all part of the human family.
PS This photo was taken in Seattle, WA. This is the famous gum wall. Anyone is free to participate by leaving some gum behind to mark their visit.