Monthly Archives: July 2014

You Don’t Need to Apologize

“I knew I would hate my best memory because it would prove that people could fake love or that love could end or worst of all, love was not powerful enough to change a life.” — Mona Simpson “All that … Continue reading

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A Room of My Own

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”   —-C. Joy Bell “Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain … Continue reading

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Lost in Myself

Today’s haiku was inspired by the elderly man I saw this afternoon. I was taking my son to the barbershop and it was raining out. I saw this elderly man wearing shorts, pushing a walker and crossing the street. He … Continue reading

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Too High to Fly

Today’s Haiku:  Burned flesh tickled her nose. Tightened the noose on her addiction to life.    This is the fourth in a weeklong installment of haiku poems. It’s been a great exercise to step outside of what I’m used to … Continue reading

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Daddy

Today’s haiku:    Daddy! Stop. Daddy.  You said it wouldn’t hurt, oh Daddy, it does.    Peace & Love,  Rosalind 

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My Angel

Today’s haiku is titled My Angel. Enjoy. He placed her in my arms. Took her away in one stroke. From Heaven she watches.     Peace & Love, Rosalind

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A Haiku A Day

Today starts my weeklong dedication to the haiku. When I’m stumped or experiencing writer’s block, I try to write a haiku or two or three. It’s just one strategy I use for dealing with writer’s block. I’ll think of something, … Continue reading

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I wonder as I wander, but I’m not really wandering, just wondering

One of my most productive days is when I am sitting in a quiet classroom watching students take standardized tests. Something about that non-creative environment stokes the fires of my creativity. Like wild horses who have broken through an unstable … Continue reading

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My Son

It’s nearly one in the morning and I should be asleep. In fact, I was asleep about an hour ago. My son woke me up. Constantly. He kept asking questions about what he was seeing on television. Since he’s out … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

There’s a cartoon going around the Web, that, at first glance, I almost agreed with. A black family is depicted, with a man walking toward the door. The comic is demonizing the woman for sending the message that she doesn’t … Continue reading

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