Yesterday’s Weight

 

She handles it

carefully

gently

The feather down

and gossamer layers

cradle it

She’s unpacked

Yesterday

The weight

almost comforting

As it settles

on her shoulders

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

*My upcoming move has made me reflect upon what we drag with us through life.  The gloom of yesterday, often self-inflicted upon us today.  

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Unseen

This is a piece from 2016. It refers to the Unseen demons we all battle. When I came across this picture, which I thought was amazing, I thought she would be a perfect representation of that warrior. Enjoy. ❤

Penny Wilson Writes

warrior

U – Unseen

Head up, shoulders back.

The water is a bitter drink, the air, like daggers tear at her heart.

She pushes back; those unseen dragons weigh heavily.

She has the resolve of the Ancients.  Her battle will forge the way.

Her daughter and her daughter after that will also chase the darkness.

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Thank you, Paul Lenzi… RIP dear friend — Night Owl Poetry – Dorinda Duclos

My time on WordPress has been sporadic lately and I went looking for Paul’s blog because I had not seen him in a while. I just found out about his passing today. So incredibly sad and such a huge loss to all he came into contact with.  Paul was always very kind and supportive of me.  His poetry was unconventional, often thought-provoking and often quite moving.  He was an incredible talent.  His passing has affected me more deeply than I thought possible, considering the fact that he was someone I had never met in person.  He will be greatly missed.  

For all who have not heard, the poetry community lost an incredible man yesterday. His son writes, “It is with deep regret that I have to announce the sudden passing of my father Paul Lenzi. He was the cornerstone of our family and will be missed dearly. He began this blog as an a creative […]

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Rain On the Roof

This makes me wish for a lazy afternoon to snuggle. This one’s from 2015. I hope you enjoy. ❤

Penny Wilson Writes

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I’m in that warm, soft, sweet spot between wake and sleep.  I’m drifting, weightless.  I hear the soft pattering of rain on the roof.   I can hear your breathing, softly, beside me.

I want to stay in this limbo, drifting, floating.  But the sounds of the day continue to intrude.

You turn in your sleep, throwing an arm over me.  You pull me close.  I smile, snuggling and pushing back into the curve of your middle.

To know you want me close, even in your sleep, is the reason for the smile on my face.

I’m drifting again.  You surround me, encompass me.  I can smell the rain, the grass and your skin.

This moment… you, me and the rain on the roof.

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Gratitude

If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me!

My life has been interesting.  For the majority of my life, I’ve gotten by and made do.  You know what I mean.  I’ve never had any money to speak of.  I’ve never expected to have any.  I’ve never been destitute, but my life has had its challenges.  There were times when I wasn’t sure if I’d make the rent payment and there were times when I couldn’t.  There was a time when a bowl of beans or Ramen noodles was all there was to eat and I was grateful to have that.  I’ve been homeless and had no idea where my next meal was coming from.

I was taught from a young age that if I worked hard and kept my nose to the grindstone that I would reap the rewards for my efforts.  It took me a long time to realize that life is not always fair.  No matter how hard you work.

But I’ve never lost that hard-working mentality.

The last several years have seemed surreal.  I was terrified of making the move from Oregon to Texas.  I was over 50 and I was going to Quit My job and move across the country to an uncertain future and start over.  Madness!

It was the best decision of my life.

I now have a job that I love.  I’m employed by the World’s Best Boss and I have a few wonderful friends that have my back no matter what the situation.  I have family close by that I love and they love me.

Then there are the material blessings!

I make a good wage.  I own a nice car and live in a nice house.  I have the money to buy almost anything I want.  My cupboards are full and so is my closet.

I will soon close on a house that I am buying.  Me.  Just me, buying this house.  I can’t hardly believe it.  (by the way, the financing went through!)

I’m incredibly grateful!!  I have been truly blessed!  If I’m dreaming, don’t wake me!

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny wilson

 

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Now Award Free

I have been horrible about completing the kind Nominations that have been given to me during the last several months.  I must apologize for this.  I do appreciate the nominations!  I really do!  I find that I no longer have the time to keep up with them.  I have thought about this for some time and have decided that I must make my blog an Award Free blog.

My page that used to say Awards & Badges now says Award Free Blog.

Please pass along that nomination to someone else.  The nominations are a great way for a new blogger to get their feet wet and to expand readership.  They are also a wonderful way that the community here expresses gratitude.

So THANK YOU, THANK YOU for each of the amazing nominations I have received!!

As always, thanks for playing! Penny ❤

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Weekend With Rocket

Those of you that have followed my blog for any length of time, more than likely have seen a post about Rocket, pictured above.  Rocket is now 7 years old.  After Many exhausting hours of training, I am now trained to His Majesty’s preferences.

Rocket does not care what day of the week it is.  I have pretty much given up on the idea of ever sleeping late again.  And sleeping through the night?  Nope.  I couldn’t tell you the last time that happened!

But despite it all, I wouldn’t trade Rocket for anything.  Could YOU say No to this face?

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

 

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