Book cover – Through the Nethergate — Roberta Writes

Although it will still be a while before Through the Nethergate is ready for publication (I am aiming for early September), I am so excited about the cover that I thought I would share it here and see what you all think of it. This is the blurb (which will help you understand the relevance […]

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In My Dreams

I was sure I had found you 

I've felt your arms around me 
felt your strength
the heat 
of your

Just a dream

I've seen your eyes  

They're the color 
of the sea 
on a winter morning

Your passion 
has held me 
enthralled me  

I give myself 
to you
just to awaken 
to an empty 

A dream 

I thought I saw 
your smile 
in passing 

I felt the electricity  

The same as my dreams  

You're out there
I know it  
I feel it  

I feel


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No Reason Needed For Loving

One is loved because one is loved.  No reason needed for loving. 

Paulo Coelho

Happy Valentine’s Day WordPress!  ❤ Penny

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Depression is… — Gloom & Bloom

Please enjoy this amazing poem written by a talented woman!

Depression is.. Using all your energy to shower A sink full of dishes Making up excuses to stay home Feeling worthless Crawling in bed at 4:00 p.m. Forgetting all your favorite things Putting on make-up to cover puffy eyes Depression is… Being “overly sensitive” Putting your phone on airplane mode For three days Being lonely […]

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A Different Point of View-Combating Writer’s Block

Do you get anxious when the well seems to have run dry?  I do. I get nervous, antsy, anxious, etc., when I cannot write.  Some days that damned blank page just seems to glare back at me in defiance!

I try to post something here several times a week.  If I can’t, it really bothers me.  It surprises me how much it bothers me.  A friend of mine said, “We write because we must write“.   I find this to be extremely accurate.

So what do you do when you’ve got that dreaded Writer’s Block?  I have found that what seems to work for me is to simply step back and find a different point of view.

Let me give you an example.

I had an amazing photo prompt that I was trying to write a poem for.  Nothing came.  Well, that’s not true.  Nothing postable came.  I tried for days!  I’d step away from it  (which helps sometimes) and go back to it at a later time and try again.  Nope.  Didn’t work.

What I finally did was to look at different versions of this photo.  I found one I liked and boom!  About 15 minutes later, I had a poem that I would say is one of my best.

So try a different perspective.  A different point of view.  You might just be surprised at what comes from it!

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Thank you for joining me on this journey! ❤  Penny




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Blade #writephoto

The king                                                                                                                                                giver and taker                                                                                                                                       of lives.

Sacred pledge.

Promise                                                                                                                                                    of bloodshed.

The blade                                                                                                                                                    a talisman.

Bearing witness                                                                                                                                      to carnage.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

*This is in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt.  If you would like to get in on the fun you can find out all about it HERE.  

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I must breathe

I reach for the sunlight 
but your cloying presence 
blocks the light  


Your immersion 
well intended 
reassuring yourself  

My pledge 
on deaf ears 

Love must be 

To grow

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson  

This is in response to Frank's Tuesday Photo Prompt.  
You can join in on the fun and see more of Frank's amazing 
photography HERE. Enjoy!


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