Posted in Poetry

#NaPoWriMo-Day 13-This Pen is Cursed


 

This pen is cursed
of that I am sure

It just won’t produce
I must find a cure

It used to give flowery prose
like honey for the Gods

Now every word is a fight
no matter how much I prod

No matter my will
my anger or plan

I cannot escape the pen
That is chained to my hand

So I am cursed to write drivel
or trash or waste

Cursed to write only
what is considered bad taste

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson  

Thank you to `M for the wonderful Prompts which can
be found HERE.

 

Posted in Poetry, Writing

#NaPoWriMo – Day 9-A Few Simple Lines


It’s nothing but 

a few simple lines 

 

Words you’ve

strung together 

 

They seem innocent

without depth

to the non-discerning

eye

 

But to me

you have painted

a tapestry

a masterpiece

for the senses 

 

With your words

I experience

your world

 

The textures and

colors come to life

 

The words

are transformed

into your voice

your whispers

and yes

even your touch

 

With a few simple lines

 

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

*This was inspired by my Dear Friend Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet.  His “seeds of inspiration” was all I needed to write this. Thank you, Chuck, for your kindness and encouragement. Big ‘Ole Hugs! ❤ 

Posted in Life, Writing

Likes


“You like me! You really, really like me!”

I don’t think that sweet Sally Fields ever lived down those words.

Thank You, to everyone that took time to visit my blog and like something that you saw here. I appreciate it so much!

Years ago when I first started this blog, I had no idea how big of a part in my life this blog would play. It’s become not only a place to express myself, but also a place I can come to and always be welcomed. It’s a place where I can check in with friends that I’ve made here. It’s also a place where I can discover new talent and make new friends.

My time here has been rewarding in ways that I never imagined. Thank you for being here for me and for joining me on this journey! Penny

Posted in Poetry, Writing

#NaPoWriMo – The Weekend


My participation in the #NaPoWrMo (National Poetry Writer’s Month) has been out of step with everyone else. I did the Sneak Peek prompt, thinking that participation would begin the following day, the 1st day of April. But it did not, it started That Day, April 30th. This put my whole way of posting off.

I usually do my writing and then plan on posting it the next day. I write when I can. If I have 20 minutes of downtime at work, that’s when I’ll write. If it’s at 9pm, after my day is done, That’s when I write. I rarely write and post what I write on the same day. Today will be an exception.

I will more than likely participate very little or not at all in NaPoWriMo on the weekends.

If you are interested in participating in NaPoWriMo, go HERE to check out the information. Have fun!

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson

Posted in Poetry, Writing

#NaPoWriMo Day 2-Dear Yesterday


Dear Yesterday,
I know this is but a fool’s hope.
I look for the piece
of heart
you devoured
and spit back
at me.
I hear
the narrative
in my head
on an endless loop,
slurred
as I try to justify
your reckless intentions.
Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

Go HERE if you would like to join in on the fun of NaPoWriMo!

Posted in Poetry, Writing

#NaPoWriMo Day 1-My Muse of Poetry


Off playing your harp.

Your obligation

a distant memory.

Keep your day job,

Missy.

My muse

of Poetry

just a faint

sketch with no

substance.

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

*Day one of NaPoWriMo! If you’d like to join in on the fun, go HERE to check it out.

The piece above is a piece of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s called A Muse of Poetry and it dates back to the 19th Century.

Posted in Poetry, Writing

What Have I Done?!!


OMG, what have I done?! I saw Ron’s post about NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writer’s Month) and on the spur of the moment, I signed up to participate! Yikes!

I haven’t been doing much writing of any kind lately. I could say that I’ve been busy. I could say that work has been especially busy and stressful lately. I could say that I just don’t feel inspired. All of these things are true.

But what it boils down to is my priorities. I know this. I need to Make The Time to write. I have not been doing this and because of this, my muse has gone on strike. She snubs me.

So, here I go. Write a poem a day, every day, in the month of April? Sure! Why not? It starts tomorrow!!

If you would like to participate in the insanity, the NaPoWriMo’s website can be found HERE. The rules are pretty simple and the only one you are accountable to is yourself. So Come On! Let’s do this!

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson

Posted in Life, Writing

I Know… You Warned Me!


I know, I know, you warned me again and again about the Block Editor that WordPress has insisted upon us using. That it was coming. That there were tutorials & how-tos. That I should practice with it.

Obviously, I have resisted. What I was using worked, worked great, in fact! Why fix it if it’s not broke? Right?

Well, WordPress has forced my hand. So here I am, stumbling over the building blocks of the Block Editor. ha ha… 😦

WordPress has also been playing around with other parts of the site lately too. I find that I have to search for things that I used to be able to locate with no problem. Why, WordPress, why??

I know that with time, this will become old-hat. But why push me out of my comfort zone? Was the Classic Editor some weird threat to WordPress? Did it allow a security hole of some kind? What was the harm?

If you know of a work-around or a way to get back the Classic Editor, PLEASE let me know.

No, I don’t want to be told ‘how easy’ the Block Editor is. I’m mad, dammit! And I want to stay that way! 🙂

Copyright (C) Penny Wilson 2021

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