My Box of Words


My box of words 
is hoarded 
selfishly. 

Choosing and stockpiling 
each one 
carefully. 

I take inventory. 

I tuck them away 
in my little treasure box 
lined with memories 
tears 
and laughter. 

Yesterday's words 
are tinged 
aging and gnarled 
the edges curling. 

Today's words 
fat 
filled with promise. 

Choosing the right ones 
is a challenging 
feat 
not always accomplished 
with elegance. 

Copyright (C) Penny Wilson

Fume-#writephoto Dragons Do Breath Fire


Peering out from behind the boulder, I could see the plume of it’s breath. The fume, a cloud; glowing.  It mixed with the mist off the lake until the entire night air was lit.  Soon they’d see.  Maybe throwing rocks to wake him wasn’t a good idea.  But now, now they would believe me.  Dragons do breath fire.

Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

*This is in response to Sue’s Thursday #writephoto prompt.  If you would like to join in on the fun, you can find out more about it HERE. 

2020, Here We Come!


Penny Wilson Writes  has gone through several transformations since it’s beginning.  At the end of the year, the end of a decade, we all tend to look back and reflect.  The last decade has seen the Biggest changes in my life.  The. Biggest.  My decision to move from Oregon to Texas, was the hardest decision I ever made, and it was the best decision I ever made.  Words that come to mind when I think about the life that I have now are Thankful, Grateful and Blessed.

My time here on WordPress is included as one of those Blessings.  Writing is an outlet for me, a way to express myself and the events in my life.  The community here has been so supportive!  Your encouragement gives me the courage to put myself out there, when in the past, I would have never dreamed of publishing anything I’ve written!

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Friday Favorites-The Reluctant Poet


https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/

Welcome to another post of my Friday Favorites!  I’m sorry that I skipped last Friday, but with being smack dab in the middle of the holidays, I suspect you understand.  My goal, each Friday, is to bring you a little information about a Favorite Blogger of mine.  Check them out and they may just become a favorite of yours too!

Chuck, at The Reluctant Poet is a favorite blogger of mine for several reasons.  The reason that I originally connected with Chuck is because he writes some of the most amazing and beautifully romantic poetry!  THIS  is an example of what I mean.  Be sure to browse thru Chuck’s archives, you’ll find a treasure trove from a talented poet!

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Friday Favorites-Hugh’s News and Views


Welcome to another Friday Favorite!  Each week, I want to highlight a particular blog/blogger that is a favorite and tell you a bit about them.  This week, I’d like to tell you about Hugh, over at Hugh’s Views & News. He is a wealth of information! If you do not subscribe and follow Hugh’s Blog  boy, are you missing out!!

Hugh is an amazing blogger.  His writings are wonderful.  He has a couple of books in print that you can find out about HERE.

Not only is Hugh a talented author, but he’s also a wiz at navigating WordPress.  He generously shares his knowledge with everyone on WordPress.  You can find out things like how to be a better blogger (HERE), or how to navigate the new Gutenberg editor (HERE).

I’ve learn all kinds of things simply by reading some of Hugh’s posts.  His instructions are clear and easy to understand.  He gives you screen shots as examples and walks you through the process as if he was sitting right there beside you!

While you are on Hugh’s blog, be sure to explore his short stories that can be found HERE.

I have just touched on some of the highlights of Hugh’s blog.  There is a treasure trove of informative articles, stories and tutorials.  Take the time to explore Hugh’s blog.  You’ll be glad that you did!  I’m sure that he will become a Favorite of yours too!

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

 

Memories of Another Time


My fingertips 
find their way 

Pulling my heart 
beyond the keyboard  

Across the years 
through the memories 

The visions
behind my eyelids

Another time 
expressed 

A smear 
on crisp white pages

(C) Copyright 2019 Penny Wilson

Image by jan mesaros from Pixabay 

Favorites Friday-Walt’s Writings


Welcome to Friday Favorites! Each Friday, I will share with you a little about one of my favorite blogs/blogger.  This week I would like to tell you about Walt Page.

Walt’s blog, is filled with beautiful poetry and other writings that will be sure to melt your heart and tug at your heartstrings.

Walt is married to (if you read the way he writes about her) the love of his life.   His poetry is filled with expressions of his love for his wife and the life they have made for each other.  THIS is an example of such beauty.

Walt is a bit of a hippy (I say that with love, Walt) and was a drummer in a rock band at one time.

Walt now lives in the country with his beloved wife, their dogs, horses and a quiet country life that he treasures.  Some of his writings include these loves.

Be sure to spend some time on Walt’s Blog, browsing through his posts.  You’ll be glad that you did and glad to connect with Walt.  He’s a treasure.

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

If you would like to get caught up on my other Favorites, you can find those HERE, HERE, and HERE .  Go visit these wonderful blogs!  You’ll be glad that you did! 🙂

Between the Lines


The poetry rhymes  
or doesn't  

The flowery 
angry 
or heartbreaking words 
are  
released 
upon the page 

Stories 
tug at heartstrings  

Flooding emotions 
scream and cry  

The darkness within 
or without
finds its way 
through my fingertips  

What appears 
upon the page 
not always in my 
control  

My muse takes 
me on

Rides 
I never dreamed of  

Places and people 
never seen

Stirrings 
emotions 
never before
felt  

My exploration 
of the human experience 
captured 
laid bare 
upon the page

Somewhere 
between the lines
I find myself

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Playing Favorites Friday-Minnesota Prairie Roots


Welcome to the 2nd installment of my Friday Favorites!  This is where I share with you some information about a Favorite Blog that I follow.  I have many many favorites.  Today’s favorite is Minnesota Prairie Roots

If you’ve not discovered Audrey’s amazing blog, you’re missing out!!  Minnesota Prairie Roots is a collection of observations of rural life done by not only in word, but also by Audrey’s beautiful photography.  She explores the back roads and the off-the-beaten-track spots in Southern Minnesota.

The landscape in Audrey’s “back yard” can vary from desolate to picturesque through her sharp eye and camera lens.  She speaks eloquently of the sometimes overlooked simple pleasures of small town life. She may write about a colorful flea market or a day on the road to her favorite hamburger joint.  Regardless, you will love being along for the ride!  Her posts are full of a richness you can feel.

THIS will give a taste of Audrey’s Beautiful photography and her beloved Minnesota that she writes about.

I love Audrey’s blog for many reasons.  One reason is because of her stand against Domestic Abuse.  She’s writes articles regularly on the subject.  One such post on the subject can be seen HERE.

Audrey has always been kind, encouraging and greatly supportive to me since I connected with her on WordPress.  She’s a person I proudly consider a friend.

So be sure to visit Minnesota Prairie Roots today and show Audrey some love.  Browse through her posts and amazing photography.  You’ll be glad you did!

(C) 2019 Penny Wilson