My Dirty Thirty Challenge

April 2021 marked the 25th anniversary National Poetry Month. Poetry Month is the opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the importance of poetry and acknowledge the contributions poets around the world. Poetry month is celebrated in many ways in the community and in the classroom – I celebrate each year by participating in The Dirty ThirtyContinue reading “My Dirty Thirty Challenge”

Trapped Inside An Elevator – Poetry Month 2021

My favourite prompts in the 2021 Dirty Thirty Poetry Month Challenge were the ‘Zombie Apocalypse‘, and ‘Trapped Inside an Elevator’ … both are topics I would absolutely never have written on… While writing about being trapped in an elevator we were asked to imagine there were other people in the elevator and there was notContinue reading “Trapped Inside An Elevator – Poetry Month 2021”

Zombie Apocalypse – Poetry Month 2021

My favourite prompts in the 2021 Dirty Thirty Poetry Challenge were the ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, and ‘Trapped Inside an Elevator‘ … both are topics I would absolutely never have written on…. While writing about the Zombie Apocalypse I decided to incorporate the biblical definition of an apocalypse (as a a prophetic revelation) into human relationships. ZombieContinue reading “Zombie Apocalypse – Poetry Month 2021”

Nothing in this World

I want to start ripples and be gentle yet powerful like a cloud that can block the sun… Let us have our call to make change satisfied. Let us end the nothingness that so many women endure under the shadow of patriarchal oppression. Be born again. Be the stone. Be the cloud. Be the unexpectedContinue reading “Nothing in this World”

Not in My Cave You Don’t

My son asked me the other day how grown ups know, when they are having ‘grown up time’ that it feels good. He wanted to know specifically which part of the brain told the heart that ‘this is the one.’ Not a question I had been planning to answer as we ran down the streetContinue reading “Not in My Cave You Don’t”

Boys will be….come dangerous men

If we think boys are less mature and capable than females – why do we not change the legal age for driving and voting by gender? If we truly want to hide behind the excuses of ‘boys will be boys’ and ‘girls are more mature’ – well then boys shouldn’t vote until they are 25 or have a learners driver permit until they are 20.

Scar Tissue from Gas Burns

Scar tissue of the heart is an interesting thing. I was reminded of this today once I calmed down from an argument with one of my oldest friends. I don’t claim to be a psychology expert by any means, but I know me and my story. I know some of the things that trigger me,Continue reading “Scar Tissue from Gas Burns”