Appreciate the lights around the tree, Vivid, although the angel is not lit: Enjoy the many ornaments to see, Fighting against the dark a little bit. I care not for the products underneath The tree, but love which gifting represents Is precious and does lasting joy bequeath — This is the loveliest munificence. Continue reading →
This is for FOWC: Except and MVB: Inevitable. This gets hopeful by the end. 🙂 For me, this is a happy Sunday, which is convenient because it is the third Sunday of Advent, known as “Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday.” I was going to be really annoyed if today was a low day!
Blogging is, of course, a form of journaling, especially with some of the very honest poems that I have been posting. Offline, I write a lot more poetry, usually at least 4 or 5 poems a day, in response to prompts and/or what happens during my day. I also write in a normal journal daily, which I have been doing since December of 2007.
Part of the reason why I put so many poems about depression and stuff on here is precisely because I don’t know most of you in person. Some of my “real life” friends also read my blog, and it can be a bit awkward. For example, this conversation occurred a week or two ago:
Friend: “How have you been lately?”
Me, because I seem to be unable to lie: “Uhhhh….”
Friend: “I saw your blog post.”
I also put a lot of Jesus-y poems on here because I am very happy to be a Catholic Christian. Yes, my life is messed up, far from ideal, but Jesus makes it better; when I have no hope, He is the hope. ❤
I think it’s kind of funny that those are my top 2 topics: depression and Jesus. I think the topic that wins third place is coffee.
In honor of Mary, the mother of Jesus, I wrote this cinquain. It’s no secret that we Catholics love Mary — some non-Catholic Christians think that we place too much emphasis on her, without realizing that she actually brings us closer to Jesus — and today is a special, holy day honoring Mary’s Immaculate Conception. Continue reading →
Today’s MVB prompt, Purring, made me think of my neighbor’s kittens, so I wrote this. This is another poem that I wasn’t originally planning on posting, but why not? It’s a little late, but at least it’s still the 6th on the west coast. Also, I wanted to include a photo, but it wouldn’t upload!