Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Two New Poems

Before I get to the new poems, an update on what I'm reading. I'm 3/4ths of the way through Philip Pullman's "The Golden Compass," which is part of His Dark Materials series. Next up to read, "The Subtle Knife," and eventually complete the series with "The Amber Spyglass." They've made "The Golden Compass" into a movie, but I am left wondering when or if they are going to convert the other two books into a film.

The Confession

I've finally done it,
and all I know is I may regret
giving him a second chance,
but I think our relationship deserves another glance.

I like to think
our love never died, and is on the brink
of renewal.
It just needs refueled.

A new life chapter is beginning,
and I don't if I'm winning
or losing until a fresh start
makes its way back into my heart.

What a confession to be faced with,
a possible reconciliation instead of a fist
used to punch him,
and open arms to love him again.

A Fresh Start

I've decided to listen to my heart,
and give a fresh start
to the man who tore it apart.

Two hearts on the mend
are ready to begin again
despite what may be said by family and friends.
My family and friends love me so
that they will support me as a whole.
So far they've been happy for me,
but not everyone knows what is happening.

It's a big problem to try and hide
a relationship with my guy,
but the truth is complicated to discuss.
Especially when someone makes a fuss
about my guy telling me he loves me so,
and they still don't know
about the fresh start,
and the man that still holds my heart.

I have another plan to take my notebook to Starbucks today, and while away the hours with pen in hand until I come up with a masterpiece even more grand than what you see here. I plan to move my readers to tears.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Writing Immersion

I was able to be the stereotypical poet in Starbucks with my notebook, pen, and coffee with my partner in crime on Tuesday. The time spent produced a poem, but I'm not sure I'm truly finished with it just yet. I'll post it as soon as I think it's done. Life has been getting in the way of things!

I've had quite a day with getting up in time to rush as I dressed while my ride was waiting to take me to my mom's to play bingo. A five minute break during the game turned into half an hour when my mom face-planted and an ambulance was called to take her to the hospital. She got a gash on the bridge of her nose from her glasses digging in, a cut and bruise on her forehead, she sprained her knee, and pulled a muscle in her arm. She's home now, battered and bruised, but otherwise no worse for wear. She's going to be really hurting today.

I came home and called one of my brother's and my sisters to let them know what happened. One of my sister's called the hospital to get the update on her condition. The paramedics were talking about the possibility of admitting her overnight for observation, but ended up not doing that when all her tests came back okay.

I'll be going back over to her place today for a St. Patrick's Day party with corned beef and cabbage, green beer and green punch provided. I'll probably wait on her, so she won't have a chance to fall again, or make sure she's using her cane for support if she walks anywhere. She lives in an Assisted Living facility.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Another Entry About Books

I finished reading Jane Austen's "Persuasion" on Friday. I can't believe how long it took me compared to the other Austen books. I did stop reading it for a few days to read another book I just bought called "Awakened" by PC and Kristin Cast.

"Awakened" is the eighth or ninth installment of the House of Night series, another vampire-related book series that I can't seem to get enough of. PC and Kristin Cast are a mother-daughter writing duo. They both live in Oklahoma. Mama Cast is/was a schoolteacher, and Kristin is in college. I often wonder when I read a popular book series whether the author, or authors, knew how much of a big hit they created when they first started writing. I believe the Casts probably started writing to put Kristin through college, and whatever other reasons they might have for doing it.

What drew me to the House of Night series was the fact that the main character, Zoey, is not only Cherokee but also Marked with a crescent moon tattooed on her forehead. She's then taken to the Tulsa, Oklahoma House of Night where she's learns how to be a vampire, learns about famous vampires in movies and other industries, and the history of Vampirism as a fledgling until she Changes into a full-fledged, blood-sucking Vampire.

Before I started reading all the Jane Austen books, I was reading Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon." I have gone back to reading that again, and am enjoying being in the world of Sam Spade. It's really hard not to picture Humphrey Bogart as I'm reading it, or anybody else that was in the movie adaptation so long ago.