Tomorrows ~ a poem about HOPE, by Christina Ward
This poem is about hope. About reaching into tomorrow and becoming whatever you want to be. It is about connecting with the world around you and truly feeling inspired and blessed by it. What will your tomorrows bring? Will you embrace it? Here is my newest poem: Tomorrows Here it is. A new year… Continue reading
Flosstube Video 1 – Two-Handed Cross Stitching and Parking Method
Hi fellow stitchers and the curious stoppers-by, it’s a dreary North Carolina day and perfect for stitching. Some of you are aware that I am participating in the United Stitchers of America : Stitching George Washington project and I have been meaning to post a few updates. It is nearing the end of year one… Continue reading
The Poet Cleaning ~ (a poem about being a poet/writer)
Ripped from the belly of the sea pregnant with vowels our tails slap hard pendulous swings, our eyes are benign, panicked moons, fibroadenomas sitting inside our heads. They must be plucked out. We climb outside ourselves, hold the knife steady, scrape against the grain, shedding our silvers until we are clean, carve a canoe-slice across… Continue reading
A Poem Entitled “Coming Home” – An Honest Look at Life
Let’s face it, living in cheap rental homes is no fun. But while you are stuck in the financial setbacks and the upward struggles, this “limbo” IS your home. May as well slap a $3.25 Dollar General wreath on that door and make the best of it! …see my poem below, about making… Continue reading
Advice on Writing With Diversity – Here are 7 Great tips!
Writing With Diversity We all want our writing to be authentic. I have heard all of my writing life “write what you know.” While this is a great guideline, I think it is important for our writing to appeal to a diverse group of readers, while being sensitive to cultures, races, religious groups and sexual… Continue reading
Doe Season in Mamma’s Kitchen ~ a poem about my childhood
Doe Season in Mamma’s Kitchen Every week or so Daddy brings home a stiff-legged, russet-colored doe and hangs her by her feet on my swing set. Mamma blinks her eyes away and silently wipes down the aged green countertops with a dilapidated kitchen sponge. He is careful with the knife in the afternoon sun,… Continue reading
Gone ~ A poem
Gone Civilization swings one extreme to the other. You try in vain to understand it all. A silenced moon hangs low, red, angry, and you are on the other side walking a tightrope of a dream. Hasn’t anyone told you that you are gone? You know I care about you, you said. That night… Continue reading
A Tale of Two Poems, Circa 1990-1991. You read that date correctly.
Digging DEEP. When I was a child I knew 2 things: I loved nature and all the awesome things in it. And, I wanted to WRITE SOMETHING. Today: I love nature and all the awesome things in it. And, I want to WRITE SOMETHING. I think sometimes as children we think about what we want… Continue reading
Dear Mr. Valentine
A hastily written but mightily felt wish of the heart… Dear Mr. Valentine, You sleep next to me like a happy rock. As night rolls over into tomorrow, I sit staring at our future. Two creaky rocking chairs are there Gnawing at the porch as we rest our aching backs And laugh until… Continue reading
“Clarity,” Winner of the Arrowhead Awards Best Prose Work, 2004
CLARITY The swinging wooden doors of The Red Marlin slapped shut behind me as I shuffled in to take my seat at the bar. Trish was there with precision handing me my drink and placing a wrinkled white napkin on the table in front of me. Her freckled shoulders wore the imprint of recent… Continue reading
Christina M. Ward is an author and freelance writer from the beautiful state of NC where she resides with her two furbabies. She’s edited over 50 poetry collections from around the world, published three of her own, and is working on her second novel. Christina is the sole owner and operator of Fiddleheads & Floss Writing Services through which she does freelance SEO content writing and editing.
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