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 Tomorrows ~ a poem about HOPE, by Christina Ward

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 The Poet Cleaning ~ (a poem about being a poet/writer)

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 A Poem Entitled “Coming Home” – An Honest Look at Life

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 Advice on Writing With Diversity – Here are 7 Great tips!

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 Doe Season in Mamma’s Kitchen ~ a poem about my childhood

Holiness ~ a poem about Grace

Holiness Eternal womb of growth Prepare me for eternal birth. Fortify me with God’s word. Let my humble prayer be heard. Here I am! A broken soul that Jesus bought, Heal my wounds; bend my mind to righteous thought. I lift my arms to You, let praise begin! I lift my lips, let song begin! … Continue reading Holiness ~ a poem about Grace

No Return, A Heartbreaking Poem about the Soldiers of the USS Indianapolis

No Return Suspended, rafts drift with blood and oil they spread on their gaping faces. Dorsal fins flashing, stirring like soup spoons. Death waits below, saucer-eyed, evolved. Dog tags slink down the esophagus of the sea, silver coins shimmer then vanish. Faces toward Son, they that remain uneaten claw themselves, beg to be found. I … Continue reading No Return, A Heartbreaking Poem about the Soldiers of the USS Indianapolis

Cornucopian Dream ~ a poem for my fellow Earth lovers

    **Trigger warning, rape reference but only metaphorically speaking     Cornucopian Dream It topples, crumblesinto soils that regretto bear their yield. We burn it, borrow it,bend it and stake it,box it,ship it,buy it,but we cannot make it. We cannot build mindsthat know the end,minds that know no want,minds that know enoughmust surely beenough. … Continue reading Cornucopian Dream ~ a poem for my fellow Earth lovers