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Want Protection from Rejection?

It’s a magic vaccination that always works; when I give the benefit of a doubt, when I refrain from accusations, when I invest my emotions in showing mercy instead of in judging others, gradually (and suddenly) I become immune to the sting of criticism. 77 more words


Nature, Be One With Me [poetry]

Nature, Be One With Me

Yesterday it rained,
This time I wasn’t dissatisfied;
Usually I love sunny days and
clear nights,
But the somber sight matched how… 217 more words


Ignite the Sky

The night sky
A blaze of orange
Like a fireball

Exploding into brilliance
Igniting the dusk
In radiant splendor

As raindrops fell
Even cloudy tears… 18 more words


WALLS, Deanna Christian

by Deanna Christian

Commercial mower,
Mangled doe
Dying horribly in tall grass,
Spotted red…and spotted white?
Two fawns, unafraid of their mother’s killer.

They struggle to stand
On the slick shelter floor,
Calm in strange surroundings. 63 more words

"Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe, for #NationalPoetryDay

Seeing as it is National Poetry Day today, here’s my number on favourite poem of all time.


The Poe Society provides this analysis of the poem: 113 more words


In the shower, to love

Eastern Lover
by Deborah Wong

I bribe the concierge
They gave me the room
You’ve spent a night in
The minute I step in… 82 more words