Poem 10 feels good. I don’t think I’ve ever posted ten days in a row, never mind ten poems in a row. Thank you to my former 8th grade Teacher Ms. Lisa M. I owe you a debt for the inspiration you gifted to me all those years ago. Thank you! I’m happy to have learned so much from you. I hope you all enjoy this brief trip around the sun.
Sunshine fighting in the outline,
of conspicuous clouds.
Pelting passing places below.
Darting in and out.
Hide and seek.
Glanced in the periphery.
Taken for granted.
Shadows at play.
The hues are newer in this sky.
Newer than I have seen them.
Fresh eyes, new clouds.
Formation channeling el sol.
Wrapped up and bathed in pixellated rays.
The sun always comes up.
The sun always goes down.
Shining in a way Danny Torrance never could.
Perpetual. Perennial. Permanent.
Our sun’s light will travel to a far off place,
glimmering until it’s gone.
Shining shadows enveloped in an afternoon delight.
I go where it leads.
Always to tomorrow.
Rolling up out of the Atlantic Ocean,
Until it reaches heights and goals and dreams.
Guiding life as I know it.
Life, as I know it.
Let there be light.
Sunshine on me.
* “And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me, shine until tomorrow, let it be.”
*Lyric taken from the Beatles “Let It Be”_Lennon& McCartney
Welcome to my effort. Yes, as a great procrastinator, it requires great effort to stay focused on something productive that matters to me. I’ll find any old excuse to traipse from project to project, and I rarely end up at the place I started. I find this maddening, and exhaustive. So it is with high hopes, and a greater grasp of self-awareness, that I embark upon staying the course so to speak.
I enjoy writing. Be it blogs, fiction, poetry, etc. I love the craft and the act of creation, the art in and of itself, for it’s own sake and end. I am happy to be able to do it.
Born: March 1974
St.Francis de Sales, Charlestown MA
Don Bosco Technical High School, Boston MA
University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell MA
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown MA
DePaul University, Chicago, IL
North Virginia Community College, Arlington VA
Harvard Extension School, Cambridge MA
Place of residence: Somewhere in the land of metro Boston. It’s vaguely familiar and becoming home more and more by the day, but when you come from “The Town” all else fails by comparison.
Favorite Color: I’m partial to all forms of blue.
Favorite Author: c’mon! don’t expect me to answer that, there are too many.
I enjoy memories of playing 80’s Atari better than playing any advanced gaming system that exists today.
Hope to be recognized for my paper clip collection. As well as my 27 rejected applications to Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailiey Clown college.
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