02/22/12 Poetry About Trains, Serenity and a Clever Cat!


Train Trip



The train arrived at platform nine
my first trip riding rails so fast
I climbed aboard, excitement mine
I see a glimpse of life roll past

The panoramic scenes swoosh by
the placid plains a balm to me
I drink the sights with thirsty eye
my soul it steeps in tranquil sea

Such vision fusion seems surreal
who knew the harmony I’d feel
from simple train trip to the coast
a senses feast with BritRail host




Serenity Found



walk along old paths
pressed in ancient forest floors
pure serenity







Cuddles sat, face scrunched, sorting sound
Sniffing for words much like a hound
Snip this one, it isn’t quite right
Snatch that one before it takes flight

Canine clues got under her skin
“Who let those silly fleabags in?”
‘He likes lasagna, feline clown’
Scamper, scribble, write Garfield down

Simple puzzle makes spirit fly
Super hard one elicits sigh
Solving puzzles gets her a prize
Sardine snack for “Kitty Word Wise!”



I thought I’d share a little of my poetry with you, as it’s been the thing I enjoy most lately. Poetry and short stories. The stories are easier for me, truth be told!  Oh, those of you who know my cat Buddy, the above cat isn’t him, but it surely is a twin! I made her a girl and named her Cuddles.

Writing keeps me busy, but I’m happier than a piggie in a fresh mud puddle and it’s way cheaper than psychotherapy, so I think I’m on to something. 🙂 

I hope you enjoy this poetic break in your day. Cheers!

Comments sought and always welcome. 🙂 


10/24/11 Gathering My Courage To Write Poetry

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Image by ReVisioning Life in Art via Flickr

It’s been a week of growth and insights.

A friend suggested I check out Women Writing For (a) Change. I did, and visited Women Writing For (a) Change on Saturday to take the Soul Collage class. How exhilarating! Stepping into that place where countless women like me who enjoy taking pen to paper, or images to collage board, and express themselves. It felt like nirvana! I wondered if I could move in, or at least hang out from time to time. I would highly recommend it to any one reading this who has a longing to express themselves through words. Even though “women” is in the business name, there are occasional classes for men. It was inspiring being surrounded by so many creative people. My collage titled Serenity filled the card with images of places I would like to write in – nature, quiet, lush green floral paradises, a cottage in the woods. When you live in the city, I suppose those places seem almost like a fairytale.

A few years ago, I gave myself a challenge to write poetry. It was an interesting experiment. Apparently I can whip off a ditty within minutes when rhyme is all that’s called for. I tried another type, I believe it’s called prose. That’s the type I like. You actually have to think. Feel. Rhyme seems to sacrifice content just to get two words to match! Me being the gutter snipe that I am from time to time…. my rhyme ends up sounding like those silly limericks I read as a kid. Actually, I still like limericks. 🙂

Sometimes I feel compelled to try something new. I tried a spiritual piece today. I based it upon the poem “Love After Love” by Derek Walcott read aloud at my Soul Collage class the other day. http://acelebrationofwomen.org/?p=68602

If you’d like to read it, paste this link into your browser: http://allpoetry.com/poem/9068145-Looking_Through_Gods_Eyes-by-wordsfromsue

It’s about learning to see and accept ourselves as God does. Feel free to give me your thoughts.