Stranger In The Mirror

I t seemed so hard to believe The woman looking back Is only slightly familiar Big brown eyes Brown hair Are still the same But the grace is gone And the smile is wistful The body shows signs of age Time gone by Bad decisions made This and that Excuses Choices Mistakes She finally had…

Wake Up Dead

One day I received a text reply from my friend and it said, very simply, “Take care of yourself or you’re going to wake up dead.” Wake up dead. I laughed it off at first but then I started to reflect on those words and what it meant. Wake up dead. Just imagine that you…

Pen of the Poet

The pen of the poet Has been replaced By the fingertip As the words fly Out of the heart Onto the screen It’s the only way That she can be free Of the gilded cage That holds her captive She can only do so much But she dances still Letting her words Free fall Fly…

Walking In The Dark

She will go Walking in the dark But only if She’s all alone With her thoughts Wrapped around her Like a cloak of protection She will go Walking in the dark Hand in hand Only with someone Who understands The beauty of silence And wraps her in a cloak Of warmth That comes from being…

One Thin Slice

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Mema and Momma cleaned the house from top to bottom. Mema dug out the Thanksgiving tablecloths and napkins and her heavy gold flatware. We rearranged all the furniture to make room for extra tables to hold all the food. With 22 family members coming, Thanksgiving was a special…

Godiva by Surprise

My client handed me these boxes and said, “I’m so thankful you’re in my life” Tears of gratitude filled my eyes.. I’m so grateful he’s in my life. #bestclients #WalkWithLove #knownandloved Godiva in beautiful boxes Ribbons tied on tight Inside there’s a card Descriptions of each piece Explaining what it is What to expect When…

As Thanksgiving comes around again…I want to remind people to download AVA so that the deaf and hard of hearing ones can feel included in the conversations. It matters…it makes a difference….it opens doors and it only costs you some space on your Smart phone Be compassionate…be understanding..be generous..and do not use “dirty words”around the…