Posts Tagged ‘confessions’

Confessions of a Fruitcake Fan

December 26, 2018

Confession 1 – I like fruitcake. To eat. No, seriously, I have pleasant memories of delicious fruitcake, mostly homemade but some commercially made. This year, I decided to make my own fruitcake. As you can see, it is still a work in progress.

I bought the ingredients, but like many Christmas crafters I ran out of time and energy (that’s confession 2). So here’s my holiday wish for all of you – peace of mind. If the to-do list taunts you, turn those unfinished projects into family stories. I promise, we’ll laugh with you because we’ve all been there.

Luck and wisdom!

Confession Time

April 9, 2018

I entered college as a poetry major, switched to political science by my junior year because I thought it would be more practical, and ended up not using that degree anyway. I wrote poetry all through college, but gradually drifted into prose. Although I still compose a poem now and again, I think of myself as a novelist. Still, I was considering what I should do to celebrate April in this writing life blog, but couldn’t decide. Here’s where the confession comes in – my friend Patricia Flaherty Pagan of Spider Road Press tagged me in a Facebook post about her anthology In The Questions: Poetry by and about Strong Women. Spider Road Press is running a giveaway on Amazon for the next few days, and Patricia mentioned all of the authors included in the book in her post. Yup, I forgot that I was in the book.

I wish I could say my natural modesty got the better of me, but in truth my little gray cells just misfired. So, to celebrate Poetry Month, here is my poem.

The Matriarchal Elephant

The mirror tells me I am wise.

I have the wrinkles to fit the role,

and the silver hair.

My diaries go back to years

taught in history class.

Ask a question, I will answer,

give opinion,

advice,

admonition.

My life trajectory suited me

for counselor,

consoler,

coach and instructor.

Yet there are days

when I look for the real wise woman,

the matriarchal elephant,

for the mom to save us all.

On those days,

I cover the mirror.

 

Look for the giveaway on the Spider Road Press Facebook page, or you could buy the book immediately and enjoy the other poems now. Happy Poetry Month!