Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spring Rain

The following was written a short time ago for my Intro to Creative Writing Class. While I feel like it could use tweaking, I post it here for posterity. I don’t feel I’m any good at poetry, but others’ thoughts are more than welcome.

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

Composing a score for the world to hear

And water waltzes as the day is done

With the oncoming night and fading sun

Obscured by gray clouds, the light disappears

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

A trio of geese flies by, a tune spun

From their lungs the song echoes around here

And water waltzes as the day is done

A tree stands tall, limbs wafting as winds run

Branches to and fro like a puppeteer

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

Night grows and streetlamps turn on one by one

The artificial gleam signals light’s bier

And water waltzes as the day is done

Mother Nature’s rebirth has just begun

It starts with rain, and through many a tier

Rhythmic symphonies drum in unison

And water waltzes as the day is done

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The 2015 Reading Challenge

Because I totally need an excuse to read more (bwahaha, of course!), I am undertaking Popsugar’s 2015 Reading Challenge. It is a list of 50 different types of books (52 if you consider that one requirement is a trilogy) and a number of folks I know are already quite along with things. So, I’m jumping on the bandwagon.

Up first is a book with more than 500 pages. Since I’ve already started readingĀ Words of RadianceĀ by Brandon Sanderson, I figure this will satisfy that one quite well. If I ever manage to make it to the end. I think I’m about a couple of hundred pages in, and am both lamenting that there is so much to get through before the end and glad that there is so much that happens before the end. Mostly due to the fact that I love Kaladin to death, and want to see things get better for him.

So, before I get to waxing poetic over my love of this series, let me toss some linkage on here. Though I made a page listing all the reading hurdles (Reading Challenges up on the navigation bar up top), if you want to see a lovely graphic detailing the shindig, clicky clicky right here.

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Time

The first piece for the Fanfic100 Challenge. A series of drabbles on time. Feedback is more than welcome!

I: Minutes

I couldn’t find him. Lost in the acrid smoke, I couldn’t even see what was five feet in front of me. Every scream brought his name to my lips and choked my lungs. With tears gathering, I rested one hand on the wall next to me, the other held out, reaching in vain hope. I hoped for something, anything other than the fire I could hear roaring behind me.

I hoped his hand would find mine.

II: Hours

I was lost without him. They found him afterward. The flames never touched him, luckily. I was able to see him one last time. Perfect as he was, I longed to hear his voice, see him smile, feel his arms around me. I wanted him to be alright. But he was gone. Gone. The word swirled around my mind, replacing all of my thoughts until it was all there was. He was gone, and I was alone.

III: Days

I stood beside him as I said goodbye. It always rains in the movies, but that day had a clear blue sky. I left a rose in the casket. Yellow was his favorite color. I held his hand one last time, wishing he could hold mine. Strange as it sounds, I didn’t cry. I couldn’t. I didn’t want to cry. I didn’t want to feel anything at all. I pledged my heart to him, and he took my heart with him when he left.

IV: Weeks

I could feel him everywhere. In the house, in the car, when I went shopping. So much was familiar, yet so much was alien. The world was lacking. Empty. Without him, there was nothing, and what remained was meaningless. I would never see him again, and yet I carried on. I was still going, but empty. I wanted to be gone, too.

V: Months

I went to see him. His tombstone was carved out of granite. It is an angel, keeping vigil over him and protecting him from harm. I know she is doing it until I can follow him. He will be waiting a while, but he had always been a patient man. When you have eternity, what does a few decades matter? I told him I missed him, and gave him a kiss. I was finding that he hadn’t taken all of my heart wit him, after all.

VI: Years

He stood beside me as we said good-morning. I know he would approve – a relaxed type just like he was. I held a bouquet of yellow roses, settling it at the base of the monument to the past. It was their first meeting, and I couldn’t help but smile.

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