I felt like this has become much more pertinent in the past few weeks and months.

The Noise of Silence

The odd ones

Ones who walk
Off the path
Not followers
Not sheep
Thinking for themselves
Not accepting
For their own answers
Within the mysteries

Unabashed and unashamed

They used to burn people like us

At the stake

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Shiny New Memories

He came home from his trip
Eyes full of shiny new memories
My son
With a week’s worth of stories
Days at the beach
And historic sights
In Washingtion D.C.
Laughing as he told me
How he and his cousin found
They could reach their arms
Through the tall black fence
To pluck blades of the greenest grass
From the White House lawn
“You should have brought some home!”  I laughed
What a memento that would be!
Carefully saved
Within a scrapbook
To forever remember
The look of those
Shiny new memories
In his eyes

NaPoWriMo 2013 post #7

Thank you, dear readers!

I want to thank Sandy Seeber at  for nominating The Noise of Silence for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I am honored that there are others out there willing to spend their time reading what I have written, and I truly appreciate all the Likes, Follows, and Comments I’ve received.

The rules for this award:

 1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them.

Done.  Thanks again, Sandy!

2. Share 7 things about yourself.

Okay.  Let me see…

1) I was born during a hurricane.

2) I am also an abstract artist who works in paint and collage.

3) My favorite color is green.

4) My mp3 player has a mix of 70’s and 80’s punk rock and classical music…Plus The Beatles 🙂

5) I love soccer (the real football!) and my favorite teams are Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur!

6) My favorite band is The Jesus and Mary Chain.

7) Despite the fact that I put all my emotions on display for the world in my poetry, I am normally a very private, shy person.

3. Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you enjoy.

It may not be 15, but here are some blogs that I enjoy by some really amazing writers.

Ponty Zen

Allison Grayhurst


Rebekah Burgess


Francois Bergh



The Bus Stop Blues



Persephone’s Sea

Wendy Dark

A View From A Car Park

Nora Noir

Okay, so I guess that is 15 after all.

And the last step:

4. Let everyone you’ve linked to know that you’ve nominated them.

And I will begin doing that right away!

Once again, thank you all so much for reading The Noise of Silence and the HIGHER HELL series!!

Keep writing!