The Art of Trying Again

Hi readers! I’m sorry I haven’t posted anything lately–with summer in full swing, I was too busy exploring my suddenly wide open days! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Everything felt right–today had to be the day! Kate confidently strode over to the piano, her fingers itching to get started. She sat down at the bench, and took a deep…

Newcomer

Sunlight after rain, Breeze after snow, Smiles after stormy tantrums I hope it will stay with us, This newcomer Green after white, Yellow after brown, Blue after grey I hope it likes it here, This newcomer To rejoice after hiding, To run after hibernating, To breath after waiting for so long Here to stay, This…

When the Dust can’t Speak for Itself

To the things we see but do not remember To the words we say but do not hear To the moments that pass while we linger, unconscious and selfish–I’m sorry. Because we put tags and labels on things we do not understand Because we try to make life a simple thing with a price on…

Jump into Journaling

Ever since I could write on my own, I’ve been journaling. It makes me feel free and happy and sometimes I get into a trance where I just cannot stop writing until I feel I’ve drained myself onto the page. It’s so relaxing to me. My first journal was a pink, spiral-bound memo book that…

The Wombat and other poems

Lately I’ve been reading Shel Silverstien poems with my family and friends. I have always loved the witty way he plays with words and pictures, and decided to write some of my own inspired by his style. Here are the 3 poems I ended up with: Piranha A piranha in the water! I see it…

101 Waves

This past Saturday I had two of my closest friends over. We were not quite sure of how to pass the time, so we sat on the front porch, talking. I can’t quite recall how it started, but somehow we were all standing up on the brick wall of the porch, waving frantically at every…

40 Things to Lighten Your Load

Happy Holidays, readers! Christmas has come and gone and we’ve all been so caught up in our family gatherings and gift giving and event planning that you probably haven’t even thought to yourself, “Why hasn’t Lidzer done a Christmas post yet?” Well, for those of you who did wonder that and for those who didn’t,…

Wallflowers

Here is a poem that my friend and I wrote a few weeks ago. It was inspired by a cluster of paper butterflies on the wall of my room. This is how I feel about myself. Because I am an introvert I sometimes feel like I am unable to stand up for myself. I often…

Almost Thanksgiving

Dear reader, In favor of Thanksgiving, I would like to post a piece about food. I have the general idea, but I need some help from you. I would love it if you would simply think of your favorite holiday food. It doesn’t necessarily have to be something you would eat on Thanksgiving; just think…

The Turning of Seasons

Hey, readers! Now that it’s fall, there’s some fun and random (as always) things I’d like to share. Personally, I am not over-excited for the leaves to drop, because I prefer summer over any other season. But amid the chilling breezes I find little things to keep my head up…..Such as: Yummy ways to bake…

Redemption

An original poem by: Lidzer In the dust, you often forget Forget that the sun shines somewhere Forget that even in the darkness there is life Forget that every single raindrop that falls evaporates back up into the quivering clouds Birds fall, too, and so do those people who make you feel small Stand up–do…

Balloon

An original poem by: Lidzer You picked me, from my bunches of brothers Traded me for the silver coin you’d saved You held my hand, and took me places to see sights and smell the smells And hear the sound of taxis honking beneath the blinking stop lights We went to watch the clouds roll…