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What Words May Come?

Writing simple poetry, song lyrics and short stories has become so important to me over the past few years.  When I began my words were therapy for me though at the time I didn’t realize it.  I certainly never considered how impactful these words would become in my life and, from time to time, in other’s lives too.  What thrills me most is the feedback and how many different opinions and interpretations I get from one poem read through the eyes of others.  When I write the words simply flow without me getting too caught up in whatever theme may arise.  It simply starts with a line or sentence then blossoms from there.  I’ve been told it’s a gift, and while somewhere deep within me I believe that to be true, I wonder why it took so long to develop even as it continues to grow.  My grandfather was a writer, so perhaps that is where the answer lies.  Regardless, I hope you find some meaning, some smiles, some tears or something else worthy of your time here within these scripts.

God bless,

Kev

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by Kevin D. Parish

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DING-DING

That psychedelic

Funky relic

That I tripped over

On the way to school

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Made me stumble

And fall

Doing a somersault

And I broke my flipflops too

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Why didn’t I see

There in front of me

That colorful

Awkward thing

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Because, I was on my phone

Just a texting along

Instead of watching ahead

Ding-ding

HER SEASON

The last sunset to grace her eyes

Brought her tears of joy

This precious gift of life was ending

In this she had no choice

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But, oh, what delight she knew

From childhood to old age

The seasons that she’d witnessed

Blessed throughout her days

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And as her loved ones gather ‘round

To pay their last respects

She smiles as each one kisses her

And hugs her around her neck

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A whisper, barely audible,

To bid them all goodbye

As her heart stops

And she smiles down

Above from where she flies

Blogger Recognition Award (#1)

I am honored to have received this Blogger Recognition Award from my dear fellow blogger Laura Venturini. Thank you very much, Laura, for recognizing me as one of your choices! Please check out her blog as she is inspiring, funny and just straight at you…

Award rules:

  • Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.

How I got started

A very close and dear friend with whom I shared many of my poems suggested (rather insistently) that I start a blog and share my work. Me, not having the confidence that anyone would spend a second reading anything I’ve written hesitated, but decided to take a chance. Why not?

Now, here I am with close to 500 posts and counting. I love writing and reading other’s works. Blogging practically replaced Facebook for me, not that I was ever hooked to FB, but I love the friends I have made from all around the globe. The diversity and love I find here is inspiring.

Two pieces of advice for new bloggers

Don’t be afraid to post and share the wealth of talent you have. Your story is unique and you will find that others can and will help you develop, if that is your goal. Talk about pretty much anything that is on your mind, but please be aware that you may not always get replies or comments. That’s okay!

If you’ve ever wanted to write poetry, lyrics, books or travel advice this is a great place to start. If you are an artist, photographer or have a one-word or one-line thought, then put it out here. We would love to see it. Don’t be shy and don’t be afraid to ask for advice from your favorite contributors… Trust me… these folks enjoy helping and you’ll make lots of new friends.

Nominations

I would love for anyone who reads this to please feel free to share. I think the world of all of you and would love to here your advice.

Blessings to all!

Kev