Caterpillar Dream (Poetry Block 50)

Dreams may seem hard to reach

And sometimes you’re close but not quite there

Then you start to over think

Are my dreams too far for me to care?

Sure it’s easy to let them go

And pretend you never had them

But that would be giving up hope

And trying is what makes them worth it

Like the caterpillar

We become cocooned

Only to awake stronger

With the realization our dreams will be reality soon

We hesitate in the beginning

Not sure of whom we might become

But like the caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly

We risk never knowing so it’s worth the run

Worth the run to the other side

Where our beautiful in becomes our beautiful outside


 

Poet’s Thoughts:

Many times we have goals that we set for ourselves, and it makes us proud that we have something to look forward to, when it comes to reaching them.  But, sometimes, things happen.  Life happens and some goals have to be shifted.  What I mean is, their priority needs to be shifted.  Doesn’t mean it can’t happen, it just might take a little longer to achieve, but that doesn’t make you any less of a person because you didn’t accomplish them when you wanted.  I’m still in school trying to achieve my Associates in Early Childhood Education.  As much as I think I should have been done with school, it also came to mind that I have also changed my major a few times.  There would be no point in going to school if I’m not going to apply what I learned in the real world.  I love children and I know there is a need for Teachers.  So, naturally, I changed my major.  However, it hasn’t been easy for me, and yet there is not too much more to go.  Sometimes I have to break from school due to personal circumstances.  But when I’m ready to get back up, I am ready to go all the way.  And that’s how it should be with our goals.  Age, status, race should not hinder your goals, however many or however few.  You want to do it, then do it.  But make sure you are smart about it and you really want it.  There is no need to rush, take your time.  Someone might be watching your progress and they might determine you’re ready ahead of time.  And that miracle you’re looking for, is more than likely a lot closer than you think, to achieving your goals.

 

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

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The Last Days of Night

Review:

A genius of a well-crafted piece of historical fiction.  Moore wrote an extraordinary account on the case regarding to whom did the light bulb invention really belong to.  Brilliance wielding magic, deception and love, The Last Days of Night, certainly sparks more than just an interest, but an obsession to truly understand what it means to “invent”.

Workings of a Heart (Poetry Block 49)

On the coldest day

The heart is warm

On the cruelest lesson

The heart is learning

On the impossible outcome

The heart is patient

On the hardest step

The heart is courageous

On the ones who are despised

The heart loves

On the words that hurt

The heart heals

On the darkest journeys

The heart lights

On the saddest moments

The heart smiles

On the rage-full spirits

The heart ignores

On the saving life

The heart is content

On the last few moments

The heart is at peace


 

Poet’s Thoughts:

The words from this poem came from a place that really understood what it was like to really let things go.  Things that might seem big to someone, through another’s eyes, could be made small and easy to deal with.  Sometimes it is hard seeing another’s perspective on things, especially when it comes to life.  In this case, no matter what was being thrown at the person, they never saw the negative, it rolled off of them.  They never saw a reason to lash out or entertain the idea.  Yes, they had problems and yes, their life was far from perfect, but they learned to “go with the flow”, pray and keep on moving forward.  Something we learn and can learn to do for ourselves to make the obstacles we face less of a burden. 

Love for Slaughter by Sara Tantlinger

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Love for Slaughter

Review:

The most disgusting selection of poetry I have ever read in my entire life (and that’s a great thing!).  And while the entire selection is my favorite, I do have personal favorites (which I’ll get to in a minute).  Totally had mind blown at reading poetry under a different light and what a remarkably, grotesque and genuine light it is.  A lot were read over and over again because the words were just so appealing, my eyes were bleeding reading them.  Sara has a beautiful gift of writing this kind of poetry, I can’t wait to read more like this.  It inspired me to restart my own collection of dark poetry that I had shelved a few years back, so Thank you Sara for allowing me revive that heartbeat.  Now, for my favorites, here they are: Nyctophilia, Heart for a Corpse, Obeyed, Serenades for Dead Lovers, Apocalypse Girl, Muse Incarnate, Letters on your Spine, Shards in your Eyes, Mirror Me, Eye Candy, Crawl to Me, Countdown, Death for my Darling, Vampire Violets, Hell’s Hallelujah, To Be Strange, Of Sunlight, Match Mouth, Love For Slaughter (without a doubt), Vices, Cardiac, Fateful Unfaithful, Riven, The Lies He Loved Me With, Pink Caterpillars, Sonata of the Slain, When the Hero Bleeds, Simpatico, The Wrong side of Midnight, Lawless, Heaven’s Ripper, Charades of the Vodka Affair, Predator Haunt, Knifed, Masterpiece, The Sin in Saint and Your Last Bullet.

The Little White Ball and His Big Idea by Spanish Missy

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The Little White Ball and his Big Idea

Review:

A very easy read about a white ball and his big idea.  A Beginner’s Guide to teach your child how to practice their colors in Spanish.  The story is told in English, with an opportunity to read the story in Spanish to your child.  It is very simple, yet it is a fun way to learn colors in Spanish without seeming overbearing.  At the end, there is a little review regarding the story and it asks questions about the story in both English and Spanish.  There is also a list of new words introduced in the story and their English and Spanish versions.