I Thought

I thought you were the love of my life

You’re not

I thought we were supposed to be together

We’re not

Everyone said so

(Even those who didn’t know said so)

Hell, you don’t even know

But now you do

I’m talking about my love for you

We have so much in common

I thought we might be soul mates

We’re not

I thought you might learn to love me

You won’t

I keep thinking I’ll get over you

When the truth is

I never will

I Thought

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What Are Some Of Your Favorite Poetry Books?

Do you have a love of literature? Do you love the gentle rhythm of rhyme and verse? Do you get caught up in emotions splashed on the page and sonnets depicting the deepest of emotions? I know I do.  Those who know me know that I love poetry. I love everyone from Robert Frost and Edgar Allan Poe to Jalaine Halsall and Leghorn Faust. Today I thought I would share some of my favorite  poetry books and ask you, what are some of your favorite poetry books?

New Enlarged Anthology Of Robert Frost’s PoemsThis book contains all of his best stories and poems. I love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Hell With Love: Poems To Mend A Broken HeartIf you are going through a breakup, this book is a must have. It covers all aspects, from the initial breakup to feeling like you can’t live without the person to revenge to healing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgar Allan Poe: Collected Poems This book contains two of my favorites, The Raven and Annabelle Lee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halfway Up The Stairs by Jalaine HalsallI recieved this book from my poetry instructor in college. He picked out a book for each of us in class by a poet that reflected our own writing. He did a good job, it’s an excellent book. I will keep it forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Via Storm Clouds by Leghorn FaustI recently came across this poet via a zine from a local bookstore. His poetry speaks to me and reminds me of the emotions felt in my own writing. I find the poems in this book and those that contributed, to be brilliant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I have said before, poetry has the power to change lives, heal hearts and change minds. So, who are some of your favorite poets? What are some of your favorite poems? What are some of your favorite collections of poetry? I would love to know.  I always like to find new words to touch the heart and soul.

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What Music Is Your Muse?

Hello my fellow writers. I have a question for you in today’s post. Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what music is your muse?

As for me, I listen to music all the time when I write. For me, music really helps evoke the emotions I’m trying to convey in my stories and characters. I listen to all kinds of music  and my tastes are quite varied. One day I could be listening to rock bands like Theory Of A Dead Man, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed or Stained and the next I’m listening to Josh Groban or Michael Buble. And the next I’m listening to Christian artists Skillet, Red, Toby Mac, Hollyn and Fireflight. Then I can turn around and listen to Rascal Flatts, Jo Dee Messina, and Carrie Underwood. It all just depends what I’m in the mood for and what makes the words flow the most. One artist in particular that has always helped with this is Sarah McLachlan. I honestly don’t know why it is so inspiring to me but every time I listen to her music the words just flow and flow and flow.

I think depending upon what we are trying to portray, music digs deep down into our hearts and souls to bring those emotions to the surface.  Lyrics of course play a big part also. Between music and lyrics it all has to gel into the perfect intoxicating brew.

Here is a list of some of my current favorite artists and songs that spark my muse.

By The Way- Theory Of A Deadman

Sound Of Silence-Disturbed

Epiphany-Staind

Right Here Waiting-Staind

Far From Home-Five Finger Death Punch

Remember Everything-Five Finger Death Punch

Don’t Let Go-Josh Groban

I Just Haven’t Met You Yet-Michael Buble

Not Gonna Die Tonight-Skillet

Invincible-Skillet

Already Over-Red

The Ever-Red

Darkest Part-Red

Not Alone-Red

Alone-Hollyn

Speak Life-Toby Mac

Lose My Soul-Toby Mac

Light Shine Bright-Toby Mac w/Hollyn

Unbreakable-Fireflight

For Those Who Wait-Fireflight

Changed-Rascal Flatts

Bring On The Rain-Jo Dee Messina

Something In The Water-Carrie Underwood

 

But that can change any time. 😉 So tell me writers, what music strikes your muse? I would love to know in the comments.

 

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Popcorn (from Shadow Of Soul)

I’m sitting in the front row with popcorn

A little unusual for a concert

But the kernels of my feelings

Are in this bag that I’m holding

Just waiting to explode in your face

Still I’m enjoying seeing you close up

In the meantime

 

Poem taken from Shadow Of Soul.

Popcorn

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