Category: Memoirs In Poetry

My First Poem

I love to sit and dream of days long past,
Of a chubby, brown-haired girl
Dressed in checks and stripes, a feather-
plumed hat on her head–
Sitting in her little doll room
Eating a pound of potato chips
–laughing–

Published in Parnassus in Print (1971); The Discerning Poet (2004).

What A Road We Travel

What a road we travel
To figure out the
Simplest things and
Return to where we
Knew we belonged
All along

To build friendships
With those whose arms
Are true, all-accepting
And strong

To raise our arms to Heaven,
Dig our toes in sand, and
Throw back our heads to
The wind

What a road, what a road
We travel to figure out
The simplest things and
Return to where we
Knew we belonged
All along.

Published in Silver Wings (1995); The Writers’ Bistro (2007); WestWard Quarterly (2008); christinemasonmiller.com (2010).

Deeper Places – The Beginning Of This Blog

 
I want to live
in the deeper places
 
where flowers
always get to bloom
at their appointed time
 
and are loved as much
weathered and dormant
and covered with snow
 
I want to live
in the deeper places
 
where loss is felt
tears are cried and
night becomes a friend
 
and then loss
dies too
new life arrives again
 
Oh, I want to live
in the deeper places
 
Published in Time of Singing (2003); Bell’s Letters (2004);
The Discerning Poet (2004); Blogging Along Tobacco Road (2009);
Bell’s Letters (2009).
     
 
The Raymond Flory Explorer Award (2010).   The Eve Jeanette Blohm Award (2010).   Both awards through Bell’s Letters Poet.
 
 
Photo credit:  Karl Olinger