Sunday, June 30, 2013

Trifextra 74: Silence is deafening.

The current weekend challenge at Trifecta Writing Challenge is to mirror this quote in our response:
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
--Henry James
My response is a little cliched, in fact all the ideas I kicked around seemed to be. Even so, I kinda like it:

There are three things I find ironic about silence. 
     The first: silence is deafening. 
          The second: silence is deafening. 
               And the third: silence is deafening.

Hope you're enjoying your Sunday afternoon!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Marine Haiku: How I murdered Patrick...

Jenn at "You know...that Blog?" has given us the theme of "Marine Life" for this week's Sensational Haiku Wednesday.

The first five verses are inspired by the death of a poor little starfish when I was 13; the sixth (!) verse references the first poem I remember writing, when I was 12, it happened to be about my favorite marine animal.

Amid shells and sand,
A perfect, ruby sea star:
collection worthy.

Nobody warned me:
a sea star with moving feet
is a living thing.

Sea stars are not meant
to dry out in a hot car-
Leave them in the sea.

After a lone week,
the grand sea star liquefied:
A young kid's victim.

No souvenir, just
sea star murdering guilt to
haunt my memories


My first real poem:
Dolphins swam the moonlit sea...
Symbolic escape.

Join the fun!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 Run or Dye Pics

Long-time, no-write. Not going to bore you with excuses, or tempt you with promises.
Just wanted to share some pictures from today's Run or Dye 5k. I may have only walked it, but I still finished.

We finished! No doubt that Gina would-she is still jogging 3-6 miles almost every day in prep for the 60 mile  run/walk for Susan G later this month.

"Tough"-ish faces 

Posing w/Gina's 2 oldest, Kylie & Ashlin