Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pretty Little Let Downs – A Poem

Linked up to dVersepoets: Poetics Throw out those hollow words Like deep echoes with no sound Sincerity like tongue-in-cheek Replaced by verse, unfollowed In your pretty little let downs Gretchen Leary 2013

Posted in Poetry, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 46 Comments

Cold Shoulder – A Poem

There is nothing Like this draft Rushing – Beneath that Door, Closed by Your weak – Cold shoulder Gretchen Leary 2013

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , | 57 Comments


When I was young, I knew that one day I would become a leader. As time went on, my brain learned how scary it can be just to be in this world -never mind be confident enough to be a … Continue reading

Posted in ASD, Aspergers, Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

A Pocket of Pennies – A Poem

Central Park packed Winding paths lined With grey gritty snow Morning dressed In black lined coats And leather briefcases Bustle about in a rush To get someplace – Ten minutes ago Thick chain gold Watches glanced at – Synchronized chaos … Continue reading


Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

Inked – A Poem

For dVersePoet’s – Graffiti Prompt For added inspiration, I wrote this while listening to “Too Bad” by Nickelback. Thin wax paper Pressed against My bare shoulder – Long hair swept Over the other My breath catches Sucking in – as … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments

Lost Stars – A Poem

Introduction: For inspiration, this was written while listening to Lindsey Stirling’s piece called “Elements”. The image I had stuck in my mind is this swanlike figure-skater skating on a lake at night. Illuminated white A figure at night Carving lost … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

To Stand – A Poetic Dedication to @JoshGroban

Introduction: This was written while listening to Josh Groban’s new song “Brave” What an incredible song. If you haven’t heard it yet- go listen now. You surely won’t regret it. I am dedicating this poem to Josh Groban who inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Dedications, Music, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

What Does it Mean To Be Brave?

Sometimes crying is so healing. I don’t just mean sniffling, I mean sobbing so hard you can hardly breathe. I don’t even feel sad. I just feel like there is so much inside of me that needs to be set … Continue reading

Posted in ASD, Aspergers, Autism | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Am I Worthy?

I have written a lot about touch recently and how important it is to me. I’ve talked about letting go. I’ve identified so many things to let go of. I’ve talked about how hard it is for me to let … Continue reading

Posted in ASD, Aspergers, Autism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Pink Room – A Poem

For dVersePoets This prompt reminded me of my wedding day, when I went to my grandparent’s house to get ready. The reference to pearls is in relevance to the meaning of my name. “The Pink Room” is literally the name … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments