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

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Cold Shoulder – A Poem

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

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Perseverance

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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