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Momentary Butterflies

Momentary Butterflies

Momentary butterflies That flit up through the air They die as they reach the skies I wonder if they care?   Born of heat that feeds on death Their mother consumes all They fade as they touch the earth She flickers as they fall.    When their mother fades...

Tackling a Tirips

Tackling a Tirips

  My knuckles are white as I grip the blankets beneath my chin. I clench my jaw and stare at the curtains swaying over the end of my bed, the moonlight casting eerie shadows over the wall and floor.    The rapid thump, thump of my heartbeat seems to echo as I...

Transparency

Transparency

A warm breeze strokes my flushed cheeks as I scrub the hot stones of the courtyard. The afternoon sun burns my aching arms as the swoosh, swoosh of my wiry brush echoes in the otherwise still silence.     If I focus, I might be able to make out the distant sounds...

My First Writing Contest

My First Writing Contest

Ahh, 2020. There's not much left to be said, is there?  Several months ago, I heard a radio host commenting on the idea that "2020" will be the new byword for terrible experiences. While that might prove to be an accurate prediction, 2020 wasn't an altogether awful...

January Came Today

January Came Today

  January came today   And though I like to try  I can't quite recall to say  Just when she dropped on by.    She says to us "Spring is near"  But we plunge into the cold  Soon enough, it's all too clear That we're in for ice and snow.    Yet, somehow,...

Welcome to My World!

Welcome to My World!

 Hi there, my name is Lydia Woodward, and this is my world. What does that mean? Well, once upon a time, I came to a startling realization…  Years ago, I realized that some (dare I say, most?) people walk around every day, going about their lives, without the constant...