Saturday, August 18, 2012

OSI - Lopsided

This week at OSI the prompt is lopsided. To read the other contributions or join in go here.

Imperfection is
Beauty shining in your sweet
But lopsided smile

Saturday, August 11, 2012


Here is my response to a Carry On Tuesday prompt that I never got around to posting.

I listen to the silence
Because it's better than
Listening to your empty
"I promise"
Or when you say
"I'm sorry"
And I know you don't mean it

Even worse is hearing you say
"I love you"
Because I know
You say it to keep me
So I listen to the silence
As you do also

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Thursday Think Tank - Books

Today's prompt for the Thursday Think Tank is books. My favorite is The Kite Runner, so I read it every other month or so. Here is my poem inspired by the book. To read the other entries or to join in go here.

image from weheartit

For you a thousand times over
Even if I have to cross the sea
Or brave the desert
I'll come find the little
Pieces of you
Left over from
Our childhood

Here is the synopsis taken from Khaled Hosseini's website:
   Taking us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the present, The Kite Runner is the unforgettable, beautifully told story of the friendship between two boys growing up in Kabul. Raised in the same household and sharing the same wet nurse, Amir and Hassan nonetheless grow up in different worlds: Amir is the son of a prominent and wealthy man, while Hassan, the son of Amir's father's servant, is a Hazara, member of a shunned ethnic minority. Their intertwined lives, and their fates, reflect the eventual tragedy of the world around them. When the Soviets invade and Amir and his father flee the country for a new life in California, Amir thinks that he has escaped his past. And yet he cannot leave the memory of Hassan behind him.

   The Kite Runner is a novel about friendship, betrayal, and the price of loyalty. It is about the bonds between fathers and sons, and the power of their lies. Written against a history that has not been told in fiction before, The Kite Runner describes the rich culture and beauty of a land in the process of being destroyed. But with the devastation, Khaled Hosseini also gives us hope: through the novel's faith in the power of reading and storytelling, and in the possibilities he shows for redemption.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Carry On Tuesday #167

"All the world's a stage", Lyla breathed to herself as she walked into the office. She merely had to pretend she wasn't rattled by the impending interview. Everyone had to go through one of these more than once in order to get a job, but Lyla still felt nauseous at the thought of having to answer why she belonged at Moulton Inc. She drew in another breath and tried to fall back on her four years of college training as she took a seat. She quickly fixed her eyes on a crack in the wall so as to avoid being intimidated by her competition occupying the tiny lobby.
"Miss Lyla Fisher?"
Her mouth went dry, but she quickly placed a confident smile on her face. "All the world's a stage", she repeated to herself as she rose with her head held high and entered the manager's office.