“Alone” ~ by Poe (video reading) By Michele Lee

“Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe From childhood’s hour I have not beenAs others were—I have not seenAs others saw—I could not bringMy passions from a common spring—From the same source I have not takenMy sorrow—I could not awakenMy heart to joy at the same tone—And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—Then—in my childhood—in the dawnOf a… Leer más “Alone” ~ by Poe (video reading) By Michele Lee

A Delayed Birthright

By Michele Lee Not baptized, not protectedfrom that which chaos and anger inflicted some of us        were not granted an anointed birth right        were not given sparkly crib mobiles that captured                our fascination and created an illusion of a star-filled night        were not lulled to dreams with sweet tunes                that let in only purity and light        were born into a world… Leer más A Delayed Birthright

A Quiet Progression

By Michele Lee Never underestimatethe quiet ones–the same traitthat hushes their tongueis their superpowerin a world full of loud voicesclamoring to be number one. ************* I have listenedI have agreedI have noddedI have concededI have followedI have retreatedI have let others interruptI have had enough ************* Patience may be a virtuethat can save relationships,reputations, and… Leer más A Quiet Progression

Now and Then

By Michele Lee She now stands taller than mewith legs as strong as a Viking woman;descendants are we.Wrapped in my arms,I guarded her with the intensityof a thousand Viking women.To protect my babeI would have fought a thousand men.With my bare hands,I would have silenced their breath.Without a doubt, now.Most certainly, then. A ripple across… Leer más Now and Then

Deliberate Decisions

By Michele Lee The decisions of a fewhave angered the massesThe decisions of millionsare altering the planetLife is a delicate balance –a series of individual choicesWith outcomes sometimes decided by others “With our equal rights and justice, it’s unattainable, just like our future if we don’t live sustainable. Money and privilege can make you feel… Leer más Deliberate Decisions

Let your Spirit take Flight! (dance)

By Michele Lee Grounded, I know how to be.Feet planted for        writing,           teaching,              listening,                 gardening,                    meditating,                       photographing,                          cooking and serving,                             bed-side tending,                                and for clothes and hearts that need mending. A responsible grown-up – you can count on memost of the timeI am a focused woman moving through tasksbut sometimesI must toss aside those form-fitting hatsand slip into the little girl who wore pink… Leer más Let your Spirit take Flight! (dance)

the Write Path

By Michele Lee My eyes are burning, and my legs are numb,but it is worth it because my first draft is done!What began as two short stories combined into oneis now forty-five chapters (almost 85,000 words)written over the course of nineteen months. I wrote it, dreamt it, lived it, imagined it, read it, and edited… Leer más the Write Path

Property Dispute

by Michele Lee Words, annoying when first heard,took a lifetime to reveal their worth.You are no one’s property, is what she said,after seeing a possessive slogan, claimingthat I was property of my first boyfriend,proudly displayed on my just made pin,attached to my shirt. Rolling eyes at the stern onewho was not a favorite,waiting for my… Leer más Property Dispute