Writer’s Lift Wednesday #20

This is a writersliftwednesday blog, sharing the works of fellow writers, poets and persons random. All re-blogs will be linked appropriately to their authors.

Writing is no easy calling and nothing easy was ever worth doing.

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(1) I don’t know this to be John A Reyes’ truth but for me “Mornings With You” captures precious moments with our children.

(2) From “Ghost Rider” …made shapes with my body / that it wasn’t supposed / to make… Brilliant.

“When you publish a blog post, it is just that: A post. It is not a blog!”

*crosses arms over chest like a pissed off teenager* Fine! Like, whatever.

Christina Schmidt, MA

1. Mornings With You, by John A Reyes via Jar of Poetry

I’d braid your hair
with the rays of morning.
I would tie it up
with the dawn-colored ribbons
from the clouds
while breathing in your amber.
I would hum a tune
so the birds can sing for you.
I would cherish
your morning dew eyes,
glistening from the sunrise,
when they look into mine.

2. Ghost Driver, by Nathan Cocker via Poetry 365

I let a ghost
drive my body last night.
Let it peer over
my steering wheel.

It drove me to the disco,
made shapes with my body
that it wasn’t supposed
to make.

It reversed me into line,
fishtailed through the mall,
donutted around the cinema
and crashed me into the river.

There, it drown me in the weir pool,
the brown sludge settling in my lungs.
Now, I’m the ghost, and
I’m hitching for a ride home.