Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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one summer night he met the moon
who called herself Selene
she was an exotic beauty
with pale skin and dark hair
seducing men down to their knees

he chased her across the night skies
dodging stars and blazing comets
but she always managed to escape him
flashing him her beautiful smile
reminding him she was unattainable

- Written for dVerse Poetics: Moon-muse.

Monday, August 29, 2016

you always leave

you always leave me
when I just start getting comfortable
snatching the rug underneath my feet
and to be honest
I have cried out all my tears
my tongue has depleted its prayers
I know it’s not very Christian
but I’m just being honest

Thursday, August 25, 2016

hellos and goodnights

hellos at sunrise
makes mornings so much better
with coffee or tea

as we leave our home
I take one last look at you
so I won’t forget

my heart makes wishes
that I could spend afternoons
snuggled in your arms

at dusk we return
shedding all the day’s hardships
and retrieve our light

good nights under the night sky
makes me drift into good dreams

Monday, August 22, 2016

a goodbye under blue skies

Photo taken 8/10/16 by Arcadia Maria.  All rights reserved.

“a goodbye under blue skies”

I don’t remember how the clouds looked that day.  What I do remember is standing beneath blue skies with the June sun on my skin.  My young mind trying hard to grasp the heaviness of the occasion.  Grand-mom wept into her handkerchief as grand-pop held her.  Mom had her arms wrapped around dad with a solemn face.  So many relatives were gathered around the open grave, where you will lay until the end of time.  The preacher said his solemn words of comfort and we all left flowers for you as a token of our love.  We then departed that place, to get back to piecing our lives back together.  But for me, it would be some time before I fully understood what happened.  I had never lost an uncle before so it was all new to me.  After all these years I have not forgotten you.  For every Spring, I visit your grave along with grand-mom and grand-pop, under blue skies.  I still cannot believe it’s been twenty nine years since you been gone.

white clouds and blue skies
try to wipe away our tears
with help from the sun

- Written for dVerse Halibun Monday: The Sky is the Limit.  We were tasked to write a halibun poem about the day sky.  I'm not sure what came over me when I read this prompt, but I decided to revisit a memory I had of my uncle's funeral.  I was only eight years old when he died in a car accident, but I have fond memories of him from when I was very little.  This is for you, uncle Evan.  

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tanka poems


in dreams we tango
to sultry beats with our feet
your tender kisses
and sensual eyes lull me
into an eternal sleep

"Tango couple dancing" by werner22brigitte
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 “at sunrise”

soft like rose petals
he warms her with caresses
kisses like honey
they lounge on soft cotton sheets
as the rising sun greets them

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- Written for dVerse Meeting the Bar - Tanka.   For today, we are writing Tanka poem,s which are a Japanese form of poetry which has been around for many centuries.  Come join us and check out some other great pieces.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

like a love song

your voice was a love song to my ears
tickling my heart with warm feelings
but not all love songs are happy
some cut you down to the core
like you when you told me goodbye
so now whenever I hear your name
I think of our song and what we once had

"Musical note" by Hans
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- Written for dVerse Poetics: The Sound of Love.  Check out some wonderful poets here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

wishes and dreams in jars

"Bottles jars glass" by Shirley
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"wishes and dreams in jars"

I placed my wishes and dreams in jars
hoping one day to open the lids
releasing them into the sky
flying like fireflies at dusk
but the time never seemed right
I held them for so long
that one day it was too late

Monday, August 15, 2016


"Boracay Getaway" by Maliz Ong
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take me away
from the pain
and darkness

fly me into light
and warm sunshine
away from coldness

romance me
let me fall in love
once again

meet me in dreams
Caribbean blue seas
forgetting all worries

show me paradise
hold me tight
never let go

with your kiss
breathe life into
my empty lungs

Thursday, August 11, 2016

life in blue

midnight blue skies
she was born under
snow blanket the ground
maybe that is why she
always felt so cold

until Spring arrived
powder blue skies with fluffy clouds
chased away depressed feelings
spring cleaning cobwebs
from her heart every year

warm skies of azure blue
welcomed her every summer
lounging on white sands
turquoise waters around ankles
the highlight of every vacation

a crisp navy blue suit
was what caught her attention
their eyes met and she fell
head over heads in love
sweeping away her daily blues

autumn skies of cobalt blue
a sign of what was to come
who knew the time was short?
but she held on like fall leaves
soaking in those blue hues

the sky was ice blue the day
she was laid to eternal rest
tears fell from loved one eyes
but not hers – she was smiling
under heavenly blue skies

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

blue jeans

I saw you in dark blue jeans
my heart skipped a few beats
as daydreams played in my head
of seeing your handsome smile
in the morning light
or looking into those eyes
every single night
but you walked out the door
never meeting my pining gaze
but I won’t soon forget 
you in those blue jeans

Monday, August 8, 2016

I miss romance

I miss romance
the “just because” flowers
countless “I love you” texts
and late night conversations
you don’t know what you have
until it slips from your hands
maybe it will return some day
or maybe it was just a dream
that I have awaken from

Photo by Anna.  
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

sevenling: fear

what used to bring fear to me:
the dark, monsters under the
bed and dogs.

it took a long time to get over
heights, highway driving
and trying new things.

but I still fear spending my life alone.

Monday, August 1, 2016

who I am

"who i am"

female. thirty-seven.
black and puerto rican.
american. jersey girl.
college graduate.
legal assistant.
tall.  pretty. introvert
thoughtful.  humble.
writer.  music lover.
politically independent.
single. childless.
daughter. sister.
niece.  cousin. friend.
vampire aficionado.
moody. seeker of peace.
these small pieces
make up who I am.

Arcadia Maria.  Taken 5/13/16.
Photo by Arcadia Maria. 
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