I’m Not So Brave

I’m Not So Brave They tell me I’m in a high-risk group to die. I’m not so brave. I admit I’m very afraid. The world as I knew it has come to an end. And why? A virus so small With the naked eye it can’t be seen And people so selfish … They’d rather… Continue reading I’m Not So Brave

Weekly Update on My Writing Life

Podcasts I Listened To This Week: The Christian Publishing Show with Thomas Umstattd, Jr, Episode 62 (February 25, 2020), EBook Publishing Tips, Tricks, and Traps with Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords. https://www.christianpublishingshow.com/062/ The Creative Penn Podcast for Writers with Joanna Penn, Episode 392 (February 24, 2020), How To Find And Pitch A Literary Agent With… Continue reading Weekly Update on My Writing Life

Glimpsing Glory

Glimpsing Glory With Glimpsing Glory: Poems of Living & Dying, Praying & Playing, Belonging & Longing, Catherine Lawton delivers luminous, Christian spiritual walk poetry that blends the daily journey with God and the beauty and glory of God’s created world. Broken in topical areas of relating, relating, communing, trusting, living, dying, praying and word-playing, we… Continue reading Glimpsing Glory

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is based on the poem “Christmas Bells”

Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is based on the poem “Christmas Bells”

Small Ball

Small Ball Get ’em on Get ’em over Get ’em in Jimmie Aaron Kepler 2012 Photo Source: United States Information Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Winter Nights

Poetry Reading Here’s a photo of me reading my poem “Winter Nights” at Barnes & Nobles Kitchen in Legacy West, Plano, TX. Here’s the poem: Winter Nights The frigid nights fall earlier On these chilly winter days And the moon-man mounts the sky Veiled in Metropolis haze The mornings all break later So slow the… Continue reading Winter Nights

Urban Pigeons

Urban Pigeons White clouds Fill the Columbia blue sky, Like hundreds of cotton balls. The brilliance Of the summer sun, Reflected even brighter Off of the clouds. The clouds remain Suspended in the sky With little movement. A flock of pigeons, Land on an adjacent building. They stand on the edge Of the ten-story structure,… Continue reading Urban Pigeons

We Never Lived In the Now

We Never Lived In the Now Your face shows your age, though your countenance is still glowing. Your age says grown-up, but you’ve never decided where you’re going. You’ve grown older. Yes, I’m older too. The remainder of our lives is before us, oh, what’ll we do? What were the dreams you had so long… Continue reading We Never Lived In the Now

Your Best Friend

Your Best Friend If ever you find yourself being broken apart, Because the one you trusted has broken your heart, And all the time you find yourself crying, While on the inside you feel like you’re dying, Call me if you feel lonely, Come to me when your life needs to mend, From time to… Continue reading Your Best Friend

I Started High School

  Starting High School In San Francisco, it’s the summer of love, Long-haired hippies, peace signs, and doves. In Vietnam, the soldiers are dying, Back home their families are crying, And Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Jim wants to “Light My Fire,” While Grace’s rabbit only flies higher. The evening news shows the… Continue reading I Started High School