Just Some Thoughts I Have, poetry, struggles, talking, Thinking, writing

Poetry and Me

Today, I am working on my poems, and I must have hit a nerve. I began to squirm. Writing from a place of vulnerability can be exhausting, in part because of the emotional toll it can take on you. Exploring past issues, rehashing out experiences that were once dead and done, reliving memories can be… Continue reading Poetry and Me

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Sharing, Strength, struggles, Thinking, Uncategorized, words, writing

I am still working on my goal of raising funds to attend the Martha's Vineyard Institue of Creative Writing. It's not easy to continuously ask with originality. Honestly, I am running out of words and thank yous. I have reached out my audience over and over again and I know they must be tired of… Continue reading

people, poems, Sharing, short stories, Strength, struggles, talking, words, writing

Creative Writing HELP

Hello everyone! It has been a long time since I posted a blog. I have not been writing much since the dreaded writer's block has made its way into my life and has settled down for the long haul. Recently, I decided that I need to break through this writer's block and I have been… Continue reading Creative Writing HELP

Just Some Thoughts I Have, Old vs new, people, struggles, Thinking, Uncategorized, words, writing

Releasing Writing Fears

I like writing but I am hesitant about sharing. Self-doubt, apprehension, and fear continuously rear their putrid heads over and over again.  The self-doubt and apprehension lead me to write. In part, I believe that this is an oxymoron because the fear and apprehension should make me run from the craft. The exploration of my… Continue reading Releasing Writing Fears

Just Some Thoughts I Have, music, pain, people, Strength, struggles, Thinking, words, writing

Puerto Rico

I am writing today from within. I write from the roots of my being. I am an American, a Puerto Rican. I am the daughter of an island born on the mainland of a country in turmoil over identity. Today, I see inaction on behalf of other American citizens, on inhabitants of an island in… Continue reading Puerto Rico

Just Some Thoughts I Have, pain, people, poems, poetry, saddness, Strength, struggles, Thinking, words, writing

Stone Hearts

Stone hearts And stoic faces Bodies moving Unfamiliar places Trying to adjust Appearing to fit in Harboring inside What can’t be shared at all Internally digesting Events that make you cringe Knowing that it’s yours to keep Preserving classification Your privacy in tact No one privileged enough To get through the external hallowed out remains… Continue reading Stone Hearts

Old vs new, pain, people, Sharing, Strength, struggles, talking, Thinking, Uncategorized, words, writing

Let’s Share: Maledicus

I recently finished reading Maledicus Charles French's first novel. A work of speculative fiction that is more of a love story within the borders of a horror story. The characters are not your typical heroes, they are all older men in their 60's and have experienced the loss of someone important in their lives. What… Continue reading Let’s Share: Maledicus