Snowy New Year

Snow is a silent predator

that arrives without a patter,

invades without a thunder clap,

sticks around until March

when the last few mountains the plowers tried to corral

finally disappear down the drains of store parking lots.

And we love it, our snow.

We love nature’s great cleanser

that reminds us of lights and gifts,

when in reality snow buries us in our homes,

makes us slip and break our bones,

and gives the unlucky people who get lost in it

a very peaceful way to fall asleep


But if I were the weather,

I would very much like

to be snow.

Rain brags, and shouts,

and washes us away with it in a day.

But snow proves that even the silent ones

can be

the strongest.

Hello everyone! I am back after being MIA for the past couple days. As you might be able to guess I have been taking a break after my extra-long year of poem writing, while I have also been trying to figure out what I should make of this blog for the new year! Well, I’m happy to say that nothing much is going to be changing; I will still be writing poems and blogging them regularly, although it certainly won’t be as often as every day. I’m not going to lie; 366 Poems wore me out much more than my previous poetry project had, but unfortunately my lifestyle today is not as relaxed and empty as it was when I first came up with this idea. With jobs, college applications, and extracurriculars my life began to spin out of control, and I only fear that it will continue to do so once my senior year ends and college actually begins. However, I do have some continuing projects in mind for this year, some that are similar to what I have already been doing, and some that are fairly radical and different. So I apologize if this blog starts to get a bit quieter. I enjoy all the support that you have given me in my writing and want to continue bringing quality content to this blog, but I believe that my creative endeavors will be best helped if I stop cramming out words every day and instead take them as they come. Do not judge the snow’s silence, as it will still pile up to your roof (as it is doing at my house right now).

Also, since I haven’t said it yet, thank you so much to all my followers and supporters in 2016. I did it again! But I wouldn’t have been able to without the continued support of my WordPress following and all the people who encourage me to keep writing my best. Thank you all very much! Stay warm and have a happy new year!




366 Poems: DECEMBER 31ST, 2016

New Me, Still MeĀ 


I took a trip outside the reef

to where white seabirds soar,

and took upon an ocean

that I’d sailed some years before.

And the tides pulled a different way

than planned, but I won’t groan

from friends and falls and memories

that made this sea a home.

Now imagine a little girl

looking out with no name.

Imagine a young woman

looking inward just the same.

Imagine they are meeting,

turning onward and before.

Imagine seabirds flying–

calling, searching,





366 Poems: December 29th, 2016

Good Riddance

This old year may end in, “good riddance.”

This old year may end in goodbyes.

This old year pushed us to our limits.

This old year left us few dry eyes.

But time keeps on turning its pinwheel

as history spins through the skies,

so this year may end in, “good riddance,”

but next year begins with, “nice try.”

“Kuta 2012 New Year Fireworks”

365 Poems: December 30th, 2014

Wasting Away

The world’s still moving forward

and I’m sitting like a snail,

walking down the forest pathway

with no real good place to be.

Taking in the last of this year

as the stars climb through the sky,

breaking sticks and brushing branches

’cause I don’t know where to go.

But that doesn’t matter here

in this last hour of the day.

Why not take in these last moments,

breathe the air of newer years?

Yes, I’m walking down this pathway

and I’m not sure of my name,

but I’ve got some time to find it

’til this year turns round again.

“A Walk Through the Forest”

A New Year: 365 Poems

Ah, it’s that time of year again. It’s time to look at the great things (or not) that we’ve done in the past year and look forward to the great things coming in the new year, or not. As for my last year, it’s been interesting. New little sister, new school, new step-dad, and a lot more. I would say that it’s been a good year; at least 75% of it. Unfortunately for me, I never find myself living up to my resolutions. So, I believe that I will be changing things up this year.

I have decided that my New Year’s resolutions for this year are to blog more and write more, maybe even finish my latest project this year. So, how can I complete both of these resolutions at once? This is where my idea for the 365 Poems came from. Like other bloggers have done before, I will be writing one poem/paragraph/writing of some kind every day and posting it on this blog. I will keep a notebook with me to write these poems and post them when I can (if not on the day that I wrote them). I have decided to do this because I think I have been getting sloppy with my writing; trying to put it off when really I should be writing every day. This is my plan to fix things, and if I manage to complete my year with 365 poems, I will truly have something to talk about next New Year’s Eve.

I will still be posting my usual rants, so don’t worry about anything changing. So, to everyone else in the world, whether your New Year’s has already come or you’re waiting patiently with the ones you love, have an awesome 2014. Sing about acquaintances being forgotten and ring in the new year with a bang!

(Okay, maybe one more new year’s resolution: first kiss? What, I’m a teenager.)