What Love Defines… Via Andy1076

What love defines..what love gives..

14JAN

 

Love is fair and does not judge.. it does not waiver and does not fade..it is defined only by our feelings alone..no love is ever the same again..it is a journey through fire of love and the cold of loneliness..that brings us together to where we are now..in each other’s loving embrace.. 

-Andy1076

 

http://dragoneystory.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/what-love-defines-what-love-gives/

My Friday Thoughts – Suggestions?

 

Alright my friends, here is what I have been thinking about concerning my blog for this year and I am needing your input/suggestions/opinions:

Since Stumbleupon has changed their format, I have lost a lot of my readership (over 80% to be exact) and I can’t figure out why.  I’m not doing anything different from what I was before.

The only conclusion that I can arrive at is that they want me to buy an upgrade because I was getting too many hits for free.

To be quite honest with you, before now I averaged approximately 1000 – 2000 hits a day from them alone.

Now I am lucky to get over 100 – 150.

If their rates were reasonable, I might have considered it but they don’t have a flat fee upgrade.  Instead they charge you per hit.  Sorry guys, it’s not that important to me to pay you like that nor could I afford it if I wanted to.  I am just about ready to stop posting there completely but will wait a while longer to see if it turns around.

I recently linked up to tumblr and have quickly seen a growing readership. 🙂

I try my best to offer a wide variety of content so that everybody can find something that appeals to them.  Is there anything you all would like to see me do more of, less of, change, etc?

How about my short stories?  I haven’t done any recently because they were not being read by that many people but if those of you who were reading them want me to, I will start doing more of them.

I would appreciate hearing anything that you have to say about it.

I also have been encouraged by several of my most supportive friends to pursue getting some of my children’s and inspirational story/poems published.  That is one goal that I have set for this year.  Anything helpful that you have to offer there would also be appreciated!

Love and blessings, Terri

Gentle Souls – A Hay(na)ku

 

Butterflies

 

Gentle Souls

 

In endless flight

 
(Image Source: photobucket.com)

 This is in Hay(na)ku form.

“Hay(na)ku is a 3-line poem with one word in the first line, two words in the second, and three in the third.

Hay(na)ku is considered a modern poetry genre, first presented in June 2003. According to J Zimmerman, in a traditional Hay(na)ku, there are:

A tercet: 3 lines.
A total of 6 words: 1 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 3 in the third line.
There is no restriction on syllables or stressed or rhymes.

Variations:

In the ‘reverse’ haynaku, the longest line is placed first and the shortest last. The total is still 6 words: 3 in the first line, 2 in the second line, and 1 in the third line.
Multiple hay(na)ku can be chained to form a longer poem.”

Honored And Humbled As Featured Blog Of The Week

I received this award in the last week of October from The Gooseberry Garden and today I have been featured there as Friday Poetry Blog.  I am very honored!  This is the message/comment that I received with the link to read their article:

Hi Terri hope you have a a blessed day.
You are featured here today : http://gooseberrygoespoetic.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-poetry-blog-terri.html

Trust you will have a wonderful wknd.

Chim

Thanks Chim and Gooseberry Garden!

All Alone To Be

Like climbing a tree
all alone to be
just a book and me
free in my revery

It may be greed
that I do feed
this way to read
if I can succeed

Just to be alone
without clock or phone
where my hair’s blown
and the sun’s shone

Escaping to my tree
where nobody can see
and I am free
to read here happily!

Teresa Marie  10/28/11

Short Story Slam Week 13 Submission
http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/short-story-slam-week-13.html

Think I Am Weird?

When looking at me
think I am weird?

Believe that I’m someone
that should be feared?

When all my scars
and stitches you see

What is it you
truly think of me?

What in my life
have I ever done

That I’m not allowed
being around your son?

Can’t you love me
for who I am?

Take your preconceptions and
all them just cram!

I’m a human being
with problems my own

Thought the love of God
was always to be shown!!

Teresa Marie  10/12/11
For you Aaliyah, always be yourself
’cause I love you just as you are!! 

My Flesh and Blood

 

Oh you darling little baby
flesh and blood of mine

How very much do I
love your innocence divine

I promise that I will
always protect and cherish you

And give you my love
for your whole life through

I promise I will never
at you yell and scream

Because my darling little child
you are my fondest dream

And I will not ever
in life your innocence use

To manipulate or control you
or raise a hand to abuse

 

When you’re all grown up
there’ll come a wedding day

As you hold my arm
before I give you away

I’ll tell you once again
that precious you’ll always be

He better feel the same
or be answering to me!

Teresa Marie  10/12/11

Short Story Slam Week 12 Submission #2

http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/short-story-slam-week-12.html

A Father’s Love

Nothing in the world
like a father’s love

And nothing better than
our Father up above

They both love us
deeply as the other

In life we’re all
a sister or brother

And their little babies
the Fathers do protect

They are deserving of
our gratitude and respect

For if they scold
it’s because They should

Only to be done
for our own good

And  a Father’s love
runs so very deep

It is something that
you will forever keep!

Teresa Marie  10/12/11

 Short Story Slam Week 12 Submission

http://bluebellbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/short-story-slam-week-12.html

Poetry Is My Way

Poetry is my way
my feelings to say

Work hard every day
try not to dismay

And come what may
I hope and pray

Before I go away
this message I’ll convey

The Truth, Life and Way
gave all I have today

The words that I say
are to His glory display!

Teresa Marie  10/10/11

My acceptance poem for the Perfect Poet Award Week 53 Submission:    https://terri0729.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/when-hope-is-lost/

Find the Award post at:  http://promisingpoetsparkinglot.blogspot.com/2011/10/perfect-poet-award-week-53.html

I nominate Ann LeFlore for the next award
http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/10/the-bird-of-love/

Thank you to those who nominated me for this Award and to Ava for choosing me

Siren Of The Sea

I am the siren
of all the sea

Standing on the rocks
you will find me

I beckon the sailors
as they sail by

With a haunting song
unto them I cry

“Look my brave men
see me on the shore,”

“Come in to me!”
to them do I implore

“I offer you pleasure
if you just come in,”

“Gaze upon my beauty
my love you may win”

And with my allure
to them do I insist

For the burning desire
they just can not resist

As they sail in
I give them a smile

For upon my rocks
their ship becomes a pile

Broken wood and dreams
as I gulp them all down

Because of sinful lust
in my sea they drown.

Teresa Marie  9/13/11