Category: poetry

The Path

by laurie howland To dream of a different path One with less sorrows Less roots to stumble over With fewer ledges that drop off A path that can be challenging But comes with breathtaking views One that isn’t walked alone But with a friend…

How Did We Get Here

by laurie howland How did we get here Was it by train Or a slow walk I can’t recall How did we decide Which fork to take Which turn to make Which bridge to cross How did we swim The rough waters The turbulent…

My Words

by laurie howland The ink hits the paper And the words begin to form Shapes, lines, dashes and dots The amazing beauty they bring As they come together Like an orchestra With its violins, oboes and drums All creating a cacophony  Of sound Of…

Ask Me My Age

by laurie howland Ask me my age Oh, I will tell you I do not fear being judged Do I look older than the number I give you Is it cause I failed to take care of myself Or was I not blessed with…

Frequency

by laurie howland The dial turns slowly And no matter how many times it clicks The static still comes through The static The noise of nothingness Can you hear this The unwanted sound Of vibrations filling the air Breaking the silence More than audible…

The Examined Life

Poem and photo by Laurie Howland How often do we look at ourselves closely Not to notice every pore or every wrinkle But to notice every fine line of who we are How often do we go through the course of a day Fulfilling…

I Belong

by laurie howland I belong in the fields of lilacs and lavenders Where the gentle breeze whispers through the grasses As the Sun shines bright over head The picture is breathtaking and inspiring For in this place of beauty and grace I find myself…