Write Yourself Alive: Day 14 – Valentine

Today’s Prompt: Black Out Poetry: Grab the nearest broken book to you, a new Sharpie or pen of your choice, and make new poetry out of ONLY the words on the page.

This was interesting – I’ve always wanted to do this, and so I grabbed the book, opened to a random page, and this came to life. It ended up being fitting, considering what today is all about. Happy Valentine’s Day, readers.


they returned
grinning like fools,
happy, laughing.

seized good
and climbed free.


“happily. yours.”

Write Yourself Alive: Day Ten – A Poem

Hello all. I hope you’re well. We had a long weekend over the last three days and I elected to use them to step away and rest for a while. Now, I’m back in action!

Today’s Prompt: Write an entire poem the way Tyler Knott Gregson writes them, (even if poetry isn’t your usual style, push yourself outside the box) in which you are not allowed to edit a single line once it’s down. No changing words, no revising the order, nothing. Create snapshots of moments instead of perfectly edited poetic masterpieces.

Up In The Trees. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, February 2015.
Up In The Trees. Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, February 2015.

Start walking.

Throw caution to the wind

and take the first step, the plunge, the leap of faith.

The fog will soon clear and so too will your path.

Are you afraid of falling? Failing?

Are you afraid of moving backwards?

Sometimes gears must be shifted, steps must be retraced

in order to find the path again.

The glorious firmament will cradle you

and keep you safe.

It may not feel that way, when doubts and fears

fill you with questions, but the fact of the matter is that

it is ready for you. Waiting for you.

Start walking.