To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABCs

To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABCs

A-void negative sources, people, things and habits. B-elieve in yourself. C-onsider things from every angle. D-on’t give up and don’t give in. E-njoy life today: yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. F-amily and Friends are hidden treasures.  Seek them and enjoy their riches. G-ive more than you planned to give. H-ang on to your dreams. I-gnore those who try to discourage you. J-ust do it! K-eep on trying, no matter how hard it seems. It will get better. L-ove yourself first and foremost. M-ake it happen. N-ever lie, cheat, or steal. Always strike a fair deal. O-pen your eyes and see things as they really are. P-ractice makes perfect. Q-uitters never win and winners never quit. R-ead, study and learn about everything important in your...

Love of Words – Guest Poem by Todd Mikosh

Love of Words – Guest Poem by Todd Mikosh

She told me tales, allegoric of this truth disclosed. A year ago, a years-on friend who suddenly proposed! A fear to know, she laughed at pining love left unopposed. Too near to go, the spurning act left fences all enclosed. A warning then, that I should not let my love be exposed. I have a need — “Will you marry me?” Of tales I know distrust. Love is free — But strings and chains we bust. I need to ask — “Will words speak for me?” I spoke the twain, made mocking promises to wear the yoke. And now for her, the sacred vow has turned to silly joke. She spoke the twain, unlaughing as she spurned me with a poke. And now for me, the sacred cow has burned to  wily smoke. The walls of ice, the bleach-white cinder-blocks are...

On Misreading Salinger – Guest Poem by Todd Mikosh

On Misreading Salinger – Guest Poem by Todd Mikosh

“No, never!  Know never!” The stabbing sound of those loud words. Would this new gash heal, ever? Will my death be what I have heard? Closing my eyes, I see The frollicking glades of my soul Where children play in glee. The newer blade–that knife of old– Makes nearby trees to bleed. Yet, even if I ever die, And children age to feeble rot, My love and joy will never die, And children’s youth will blemish not– Not even if I ever die. Poem Style – Kyielle / Poem Catagory – Other Written by Todd Mikosh Comments from the Author: It’s a selected poem from my self-published anthology, Mangled Doves, available at Lulu.com and Amazon.com.  It’s a collection of all the poetry that I’ve ever written...

The Last Goodbye – Guest Poem by Todd Mikosh

The Last Goodbye – Guest Poem by Todd Mikosh

“There she goes,” I hear them say As she turns and walks away. And I stood still there, frozen. The wall between us poison, As I watched her walk away. “Let her go,” I hear them say.   “You cannot say goodbye. She will not want to hear.” Will fear betray the lie? Is truth held back by fear? I ought to say goodbye.   The frolics where we used to play– In folly we were led astray. When nervous laughter fades away, And cozy comfort begs to stay! Words like “Love” should not spread fear– The simple fact:  I/You are here!   I never said to her goodbye. I could not say that last goodbye. Poem Style – Rhyme / Poem Catagory – People Written by Todd...