Keep Calm and SANTA! Story Book…

It is a cold night in a cold winter as I sit here and write this. The coldest winter to date some may suggest. Those unaware of their history, of their past. Bah! I don;t even know why I bother. Why I put pen to paper and ink. It seems like so long ago, yet the cold touches my spine making it’s way up and to my heart reminding me that I myself have known colder…I have been. In the night, long ago before you were born, lay a babe on the winds in a harsh winter storm. Things were … Continue reading Keep Calm and SANTA! Story Book…

Keep Calm and SANTA! Story Book…

Now then, let us begin. When we are at the end of the story, we shall know more than we know now: but to begin. Once upon a time there was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites. One day he was in a very good humor, for he had made a mirror with the power of causing all that was good and beautiful when it was reflected therein, to look poor and mean; but that which was good-for-nothing and looked ugly was shown magnified and increased in ugliness. In this mirror the most beautiful … Continue reading Keep Calm and SANTA! Story Book…

Art Inspiring Verse ~ John Bauer

  Of Fairy Tales and Dreams Once I was  a Queen, Of Fantasy, Of dreams. Worlds you can’t conceive, For they have yet to be. Mine was singular but plenty, Soft and light but still heavy. Once I was a Ruler, So prestigious and so grand, I could hold a people in the very palm of my hand. I was larger than life, I was hope and strife, I was daughter, I was son, I was husband, I was wife. Once I was a Fighter, Taller, Stronger, Then the rest. I could beat the bad guys, And prove I was … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ John Bauer

Art Inspiring Verse ~ Monica Loya

Wasting away, Perceived notions, Stuck on a page, A troubled ocean, Don’t cause a wave, No need for commotion. All stays the same, And I lose my devotion. To what? To the past? To the future still present? To this I resent, For which makes me reluctant. To start again still, Over when it was lost, Struck by the thought, Paralyzed by the loss. Yet here is me now. I am what I can. So defined by appearance, How I’ve lived in the land. So make-believe, So lesser departed, From all things real, From all things forgotten. So who am … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ Monica Loya

Art Inspiring Verse ~ Waldemar Strempler

  What I am is Make/Believe Collage, A Scattered mess, Something new, Something less, Peeled apart the layers, The facade of depth, Never knowing how to make it, Never knowing what will be left. Who will I be today? What inevitable strength this time will save me? How can I recall what’s happened in the past? When I stand before the mirror in which I still reflect? Still something tangible, Still something moving forward, Ceaseless to push back when all the waves are crashing, What direction do they point? And which way to keep on going? I know that I … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ Waldemar Strempler

Art Inspiring Verse ~ TAOJB

Inner-security So here I am, Yes yet again, Alone and in torment, My own spiders web. It is all my own doing, It is me, But of course, For it’s in my own thoughts that I’ve buried this curse. Weaved between sinew, Under thin flesh, Inside the bones, And with every caress, The minds open gambit, Will I take the bait, Or will I undo my own wills twisted fate? So fearing, Can’t hide, For it’d be from one’s self, Can’t outrun this beast, There’s no strength, There’s no stealth. Isolated and numb doesn’t erase the pain, For alone you … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ TAOJB

Art Inspiring Verse ~ Veronica Leto

The Over-thinker’s mind Loosing it, When I don’t know, Life feels ever like a bow, One pulls back, One let’s go. Aiming at a target still somewhat unknown. Dreaming of fantasies that never end, Wishing and wanting that devoted friend. Knowing is a comparative weakness, When up against facts. When up against logic convention seems to lack. One step forward, One leap back. Inspiration seems illusive, You want to hold on, But it slips through your fingers, Feeling empty when gone. Shifting and turning possibilities weight, If it left could that not be a sign from fate? Doubt is so … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ Veronica Leto

Art Inspiring Verse ~ Veronica Ball

Half Empty/Half Full Half full and untouched, Drained of sinew and soul, This is not what I meant, This was never my goal. I set upon task, I had given my all, Yet never did I find the light, Nor hear the fated call. Dream now has taken its toll, Broken and belittled for a story still untold. So what is there left when all seems wasted? All seems so old? War torn and and whittled down, Learned and yet unfound. Glass half empty or half full? ~Glory Anna Veronica Ball has such a beautiful portfolio of watercolor gems. Check … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ Veronica Ball

Art Inspiring Verse ~ Daniel Taylor

Dreams Reality The fusion between reality and a dream can seem an impossible thing. A thankless task, Never quite in ones ever reaching grasp. The pain in you swells like an overfull dam, Breaking down trust in that which once you called  friend. When hope seem to fade, Nothing left of determined, The feeling that you are the problem when hurting. Talents seem scarce, Your dream now so illusive, So drained of its color, So timid and uncertain. Yet you want it so bad you can touch you can feel it, Your being seems to ache for the taste of … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ Daniel Taylor

Art Inspiring Verse ~ Croppis

End of the Rainbow Luck and Fate a twisted game, The chance to lose, The chance to take. Never did I want to bet upon life. That all would be fair, That all would turn out right. At the end of the rainbow was not a pot of gold, Through layers and pitfalls and stories untold. It became my own heart, My own conscience and passions. This was a pot of my fated progressions. Did I trust in my chance? Was it too big a risk? To think if I stayed straight that my path would not twist. It is … Continue reading Art Inspiring Verse ~ Croppis