Poem: Twilight


Majestic moss covered trees rustling, swaying in the wind way above my head. Brown leaves floating, spinning to the ground as the gusts disconnects them from thier branches.  Softly scraping across the ground, crunching beneath my feet. Tiny droplets of rain sparsely falling , running down my cheeks like tears. It's twilight. A round stark white moon balances in a rose colored sky. Dark menacing clouds threaten to overtake them. The light slowly fades all around me. Natures' orchestra begins.


In the past, I wrote a post about writing/publishing  a book. Well, I wanted to give you an update on how that has been working out. I do not think this is a good time in my life to start a novel. I have made several good attempts at making time for myself to write, but it has been too sporatic. Everytime I get an idea and form a mental picture in my head, I sit down to write out what I have pictured. If I take too much time in between writing sessions, I lose the picture and idea I have formed and it just becomes a bunch of words. I do still want to write/publish a book and I have an idea I'm knocking around, but I don't want to say what it is just yet. I need to do a little more research and thinking (which includes looking at similiar books). In the meantime, I have been calling  several newspapers in the area, but have not had any luck getting on as a writer. It seems that they already have a long list of people writing for them. My next move would be to contact magazines. I hope to make writing  my work-from-home job ,but so far it has proven to be very difficult. If anyone has any ideas or advice for me, I would love to hear them.

Poem: A momma to boys

A momma to boys

Building blocks and matchbox cars
Damn those hurt when stepped on
Dirty faces and muddy shoes
Look at these muddy footprints on my carpet!
Baseball, football, and soccer games
Whoa, a ball just whizzed past my head
He's got the hungry tummy blues
and so does my pocketbook!
Sticks and stones won't break thier bones
I got a nice dent in my car though
Rough and tumble boys abloom
Stop wrestling on my furniture this instant!
Filled with imagination and curiosity for the world
EEEEK, get that bug out of my house
So smart, funny, and ready to amuse
What did you just say?!!
Playing morning, noon, and night
Oh, go to sleep already
Cuddles, kisses, then Goodnight Moon
For the billionth time
Off to sleep, sweet dreams my angels
Finally, margarita time!
Tomorrow we will start a new.
Oh Lord give me the strength!

Window shopping

I spent the whole day looking at things I could only wish to be able to afford. My hubby thought it would be a good idea to get out of the house on such a beautiful fall day, I totally did agree, and  visit some shops we haven't been to yet. Now, the concept of window shopping is not a bad one........until you find that one awesome thing you just have to have. You know, that one perfect thing that you absolutley know will round out your other things. That one thing that happens to be on sale that day and you know exactly what you would do with it. Oh, wait a minute........I don't have any money. Well, that was me today. Sniffle, sniffle......


It can be quite upsetting when things don't turn out the way you've planned them too. Life has a funny way of doing that to a person. When your young, your head is chock-a-block  full of ideas and you've mapped out how you want to live your life. You watch it play out before your eyes frame by frame. Now, as the future becomes the past, you notice the frames have become altered somehow. This could be good or this could be bad, depending on how you feel about life in general. For some crazy reason, the alterations never stop! Most people, at this time, develope new plans in order to shape a new future. This too will never end! It's a cycle we all must live with. At times it has frustrated me and has pushed my emotions to the max. At times I have been very pleased and even bursting with joy at the outcome. At the moment, life has left me confused and wondering what the next day will bring. How am I to remedy this you ask? Well.....I have come up with a plan. I will wake up with the sunrise and cool morning air, make me a steaming pot of coffee, and develope a major case of Idon'tgiveashititus! Just until I can come up with an even better plan....

Been a little out of it

My baby boy has been sick and running fever since last Thursday. The doc said it was either viral or bacterial. She gave him a shot in the leg  in case it was bacterial and said he should be better by Monday either way. Well, I hate to say the doc was wrong, but he is still feeling blah. Both of us are exhausted from the restless nights. Being sleep deprived makes it a little difficult to get the creative juices flowing, so I apologize for not posting any new poetry lately. He's on the upside today and I'm positive he is getting better. I should be writing again in no time!

St. Judes Trike/Bike-A-Thon Event

The Trike/Bike-A-Thon Event was a ton of fun. Every child participated whether they brought a bike or not and the parent turn out was awesome! Pledges are still rolling in so I do not know the official amount raised at this time. Thanks to everyone who has sent in donations. I will continue taking pledges until October 30th.

St. Judes Trike/Bike-A-Thon

I am now taking pledges for the St. Jude Trike/Bike-A-Thon that Williams preschool is holding.

The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon program teaches children riding safety while also raising money for St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. You can sponser William by donating money to St. Judes which enables St. Jude to continue its mission of finding cures and saving children with cancer and other childhood diseases. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.

On Oct. 9th (Friday) at 8:30 am, Williams' school will be holding the Trike/Bike-A-Thon. I will continue to take pledges until the 30th of October. If you would like to sponser William and donate money to St. Judes, email me at amdampier76@yahoo.com.

Visit www.stjude.org/trike for more information.

Some of my favorite things.....

  • My two boys who will forever be my babies. To hear them giggle and laugh is more beautiful than any melody.

  • The delicate scent of parchment, ink, and history that fills the pages of a book. Sitting among pillows cozy, quiet, uninterrupted and engrossed in that book.

  • The smell of honeysuckle, lavender, and rosemary dominating the spring air.

  • Cranking my favorite music, salt rimmed margarita in hand, and pondering the meaning of life in front of a orange blazing fire.

  • The aroma and taste of an early morning cup of Community Coffee. Drinking that coffee from my favorite yellow Fiesta mug.

  • Watching the yellow sun set in a purple sky above a vast ocean of blue waves. Digging my toes into the sand as the water crashes onto the beach.

  • Laying in bed as the pitter patter of rain hits my roof and thunder slowly growls in the distance.

  • Surrounded by my family with a hundred conversations going on at once. Even the crazy members, it just guarantees that things will be interesting.

  • Biting into sweet, juicy watermelons and strawberries on a warm summer day. Putting some meat on the BBQ and serving it with potatoe salad, beans, and hot rolls on a warm summer night.

  • Nature changing into the red, orange, and browns of fall and watching as the leaves delicatley float to the ground.

  •  A butterfly fluttering about the sky, dancing among the flowers. Wings shimmering in the sun.

  • Turning my experiences, thoughts, and emotions into poetry then sharing it with all who care to listen.

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St. Jude's Trike/Bike-A-Thon

My husband and I love to donate money to several charities of our choosing when we have the oppurtunity to do so. St. Judes is the charity that is the dearest to our heart. I don't want to go into too many details, but to have your child stricken with cancer and lack the money to help them breaks my heart. St. Judes will help your child whether you can pay them or not. So, when Williams' preschool sent out a letter explaining the Trike/Bike-A-Thon event they hold every year, I got very excited. Starting October 5th, I will begin taking Pledges for the Trike/Bike-A-Thon. The actual event will be held on October 9th but I will have until the end of Oct. to get in all Pledges. I do not have all the details right now but I will continue to post updates as soon as I get them. Email me if you are interested in helping.
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