Annicita's Poetry, Short Stories & Thoughts

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Poison Ivy

Have you ever gone your whole life never being allergic to something and all of the sudden you are? All through my youth I had no allergic reaction to poison ivy. Then after I started having children I started having bouts with it. What a name for it...poison ivy. It should be stay away from me or I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Do You Facebook?

Months ago I was trying to find a venue for my two new businesses. Ways to get the word out and start making money. My son told me about Facebook and Myspace. I decided to check out the websites and see what happens. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine what would happen to me! I played around... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lemons into Lemonade Part II

I have received kudos for my positive outlook on my job being outsourced. I took a long time to get there. We were told 1 year ahead of time that sometime within the year we would lose our jobs. I along with my coworkers went through the grieving process. First, disbelief and shock, no way this was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lemons into Lemonade

I have heard that line so many times before... you know that saying "When life gives you lemons make lemonade." Last year that is exactly what happened to me. I was working for an insurance company that decided to save money by outsourcing our jobs to a third world country. We were all in shock... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sounds of Loneliness

Echoes of your footsteps Silent phone Imagined knock at the door Conversations with self. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Draft of Vignettes of Growing Up in St. Louis

I grew up in a small tight knit community in the St. Louis burbs. Everybody knew all the children and everyone elses' business. You didn't sneeze without 4 or 5 people rushing to give you get well soon wishes or food. Neighbors would offer help without a second thought to it being an inconvenience.... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Collecting We all collect One person's trash is another's treasure From baseball cards to beanie babies Mine is secreted from sight Shades of gold, silver and copper Tinkling and comingling A United Nations of coins Mine however, never go to war! Sign in to see full entry.

Writing Exercise: The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman I remember him well He haunts my nights and dreams His shape varies From a dark shadow to a Figure looming over me of discarded clothing or toys He moves as the light beneath the door flickers The closet door inches open My mind races Footsteps break the silence Creak...creak of warped... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Gun Control

Bang! Bang! Bang! Unable to forget Unable to change The outcome of the coupling Of a hairpin trigger And an innocent child The repeated warnings Nevr touch the gun The dangers explained Sweetly the child smiles Nodding okay And a man dropped dead And the puzzled child shouted Look at the man on tv... Sign in to see full entry.

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