Annicita's Poetry, Short Stories & Thoughts

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Courtship of the Sun and Moon

Moon to the Sun Each evening as we pass in the sky I reach out my hand to touch you But withdraw my hand Blowing on scorched fingers Sparks scatter throughout the sky lingering through the night As they fade I begin to nod off And know that the time is near To once again pass in the sky. Sun to the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ashes to Ashes?

Standing by the graveside The minister murmurs Ashes to ashes... My mind catches on the phrase Twisting and turning it Should not the saying be Water to dust And for those suicidal moments As I have lived through Water to water A gush of fluid Announces our arrival Shocked by the sudden coldness... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Malinche

Many of us know who Benedict Arnold is and how his name is now used to signify traitor or betrayer. How many of you know who Malinche or Malintzin or Dona Marina is? Yes, she is the same person with all three names. Her name is the equivalent of traitor or betrayer in Mexico. She is another woman in... Sign in to see full entry.

Marilyn Monroe

Nothing is more interesting than doing research on a subject or person that fascinates you. Such is the case with Marilyn Monroe. She is the third woman in my series of poetry of famous women. I could relate to a lot of what she was feeling in her personal and professional career. I have only begun... Sign in to see full entry.

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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