Archive for November, 2012

Poem: Search For Self

Search For Self

I spent my years learning how to fit in.

One day got lost, midst the media’s spin.

Whirling around, my brain learning by rote,

Not real thinking, my mind would gently float.

Others know best, they are experts you see.

They know it all, know what’s best for me.


One day I woke, the dream starting to clear.

Realized the truth, from it, started to veer.

Those so called pros, influencing my life.

Instead of help, they are increasing strife.

It’s time I learn to do my own thinking.

To self be true, from action stop shrinking.


Find my true self, this task is not easy.

Changing my ways, leaves me feeling queasy.

Stop and listen, a grumbling is growing.

It is my quest, to know what I’m knowing.

Something inside want’s to run and be free.

I ask myself, ‘What’s it like to be me?’.

June Nash

11/27/2012 at 6:48 AM 2 comments

Poem: Poetry Pause

Poetry Pause

Peppery pearls of purling poetry

Often flow fast and furiously.

Sometimes though, sonnets shine sans shimmer,

Growing gangly gaining no glimmer.

Therefore think it’s time to type on Tuesday,

Pausing poetry prepared prior ‘post’ days.

June Nash

I have been writing poetry at a pace of 4-5 per week since I started this blog.  I love writing, but think this may be too fast of a pace, especially around the holidays when I am being torn in several directions.  

I will be posting one poem per week from now on.  My poetry postings will be on Tuesdays.  

11/24/2012 at 11:15 AM Leave a comment

Poem: Welcome Santa

Welcome Santa

Morning parade starts the day.

Welcome Santa, won’t you stay?

Stay a month, ‘til end of year.

Help us forget, days draw drear.

We’ll start the season with feast

And praise the first snowy beast.

Cheer with every snow flake fall.

Thanksgiving Day starts it all.

Eagerness for special day

When under tree gifts you lay.

Help us forget days turn cold,

As brisk winter winds unfold.


Stay with us ‘til Christmas night.

After that, we will be alright.

Tired from parties and fun,

We’ll stay inside ‘til winter’s done.

June Nash

The days are getting colder, but we have too much on our minds this time of year to be worrying about the weather.  Today is Thanksgiving.  In just a few weeks it will be Christmas.  We have a lot to do before it gets here.  By the time it is all done, winter will have settled in and we will be used to it.  Some of us will start our indoor projects that we have been putting off all summer because the weather was too nice to stay indoors.  I have a pile of needle work projects that I am already starting on.  


11/22/2012 at 6:57 AM Leave a comment

Poem: Add Some Color, Final Secret

Add Some Color

To paint a picture, which turns heads,

Must add color, yellows and reds.

Bringing, often, life to meadows,

Or a dale, full of gray shadows.

Writing a story which turns heads

Requires, too, a splash of reds.

Some blue and black truths can be told

But add some jive to make it bold.


Stories told true often will bore,

And it is true, fibs, I abhor,

So, to keep tales from being dry,

I must confess, often I lie.

June Nash

My final secret is, I don’t always tell the truth.  I write to be entertaining.  I draw on the truth, but truth doesn’t always fit.  Sometime a small fib here and there adds the needed punch I am looking for.  

I find writing poetry, and the poetic license that comes with it, liberating.  

11/20/2012 at 6:11 AM Leave a comment

Poem: Out of Clothes, Secret #6

Out of Clothes

Need to shop, she has no clothes.

Out of socks to warm her toes.

Also need some pants and shirts,

Even getting low on skirts.

All empty, drawers and closet.

When she turns, there her clothes set.

Stuffed in hamper, they are squashed,

Dirty, needing to be washed.

June Nash




It was laundry day. I needed to wash some clothes because I didn’t have anything to wear.  I actually thought ‘I don’t own enough clothes’.  I was thinking of going shopping.  I did laundry instead!  LOL!

I guess this is secret number 6.  The secret is, the crazy thoughts that run through my brain.  The thought that I, at least for a moment, could believe buying new clothes would solve my problem.  

There is help though.  Read the related articles below.  I especially like the second one.  Hiring the job out!

11/18/2012 at 6:16 AM 2 comments

Poem: Little by Little

Little by Little

You notice the banner change?

Never knew how to arrange.

Read article in word press.

Learned a lot, I must confess.

Little by little is theme.

One I’ve used to capture dream.

Small steps, little by little,

At imperfections whittle.

June Nash

Little by little.  I picked up this phrase from a song.  Ok, that wasn’t the first time I heard it, but in the song it was catchy.  Since then, I use it as inspiration when getting things done.  I might not do a lot, but little by little, changes are being made.  This week I made a change to the banner on my blog.  I picked up a tip from Extreme Photo Cropping for Web Banners.    I found the advice quite interesting!

Let me know what you think!

11/17/2012 at 6:32 AM Leave a comment

Poem: Old Relic, More Humor, Part 4 of Seven Secrets

Old Relic

My car’s an old relic.

She is two decades old.

Engine whines, hard to crank,

Slow to start when she’s cold.


It’s best to take your time,

Allowing gears to turn,

‘Fore swinging onto road

And letting rubber burn.

I, too, am old relic,

Without much gas in tank.

Mornings I tend to whine

And often am a crank.

Don’t push me out early,

I’ll only be a grouch.

Better let the caffeine

Kick start me off the couch.

June Nash

11/15/2012 at 6:19 AM Leave a comment

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