Poetry Monday: Don’t Be the Reason Someone Lives in the Darkness

The rodent comes forth from his hole
Seeking love, adventure all
He holds steady to not exceed limits
To avoid being overwhelmed
He’s ridiculed and criticized
For living in a hole which only
Pushes him deeper down
Until the contents of his hole
Are the new adventures awaiting
Those he felt would help him
To escape his sanctuary
Have in turn become the reason
For solitude and quiet
Now he starts over
With new friends who may encourage
And support him in his adventures

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.

April is National Poetry Writing Month

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In honor of National Poetry Month, I will post a lot more poetry! I have mostly published something once every couple weeks but I’m moving to every single week and multiple times each week in April. Depending on the success of this, I may or may not continue posting something every week. Poetry Mondays will continue every week and Throwback Thursday Poetry will continue every week. I’m also adding something new. Haiku Hump Day every Wednesday; one short haiku each week. Can you handle all the poetry coming your way? 

Friday Fiction and Free eBook Fridays will continue. The free eBook for April is my most recent collection of poetry Men Are Garbage. The poems featured in Poetry Mondays are from this collection. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read each Monday, I encourage you to get the whole collection with 100 poems in total. As always reviews and feedback are always appreciated. You can leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. You can also write a review on my Facebook Page or jump over to the Contact Page and shoot me an email. You can also follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

On a personal note, I will attempt to write one poem every day in April. I tried this a few years ago and never made it past day 14. My writing has improved since then and I expect that I can accomplish this goal. I also encourage you, if you are a poetry writer or want to be, to challenge yourself to write a certain number of poems in April. I might share a few that I write, but I will not share all of them. You’ll just have to wait until I publish them on my blog or in an eBook. Happy writing!

Poetry Monday: Feminism Isn’t Scary

Guys are dumb
Because the word has “Fem”
They think it means

It means pro-equality
The goal isn’t to create
A matriarchy

However, feminism
Should not be a label
To throw on someone
Negatively or positively

Leave titles and labels
And statistics
And classifications
To the scholars

If a woman hates men
Don’t call her a feminist
Ask her why she does
Always ask questions

If she says men did this or that
To the world, not to her
She has a right to be angry
But take it with a grain of salt

If she tells you a story
Of something someone did to her
Listen and thank her
For having the courage to share

If you don’t understand the anger
Even after asking why
You’re one of the people
Feminism fights against

Stop judging the anger
Stop feeling attacked
Ask to hear the stories
Maybe you’ll learn something

From the poetry collection Men Are Garbage.