Poetry Tuesday: Sonnet XVII

I’ve loved poetry for as long as I can remember; both reading it and writing it. My favorite thing about poetry is the way raw emotion is expressed in a calculated matter. Even if it doesn’t rhyme or follow a format, poetry has a way of jumping off the page and directly into my heart.…

RDG Soul Speak: The New Open Mic Night

On Thursday, July 6 The Wonder of Ivy, in collaboration with Taliah Vibes and Scared of a Day Job, brought to life the RDG Soul Speak: The New Open Mic Night. The city came together for a night filled with spoken word, readings, and musical performances. You can view the gallery of pictures and videos from…

Poetry Tuesday: Memorial by Thomas Burke

Today’s poem is a submission from a wonderful friend of mine, Thomas Burke! He will be performing as well at the Open Mic Night, brought to you by The Wonder of Ivy in collaboration with Taliah Vibes and Scared of a Day Job! The rain hit my face And I was like a television Tuned to a…

Poetry Tuesday: Mourning

I’m tired of mourning friendships in which the people are still alivei’m tired of being the person that always cares more  I’m tired of waiting for a message that I’ll never receive  i’m tired of feeling guilty for cutting out the people who let me go It’s easy to say “I’m better than this I…

Poetry Tuesday: Being The Bigger Person

Written December 18, 2012 being the bigger person means that you have to separate yourself from ego. you have to accept that if you forgive someone, you let go of the hurt they caused. you don’t scheme to get even, or make them feel that way. you have to let go of all the negative and make…

Poetry Tuesday: Brief

Written April 26, 2014 I want to forget you Forget the brevity of your visit But like a winter storm You came in with no warning On a cold empty night And quickly turn my dark skies Pink And my black streets White And although cold You filled me with warmth But after winter must…

Poetry Tuesday: Oceans I

Written May 29th, 2014   I want to take off my shoes And slip my feet in the sand And let the salt water Caress me But before I get one shoe off My fear kicks in “What if it’s too cold? What if something bites me? What if I’m not ready?” What if I’m…