A Writer's New Year

This list is not necessarily in working order. Just listed as they popped into my head.

1. Finish and publish a short story
2. Blog 3x a week
3. Secrets outline by February 1
4. Rough draft of Secrets by April 1
5. Write two dozen flash fictions pieces
6. Write two dozen drabbles
7. Write six short stories
8. Compile the dozens into an e-book
9. Find readers for Secrets
10. Find readers for e-book and post very short reviews on book page and other sites
11. Read two dozen books
12. Find and read Christie books or stories I've missed
13. Read at least three books on writing
14. Make better use of the writers programs I'm in
15. Find freelance work

Some of the writing is well on its way but for whatever reason was never completed. Hopefully this will be my incentive. I love marking things off, don't you?

Capricorn Full Moon Reflection

Walking the streets,
Riding subways
Subterranean consciousness,
Ethereal siamese twin
To the everyday.

Shadow and substance
Entwined as before
The invasion.
I long to tell you,
Yearn to tell you,
But only if you truly listen.

I cannot say these things twice.
Memories seep through,
Acquire form.
Stand straight and true
As soldiers or Marines
Giving full allegiance
To any who will take that load.

There are Gods lying in excrement
Begging relief in the form
Of sacrament
Potent and deadly.
There are Angels and
Demons waging war,
Dice from a grail
Foresaging trial or comfort.

Hungry Ghosts wail.
Vampires and Creatures
Of the night
Seek shelter before the
Travails of daytime
Break them.
I saw the Morning Star
Wink salaciously.

In my kingdom
All manner of creatures thrive.
Eagles soar.
Lions roar.
Whales sing.
Humans open a
veiled third eye.
The World rejoices.

Fragile as a Butterfly

As fragile as a butterfly
That's the beat of my heart.
It's been that way,
Since the day we had to part.

As fragile as a butterfly,
My confidence took a nose dive.
It took some time to retain it,
And today I feel so alive.

I don't take life or people for granted,
But treat them with respect.
For they too are as fragile as a butterfly
That's what I've come to expect.

People who try to make decisions for me,
Are way out of their league.
"I am what I am"
That's what I believe.

To those who do not know me,
I'm honest and wouldn't hurt a fly.
And to myself I'm true.
Positive yes! but fragile as a butterfly.

Recipe for Hapiness

Find the recipe for happiness,
Then you my friend have struck gold.
Laughter is contagious better to catch that
Than a nasty cold.

Kindness is another ingredient,
That happiness depends.
As you go about your day.
A helping hand please lend.

Generousity is also there
Not of wealth but time.
Don't go about with closed eyes
Like someone who is blind.

We all have our crosses to bear
Some are leaders. others not.
So let's count our blessings
For the things in life we've got.

I Cannot Make...

I cannot make you want me,
That will never do.
Your love has to come from your heart
Like my love for you.

I used to wipe the tears from your eyes
And ease away your pain.
When you tripped over life's problems
Time and time again.

You above all people should know
How fragile life can be.
Why can't you give me a ring
And say "Hello it's only me"

My calls have gone unanswered,
This I make quite clear.
If there are any problems,
I'd be right here for you dear.

As I look out to sea,
Out onto the horizon.
My only wish at the present time
Is the return of my "Lost " son.

Reflections on The A to Z Challange

This being the second A to Z I've participiated,
It was certainly all I hoped it would be.
I've made some fantastic new friends
Thanks to the A to Z.

Along with friends from last year,
My followers are now many more.
My one wish is we stay acquainted
After all that's what's blogging is for.

I wish I could have visited more blogs
For the entries exceeded all expectations.
In all honesty I did by best,
But there were so many from all different nations.

I have learned quite alot about so many things
As each blog is unique in its own way.
It was certainly a pleasure to communicate
Each and every day.

My thanks go to the team
Who organised the event.
For the month of April.
To me The A to Z challenge was... Heaven Sent.

On The Shelves

Today is a "RedLetter Day" for Alex J.Cavanaugh,
For his long awaited book "Cassa Star" will be on the shelves.
It promises to be an excellent book,
If you doubt me take a look for yourselves.

Tenacity and hard work has played a part,
Months of planning it's took.
Faith in ones self and dedication
Must be some of the ingredients of writing a book.

This wonderful creation of Alex's,
I'm sure it will be a success.
I wish him all the luck in the world,
I couldn't wish him anything less.

To you Alex have a wonderful day,
May "Cassa Star" fly high.
When I have my copy I'll let you know,
I hope it's easy to buy.