Friday, April 13, 2018


Prepping. Blocking. Understanding.
  The characters’ motivation?
    Got to build, create a life...Be.
Finding a voice...voices...the voices.
   And the emotion...sad...angry/sad
     A little more gravel in the throat?
   Maybe a tad higher in pitch.
    Ah...rush the words, pause, slow.
Blocking, movement, with purpose but natural
   Yes. Heavy footsteps here. Sulking.
      And here, younger, skipping? Perky.
   A laugh before the tears, let the face fall.
And so it goes.

Tournament day. Cubes, chairs and bags
    crash the halls and cafeteria.
Find a place, talk to the wall, motions subdued.
     Out in the open, a fraternity of drama masks.

Round is assembled. Friendly eyes,
   Thespians united, talent recognized.
   Fears boxed away. Courage to the sticking place.
“Judges and timer ready?”
Put my head down and close my eyes.
   Where is my place?
        Is that the judge that doesn’t like me?
    Draw 5 is cute.
   What’s my first line?
        Pizza? Do they have pizza?
    Did I really break into finals?
     How did I get pulled into this?
   Nothing...empty my mind.
Chin up. Eyes open.


Monday, April 9, 2018

The Warrior

Add one more to the Breakfast Club list.
With today’s battles, another is needed.
It’s the curly headed girl or freckled boy
That fights against enemies unseen.

Digital opponents, illness, social tremors,
Anxieties, and modern global madness
Attack the kids, day and dark night,
Pillaging their youth and future.

So, with their entourage, add the Warrior.
That spirit that stands tall and strong.
Armed with faith in self, love of family,
And shielded by knowledge and right.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Katie, The Warrior

She sails forth, dreamy expression,
a winged cat on her shoulder.
She sails forth, armed with knowledge
and a family map of faith.

Her curly hair and bright eyes
quest the open seas in hope,
searching the rainbow wind
for answers to her questions.

She may be buffeted by storms
and attacked by doubts
She may lose her way in fogs
or trip over hidden steps.

But, Katie the Warrior, is strong
with warm heart and goofy grin.
She takes on the world with grace,
fighting, the truly good fight.

Standing boldly against the wind.
Standing fiercely in her beliefs.
Standing heroic aboard her dreams.
She is Katie, the Warrior.