Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 16 December 2018

It takes work to be an optimist. Especially during the dark months of winter. We light candles, hang twinkling lights, decorate our homes, bake sweets, gather together, give gifts, sing songs. With all this gaiety and joy surrounding us, it’s hard to imagine anyone being sad. But so many people are this time of year.

We expect so much of ourselves and others. Of course this just sets us up for disappointment. And we are entirely too hard on ourselves, in my humble opinion of course. Alright, I’ll be honest with you, I tend to be too hard on myself.

I found a heart shaped lump of snow this week. (True story) It warmed my heart. It made me realize that the most important thing in this world is kindness and yes, love. Not just loving others and being loved. As wonderful as that is, it’s loving oneself that makes all the difference. It’s realizing that I am worthy to be loved, most of all by myself. That little lump of snow reminded me. And I hope you realize it about yourself, too. And don’t be so hard on yourself (I’m saying this to myself most of all). May you find the light that shines inside of you this season of long nights. Have a great week.

Sunday’s Week in ReVerse – 16 December 2018

clinging to petals, frozen,
dawning amber, silent morn
Ya neva’ know what ya’ might find in its belly
things that stir my soul
nose to the grind stone
soft snores, puppy breath
you’ve signed away every drop
reminding me that love’s everywhere


A ReVerse poem is a summary poem with a single line lifted from each entry of a collection of work over a particular timeframe and re-penned in chronological order as a new poem. Unlike a collaborative poem, the ReVerse features the words of one writer, providing a glimpse into their thoughts over time. I use it as a review of the previous week.

December Dodoitsu #15

how many snowflakes does a
heart make, to catch my eye this
wintry night, reminding me
that love’s everywhere


It is a known fact to anyone who knows me that if there is a scattering of rocks, I can be found in the middle of them searching for the heart shaped ones. Over the years I have found hundreds of them. And I have also been known to give them away in hopes to brighten someone’s day. These are no ordinary rocks you see. They’ve been battered and chiseled, losing parts of themselves to become that familar shape, a heart, a symbol of love. I found my first one when I needed it most. I’ll never forget how it made me feel. I’ll never forget how I felt when I gave that precious lump of limestone away to someone who needed it more than me. I find them everywhere now. Heart shaped rocks, seashells, leaves, flower petals, and sometimes, clumps of snow. It helps me to remember what matters most. It reminds me I’m never alone. Love is everywhere you know. Peace to you ❤️

December Dodoitsu #14

Fine Print

a proprietary fact…
you’ve signed away every drop
of your blood and sweat in inc,
for perks like healthcare


December Dodoitsu #13

his dark eyes can pierce my soul
his kisses, oh, they make me swoon
lulling me to sleep, we spoon
soft snores, puppy breath


Uh, yes, I sleep with this big lump. 175 lbs of love! 🐾 Maxwell, English Mastiff. #DOG is my co-pilot! 😉

December Dodoitsu #12

“Office Politics”

watch your back, mind your business
ears are everywhere, beware
choose your comments carefully
nose to the grind stone


You may have noticed that I am alternating themes this month. A Dodoitsu is a 4-line poem with syllable count 7-7-7-5 and is written about love or work. Today is a work day. I keep my resumé fresh. That’s all I’m going to say about that! 😳😎😳

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