Square Lines at Boston Pizza

Becky is back … yeah! This month’s photo challenge is lines and squares.  I didn’t have a clue as to what to use for this challenge and then this afternoon I was sitting in Boston Pizza (a chain restaurant) staring down at the table and thought … perfect snap a pic. I think this monthContinue reading “Square Lines at Boston Pizza”

Expression Quotes

“Every word, facial expression, gesture, or action on the part of a parent gives the child some message about self-worth. It is sad that so many parents don’t realize what messages they are sending.” Virginia Satir   “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expressionContinue reading “Expression Quotes”

That’s It No More

  Why was he always yelling at her? Mary, a gentle-spoken woman knew the neighbors could hear his stentorian bark as they’d called the police more than once since they moved here from across the country a year ago. Joe thought Mary was easily influenced and his mission was to get complete control over her.Continue reading “That’s It No More”

The Riverbed

What once was a flowing river now no water is delivered Rocks remain, all the same some would say this is a shame Weeds have gown between the  stones Now a walking path for bears They’ve taken it over and made it theirs Maybe soon let’s presume The rains will flood and new fish willContinue reading “The Riverbed”

Childhood Memories

This is written for Wordle #128.  Use all the words in the picture creatively. 1. 1960s 2. Insert 3. Rush 4. Tag 5. Unknown 6. Svelte 7. Temporize verb (used without object), tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing. to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting. to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances. to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with). to come to terms (usually followed by with ). to effect a compromise (usually followed by between ).   8. Complex 9. Curls 10. Heiligenschein (German for “halo” or “aureola”, pronounced [ˈhaɪlɪɡənˌʃaɪn]) is an optical phenomenon in which aContinue reading “Childhood Memories”

Gathering of the Angels

What do you See? A photo challenge over at Willow Poetry.   Gathering of the angels took place one day On earth, is what some people say Each culture had its angel representative there Overseen by the eldest, which was rare None of the angels knew what this meeting was about They all knew thoughContinue reading “Gathering of the Angels”

In My Book

This is a novella that I wrote back in 2013. I would call it a suspense mystery, and it’s available on Amazon. Morag enthusiastically begins her new life in Toronto. Shortly after getting settled she meets Ian. Is their meeting by chance, or is it fate? Suspense builds after a break-in occurs and Morag findsContinue reading “In My Book”

Emotional Mess

Feeling emotional Is almost impossible Depression sets in Cool darkness within Dispassionate feelings towards all Now impassive such a downfall Emotionless and cold Wanting to die grows old Unemotional, sad, suicidal Longing for revival   © Susan Zutautas 2019   This was written for Opposites Attract Challenge by The Haunted Wordsmith.