This time of year always seems to bring a mixture of joy and sadness. The spirit of the holiday seasons no matter if you are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or of any other belief denote a massage of love and hope. While there are elements of joy associated with the season, in many places individuals face harsh weather without the normal elements of comfort not do to anything other than current misfortune.
The stark difference between the joy and the sadness do not go unnoticed by most of us. I think poets may actually be more keenly aware of those who divergent emotions and how they apply to real life situation involving real live people.
I am thinking of one such person tonight that means so much to me, though I am sure there are many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of them, that they may find the resources to maintain utilities and be safe from the elements of their weather in living quarters compromised by lack of utilities. And for those on the streets as homeless, too.
I would ask us each to offer our own prayers for these people as I do for my friend as well.
My Submission stats presently:
So Far December - 19 sent
Number Presently pending with publishers - 73
Total Sent last 12 Months - 145
My Poem "The Answer" appears in the latest edition of AvantAppal(achia)
December arrived and with it typical Missouri weather. Cold one day and a record high for one day of 72. You can never judge Missouri weather by a one day experience.
Had an open mic reading recently on zoom and read my new poem, "lost & Found" from the fall issue of 34 Orchard.
It's been a busy year evidenced by my submission stats.
Still got more days left this month.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings