Space Adventurer

(12/12) Creativity Zone Blog Series: An Astronaut for a day.

What would it be like to float up there in space; being inches away from the stars that I look up at every night? A galaxy basically untouched by mankind. A vast existence of stars and planets as far as the eye can see through an astronaut’s glass helmet face cover.

As I was thinking about how to write this post, all the space knowledge I have from movies and school came flooding back to me. Instantly I remember how incredible a journey to the moon would be as our astronauts took their first steps on the moon in July 1969.

While I was in college, I actually dove into that very day by writing a poem about their journey to and from the moon. I want to rework that poem for you and take you back to July 1969 when you either saw the space shuttle launch or you were taught it in school.


“Hit to The Moon”

An astronaut legacy made –
a trip to teach generations to come
about space travel and the stars above.
Apollo 11 ascends
leaving a trail of white smoke –
a 363-foot ghost.
“The Eagle has landed” –
Mission Control. Do you read? Mission Control.
One boot on the moon,
One change for the world below:
“One small step for man,
One giant leap for mankind.”
Blue, red, 50 stars –
waving to say,
“We made it to the moon.”


One Second

(11/12) Creativity Zone Blog Series: Happen in a second.

A mood change. A smile. An agreement. A kiss. A happy ending.

What do all of those have in common? They can happen in a second. What’s cool about them is any of them can cause that mood change – a chain reaction. Anything is possible. Here’s a poem to show you just how a second can change your mood.

“Peaceful Existence”

Flowers blooming outside my window,
inhale deeply –
springtime air.
Bees buzzing in the sky –
a million events happening around me.
He wraps his arms around me
bringing me into him –
The sweet embrace of safety
right here in his arms –
a smile spreads across my lips
and I sink into him.


Dancing With Fireflies

Fourth Love Letter Blog Series post: Write about a song that reminds you of your spouse when you hear it.

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I probably have a million and one songs that remind me of my husband, but only one stands out the most. This beautifully written tune marks a special occasion in mine and David’s marriage. Can you guess which moment? I have already given you a hint: marriage.
“Fireflies” by Owl City is mine and David’s favorite song and, of course, we danced to it as our first dance as husband and wife. Whenever I hear this song, I instantly think about him spinning me around the reception dance floor. Not only that flashes in my mind, but some of the lyrics remind me of him and our relationship over
the years.
“I’m weird ’cause I hate goodbyes, I got misty eyes as they said farewell” reminds me of how I would hate to say goodbye to him. I think my eyes would be misty for a very long time if we ever said goodbye. He’s been so much for me over the years. From the first “I love you” to the vows to each other, I know he’s mine.

I think I’m going to end this post with a bonus poem:



“My Little Corner of the World”

Fireflies – little lights in the night air,
fill the memories of my childhood.
running around my grandmother’s yard with mason jars,
laughing and giggling.
Who knew fireflies
would light up my little corner of the world
as I go through life.

Love Never Dies

Second Love Letter Blog Series post: Write out a quote from a book that reminds you of your spouse. if i stay
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“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal.”
― Gayle Forman, “If I Stay”

Love never dies. But does it? Does it really live forever? Even if two
hearts fall out of love, does their love stay in their hearts forever? I think those two hearts will always have love for one another. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, as the saying goes. Does it fizzle out? Maybe, but it stays around in the air and places you use to venture. Maybe those feelings end up in the pages of a book, so in turn, those feelings and people really do live forever. A book can save the sweetest memories: ones of love and happiness. Because love warms everyone’s hearts and can turn anyone’s frown upside down. Overall, love lives on forever, but we love in different ways. Romance, friendship, and passions remain some of my favorite types of love.

I absolutely loved reading If I Stay so, of course, a certain quote re-
minds me of my husband, David. I want to write a poem based on this quote.

“Love Goes On”

A dying love doesn’t exist….
love can frizzle out yet never dies.
love lives in a person’s heart forever.
When two heart fall in love
one may fall out but will find love in a different way.
Many types of love exist….
in hearts who care for each other.
Love warms even the coldest of hearts
and brings out the best in any person.
If love was a book –
our story would live in those pages forever.


Poetry and Short Stories

Hello, I am Lucy. I have a passion for writing. My New Year’s Resolutions include this very task, starting a blog to share my poetry and short stories. I can’t wait to get started.

Welcome to my site. I want to write about a variety of things, hoping someone out there enjoys them or even relates to them. If you are an aspiring writer, this blog is for you. Leave me comments, I would love to chat with you.