In August, my grandson, Tyler brought me a puppy to replace the dog I lost in May. I wasn't sure I could do that again. It is so hard to lose them. But it is so easy to get attached to another. This poem is about my new best friend, Dolly.
A poem's reflections on a new day today, there is no time to waste.
This is a writing challenge assignment. I accept the challenge. Thank you Ann Carr for the motivation.
I recently commented myself to a weight loss plan using hypnosis. So far, so good, I think this is going to work.
As I fight with a bad case of writer's block, I manage to write a funny poem about the experience.
When my husband, Bill passed away in 2014, he left his spoiled dog behind. I am so thankful his fur baby got me through it. Now I grieve for both of them.
This poem reflects on moments when memories bring tears.
These are my thoughts as I write this poem. "With mental illness on the rise we really should think about how we can help stop it before it's out of control."
This is a Christmas poem.
This poem reflects fond memories of Thanksgivings in the past.
This is an old family recipe. My late husband, Bill never would let me make any other stuffing than the kind like his mother made.
This is how I made my best batch of apple cinnamon jelly.
Grieving is nothing new to anyone. Everyone deals with it in their own way. For me, writing poetry always helps. This poem is for those sad moments of grief.
This a memorial poem for one of the dearest people I'll ever know. RIP Uncle Bob.
This is a poem about the love received from man's best friend. To me he's like next of kin.
We search, but can we find the real meaning of happy? This poem may offer help.
This poem reflects on thoughts of yesterday.
With all the choices to choose from, K-cups can help you decide on your favorite brew one cup at a time. Variety truly is the spice of life.
This poem is about being alert to things around us.
This is a cat lover's poem. Love that crazy cat.
This poem reflects our busy world. No time for relaxation.
This poem encourages imagination. Happy images among the clouds reflect happy thought.
I became a victim to scams and hackers. I hope my story saves someone else from becoming a victim. Crimes like this one is on the rise. Be careful.
This bitter world needs more kindness. This poem is all about spreading kindness throughout the world.
This is a book review of Mel Robbins "The Five Second Rule"
This is a poem about emotion and tears.
A springy attitude about the lack of ambition can sum up this poem nicely. Please come back my Getty up Go.
Although it doesn't come right out and say it, this poem is about knowing right from wrong.
Dream interpretation can be both interesting and fun. I'll show you how I interpreted one of mine.
This is a nonsense poem about country roads and their potholes.
This poem is an important attempt to help save the bees. Our own survival depends on it.
I've lost more family and friends to Cancer than any other reason. This poem reflects some feelings about how I feel.
Valentines sent with love from grandma describes this poem.
Ice build up on my driveway is an ongoing problem for me. Here are the results of my search for a solution.
When your own reflection reminds you of your grandma, chances are you're missing her. Here's a poem for that reflection.
This is a silly poem about a cowboy.
This is a nonsense poem about living on a side hill with problems of ice slicks taking over. My life. My side hill. True story.
This poem about fear that lives in the minds of imagination.
This poem is about disagreements among friends or family.
Solitude rules as winter takes over. Poem for the lonely heart.
A New Year's poem to welcome each new year. Hello, 2017
Family heirlooms are important to help keep our memories fresh. These are my own personal thoughts on the subject.
I love those old mountains I call home. Take a journey with me as I guide you through a tiny part of Potter County, Pennsylvania.
Life's lessons come hard to some of us. We must learn to go with the flow to avoid stress and encourage our own happiness. This is my story.
Here is a collection of my own bean recipes.
My tribune to the 9-11 attacks: Here are some of my thoughts, a poem I wrote and some music videos about the tragic event.
Undergoing life changing experiences begins with getting rid of things we don't need. How can you part with what your spouse left behind?
Poem-In loving memory of my Aunt Lila Johnston 1926-2016
This poem is dedicated to ladies I called grandma.
It was September 30, 1911, the place, Potter county Pennsylvania. The day the Austin dam broke killing 78 people. My grandmother told me her story.
Ask his fans; ask his friends, his skills are surely heaven sent. A poem inspired by the king of Rock and Roll. Elvis is forever in my heart.
This poem is about running away from trouble.
Reviewing the movie, The Cobbler, Adam Sandler steps outside his comfort zone in this fantasy/drama/comedy film.
Robert Duvall writes, directs and carries the lead role in this film. Prepare to be entertained.
Poem is about a rundown castle that is now occupied by four legged tenants.
The feeling of being drained of energy inspired this silly piece of poetry.
Here's a movie a little unique. A young girl is stranded on the Oregon Trail. It only has a four character cast but it seems to be enough.
In this poem, the subconscious mind plays tricks on us. Our waking dreams are often as alarming as a nightmare.
With so many misleading remedies and prevention about the common cold out there I want to shed some light on what is true.
Freedom-Released in 2015 this movie is based on a true story about slavery and the Underground Railroad.
Happiness really can be reached. Goals should be set realistically for success.
With all the troubles facing our world today the words in this poem seem fitting.
Released December 11, 2015 on Netflix. This movie is unlike any other western you will ever see. The comedy is over-the-top.
This poem reflects on sounds of a windy night.
As I step lightly into this new year I shall try my luck at a little free verse poetry.
I remember well the Christmas I had as a child. They are traditional family ties as we celebrate the reason for the season. Happy Birthday, Jesus.
Inspired by a fresh new day I wrote this poem.
I am sharing some of my most helpful writing tips I have gathered over the years with my friends.
This poem is about the course of direction we take in life.
This poem was inspired by my own childhood. I'm the little girl with the little black hens.
A passing of a thunder storm as darkness falls on another day inspired me to write this poem.
I wrote this poem as part of a poetry challenge presented by Genna East. Two videos inspire this challenge.
Fooling around with a direction of thoughts to see where they go. The best thing about writing poetry is you, too, are surprised by what comes through.
I lost my dear friend, Tonya on August 26, 2015. As I do, she also loves Elvis. Here's a heart felt letter to our idol set in a poem.
This poem reflects the fast pace we live in. In the end time stands still as we rest.
This is a personal piece about my own experience in becoming a freelance writer. I'm finally putting my writing course lessons to work for me. It's never to late to learn something new.
This article reflects on many areas of interest to the writer looking to get paid for their work. Rewards go far beyond any pay.
I lost my husband in December 2014. This poem is about losing a loved one.
Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is difficult. Here are a few things that you may want to know about it.
This is a heart filled recap of my own experiences with nicotine addictions. These are true stories that hopefully will convince others to kick the habit.
This is based on the opinion of my own experience in trying to be there for my sick spouse. It is a life changing event that only the strong hearted can understand.
This is a poem about the idea of being a writer.
When we see something seldom seen, it is a rare occasion. Here is a glimpse of what we consider rare and why?
If you are a writer the biggest threat to your career is common error. It's hard to be believable if you can't make your audience understand what you are trying to say. Mistakes happen.
Pennsylvanian Owen Wister visited Wyoming and came away with a collection of ideas to put together a very unique western novel. The Virginian, the Horseman of the Plains gets even better with age.
Parkland is a film focused around the events of John F. Kennedy's assassination and the attempt to save his life at Parkland Memorial Hospital.
Singing cowboys take on a different meaning today, but over the years many a singing star turns actor or vice-versa. They star in a western film. Does this make them a singing cowboy?
This is a letter addressed to Mother Nature from someone suffering from the Winter Blues.
As a baby boomer growing up in early days of television. I am so glad nostalgic television channels help keep their interest here for the next generation to enjoy.
The following is a group of thoughts about why I think I have lost my inspiration to write. It is only a rant, but hopefully this rant can help others see how important mood is when it comes to being creative at anything we do.
I think back over the years I lost loved ones and wonder how I personally got through it. I'm sharing my grief to help others deal with theirs. This hub describes true events.
Back in the 1980s my husband made a pet of a Bronze Turkey we called Tom. Tom had a unique character about him and I'll never forget him.
The circus is nostalgic entertainment still much enjoyed today. This poem expresses the fun found there.
My new found love is collecting autograph pictures of the classic television stars. I hope you enjoy the tour.
This poem is Christmas greeting for you and yours.
This is poem about drug prevention. When will it stop? What can we do? Save our kids.
This poem is about the intense wait before the eye of a storm.
Here are some helpful tips to frugal living. We need not deprive ourselves of things we need. Save time and money the best way which works for you.
This is a true story about my spoiled dog, Whimpy and the gift he surprised me with. This happened four years ago, but I shall never forget it.
Premonitions or simple coincidence is a mystery when you believe your dreams forecast future events.
In honor of Elvis Week 2013 I wish to share a few of my feelings about this great American Icon. RIP Elvis Aaron Presley....
This hub article explains how doing things yourself save money and often time as well.
Here are some savings tips I have gathered over the years. Some are more rewarding than others.
My grandmother drilled into my head at a young age how important it is not to be wasteful. I'm sharing a few tips with you to save money and time.
This is a poem I wrote about the pretty artwork we see across the sky. I've included pictures I have taken.
Bringing back the old west in a tale told many times over seems fitting as Walt Disney Pictures try their hand at putting a new twist on the Lone Ranger with Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp.
Imagine a western writer's embarrassment of dropping an R in corral many times over.
Gift giving can be more personal if it is homemade. The unique original creation will become a family heirloom to cherish forever.
"What would MacGyver do?" This article mentions some quick simple solutions that are inspired by the 1985 television show MacGyver. These ideas did not come from the show itself.
This is a short article about copyright laws and why we should pay attention to them.
This is an opinion piece about dreams. Dreams have always been of interest to me and I've read many books and articles on dreams. Every dreamer is unique.
This hub shares some favorite pickle recipes passed down in my family.
While looking for an ink pen that writes effortlessly I found Ink Joy by Paper Mate. No more hand cramps as I write.
Depression most likely will bother all of us at one time or another. Can we recognize the difference? Is this normal sadness or depression? I hope these tips will help.
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the things you neglect to do, it is likely you are Stuck-in-a-rut and truly need motivation to defeat Lazy, but I believe we have the power to fix it on our own.
We all depend on weather predictions to get us through our daily duties. What weather source works best for you? Here are some links to help you find out.
Strawberries are a healthy snack choice. Strawberries are a natural pain reliever for people suffering from arthritis. Make strawberries part of your healthy diet.
This is a book review for a children's book called Samantha's Revolution- Samantha's Stubbornness by Gail Mazourek. It was newly released December 19, 2012.
Why do I want to write the next great western story? My reason is simple. I grew up watching westerns on television and at the movie theaters as a child from the baby boom generation. We learned values from these classic films.
Resolutions seldom work, but try making a check list of ten realistic goals and you may be surprised how many you accomplish. It could be anything from losing weight to cleaning your closet out. Try writing a Ten List.
Perhaps when thinking about a healthy snack we should consider the benefits of eating bananas. Feeling depressed? A banana can help fight depression. Want to stop craving nicotine? Reach for a banana. The list goes on and on.
This is a family recipe my grandmother made often. Grandma's Homemade Egg Noodles is always a favorite.
After all these years I'm on a quest to stop smoking once and for all. I hope Chantix can help me change my life forever.
This is a poem about having faith that everything will be okay. (Stronger Powers are in Command.)
The Kinzua Viaduct was one hundred and twenty one years old when a tornado brought it down. This is a reminder of nature's fury and how quickly a landmark can be wiped out. It now stands as a monument of American history.
This is a poem tribune to the work force. Happy Labor Day! Not everyone gets the day off.
What should we think about statin drugs? I wish I knew. This article is an opinion piece based on my own experience with battling high cholesterol.
This poem is a collection of thoughts about trains virus trucks. Chug Along Through The Valley is a poem reflecting days gone by, but not forgotten.
Hub Pages is a great writing community to be a member of. By getting a better Hub Pages experience you'll enjoy the time you spent here.
BULLY NOT AND WALK AWAY is a poem to give advice about dealing with bullies. As the kids head to school bullies are waiting for them.
Memories are moments to cherish forever. Write them down. You'll be surprised by the interest in what you or your loved ones have done.
"IF PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS" is a poem reflecting what we see in our minds as we read an author's work. Word choices can bring music to the ears and colors to an otherwise dull tale.
If you think you are over the hill, think again. Life can began at fifty. Never give up on life goals just because you are aging. Let me tell you what I think about life as a senior.
Dreams and what they mean to the dreamer can be very interesting. We all have our own unique interpretations which is the key to unlock the door to our subconscious mind.
This article is about being prepared for a crisis. The contents are based on my own belief as I see news stories and daily chaos unfold. Are we ready? Can we survive a crisis? Our family depends on it.
We all have weird dreams sometime. It is not always easy to decide if it is a release dream or a warning sign. Here are examples of a series of weird dreams I had all on the same day. As a person with the gift of dreams I have had warnings come to me in the form of dreams before.
Why do we write? Let me tell you there are many reasons why we should write and this article may give you a reason of your own.
This is a non-sense poem about wasting tears on silly arguments.
This article is addressing ways to keep cool and to avoid problems associated with hot temperatures.
This is a non sense poem about lessons learned from watching the television show The Dog Whisperer. I love the show and no disrespect is intended to it's makers.
This a poem about recording information wrong. Even newspapers can be misguided.
Bird Brain is not a bad name. Birds are intelligent and their behavior witnessed will amaze you. Here are a few examples of amazing birds I have known.
Customer call centers are suppose to be for service calls. Technical help just a call away is becoming less likely than ever before. As if being put on hold is not enough, now some businesses have other companies holding the line for you while they give you a sales pitch. It's a nightmare for the...
Edema relief can be found with natural remedies. Here are a collection of things I have found.
Exploring our family heritage can be fun. The time involved can be worth every minute to those interested to know their own family history.
We can rid house flies without using chemicals. Why use pesticides in our homes if safer remedies will work?
This is a product review for the Microsoft Comfort Curve 3000 keyboard. A luxury any computer user should consider for less strain on arms, wrists and hands.
Books, movies, television, restaurants, hotels, motels, and consumer products seek them. Opinions do matter. Write a review.
This is a book review of a western novel I just finished reading. THE BLACK HILLS by Rod Thompson is a must read for anybody seeking entertainment.
This article focuses on how important it is for our children to learn respect. Earning respect can be worth more than anything we ever have.
This is a poem about me.
A poem about wishing rain away and then deciding not to.
Rhododendrons can be hard to establish. Seek advice before planting them. Here are a few things I have learned about the Rhododendron plants.
Our hearts go out to charities. Scam artist know this and will take advantage of our good intentions. Please use good judgment as you help your charity of choice.
The Dahlia is an annual flower which can be made perennial with help from a host who digs up bulbs in fall for next years planting. Share the beauty with your friends.
As I toured the Ryman Auditorium, I enjoyed a bit of history to America's fine form of entertainment. The Grand Ole Opry of yesterday displays an origin country music fans can be proud to see.
As a life long Elvis Presley fan the Graceland experience is everything I thought it would be. Join me on my tour through Graceland.
Muscle spasms have disturbed most of us at one time or another. Here are a few remedies to help ease the pain.
This is a poem about summer and what it has to offer.
Daniel Boone was a classic television show based on a true American hero. This review is to honor America's legend.
This is a poem about growing up on a farm in the old days and memories still here.
Overcoming negative thoughts by using positive thinking will help us be confident in ourselves. This article is based on my own opinion.
Understanding what makes us happy can help us follow our dreams. Happiness does not have to be at a standstill because we have no interest to pursue.
Reviewing the classic western, Cheyenne, one of the best 1950s television had to offer in it's day. Clint Walker was Cheyenne Bodie.
Poetry about caring for someone who shows little in return. All we can do is be there for them and not expect it in return even though we ask why.
We all have become victims of routines. A bad routine can be bad for our health sometimes. This is a true story about how a bad routine changed my household. Being in a so called rut most likely is living with a bad routine.
This is a poem to honor the 50th Anniversary of the classic western The Virginian.
A poem about letting sorrow go and making room for joy.
This is a poem expressing how important it is to send wishes to our friends. We can make any day special by sending a greeting card.
Never Argue With A Bullhead is a nonsense poem for those who have to deal with a know it all.
A poem about love as we age. "Through the Endless Pains of Living"
This review is for Lawman one of televisions finest classic westerns. Encore Westerns starts with the first episode, April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. est. The Deputy.
Tools of the Trade as a Writer is an article about the writing tools I find valuable to me as a writer. This article reflects on the way people wrote in the old days and how some old writing tools are useful still yet today.
A Lonely Heart Waits is a poem about the reality of dealing with thoughts. I've added links to more of my poetry I have written and added some text as to why I write poems. Also a video link to Kenny Chesney's song, Reality.
A biography of the late Jack Kelly is finally here. Let the truth be known as we review A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story by Linda Alexander.
The High Chaparral: In review of a great western drama like no other before it, I remember it well. NBC brings excitement to the screen with David Dortort's creation as white Americans fight both the natives and their Mexican neighbors.
The Rifleman brings family entertainment with the master marksman of Lucas McCain and his Winchester.
The Rebel is a classic western not forgotten by those who admired the late Nick Adams's talented role of Johnny Yuma. I hope this review does him proud.
Reviewing the television classic Have Gun Will Travel is the base of this article. Paladin was the man in black hired to do the job for $1000.
This review is about remembering the western classic, Wagon Train. They are California bound with stories about passengers they meet on each journey.
Reviewing the classic television western, Rawhide. Clint Eastwood's early days in the saddle is remembered along with his talented co-stars.
A poem about being happy and prayer.
I want to let my fellow writers know how easy it is to be mistreated on other writing sites by only asking a question. Rude forum monitors may make you wish you never entered their site in the first place. They have no room for a newbie.
Laredo was not an ordinary western. The comedy and wild schemes brought great entertainment to a western setting.
Reviewing westerns are very entertaining and watching them are even better. Laramie will always be remembered and known also for NBC Peacock's first array of living color in it's third season. Saddle up for an hour of western adventure known well by it's many fans.
This is a review of the classic western, Lancer which aired on CBS from 1968-1970. Decades later the fans still love it.
As I remember the old westerns, Maverick is one that differs from all the rest. The theme is based around the life of a gambling family of card sharks and their adventures.
This is a poem about the month of March coming in like a lion.
Here is a few things I have found to improve memory. The old are not alone in forgetting things. Write things down.
Realistic toy guns have made dangerous choices for police and others not being able to tell the difference. Laws have been made to regulate the appearance of toy guns and their sales. Child play should still be a fun part of life and imaginations should be active to portray their heroes from...
20,000 Words by Louis Leslie is a valuable tool for quick reference to help spell words correctly. It's small in size and printed in large type.
Meeting friends on the internet can be rewarding. This hub is a writer's opinion on the values of the internet.
This is a Valentine Day's poem.
Old Folklore and legends passed down from generation to generation has been a fun way to predict the weather. Here are a few ways some folks believe will forecast Mother Nature's intentions.
In this article I am trying to show how important it is to edit and revise our written work.
I want to be a good writer. I want to shed weight. With these two thoughts in mind I hope I can write away the pounds like a magic eraser.
I wrote this story shortly after losing a long time job. Down sizing could happen to anyone.
As an egg grader for a local poultry farm I learned a few things about the industry. My research has taken me beyond the normal things one would assume about eggs. Here are some facts everyone should know.
How to steps on making your own sweet maple syrup.
Stormy skies make for a dreary poem. I wrote this watching the storm pass.