A Love Ballad

Love is a saga, a story  so old,
It’s been rewritten many times, been bought and resold.
Every version is different, or at least that’s how it seems.
Different heroes and villains, alternate endings and dreams.

The print changes in color, font and size as it flows from one to the next.
Each rendition pulls us in, guides us through the text.
All stories start the same, printed on paper with ink so bold,
Their covers are captivating and meant to be sold.

They’re placed in the front of the shelf for all to see.
Make us want what is inside, make it available for you and me.
But time wears on and the books do too.
Pushed further to the back, although their stories are still true.
Their ink starts to fade, now charcoal gray instead of black.
Covers are dented or ripped as they’re opened and put back.

What we sometimes forget is that as some things grow old
Their value increases, they are copper turned gold.
Although they are worn, pages damaged and bent,
They are worth more now than ever, worth every cent.

For these stories, this love, have stood the test of time.
As have you, for finishing this rhyme.

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Thanks for reading!
~Kara

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Bitter in the Morning

Bitterness slides down my throat, burning me inside.
I know I should be grateful that I’m even on this ride.
My heart skips a beat then settles on a speed.
My soul searches, searches for a need.
A need to be in the present, a need to be in the now.
I know this is what I need but I just don’t know how.
Look into the sunrise, let it know I’m here.
I’ve had my coffee and I’m awake, now let’s get this world in gear.


So, this morning I woke up and had my cup of coffee (thank you Keurig)…but unfortunately it was a “Bold Blend”, and combined with the Keurig desperately needing a descale, made the most bitter coffee I’ve had in a veeeery long time. I added my designated single splenda packet. I also had about a half a cup of milk. It didn’t help!

How does that work out, huh?

Well, apparently it ends up making me feel slightly poetic as I sip the dang stuff, need me my energy and all that jazz.

Today is the first full day that I will have a WordPress, Facebook and Twitter account to maintain, so here’s hoping it isn’t too hard.  My WordPress will post to both my Facebook and my Twitter feeds, so at least I don’t have to re-write my blog every day, wouldn’t THAT take forever?

Well, I’m off to find something witty to say on Facebook, and Twitter, and then…who knows, the day is young!