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Smell The Coffee

Wake up and Smell the Coffee; Poems, Short stories, Bite-size news- old and new .....Because I Have a Voice!

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The Birth of a Page

“My dear, Find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your... Continue Reading →


That was Then

Watching you knot your tie fingers fly-adept as always your profile beckons me must you go? why not stay? Watching your receding back but for a flash- gone so fast that was you-that was me these visions, now ghosts gone... Continue Reading →


  It's not a chitty but when the birds arrive, bang! bang! bang! ©Vivian Zems MLMM Photo Challenge #206 Image by Vincent Bourilhon

Being Canny

It's pure ecstasy to run free within my mind shutting out white noise side-stepping anger's pot-holes steering my soul heaven-ward ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Tanka Challenge #76~joy/fury synonyms dVerse OLN

The Right Ingredient

"Why this sign?" Helga asked,"why not simply: 'Do Not Enter'?" "This sign will pique curiosity, speed up the heart rate and flood the body with adrenaline," Gordo replied, gruffly. Helga's eyes lit up with understanding. She turned and hurried back... Continue Reading →

Shades of Me

Colour me brown a clue to my hue -the very shade of me Tincture me chocolate with tones of caramel -not quite a chameleon -only the sun’s rays decide that as they run their tinting  fingers all over my skin... Continue Reading →


Dead woman      walking by soul-less eyes        cast far beyond A state of being      long forgotten All she does now      is envy others comparing her life      to their own twisted... Continue Reading →

Happy Vernal Equinox!

longer duvet days winter takes her final bow  sunny beams en route ©Vivian Zems Frank J. Tassone Haiku Challenge~ Spring Equinox   

Who? What? Why?

I'm a student of poetry. It's the only way I can put it. My first-ever poem was written on this blog a year ago (March 4th 2017- Desire.) Even then, I was amazed that I could write in metaphors....the words... Continue Reading →

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