For You

d’Verse Poets Pub – Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes (Quadrille #71)

De is thinking about making some changes

This poem is no changeling
No lesser substitute
It’s the real thing
Imbued with twenty-four
Carat moonbeams
And diamond starlight
It is cloaked in nightingale song
The fragrance of sweet Cereus
It is the best it can be and
It offers itself to you

A Compromise of Purple

Poetic Bloomings – PROMPT #213 – YOU COME TO MY SENSES

A great prompt from Maria Elena and Walt over at Poetic Bloomings

A Compromise of Purple


Your words flew out at me in shades
Of haughty reds and angry oranges
Pushing, rejecting my humble words
In hues of blues that would not yield

Your words and mine began
To blend, to merge, to smooth
Into a new idea
A compromise of purple





I love the graceful feel of my
Pen gliding, looping
Across a blank page
Curls and twirls of ink which
Are as much me as the
Green of my eyes or
The birthmark on my thigh
I love the smudge of blue on my fingers
When the final letter has been formed
Leaving behind a trail of inky words
Words that belong to only me


Posed on Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
Today is National Handwriting Day – who knew?


Carpe Diem #1331 mirror


‘The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn’t think. To think is to make mistakes.” […] (Source: The Winner Stands Alone by Paulo Coelho)


gazing ball
reflecting distorted images
in shades of red


On Being You

On Being You

you will not always be who/what you are right now
your twenty year old self is not your thirty year old self
and your thirty year old self is not your forty year old self
and it goes on …….

you do not have to stay what you are at this moment
whatever that might be to you
don’t get stuck
don’t label yourself
don’t limit yourself



give up the things that don’t work for you
be willing to change directions
be willing to change opinions
be willing to accept the unexpected

include gratefulness in your life
for everyday, insignificant things
for others
for who you are

always be kind
there will never be enough kindness in the world
be truthful to yourself
be strong in your values – know what they are

love and you will be loved – yourself included
respect and you will be respected – especially yourself

reject the negative
it will only give you heartache

embrace the belief that there is good in this world
and be a part of it

seek joy

find peace


© Candace Kubinec


Moving On

Poetic Asides
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 415 – write an I Believe You poem

Moving On

I believe that you can
not drive my car,
choose my direction,
determine my destination
I will plot my own course
follow my own star
and when I look in
my rearview mirror
I will see you standing
in the receding past

dVerse Poets Pub – Open Link Night # 206


Artistic Interpretations with Margaret – Quilt Me a Poem

We’re doing a little quilting in the Graden



you found me in pieces
worn-out scraps of my former self
scattered and torn
you saw the beauty hidden
in the tattered remnants of my heart
and bit by bit attached each one
to another with fancy stitches
until you had created
a crazy quilt that
covered us both in peace



A Clerihew for NaPoWriMo Day Fourteen


Guy’s traveled all over the world
Sampling goodies whipped up and swirled
From coast to coast in diners and dives
You’re no one until he arrives