One More Poem – Shielded Memories


I had said that while working on my novel I’d put the brakes on writing poetry. And, I have kept to that until now. However,on Wednesday, my friend/mentor’s body was cremated. I had been invited to say a few words at her funeral… Barbara was a big supporter of my poetry and often expressed her desire to be in the audience when I performed. Sadly, … Continue reading One More Poem – Shielded Memories

7 Answers – Interview & Introduction


A few months ago, I was featured in “Seven Questions…” – a popular column of a UK based newspaper for the Polish diaspora. The interview format was quite unusual. I was given a number of one word/two-word questions to choose from and asked to develop answers based on whatever reflections they triggered in my mind. When the interview came out I promised my English-speaking readers … Continue reading 7 Answers – Interview & Introduction

My Poetry Collection & Self-Publishing Update…


Since publishing “Love, Don’t Fear”, I have learned a few valuable lessons not only about book publishing but also about myself. Previously, of course, I had discovered that I could do with a little more patience – you’ll find the post on this topic right here “If it’s Broke – Fix It”. 🙂  Back to right now, though… So far, I have received great feedback from … Continue reading My Poetry Collection & Self-Publishing Update…

Made of Many Worlds – Poem


I was born, brown-skinned and a black-eyed girl, Into a blue-eyed spot in this world – Blessed with black, thick and rather frizzy hair Where hair tends to be silky, smooth, mostly blond. . When I was a girl, maybe twelve years old, I would lay my head down, on the ironing board Because a real iron could tame my real hair… Benefits seemed great… … Continue reading Made of Many Worlds – Poem

Conversations with a Clock – Poem


He lived among waiters. They surrounded him Waiters on the outside – a waiter within Waiters for their birthday Waiters for more money For the kids to leave home And rain to stop raining. Once upon a time, he met a wise Clock It could speak and so it spoke: “Tick-tock, tick-tock … If you teach your heart to be grateful and kind When your … Continue reading Conversations with a Clock – Poem

Flower Petals Around Her Eyes – Poem


She was a beautiful girl With flower petals around her eyes Many sad pictures they’ve seen, This life was born into lies… . She was created by love And had a pure little heart… Yet, before she turned seventeen, Her face was far from His art. . If the house, she lived in, had eyes and ears It would hear constant weeping It would witness … Continue reading Flower Petals Around Her Eyes – Poem

Mirage, Marriage, Memoir – Poem


He looked good and had a lot So, she entered the mirage Only, she had failed to notice Ugliness & lack, inside Their mirage turned to a marriage From hell – especially for her… Technically, it was not a marriage She was not the only girl Damn! Had she known before Man! Had she shut that door Now, things are not as they were And … Continue reading Mirage, Marriage, Memoir – Poem

OMG, I Love Your Hair!


. OMG! I love your hair! I hear, yet again . Question: Is IT an artistic or political statement? ‘None of the above’, I claim… Question: ‘Is it really yours?’ ‘Yes, I guess. I didn’t pay’ . ‘Amazing! Great!’ ‘Although,’ (me again) ‘I can’t keep it when I’m dead. So, can I really say it is mine…? Yes, I guess, but no – it’s not…’ … Continue reading OMG, I Love Your Hair!