You never know where inspiration will come from. I’ve started some new things during this pandemic, and one of them is Qi Gong. I was at work on my lunchbreak and reading a newsletter from Lee Holden Qi Gong where he quoted the Chinese Philosopher, Lao Tzu on water; “…whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.” It got my creative wheels turning, and inspired this poem:


I am like water
soft and strong
try to resist me
or flow along
I can be still
or raging
refreshing and engaging
polluted or pure
toxic or a cure
a mist or a storm
a modest sip
or drip, drip, drip
a drought?
not yet
come on in
and get wet

GAM 20

The moral of the story, is to be open to intuitive thought, take creative breaks, and always carry a notebook.

All Poetry

I’ve been checking out different poetry community websites, and so far, I’m liking All Poetry the best. It’s an engaged community of poets. You have to comment on two poems before your poem gets posted. I think it’s a good requirement. It get’s you reading other poet’s works, and leaving and receiving comments. An additional plus is that I can share my poetry from All Poetry directly to Facebook and Twitter. Thumbs up!