Happy New Year’s Eve! :-D

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And thank you for following this blog! Because of the limitations on earning money from my blog here on WordPress, I will be switching blog platforms. I love WordPress but I need to be able to earn a few dollars towards the sailing trip around the world I will be taking starting 2016. After today all my new posts will be here: http://poetrybyniccolea.blogspot.com/ so I hope you will check me out in the new location.

I hope you all have a safe and happy 2015!

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Speaking of Appreciation…

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One thing that I used to do much more consistently when my life was less complex was to thank each and every person who took the time to click “like” on my posts here and on facebook (tumblr and twitter aren’t as conducive to that).  I am trying to get back to that as much as I can.  So… if you liked a post in the past week or so… I probably commented on the post thanking you! :-)

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OH. EM. GEE. I have not done Follower Appreciation!

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I have been so focused on the blog for the sailing trip that I haven’t been doing the #FAF posts over on this one! SO SORRY ALL YOU WONDERFUL AND LOVELY PEOPLE!!!

So… THANK YOU to ALL of you!  Special shouts out to the newest members of this online family!

 

UsefulSoul
http://jameswadmanblog.com
Kurt
http://survivingthedoom.wordpress.com
fredcolton
http://fredcolton.com
Dennis Cardiff
http://dcardiff.wordpress.com
Alis Jusic
http://bosnianbeautypic.wordpress.com
Tokoni O. Uti
http://beautifulinsanity.wordpress.com
abhinavmajumder
http://subduedflamboyance.wordpress.com
daniel von der embse
http://danielvonderembse.wordpress.com
Ngobesing Romanus
http://successinspirer.wordpress.com
Sheila Sea
http://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com
pmitsuing
http://www.PatrickMitsuing.com/Blog
Elan Mudrow
thewolfhowlsatnight
http://thewolfhowlsatnight.wordpress.com
facetioussoup
http://momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com
Brian Moore
http://successlabtv.wordpress.com
Name Not Important
http://namenotimportant86.com
movingtowardsthelight
http://movingtowardsthelightdotcom.wordpress.com
words on a blackboard
http://wordsonablackboard.wordpress.com
Khawaja Hamad
https://twitter.com/KhawajaHamad
mycleaneatingexperiment
http://mycleaneatingexperiment.com

 

Do you have a job?

“I’m a performer. So I have eighteen jobs. Thanks for asking.”
Indeed.

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During a recent night out in San Francisco, another performer and I struck up a conversation with a fellow bar patron. Life details emerged, and it wasn’t long before the question arose. The one all performers must navigate. The one that caused my friend to look at me, eyebrows raised, suppressing a laugh (or possibly a horror-movie-style scream).

“So do you two just perform – or do you also have jobs?”

It doesn’t matter how many contracts pass through our hands, how many emails are sent, how much time is dedicated toward editing video and answering phone calls. It doesn’t matter how many hours of our lives are spent not “just performing,” not even “just rehearsing,” but also doing the administrative, marketing and promotional work that would be done by countless people and departments within a typical company. The question still lingers:

“Do you have a job?”

To…

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#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — She Shudders

To those of you celebrating today: HAPPY CHRISTMAS! Now for a totally NOT holiday related flash back poem…

She Shudders

Sometimes
I feel her
Inside
That little girl scared and alone
And
She shudders

Shivers
As though
Southern Arizona
Isn’t mad hot
Even in April
But she quivers

At the memory of kindergarten
Coming home
To an empty house
Not that unusual
But this day
Darkness came
Before grown folks
And even TV
Turned on
To ward away lonelies
Is no use
As light fades from sky
Tears fall
And she shudders

She lies on floor
Looking at moonrise
Through glass
Where are they?
Those ones
Who are supposed to care
And take care of
And love
Where are they?
And she trembles

In half house
With open walls
Wires bare
No paneling or sheet rock
Half bathroom wall
Shows tub
Whose drain goes to huge hole
Where septic tank is not
And next to tub
Bucket
“Pee pot”
For night urine
Because little me
Too scary
To go 100 feet to out house
In the dark
And she shudders

At nail scar
And centipedes
And scorpions
And aloneness
Turning into loneliness
As sky goes
Deeper darker blue
Crying loudly alone
Cats’ and dogs’ silent company
Uncomforting

This little girl memory
Still clings to me
And sometimes even now
Alone turns to lonely
And
I shudder

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(originally posted on livejournal.com Sep. 1st, 2005 at 1pm)

I actually still like this one a lot. Rare for me not to “get over” a poem. This one may have to be added to the favorites list.

Organizing the Changes

It looks like I will still use WordPress somewhat even though I can’t earn money on this site.  One of the reasons I prefer WP is because it auto-posts to all my other sites and I still need that function.  For that reason I will be posting the links to my new posts here on WordPress so that the link will auto-post to my Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.

So I hope you will still follow along for the new posts in 2015 from my new blog http://poetrybyniccolea.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for your support! ^_^

Poetry Quotes

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For 2015, I will still be posting things to this WordPress. I’ll be posting some poetry quote images once a week. For all the rest, it will be links to my new blog http://poetrybyniccolea.blogspot.com/ which I hope you will subscribe to so that I can earn some extra money for the sailing trip around the world.  Thanks so much for all your support over the years and hope to see you over at Blogger! :-)

Changes in 2015

As the year draws to a close most of us inevitably lean towards doing new things when the calendar changes over; I am no exception.  As much as I love the WordPress platform for blogging, it does not allow me to earn money if ads happen to appear on my blog. So… even though I prefer WordPress, I am transitioning to Blogger. Beginning January 1st, I will post links to my new blog so that my wonderful and long time followers can still keep up with all the forms there are to experiment with every New Trick Tuesday. I will also continue my Throw Back Thursday posts there as well. One thing that I will be adding to the new blog that I didn’t do here is I will FINALLY do the weekly poetry quote posts that I kept mentioning wanting to do over the years!

I am so grateful for all of you and your support of my poetry! I do hope that if you use Google+ and/or Blogger that you will subscribe to the new blog.  You can also subscribe via email as well. Thanks so much! :-)

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#FAF = #FollowerAppreciationFriday

thankyou

 

I have been DEEPLY neglecting my poetry blog other than New Tricks and Throwbacks!  I want to be sure to appreciate ALL of you who take an interest in my work so today I post a great big THANK YOU to ALL of you!  Special shout out to the newest people in the little online family! ^_^

abhinavmajumder
http://subduedflamboyance.wordpress.com
daniel von der embse
http://danielvonderembse.wordpress.com
Ngobesing Romanus
http://yoursuccessinspirer.com
Sheila Sea
http://sheilaseapoetry.wordpress.com
pmitsuing
http://www.PatrickMitsuing.com/Blog
Elan Mudrow
thewolfhowlsatnight
http://thewolfhowlsatnight.wordpress.com
facetioussoup
http://momentarylapseofsanity.wordpress.com
Brian Moore
http://successlabtv.wordpress.com
Name Not Important
http://namenotimportant86.com
movingtowardsthelight
http://movingtowardsthelightdotcom.wordpress.com
words on a blackboard
http://wordsonablackboard.wordpress.com
Khawaja Hamad
https://twitter.com/KhawajaHamad
mycleaneatingexperiment
http://mycleaneatingexperiment.com
Awkward Girl.
http://alaine.wordpress.com
calamitiespress
http://calamitiespress.wordpress.com
PIPA Fine Art
http://pipafineart.com
Bullsh!t Wiki
http://bullshitwiki.wordpress.com
vonj productions
http://vonjproductions.com
Notes From a Peaceful Soul
http://camillesymoneblog.wordpress.com

 

#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — It’s all about me, people

It’s all about me, people

I sit…
and I wait…
for the world to revolve
back around my way
and finally realize
that I am the center
of the universe

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(originally posted on livejournal.com Aug. 25th, 2005 at 8:17am)

Just a fun little shorty.  I of course know that I am only the center of my own universe. :-)

#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — today I am your lady

today I am your lady

Today…
Today I am your Lady
You call me Beautiful
And Precious
And Queen
Today you love me
As much as I love you
We make love
Deep…
Sweet…
Love
With a passion flowing from the depths of our souls
Moving in heartbeat rhythm
Pace quickening
To hard, fast, passionate Love
Sharing breath and kisses
Look into my eyes and smile
Because this is Love
And I
Today…
Today I am your Lady
You call me by name
And I call yours
This passion ebbs and flows between us
This beautiful joy
Built on conversations and time shared
This caring that we feel
Today
And today
You kiss and hold me after we climax
And we lay and talk about every thing and nothing
Because you are my Lover
My King
My sweet and gentle man
And I
Am your Lady
Today… and forever

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(originally posted on livejournal.com June 14th, 2005 at 4:45pm)

It’s a bit surreal reading these romantic poems after the fact. With a so much time passed and the immediacy of the emotion gone, I am much more technically critical of my work. I don’t hate this poem as a work. Love is still a pretty universal subject and this poem isn’t specific even though someone specific inspired it.

On a side note, technically since this was a long distance relationship I was still physically celibate even if (as this poem indicates) I was not emotionally or mentally celibate. 

#TBT = Throwback Thursday! — days end to end

days end to end

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Days move blindly
from one break to the next
weeks stumble halfheartedly
from one weekend to the next
weeks pour on tediously
from one month to the next
the time flows slow like thick sticky syrup

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(originally posted on livejournal.com June 3rd, 2005 at 3:17pm) 

Back in 2005 I worked a regular full time job. This is how I felt about it.