Gracious Words.: I am writer…


I will write until it hurts no more.

Until the last of the tears dry and the final drop of ink kiss the sullied pages of my notes.

I will write until no words are left unspoken and the final sunset has come down before these tired eyes.

I will write until every fiber in my hand is…

Gracious Words.: I am writer…


road trip

hittin’ the road

in an hour’s time

goin’ north again

to Chicago

not for sight seein’

for staple removal

it’s been two weeks

and a few days



hope the snow holds off

a little longer

and the wind isn’t too strong

sunshine would be nice

and blue skies

to say, “It’ll All Be OK”

from here on out

praying through it

and breathing

in and out

until then

goin’ on a road trip

a day trip

to Chicago

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles


multi-color lights

I turned on the Christmas tree lights when I came down the stairs this morning. 

I do love the glow of the tree from the corner of the living room when it’s still full dark outside. 

A multi-color glow at that. 

It helps some. 

Glad for that. 

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles


snow prayers

my youngest son

is yearning





and praying

for snow

since it wasn’t today

maybe tomorrow

in his eight year old mind

he’s waited long enough

for snowballs

snow forts


and snow days 

please God

let it snow soon

for him

I want to see his smile

and join him

in snow play

now I’m prayin’ 

for snow


© 2011 Turquoise Tangles


kudipeaches: Poem Recipe


Poem Recipe:

  1. Take a blank white page and a black ink pen
  2. Stare into the lines on the page
  3. Think a thought not thought by others
  4. Swivel your Ls and Ms and Gs ‘cause they’re your favorites in cursive (admit it)
  5. Bake those thoughts between the lines
  6. Let the meter , or lack there of, simmer on your tongue
  7. Ask yourself, “Is this a poem?”
  8. Your immediate response should be “No”

And there you a have a poem

©2011 KUDiYAH CA’LYSSe.  All Rights Reserved



Christmas is comin’

as night falls

my heart hurts

I have a lump in my throat

and it was a good day

it was

I’m just having a hard time

with Christmas this year

and I love Christmas

the decorations

the music

the presents

the giving

more than getting

the fun of it

the joy

the laughter

this year I’m just not there yet

hope it kicks in soon

it’s not about Santa for me

it’s about the birth of Jesus

I’ll focus on that

and hope

for the peace of Him

to lift the burden

from my heart

© 2011 Turquoise Tangles