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Written Candle Wishes (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story I heard about a woman known for lighting a lot of candles with wishes for the sake of others. As the tale goes, she was a well-known, charitable person in a certain neighborhood who would fill her yard with candles each Christmas. On the ChristmasContinue reading “Written Candle Wishes (A Poem)”

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The Sweet Passage of Ancient Carols (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a bit of a history lesson about the creation of Christmas carols.] As the years unfurl like a roll of twine      some things endure with the toll of time Among them those ancient songs     first heard around bonfires as people danced along   after the harvestContinue reading “The Sweet Passage of Ancient Carols (A Poem)”

Parade on the Water (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Have you ever seen a whole line of boats all lit up and moving in a parade to entertain crowds of people? It’s quite a spectacle. The below poem was inspired by just such an event, which I attended with a dear friend of mine and her family about twoContinue reading “Parade on the Water (A Poem)”

A Majestic Bird… (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an actual event. We always get the powerful Santa Ana Winds near where I live, and they have been known to carry out any number of objects. One year, they carried off a parrot-shaped kite we had accidentally left unattended outside. Goodness, that made for an interesting andContinue reading “A Majestic Bird… (A Haiku)”

Writing a Future (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Recently, I learned that a short story I had written, entitled “Furry Angels,” had gotten accepted for an anthology from Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is for an edition of their anthology series that will be known as Lessons Learned from my Cat, due to get released in FebruaryContinue reading “Writing a Future (A Haiku)”

Side-by-Side (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another experiment. Hope you enjoy it. ^_^] Two wooden swings tied with ropes      hang from the branches of an oak tree that      stands upon a grassy knoll      beneath skies brushed      by an orange hue from the sunset      just above the horizon of the ocean     Continue reading “Side-by-Side (A Poem)”

Random Thoughts on a Lazy Autumn Afternoon (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Autumn is a sweet time, indeed–and the perfect opportunity to reflect on life.] Do you ever like to just drift away           such as on a lazy autumn afternoon   much like a boat released from an old wooden dock     and allowed to float      off down a peaceful stream     emerald greenContinue reading “Random Thoughts on a Lazy Autumn Afternoon (A Poem)”

During the Rain (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: We’re getting a significant storm front coming through my area right now. The rain has been a blessing, in more than one way. It has been easier to fall asleep at night and has inspired some creative inspiration. What are your favorite things to do when it rains?] When rainstormsContinue reading “During the Rain (A Haiku)”

Happy Coincidences (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a recent experience. Have you ever had those incidences where it felt like something was waiting just for you, or the universe had decided to do something nice for you?] We went to buy a new dryer because the last one had turned a cloth wedged in itsContinue reading “Happy Coincidences (A Poem)”

Halloween Cheer (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an experience I had this Halloween, where I realized just how much fun it was to even just be out and about for errands on that special occasion. It makes me think that maybe I should get dressed up next year. The connections that people can make basedContinue reading “Halloween Cheer (A Poem)”