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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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Pass It On (A Short Tale)

Retold By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. Hope you enjoy it.] Everyone had just about settled into their theater seats for the piano performance when Mrs. Quinn realized her four-year-old son was missing. She and her husband instantly began a frantic search for him, cut short when they noticed several audienceContinue reading “Pass It On (A Short Tale)”

Storied Enchantments (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve looked up to master wordsmiths all my life. They can fill the lives of people with so much joy, and in my mind they are true wizards capable of casting spells and enchantments on their audiences.] On stormy afternoons  when tears     trickle       like  Continue reading “Storied Enchantments (A Poem)”

Self-Made Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo Do you ever tell yourself stories at night? There            curled within the bedcovers        safe behind the darkness of closed eyes                     …do you imagine scenes to build a bridge                             between the waking world                                                       and dreamland? Simple tales            perhaps       of remembered places from childhood                   that you might visualizeContinue reading “Self-Made Visions (A Poem)”

Chapter Endings and Beginnings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It feels like a lot of things are changing or happening right now, which I hope will lead onto brighter times ahead. For instance, my mother is finally getting the knee surgery she has been trying to get for almost two years. And I hope to go traveling once sheContinue reading “Chapter Endings and Beginnings (A Poem)”

Little Things (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Little things can make all the difference in the world.] A little wave can influence a costal shore                 since every gentle brush pulls grains of sand into the sea                 and delivers treasures from the deep onto the land A little water can give rise to a mighty treeContinue reading “Little Things (A Poem)”

Empowering Words (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: There are so many ways that I want to help other people, such as friends and family members who are struggling with various issues. Sometimes, writing seems to be the best means to do that.] You are powerful       I want to tug these words off the page             likeContinue reading “Empowering Words (A Poem)”