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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)”

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Journal Entry #35-Back to Good Health

Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a great week so far. I’m happy to report that my family and I seem to have finally gotten over our strangely prolonged colds. Having gone through that, it feels even better to be out and about–especially now that Christmas is just around the bend. HaveContinue reading “Journal Entry #35-Back to Good Health”

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)”

Journal Entry #32–Writers of the Future Contest

Has anyone here entered the Writers of the Future Contest? It is an impressive event where writers can submit fantasy and science fiction tales, which get judged by professional authors and can really help to launch your career as a writer as well. I’ve entered pieces on occasion, but a few days ago I gotContinue reading “Journal Entry #32–Writers of the Future Contest”

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)”

The Stories We Weave (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love the way that we can take most situations that we face and use them as inspiration for all kinds of stories.] If you are unwell on a day when murky skies loom overhead  allow me to transport you   with a little tale of gnomes   who rideContinue reading “The Stories We Weave (A Poem)”

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)”

Cat on Screen (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: More fondly remembered antics from my cat, who always reminds me to enjoy the simple things in life.] My cat is clinging tightly to the front screen door happy to see me Bonus:

Autumn Delights (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Yet another Autumn-themed poem, but I’m just looking forward to Autumn so much. However, even now, certain flavors and special little twists of the season have started to appear. What are your favorite treats of the season?] Spices waft through the crisp air       like promises of change—                                                               cinnamonContinue reading “Autumn Delights (A Poem)”