Poetic Consolations (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Sometimes writing feels like its permeates every part of my life, and that’s just fine with me.] Last night I fell asleep in a Tragedy   but awoke this morning in a Poem      where rainfall pattered on the rooftop      a light breeze tickled the flowers outside      andContinue reading “Poetic Consolations (A Poem)”

Parallel Paths of Creation (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: One thing I love about being a writer is that the places we visit can inspire our works. We can experience new destinations, and then use what we’ve learned when creating tales about various characters.] I wanted to bring a character on a quest       through a vast field dominatedContinue reading “Parallel Paths of Creation (A Poem)”

The Pebbled Path of Writing (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. I checked out the website for a children’s book author whose work I admired, Cornelia Funke, and wound up sending a message through there for advice on writing. And I received a helpful reply back. It was a great experience.] I came across the officialContinue reading “The Pebbled Path of Writing (A Poem)”

A Miner’s Curse (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an actual legend from near my hometown.] Abandoned somewhere in the mountains      deep in Southern California           or so legends say                          exists a deep mine filled with gold                                                                               silver                                                                      and valuables left behind                                                                                      by Gold Rush-era miners                                                                                                   for inexplicable                                                                                                               reasons… However    Continue reading “A Miner’s Curse (A Poem)”

Daily Boundless Possibilities (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Sometimes it’s really easy to get overwhelmed. I’ve been working hard to find the best way to turn writing into a full-time career, so I can move on with my life while following my passion. I’ll make it happen somehow.] Do you ever get overwhelmed                   by the boundless possibilitiesContinue reading “Daily Boundless Possibilities (A Poem)”

Simply Writing (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: What more can I say?] To write…    nothing is more simple or complex           like each breath taken                            the stars that appear at night                            forest canopies rustled by invisible forces                       or ripples caused by stones tossed into ponds A simple act      that changes little orContinue reading “Simply Writing (A Poem)”

Life Well Spent

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Originally published 5/11/2018 on I Write Her. Posted here with revisions. HenryJenkins.org at the end of the day i want to be exhausted by the best life can offer menot the worst it will throw my way aiming for maximum pleasurewhile diligently eliminating extended frustration it’s a daily goalone…

A Straight and Simple Path (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: We each have our own unique paths through life.] I have sometimes heard of           but never found             a simple             unchanged path                        through life               like a velvet carpet unfurled                      straight to grand goals                                such as Success                                         or Wisdom                                         or Inner peace— So far            mostContinue reading “A Straight and Simple Path (A Poem)”

Creature of Memories (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Just a few thoughts about individual development, helped along by the people we encounter in life.] A creature emerged into the world    her only definition was her lack of definition     transparent as a reflection upon a crystalline surface            as she wandered among fields and foothills                                                        mountainsContinue reading “Creature of Memories (A Poem)”

Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat

I have had the pleasure of a sweet black kitty in my life for almost two years now. Salem came to me a short while after the pandemic struck in 2020, and while my father struggled against colon cancer (from which, I am happy to report, he has made a full recovery). With life soContinue reading “Article: Three Lessons Learned from My Cat”

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