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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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A Written Comfort (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A few musings.] On certain               dreary days                my writing           is less like a medium                  to shape into new forms               through careful deliberations       and more like a gentle creature who                     creeps up to my side        then pushes her head under fingertips            (made numbContinue reading “A Written Comfort (A Poem)”

Freely Written Nonsense (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I learned about freewriting during my community college years. It has proven to be a helpful creative technique ever since then.] Whenever ideas refuse to budge from deep within my mind sometimes                I take a deep breath      and write nonsense on all the ways             they resist the temptationContinue reading “Freely Written Nonsense (A Poem)”