The footbridge, or: Overarching

Poetry Partners #4 'The Footbridge', a poem by Michael L. Utley of 'Silent Pariah' That derelict footbridge Has finally failed Stranding us on Opposite shores Of the abyss Words Like rotted planks Litter the gorge Below Desires and dreams Dashed Upon indifferent rocks Silence is all I hear from you Subdued echoes Of regret Perish… Continue reading The footbridge, or: Overarching

Thank you, or: Special

A Panegyric Poem Thirty pairs of little eyes searching for you daily, Every morning, smiling, you welcome them gaily, Concerned enough to hold heart-to-hearts with each, Encouraging them, teaching - nothing's out of reach. Your classroom atmosphere's of kind, loving respect, Assuring young hearts, learning, yearning to connect. Their parents, confident in your wise, gentle… Continue reading Thank you, or: Special

The greater the artist, the greater the doubt…

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce.-Zig Ziglar (1926 – 2012) Confidence is not 'they will like me'. Confidence instead is 'I'll be fine if they don't'.-Christina Grimmie (b. 1994) Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.-Helen Keller (1880… Continue reading The greater the artist, the greater the doubt…