Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Surprised, aren't you?

I bet some of you are pretty surprised to see me here, on my self proclaimed posting day, with a new post. I've been so inconsistent I know people have lost faith in my ability to maintain a steady schedule. I know I did. But, here I am!

First, I want to remind everyone of my contest. It's still going on. You have until NOVEMBER 16TH to leave a comment with your suggestion my new blog name. The prize is a copy of my book, THE PEASANT QUEEN--which went to press yesterday. Woohoo!!

Remember to please keep your suggestions clean. I've had a few already--one's a little too long (but sweet, Amie--thank you!), but I think we're going in the right direction. I want to make this a real contest, so don't be shy. Suggest away!

And now, for another poem.


A child alone, a child lost.
In this world tempest tossed.
The tears flowed free, just like a brook
as down the mountain paths it took.
Her smiles were fewer, as tears took hold.
She never really was too bold.
Once in the darkness life had wrought
she saw more pain the more she fought.
And so her struggles began to wane;
she thought them all to be in vain.
She sobbed alone, upon a stone.
If only the poor child had known.
That all the times that she had cried.
It was the Lord who wiped her eyes.

January 22, 1995

You know, I did originally leave this one untitled, but right now, I'm thinking it should be Tempest. What do you think?


Emma said...

I'm excited to see your book come out! I hope it all works well for you.

Pendragon Inman said...

Scribblers Art

Schizophrenia (LOL)

guess i'll have to think of more and come back. Good luck finding the one that fits!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

oo, I'd love to win a copy of your book. How about...

Painting Roses Red
Fragile Wings
Orange Paradise
The Master Pen

(I think I like things w/ colors, lol)

kbrebes said...

I like the verse at the top, so I'm thinking spirituality is important to you. The thought "walk on water" came to my mind, so I was thinking something like "A Wave of Words".

I also liked the word Pen in the verse and the idea of safety, as in safe words, sure words, the word of the Lord. Pen led me to think of calligrapher, chirographer. "Chirographer's Cove".

You write poetry: A Poet's Pen, Penmanship...Wordmanship..ship of words..Sails of the Poet. "Sailing Words"

Oh well. That's all I've got right now. Sorry.
Good Luck. I know you'll find the right name!

Jenn Adams said...

Good luck finding just that right name! I'm not really very good at naming things, but I like the ideas you have so far. Maybe I'll come back and add to them if any inspiration strikes.

I really like your poem, and I think the title Tempest fits well.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Cheri... *HUGS* I love that poem. It so fits me as a child. I hope this doesn't mean that you've suffered, too.

I think Tempest sounds good, but I feel "God's Love" would give it a suitable feel to its purpose.

Okay, now that I've got that out of the way, let me think of something cool for your blog. Hmmm...

1 Treasure Trove

2 Reader's Hideout

3 Debutant Princess

4 Between the Pages

5 Scrolls and Parchment

6 Burning the Midnight Oil

7 Me Thinks

8 Ink, Parchment, and Madness

9 I, Cheri

10 Wriding the Hobby Horse

11 The Lone Writer

12 Colliope's Secret ("Calliope is always seen with a writing tablet in her hand. At times, she is depicted as carrying a roll of paper or a book or as wearing a gold crown." from Wikipedia) Need an artist? *wink *wink*

13 Huntress of Writ

Okay, I'm out of ideas for now. I'll drop by if my Muse feeds me more magic!

Good luck with your hunting! :D

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Ps-- oops, I mean Writing the Hobby Horse

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that Colliope is a Greek Goddess Muse of epic poetry.