Lisa Tomey has been writing poetry since childhood. She believes in life-long learning and tender, loving care of one’s work. She published her chapbook, Heart Sounds in 2018, been included in three anthologies, and has been published in several publications. Lisa works with poets as an editor. She has a podcast: Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast and is an editor for Fine Lines.
It’s TTOT time, believe it or not, I am back! Let’s hop to it.
I am grateful to be mostly past this cold which slowed me down. 2. I am grateful that I am recovered from surgery and the pathological report was benign. 3. I am grateful that my love and I will be getting married soon. 4. I am grateful that I was able to go live with a book yesterday. 5. I am grateful that the weather has been kind to us. 6. I am grateful that the pool is open. 6. I am grateful that daughter has been successfully entered into an adult day program. 7. I am grateful that there are those among us who make things happen. 8. I am grateful for facial tissues. 9. I am grateful for each day I breathe and night I sleep. 10. I am grateful for you.
What are you gratefuls? Please share by going to this link and adding yours.
You see, I was planning to do another anthology for 2022, following the Heart Beats anthology of 2021. It seemed most appropriate to go to these most important topics. And, before we knew it, it became real.
A special shout out to Zaneta Varnado Johns for her dedication as Co-Editor for this anthology. It made a huge difference to have this assistance.
We hope to see you on June 20, the dedicated date to recognize Juneteenth.
You leaned over me, to shade me from harm
You poised your strengthened arms for true support
Hoisted, crawled up to your bough, strong with arms
You welcomed me into your nature fort
Your girth reminds me of my own true strength
When life of wanders strengthened my own thighs
Your size reminds me of my life’s own length
How when we grow together we reach skies
Dare we plan a life, as my journal fills
To plan a destiny, filled with hope sought
Your own ancestors pulp gave me the will
To document a life well-worn from thought
Together we are ready for our cause
You present to me ready without pause
Lisa Tomey May 9, 2022
This poem is in response to the weekly Living Poetry Prompt