Sprigs of Green


Sprigs of Green
By: Addison Byrne

Sprigs of green waited to be eaten,
Sweet cotton innocently grazing
As if rolling across like foam on the sea

Air pushed the sprigs of green,
Maybe one would be lucky to escape
But the pink noses will likely sniff it out…

If not today,
Then tomorrow

Don’t worry sprigs, you’ll grow again


Angels are all Around


Angels are all Around
By: Addison Byrne

Scanning a page, I happened to see,
Something beautifully expanse, and completely free

Angels are among us, scribing our heart,
Will we write happy? Will we write sad? Angels don’t care,
As long as we start

Trophies, endowments, awards…all are the same,
No gender nor race exclusion, we aren’t here for fame

It started with Belsbror, Sunshine and more,
Amazing examples of stars and comments that stood at my door

I dove into countless clouds of stories and poems of angels unique,
then found myself “Angel Nominated” by Petite Magique

A kindred spirit and fellow bard,
Her blog is spectacular, you can tell she works hard

So if you are given something sweet and unexpected,
The rules are to thank the person and fully respect it

Find a way, that comes from the angel in you,
to pass on the gift of angels…as it just might be past due.


My angel award nominations go to two fellow survivors and are:

The Slow Heal



I won twice! Liebster Award 2014, Blog II


It could be a child that laughs, a rising sun, purple clouds, or a twig that snaps when I take a walk. Whatever inspires me to write a poem, this blog is dedicated to it. It heals me and inspires me.

It is so amazing to wake up and feel excited about the prospect of meeting new bloggers like myself whom appreciate each other. And to be nominated on each of my blogs in the same day by two separate bloggers! Whew! Now I am feeling the pressure to perform!

See http://www.thebardseeker.wordpress.com for the first nomination, but this one holds a special place in my blogger heart!

For this blog, the increased readership and a special thanks must go to my very first follower, Belsbror, whom nominated me for this Liebster Award. Please check his blog out for a diverse array of amazing stories, heartfelt poems, and beautiful pictures!

The rules accepting this Liebster Award are:

1. List eleven random facts about yourself

2. Answer the eleven questions you were asked when you were nominated

3. Ask eleven questions for the new award winners to answer

4. Nominate bloggers for the award

5. Let them know about the nomination

Eleven random facts about myself:

1. I love classic beauties like Audrey Hepburn, I believe I should have lived in that era.

2. I love taking pictures.

3. My PC hates me sometimes. I am thinking of discarding it and buying a Mac.

4. I love writing in overstuffed chairs.

5. I love writing in my journal first before typing it.

6. I have lots of secrets, but I’m not a criminal or a spy.

7. I am a survivor of domestic violence.

8. I plan on traveling to most every country before I die.

9. Coffee and wine are my first beverage choices.

10. I love taking naps by a crackling fire in the hearth.

11. I thank God everyday.

Answers to Belsbror’s questions:

1. What will you do if your computer crashes right now?

I’m on my IPad, I’d just stare at my computer and laugh. Time to get a Mac?

2. Which file will you want to recover first?

I have everything backed up on my little black book, and everything I write is in my journals, so I’d say my photographs.

3. What is the best software application you use?

“Pages” on my IPad.

4. Which three social media are the best?

I like Facebook, but am really loving WordPress, and I think Twitter is decent.

5. Name one person you call as your idol.

I’m kinda stumped on this one, but I will go with my grandfather.

6. If you are an alien, where will you land first?

I will land on Earth. We are crazy creatures, but have the most beautiful land. The planets are beautiful, but space scares me.

7. Where is your worst place inside your house?

Creepy basement. I don’t like spiders.

8. If you are a plant, what will you be?

A rose. No question. I’m beautiful and will bloom, but watch out for my thorns!

9. Which tree do you like best?

Cherry Blossom….absolutely stunning.

10. If you are a math symbol, what will you be?

The addition sign. I love to add new experiences and new people to my life.

11. As a superhero, what do you want to be called?


My questions to my nominees:

1. What is first thing you think of when you wake up?
2. If you had to eat the same thing every day, what would it be?
3. What was the last book you read?
4. Who was the last person you helped?
5. If you could travel back in time, what era would you want to live in?
6. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
7. If you could be an animal, which one would you be?
8. What is your biggest triumph?
9. A free item is delivered to you that you didn’t have to buy, but needed. What is it?
10. If the world were to end tomorrow, who would you want to be next to?
11. What does the fox say?

My nominees to receive the award are:


Petite Magique




Love this!!


Loneliness woke me up,

Encouraging desperation,

When I tried to make it stop,

I looked outside for inspiration.

What I saw was unfortunate,

Showing the departure of hope,

Positive feelings in a debate,

I have to ask you, why mope?

Darker you are this morning,

Seems heavy with sorrow,

Perhaps, not to your liking,

Carrying the burden, I know,

Why, O, why you do this?

When you can stay there,

Is there something amiss?

That you do not even care?

Floating in the thin air,

Loving the view below,

You see me in despair,

In misery, you know.

Cannot watch you gray longer,

I feel your temptation to go away,

Do leave, be gone somewhere,

Keep me dry and empty today.

But, you seem not the type,

To balk, defy, or torment,

Oh, yes, the time is ripe,

To unleash your torrent.

I call out to you, right now,


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