My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations


September 21, 2010 “if I wrote”

I asked, “what should I write?” she said, “write about how much you love me…”

“if I wrote”

if I wrote how I desire you

truly how I desire you

how I dream of your touch

how I taste your kisses

though our lips have never met

how I feel your body tremble

in the moment of deepest passion

if I penned how it feels

to see my reflection in your sated eyes

though only in a dream

if I wrote the feel of your hand in mine

of your small fingers clasped in mine

as we walk along a shore

or on some sunlit path

if I scribbled out some lines

about the glorious fullness

in the core of my soul

or how the words

I Love You”

sound in my ears…

if I put pen to paper and wrote this

the pen would cry out

and the paper would weep

for the unwritable,






©tlh 9/21/2010


August 12, 2010 “Muse and Darkness”

I offer this for Thursday Poets Rally.

I write love poetry mostly, because
my heart is full of it for my Love, and
that love for her is almost always my muse.
However, sometimes I must vent life’s
frustration, and so…
Today I make a departure inspired by
two poems by a “true” poet. I say “true”
because, in my opinion, she writes real,
heartfelt, visceral pieces that I find inspiring,  pure, and
Go see for yourself at Random Thoughts and Musings.

“Muse and Darkness”

weary of platitudes and pleasantries
tired of obsequious praise
caught in a web of niceties
an insipid suffocating malaise

Muse and Darkness haunt me
possessing my poet’s pen
daring me to write pure and true
exposing the me that’s under my skin

baring the nerves so you know how I feel
showing my blood pulse through my veins
flaying muscle from bone to see why I move
to hide scars on my heart, the stains of the pains

Muse and Darkness compel me
to release my fear and lay down my pride
and pick up a sharper pen with truer ink
tear a door in my heart and invite you inside

©tlh   8/12/2010

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Thanks, Red

July 26, 2010 “Thank You”

Today I take a moment to thank the following poet/bloggers.  Each of you has been coming often to my blog,  taking time to read my meager offerings, and even make wonderfully kind comments (which I try to reply to, but I often miss one here and there).  In doing these things you both lend me a piece of your lives, and give me  incredible encouragement to keep practicing this art. I would have never thought I would write so much poetry until I got involved with all of you.  In particular… Thanks to Jingle for maintaining this community where I met each of you fine folks and many more.

A very special thanks to Amanda, a dear, dear friend, who gently nudged me into this fine group of poets and writers in the first place.

The following list is a wonderful group of talented poets and bloggers that everyone should visit.


Tracy H















Thank you all!

Just Say’n

July 25, 2010 “Sunday 160”

beautiful day…?


It’s a beautiful day
we often say
Have a beautiful morning
needs a warning
Don’t include Jesus, Muhammad, or Hubbard
or you might find a bomb in your cupboard!

tlh 7/25/2010



Sunday 160 @ monkeyman


I am very proud to have been nominated by as


Thank you.

Just Say’n

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June 15, 2010 “The Road Less Traveled”

June 15, 2010   “The Road Less Traveled…”

I write poems from time to time; I have since I was a teen.  They have served me well as a way to communicate my thoughts, and as a form of therapy for my emotional side.  Some are better than others, very few are noteworthy.  I wanted to write about doing with my life what I choose to do…choices…MY CHOICES; step one of the journey.

I write poems…I’m not a Poet.  Today I borrow the words again, that I have borrowed before, of Robert Frost…a real Poet.

Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Just Say’n