Category: Poetry

See my favorite poetry pieces from my poetry blog. For more of it, visit http://ShellVeraPoetry.wordpress.com

Poetry Reading: When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow

A poetry reading of the title poem from my 2020 book, “When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow.”

Poetry: Waiting for You

Sharing a poem I wrote while playing around with basketball and space terms in December 2021.

Poetry: Words that Cut Deep (After “Stumble” by Amanda Baker)

An after poem inspired by Amanda Baker. Going back to my childhood and 20s, I wrote from a place of remembering and forgiveness.

Letter To a Younger Me

I started reflecting upon what I’d say to my younger self. This post is the result.

Poetry: A Thousand Ways to Skip (After Amanda Baker)

An after I wrote based upon a poem from Amanda Baker.

Poetry: Standing On My Tippy Toes – Reading

A video with me reading “Standing On My Tippy Toes” from “When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow”, which I published in 2020.

Poetry / Prose: What Do You Do?

Another poem from the archives. This one takes us back to my teens. I was in a girls’ home when I wrote this one back in the last 90s and my mindset is clearly one of someone who has given up. For some, there may need to be a trigger warning, as this is a bit dark. It’s asking questions that come into teen minds more than we like to admit.

Poetry: See Me

Originally a blog post I wrote in 2016, “See Me” became my first spoken word poem and one of my favorite pieces from “When I Stopped Remembering Tomorrow” my poetry and reflection book about not scripting life. It’s long and it’s a wild trip inside my life, but if you allow it to speak to you, my pain and healing can become your freedom too.

Poetry: The Thoughts Between the Pillows (After Colin Tan)

An “After” of Colin Tan’s “Reflection” poem.

Poetry: The Homeless Man

A poem from the archives of my notebooks.