Category: Poetry

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

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.

Poetry: The Dance

Every exchange we enter into, regardless of how simple or short, leaves an impression. This is a poem about the impact our encounters have on others and ourselves.

Poetry: 3:02 AM

I’ve been playing around with a new poem and trying this editing thing I’ve heard so much about when it comes to poetry. I usually write and post, never looking back to rework lines or improve my writing. New year, new process.

How do you work through your poetry? One and done or rework until perfect?