PROMPT #155 – “SAY IT WITH MUSIC”: GUEST HOST – CONNIE L. PETERS
The Guest Host responsibilities have been embraced and used to great effect by all who have carried that torch. This week it passes to another extreme talent and passionate poet. I’m happy to navigate through this leg of our voyage with Connie L. Peters!
Connie L. Peters began writing in 1983. She took two courses with The Institute of Children’s Literature and has attended various writers conferences across the nation. She started with fiction and resisted poetry until she began writing a poem a day in 2004 and met up with Poetic Asides in 2008, and then Creative Bloomings. Poetry has become a significant form of expression, particularly in her prayer life. She enjoys writing about almost everything from serious to funny. She posts poetry daily on enthusiasticsoul.blogspot.com.
Her poetry has been published in The SCWA Scribe, presidentialprayerteam.com, Wrinkling.com, The Christian Communicator, Alive Now!, Mature Years, Breakthrough Intercessor, Beyond the Dark Room, A Handful of Stones, Jellyfish Whispers, The Word Place, The Barefoot Review, Bible Advocate, Poetic Bloomings: The First Year, A Blackbird Sings, Prompted, The Power of Small, Celebrating Christmas, Evangel, Cross & Quill, Wounded by Words, The Cortez Journal and The Pagosa Sun. Her fiction, devotions and articles also have been published. For more information see southwestchristianwriters.org.
She lives in southwest Colorado with her husband and two adults with developmental disabilities. Her grown children reside in Phoenix, a great place to visit in the winter time. She enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, reading, and playing Scrabble (or Words with Friends) and Canasta. She has traveled to 49 states, with Hawaii to go.
PROMPT #155 – “SAY IT WITH MUSIC” – Using your favorite singer, performer or musical group’s song titles, compose a poem. Identify the artist who inspires you!
WALT IMAGINES JOHN LENNON:
Nobody told me. I’m losing you,
oh my love. How do you sleep?
Grow old with me, your beautiful boy,
give me some truth. I feel crippled
inside , going cold turkey,
but on borrowed time. God,
I found out in a #9 dream, remember?
Imagine whatever gets you through the night.
Isolation can make one a jealous guy.
I’m just a working class hero,
watching the wheels go ‘round.
Give peace a chance… it’s just like starting over!
© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
CONNIE SAYS IT WITH EDDIE RABBITT:
Feel like a stranger
drivin’ my life away.
Gone too far,
great old American town,
Rocky Mountain music.
It’s me I’m running from,
runnin’ with the wind.
On second thought,
I love a rainy night.
I can’t help myself.
Hearts on fire.
Hurtin’ for you.
Hold on to me,
one and only one, amazing love.
You can’t run from love.
(C) Connie L. Peters – 2014