Another of the long string of contributors here at POETIC BLOOMINGS is Connie Peters. She had joined us from the very beginning after we first “met” her over at Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer during the April P.A.D. Challenge in 2009. She, the master of Acrostic poetry, has a vision quite refined and defined by her strong faith and her heart for humanity. Connie is also one with an interesting story told in snippets of her poetic wile. She continues to be a strong voice in this poetic community. I am presenting two of Connie’s works, showing her clear vision and her appreciation of the gifts apparent in this life we share. Here are “The Moon” and “Clarence and Marie” by Connie Peters.
The moon sat on the mountaintop,
as if it were going to camp there.
Reluctantly, it disappeared,
perhaps searching for poets to inspire
for a romance to rekindle,
or a lake to admire its own reflection.
Clarence and Marie
“Tell me what you’ll need,
and I’ll show you how to do without it,”
said the kind old man
who lived across the road.
But he and his wife did a lot for us
(a young couple and a baby)
living far away from home,
our friends and relatives.
They became our second parents,
inviting us over for holidays,
running us to Bible Studies,
offering us help and encouragement.
We lost each other over the years,
but we’ll always be grateful for them.
offered for PROMPT #176 – “THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS”
Find Connie’s work at
Marie Elena’s interview with Connie Peters is at
A link to Connie’s Memoir Project Chapbook, “The Party’s Started”