about me

Some things really are worth fighting for, and life is too short to be silent. I refuse to be silent any longer while thousands of voices go unheard. We must each take a stand for those who cannot stand up – I hope my poetry does just that!

They can take my pen, I will sign on wind
They can take my paper, I will write on sky
They can take my shoes, I will walk on water
They can take all I own and all I have – I will still have my voice
should they attempt to take
and steal from me my life – I will be immortal
in the words I write


Many of the images used to accompany my work is provided by unsplash.com.

32 thoughts on “about me”

  1. You say “life is too short to be silent.” and you couldn’t have put it better. And there are other benefits too. A kind of freedom and peace when you say what you believe in.

  2. Longtime lurker, infrequent commentator. I just wanted to let you know that you’re in my top list of bloggers that I read faithfully. And I’ve left you a little something over on my blog. 🙂

  3. Hi JDF, thanks for following my blog. 🙂

    “Thought for Today: Orange is the color of my revolution – what color is yours?”
    ….hmm…bright green maybe? ‘Cause that color always makes me want to start anew! 😀

    1. W.o.w. Thank you so much, Dolly! I will go and check out all the other blogs you listed as well…. Again… Thank you, what and honor. 🙂

  4. I definitely agree J.D.F. Life is to short to be silent. I am a poet of 17 plus years and I was writing pieces that wouldn’t disgrace my family. Now I have a new attitude on this…poetry is a reflection of me–my life. The only way I can be at peace is to speak reality. Thanks J.D.F

    1. So true! If we go around trying to speak what others want, we will never tell our stories. 🙂 So keep writing Riathelyricist!

  5. Wow. Beautifully orchestrated words – “Steal from me my life – I will be immortal.” Excellent work. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Wow thank you so much! I am honored both for the award and for being one of the first you followed. : ] Thank you again for nominating me. I shall endeavor to continue to be so. : ] much blu love heading your way.

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