Tag Archives: poetry


4 Nov


We all take turns

being the crazy in the room.

Maybe you didn’t handle it well.

Don’t beat this thing to death.

You are one of the crowd

when we want what we want.

Next time…


breath in

center your self.

Come on,

It’s not that hard.


proceed, do your thing.

You are not perfect,

neither am I

nor is the next guy.

Give your self some credit,

for your participation.


Some just opt out from trying again,

And regret the things they didn’t do.

The Literary Syndicate Feature

16 Oct


My poem Gone But Not Forgotten is the first Syndicate Feature. Share the love, re-blogs, tweets, Facebook shares are always much appreciated.

Who will it be next time? It may just be you! Thank you for stopping by.

Cocktails Fiction and Gossip is Live!!!

3 Oct

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Hi All,

The new issue from Cocktails Fiction and Gossip is Live!!! And I hope you all enjoy it.

Suzannah Safi would like to thank you all for your loyalty and following the magazine’s news and she hopes you enjoy this issue as it has so many articles and new news that will benefit all fiction readers and authors.

Here us the link:



Ascent Aspirations Magazine News June 2013 Issue

13 Jun


Ascent Aspirations Current Issue June 2013

The Annual Ascent Aspirations Print Anthology Contest for Summer 2013
We are currently in the judging process.
See details at the following link:

New Spoken Word Videos
Each month we will be featuring two spoken word artists. This month with the double issue, we have four highly acclaimed spoken word poets,

Kendall Patrick and Sebastien Wen

We accept submissions year round and decide on placement of accepted submissions for future issues. At present we are attempting to read submissions once a week for all the submissions submitted for that week.

Accepting poetry for January 2014 and beyond. (We will be publishing 9 poets per issue.)

Accepting short fiction for December 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 4 short stories per issue.)

Accepting visual art for December 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 to 3 exhibits per
issue.) Accepting Spoken word videos already uploaded to YouTube for August 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 spoken word artists per issue.)

Accepting essays for July 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 2 essays per

Accepting book reviews for September 2013 and beyond. (We will be publishing 1 to 2 reviews per issue.)

Sensory Impression

23 Feb


We stayed on the hill,

very close.

A loud bang,

into the dark.

Colored sprays of light,

spread across,

the moonless sky.

Loud bangs,

the swoosh of rockets,

roman candles,

golden showers.


Cascades of silver, green and blue,

A louder bang!

The firework display contuinued,

Even though that was then,

and this is now,

I remember it all so well,

That magical night,

when my heart found its home.

copyright 2013 Angie Skelhorn

The Lesson Of Infatuation

9 Feb



I met a guy,

He had a kind and gentle way.

He made the boring things in life exciting.

Through my eyes,

He could do no wrong.

Over time –

I gave him trust and blind adoration.

To me,

It had to be,

More than a fleeing thing.

He wormed his way into my heart.


I can’t toss away the memories,

They go everywhere I do.

The little things,

The little things that change your life,

It wasn’t what I expected,

It didn’t make no sense,

When the whispers began.

Engaged, she’s pregnant,

He had another.

With Me,

He wanted some fun-

A fling.


Whatever comes my way,

Comes my way.

The lesson don’t hold on to the negative.

Take risks,

Have the courage to fail.

I’ve learned.


The little things,

The little things can change your life.

Dictated moments you can neither expect or control.

If I hadn’t taken a chance,

And said, “It’s all or nothing,”

Instead live the infatuation,

of Him,

I would never discovered the truth.

I couldn’t have found a rare and amazing man like YOU!

Wouldn’t you love to read a quick love story on your lunch hour or on your travels? My short read Till Death and Beyond would be perfect!

Read an excerpt for my book at – http://AngieSkelhorn.com/book-trailer-Till-Death–Beyond.html

Smile, brightened someone’s day & made the world a better place!

copyright 2013 Angie Skelhorn

Waiting for Him…

2 Jan

Young Lady,

Let me wipe away your tears,

It will take some time,

You’ll be fine.

I hear you…

Your heart is numb.

In the beginning,

You and the boy next door,

You two began as friends,

Playing patty cake, patty cake,

Building castles in the sand.

Then in your teens,

You experienced such explosive chemistry,

You dreamt you’d walk hand in hand,

Together forever.

But over time,

Dreams with him never materialized,

And wishing didn’t make it so,

If he wanted,

Miles wouldn’t separate you two,

He cares I’m sure,

Yet that’s not enough.

With family and friends gathered,

His formal shirt, tuxedo and cummerbund,

Flower Girl, Bridesmaids,

The white satin and lace,

The beautiful blooming bouquet,

and glimmering diamond ring,

Tells you the truth,

You’re not the One.

Time stopped,

Your heart shattered,

Your faith in love destroyed,

Release, Let go,


Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fawner,

You’ll forget him, and then,

A song, a place, a friend,

will bring back all that was lost again.

If you don’t mind may I ask,

What did he do to set your heart aglow?

Was he really there for you when you were blue?

Based on your observations was he really true?

Did he only take and never give.

Cherish what you think you had.

But see it for whar it is.

This is one chapter in the Book titled,

This is your Life.

When you write the next page,

Admit to yourself what you need.


With an open mind and heart,

Make wiser choices,

Feel again,

Believe and discover,

The hero of a beautiful love story.

copyright 2013 Angie Skelhorn

The Land of the Living

28 Nov


People talk about people.

They will say what they will say.

Be someone of substance.

When you refrain from gossip,

you earn trust.

When you don’t do the wrong thing,

your problems lessen.

Straighten your actions,

Make good choices for everyone.

When you find out who people are,

either stay or move on.

Everything that lives,

has competition with every other living thing,

Everything that lives,

seeks or strives for something in opposition to others.

Competing with other living things to reproduce.

All attempts to make more copies of themselves.

When we support –

bear part of the weight,

We avoid competition.

We avoid just living to survive.

copyright 2012 Angie Skelhorn