Soothing Lights of September

Two poems
by Karen O’Leary
Silent sparklers twinkle;
Sisters carry my dreams.
Spotlighting the new moon,
September’s gentle beams
Showcase a fresh pathway
So new for this seeker.
Soothing lights…heaven’s hope.
*poetry form Pleiades
Grandma’s House
the loneliness,
lives forgotten,
speeding down
the road of life–
collecting dollars
instead of loving
the loneliness
in home once loved
left in decay…
Karen O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, ND.  She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Haiku Pix, bear creek haiku, Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals and Firsts, Creative Inspirations, and cattails.  She currently edits an online poetry journal called Whispers.

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Scott Thomas Outlar hosts the site where links to his published poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, reviews, and books can be found. He is a Best of the Net and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Scott's poetry books include: Songs of a Dissident (Transcendent Zero Press, 2015), Chaos Songs (Weasel Press, 2016), Happy Hour Hallelujah (CTU Publishing, 2016), and Poison in Paradise (Alien Buddha Press, 2017). Scott is a member of The Southern Collective Experience; he also serves as an editor for Walking Is Still Honest Press, The Blue Mountain Review, The Peregrine Muse, and Novelmasters.

5 thoughts on “Soothing Lights of September”

  1. Dear Scott,

    Thank you so much for publishing my poetry at the beautiful journal you and Holly have created for writers to share the gift of words. I wish you, both, continuing success with Walking Is Still Honest Press.


  2. Karen I much enjoyed the new to me poetry form, Pleiades. I am sure that was a challenge. You did a super job. Grandma’s House was wonderful too. How often we get caught up in the world and forget to love. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love, Charlene

    1. Dear Charlene,

      You are so right. Sometimes, we get caught up in things instead of the people that treasure. It is so easy to get caught leaning on tomorrow when we are needed today. If we live in the now and love without judgment, what a beautiful world this would be. Thanks for your insightful thoughts and your gift of friendship.


  3. It’s good to see your poetry at Walking Is Still Honest, Karen. I enjoyed reading it and learning about a new form of poetry. Grandma’s House really touched me.

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