life, poetry, thoughts

Brinkley or Bust

Graceful describes her entrance
Radiance surrounds her skin.
All heads turn toward her in awe
when she speaks.
Even strangers inquire,
how to attain the serenity she exudes.
Nary a word spoken,
yet her wisdom is apparent.
Having turned hardship into opportunity,
her experience is enlightenment.
No signs of pompous external flash.
Not dependent on youth for worth.
The old woman manifests,
true beauty.

I wrote the above prose some time ago. What do you think it’s about? Could it be about Christie Brinkley’s photo-shoot for the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated from several weeks ago?

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life, poetry

Friday Philosophy

I read the following poem about ten years ago, and recently it popped back up in my memory. It’s been well-known since the 1970’s and you may have read it before. I place it here today to spread positive energy from the insightful words. Comments closed today. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Halloween.

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life, writing

Chasing Rainbows

Back in February 2012, I posted this poem. I didn’t have many followers than, so I thought I’d drop it in again. A short story told in rhyme. Hope you enjoy it.

Chasing Rainbows
by Lori (L. Virelli)

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life, poetry

The Word Above

Our modern society paints humanity with such dark, negativity. Yet, when I posted about my anxiety, I received kindness, thoughtfulness and caring from people who have only met me through a blog. As I pondered the paradox of the two, it brought forth the following poem.

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