A year and a poem (or 3)

One year ago, today, I started my WordPress journey.  It was my first ever attempt at blogging AND my first time sharing my words with more than one or two close friends. I wasn’t sure if anyone would even find me amoung the thousand of blogs out there… much less find my offerings of value.  I wasn’t sure if this was the right avenue for me or if I would even continue more than a week or two. Now, here we are.

The support I’ve found here is amazing.  Beyond the “follows” and the “likes” I have experienced some heartfelt, thoughtful comments, critique and encouragement.  I have even made some connections that now extend outside of this blogging world; making friends I hope will be part of life for years to come. All of this is to say Thank You to all of you.  Because of you I have not abandoned this journey and I am truly living in the land of the word that I so love for the first time in ages. In fact, I’m currently working on a book of poetry and a novel…something I have never had the courage to actually pursue before.  It was always only a dream, until now, until you.

This WP community is full of talented people and I am happy to be one of them.  🙂

And because this is always all about the words, the art, the poetry…I leave you with a poem or 3.


I hear the rain

as it advances

you rush inside 

I’ll take my chances

I’m not afraid

of getting wet

the pouring rain

helps me forget




away the shame

accumulated through years of pain


It’s raining here, the skies are grey

but I do not feel that way

I am not sad, I don’t feel blue

I close my eyes and think of you

with face upturned and arms outstretched

your love for me doesn’t seem farfetched

it’s raining here, I dance and sing

for in the rain, my heart takes wing

~Melanie Blackwell




Filed under Blogging Community, Poetry

25 responses to “A year and a poem (or 3)

  1. Happy blog annyversary and I do hope you will grace us with much more then 3 poems and am looking forward to it! 🙂

  2. Congratulations on a wonderful year of beautiful and heartfelt words. You have made a difference, Sweet Melanie. Your words are filled with pain and truth, with beauty and power. You are a wonderful poet and I feel so lucky to have met you and even luckier to call you my friend. Your rain poems are lovely:) I look forward to many more years of fabulous poetry.

  3. laurie27wsmith

    Happy Blogday Melanie and another treat with your great work.

  4. Superb poems… Keep going!

  5. Sonia

    Congratulations Melanie for being brave to share your truth with us all, for touching hearts who would have slipped away into darkness, if it weren’t for your life. You are a very special gift from God, a unique blessing and quite impressive.

  6. I’m enjoying your writing, Melanie, and am looking forward to reading more. Thanks for sharing, and dropping by to read my work.

  7. Miranda Stone

    Happy blogging anniversary! Mine’s coming up soon too.

  8. Congratulations on your first year, it’s a great achievement to accomplish something like that! It’s amazing what can come out of having a blog, and such an education too. Wishing you well with your novel – lovely to have met you Melanie! 😀

  9. bgbowers

    Congratulations, Melanie. You have achieved a great deal in the last twelve months and I have no doubt that you’ll achieve even more in the next 12 months. Keep writing! I’m looking forward to your first book 🙂

  10. nokindofmagic

    I like the last one…

    … Ah, revenge 😉

  11. wow, a novel too, that’s wonderful news Melanie, it really is amazing what can be achieved in a year. congratulations. this last line in this beautiful poem says so much about you;

    ‘it’s raining here, I dance and sing
    for in the rain, my heart takes wing’

    keep flying dear Melanie, the open sky is waiting…..

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