I received an Honorable Mention in the Rhyming Poetry category for the 88th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition for my poem: “A New Song.”
A New Song When the day is long and my mind is tight, and my heart beats heavy through an endless night-- I take my kayak at the break of dawn and I sing a new song. Then I breathe in rhythm with my silent oar, and I leave my worry on the distant shore. Renewed blood flows through my aching veins and I sing a new song. The gull cries herald my stress release; the eye-squinting, mind-bending headaches cease. Far from the boardroom, it's a simple life and I sing a new song.