Author Archives: Gina Marie Thompson

About Gina Marie Thompson

writer • mom • trail runner • cheese slinger • educator • social justice crusader • seeker of love & beauty• living locally • I CHOOSE LOVE ❤️

[POEM] Otto’s Pub, at the bar

Otto’s Pub, at the bar it’s hard to sit here without thinking but I quiet the heart and watch liquid from tap to glass to lips listen to layers of conversation echoing against tables and ceiling I sit, hollowed out by … Continue reading

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[POEM] rebirth

rebirth I had an extra copy of Jose Angel Valente it now sits on a friend’s nightstand the first poem read, a reminder was the reason I got the book no longer indebted, the only string I hold now is compassion … Continue reading

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By Nayyirah Waheed

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Snapshot in time, middle of October, 2008 & 2017

Snapshot in time, middle of October, 2008 & 2017 I chose the date strategically. Because who doesn’t want to get married surrounded by the vibrant colors of fall? Reds, oranges, yellows, browns, with a hint of green still hanging on. … Continue reading

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[POEM] Would I still turn right, knowing that you turned left?

Would I still turn right, knowing that you turned left?  to guess takes too much out of me so I just go without expectation on the ridge there was wind pushing fog in the valley there was damp stillness up … Continue reading

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[QUOTE] as for me…

  I love to sail forbidden seas…

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[POEM] unbroken

unbroken I want to be malleable bend against obstacles stretch to reach just what is out of not quite so resistant to change or forces beyond my control but elasticity was never a characteristic like patience for anything other than calm … Continue reading

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[POEM] the circle game

Inspired by the WordPress daily prompt: Circle  

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(poem) for women who are difficult to love

Just discovered this poem by Warsan Shire. It’s everything to me right now. I’m sure I’m not having a unique reaction after reading this, but I feel very connected to these words in so many ways. So, from one difficult to … Continue reading

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