Through the Fire

Through the Fire

Out of the ashes she rose

Death couldn’t claim her yet

Red-hot coals glowed at her feet

An intimidating threat

By faith, she chose to move on

Eyes forward, one step at a time

Through the fire, but was not burned

Out of the ash and the grime

Safely planted on new ground

No trace of the fire she tread

She now knew she had the strength

To stand tall and forge ahead

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2 NIV


Poetry News

Greetings, friends! I hope everyone is having a wonderful December. Today, I want to share three journals that have published some of my poetry recently. 

I would like to thank the folks at Pear Tree Press for publishing another of my poems in The Literary Hatchet. I also want to thank the folks at Three Line Poetry and Failed Haiku for publishing my poems. I’m honored they have included my work in their publications. 

The Literary Hatchet, issue 16 is a free download at the link below. They publish short stories, poetry, and photography a bit on the darker side. They also have the hard copy available for sale. I’m on pg 84!

Failed Haiku is a free online senryu journal. They have included one of my senryu in the November 5, 2016 issue.

Three Line Poetry is a free online publication. They also have paperbacks of their issues for sale. Here is the link to Issue 41, current issue, where they have included one of my haiku.

If you would like to explore some talented writers & poets, check out these journals. I hope you will enjoy reading them as much as I have.  

The Literary Hatchet

Thank you Peartree Press for including two of my poems in this issue of The Literary Hatchet! Here is the link to the current issue for anyone who would like to check it out:

The Literary Hatchet is a contemporary literary journal, publishing short stories and poetry. If you like reading something a little different, a little dark, check out their previous issues too. Their digital issues are available for free download, and they offer hard copies for sale. Here is the link to previous issues: 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!