Are you an aspiring writer, poet or artist? Or maybe you want to try your hand at any of the above? We want to share your art! Read directions on how to submit your creative work below:
For submissions: Send your short story or poem (150 words or less) or a photo of your artwork to Rebecca.Fending@lifestylesafter50.com with the words “Creative Corner” in the subject line. Please include which Florida city you currently live in to ensure that your work will be published in your local edition. Artwork must be before the 15th of every month, otherwise it will be held as potential news for the following issue’s publication. Include your name, phone number and address. Work is published on a basis of what space is available.
Creative Corner Submissions for March:
Missing My Daddy by Cindy K. Stewart-Sampson
In memory of her father, Gordon L. Stewart
We weren’t allowed to say our goodbyes, But, I see you in my little girl’s eyes, I remember getting that horrific call, Receiving the news I’d feared most of all, I thought that I would never sleep that night, But, I felt your hands holding mine tight. On my first visit to your tombstone, I had anticipated feeling very alone, But, a tiny bird perched on your side of the tombstone’s double heart, Which you share with mom so that you will never be apart, I know that you sent that bird to say, “Don’t worry, honey, your Daddy is okay.” People often say that death is for the best, But, living without you is a strenuous test, I try to keep your memory alive, I donate each year to the cancer drive. Many contend that your passing was a part of God’s plan, But, why would God take such a wonderful man? Each day brings me closer to reuniting with you, Without that knowledge, I don’t what I would do. I know that you want me to go on with my life, I strive daily to be a good mother and wife, But, I dream of the day when none of us remain earthly bound, And my “Daddy” I will have eternally found.
A Choice by Alan Fisher
Let your light shine for others to see People receive your feelings vibrationally If you're complaining and feeling down It affects family, friends and all those around But if you're centered and in the flow The ripples go out to everyone you know You have a choice about what to express Heal the world or add to the mess There's a spiritual evolution happening now A state of being, no sweat of the brow No guns or protests, for it's not out there You sense it within and become aware