The Anniversary

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 16
Time for our third Two for Tuesday of the month! Pick one prompt or use both…your choice! Write a catch poem. Write a release poem.

The Anniversary


Living in a Grave

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 10

For today’s prompt, write a lone poem.

Living in a Grave

In honor of my dad, Staff Sergeant Robert Extrom. 1st Marine Division. Korean War. Chosin survivor. In honor of my mom who has been surviving with Alzheimer’s for more than ten years.

The Slow Forget–Dementia poetry

In the past I have posted some poems about Alzheimer’s and dementia and many of you have responded that you, too, have a loved one that struggles with this disease.

In order to not spam this blog with dementia poetry and in order to create
a place for sharing, venting, connecting, I have created a new blog specifically for those who want to share their journey with dementia through the avenue of poetry.

I invite you to come visit The Slow Forget.


Next week, I’ll post a prompt at The Slow Forget that hopefully with trigger an emotion, spark some creativity, and promote healing.

It won’t all be grief or misery. There are bright and humorous moments, too.

Connecting is important. I’ll see you over there.


Rebirth Reflected


 “Rebirth Reflected”

I don’t know much
other than life is not so much
a circle but more like a mirror
and if we’re strong enough to give
wings and if we love big enough
to embrace the contrasts,
life emerges in symmetry.

This morning I bring your coffee
and worry about that cough.
Tonight I’ll make soup
and tuck you into bed
with a story.

I am you and you are me,
completing the contrast in




PAD Day 29: Write a birth poem

Theme: Alzheimer’s/dementia


Manipulated Photograph
Elizabeth Crawford 1sojournal

Collecting tapestries

Collecting tapestries


Written in response to PAD Day 26: Write about collecting
My theme: Alzheimer’s/dementia
Image: 1sojournal

Set Adrift
Pen & Ink Zendala w/digital background
Elizabeth Crawford

Descent is a rising

Descent is a rising three


PAD: Write an opposite poem
Theme: Alzheimer’s/dementia
Image: 1sojournal

The Kiss
Manipulated Photograph
Elizabeth Crawford