The Lady and the Gallant Knight 

Visions of a gallant knight

Defending all that was good and right

Riding proudly on his steed

Assisting those that were in need

A promise made to a lady fair,

Though he may be gone

His love was there

She watched with green eyes

Long hair flowing

Never sure where he was going

Always waiting for his return

His blue eyes in her heart did burn

She knows him now as she knew him then

She’d pick him first among all men

For time has done little to change their love

Long ago ordained by the heavens above

What looks like two ’tis truly one

Joined together, never undone

He is her left, she is his right

She is his day, he is her knight.

By: Carolyn GGlackin/Yours Truly 

For Edward, always and forever. 💗

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The Maiden Fair 

I’ll tell you of a maiden fair

She wears flowers in her hair
She weaves magic in her dreams
She dances on stars and rides moonbeams.

All the world does love her so
Beauty follows wherever she goes
Love is seen upon her face
She brightens up this earthly place.

She shares her joy with the world around her
And cherishes every heart that’s  found her
She lives out each day full of grace
And makes this world a better place.

If you listen close you’ll hear her singing.
It sounds of angels and soft bells ringing
And when she laughs the whole world smiles
And forgets it’s worries for a while.

If you see her out one day
Please ask her if she’ll always stay
For this world surely needs her so
To call us to love and lead us home.

By: Carolyn Glackin/Yours Truly 

*Dedicated to all the divine feminine  souls who dedicate their time to calling this world and it’s people back home to love.*

Wild Women, Wolves, and the Moon. Dispelling the Myths About the Modern Woman 

​Here’s the deal folks, I’m all for romance and glamour but I’m also somewhat of a practical realist. I need to clear up a certain matter before expectations start getting way out of control. Assuming you’re a reader of poetry (assumed because you’re on my page), I’m sure you’ve noticed the way that modern poets are depicting the women of today. To hear it told, we spend every moment of our spare time running wild and free under the full moon, decked out in a fabulous flowing gown, long hair dancing in the wind behind us, while surrounded by a pack of wolves. Anybody done that lately?! Does that even sound safe to any of you?!! I’m not even referring to the wolves just yet, I’m talking about running around in the woods with a billowing dress and long hair flowing all over the place! The hair’s gonna get caught up in branches and the dress is gonna get torn to shreds by all manner of whatever the heck’s growing on the forest floor and/or the pack of wolves! I mean, if the poets want to depict us that way, can we at least be wearing some work boots and a pair of coveralls? Maybe a clip for the flowing hair too… Alright listen, I’m not looking to get on anyone’s bad list. It’s a fun idea and all and I’m glad that women get to be wild and free instead of stuck in the kitchen or ironing in the laundry room or whatever; but I feel that it’s my duty to reveal a perhaps truer version of today’s modern woman. So, here’s what you’re likely to see if you show up unannounced at my house, full moon or no full moon: a tired woman with unkempt hair wearing a comfy pair of pajama pants and an ancient hoodie, sitting on her bed surrounded by more cats than any one household should possess, munching on loud, crunchy, messy snacks from several half-eaten bags around her. The wild and free part’s legit. No argument there. To sum things up, I’ll say this: women of today can be exactly three things: WHATEVER. WE. WANT. And we’re getting pretty good at it! So, that’s the real deal my friends. As told by Yours Truly. 😊