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Blog entries by midnightpoet

3:00 am March 31, 2020 Vickie awoke, checked blood sugar: low (58), had to fix quick bfast; heated sausage/egg sandwich we keep in freezer for just these occasions. 3:30 am I'm still awake, loaded dishwasher, made self bowl cereal, V still awake was cold needed blankets. Temp outside 51f. Heated leftover coffee in microwave. 4:00 am Both still awake V needed to potty, helped her to b-room and back to bed. 5:00 am Continuing help, checking laundry 6:00 am feed dogs, let out to...
Ever have the overwhelming need to rant? Shout to the heavens about how life is unfair? I want to, but I'm not going to do that. For one thing the whole problem is mainly my own fault. Back in Nov found out I needed my birth certificate to get my driver's licence renewed (which is a separate rant issue). Well I ordered it, just now finding out it will be March before I get it. Mistakes and bad decisions have led me to order another directly from my birth county because I can get it...
I know I've always been crusty and cynical, but at this point I strive to be a curmudgeon. I may not be old enough yet, but I'm getting there. So here I sit, gibing the world the middle fingered salute and laughing at the world's stupidity. However, there are some people here that my agree with me. And get off my lawn!
Good news and bad news: wife is feeling better, but now she wants my rear to get busy on summer projects. Today a fence in the front yard. Temp today supposed to be 108f. Luckily I've got a local handyman to help - we started about 9, about noon I'm wilting (it's already 95f)so rather than call 911 we quit, finish tomorrow. We've already got the posts in - did that the other day. He's got a come-along to stretch the fence - now to the shower and take a nap. Maybe one of these days...
When I first came here it seems that prose was in ascendency - lately though most of the new members seem to be poets, and it's like poetry has risen in popularly. As a poet myself I find this a good thing but I wonder if it has anything to do with rising education levels. More B.A.'s perhaps? There's the joke that while business graduates are asking "how can I rise to the next level of the corporation" art grads are asking "do you want fries with that?" Seriously, I hope...
No, today is #39, next year is 40. Bad memory strikes again! Wonder If I'll remember it next year.
A day which will live in insanity. Two people driving each other koo-koo for 40 years. Did I say she had a temper? One of the most memorable was one day she got pissed at me and tossed guacamole salad - hit me right in the chest. It was so ludicrous we both started laughing. To this day she still calls me "Guacamole Boy." I really have been a good boy, I'm just frustrating to live with. Then she has a habit of buying something on sale for a project and 5 years later it isn't...
A lot written here on crits/critiques lately: Giving them - Prose, I've learned by being a judge here a lot depends on characterization and plot - interesting characters doing interesting things. But of course what is interesting to one person may not be to another, so any comments would be from my perspective. This may very well be useless to the writer, they need to decide if I'm helpful. Poetry, I have a hard time with. I've mentioned before it's like trying to read the poet's...
Some may remember a preacher some years ago that claimed "Send me 20 bucks and something good will happen to you!" Or something like that. That's B.S. of course, but I got to thinking well this new year maybe I'll accidently have a run of okay luck if nothing else. That old saying if it weren't for bad luck I'll have no luck at all. Any way it started with a gift of $500 from my eldest brother, Jack, who passed last year. This would be classified as "mixed." His widow sent it, saying...
Don't like whiners, but 2017 was a very bad year. Vickie has been to the hospital 4 times this year, I've been once. She's still afflicted by uncontrollable diarrhea; the doctor as yet found a way to stop it - even the $1000.00 a month pill didn't work. I've been buying Depends, she goes through several a day. Plus, my hearing is worse. My left ear has always been bad, now my right one. I can't hear Vickie when she calls me if I'm in another part of the trailer. Now...
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