No Expectations

Standing outside heaven’s curtain
Restless in sight of heavens grasp
In the basement of the dark of night
It is consolation I seek at last

Midst the tumbling tiny sparks of light
I wear my mask, I am cold and alone
No expectations of undeserved grace
Lost in my denial, I’ve lost my soul

Mountains sway underneath my feet
Composed of jittering grains of sand
Fiction writes my final obituary
As I shiver, comforted in loving hands

~Mark Schutter ©2014

This poem was written in response to the Wordle Me This #2 prompt on the Reverie Journal where each word above in bold italics was used from the list.  to be transparent I did leave out two of the words … oh well!

So what do you expect?


NaNoWriMo – Words Don’t Fail Me Now!


Just over half way through the month of November and I sit at a little over 40,000 words for NaNoWriMo.   Not bad and well on my way to reaching the 50,000 word goal.

My story is a little,  no alot,  scattered at this point and most scenes will need some tie in to each other. But that will come later.

Are you participating in NaNoWriMo?
If so, how is it going?
Are you happy with your effort thus far?

My only advice as I struggle along the same path as many, for what it is worth is to just write! Now go write something, anything! ~M

Magic Happens

"Magic Happens" On her 10th birthday was the first time my daughter and I got to ride horses together.

“Magic Happens”
On her 10th birthday was the first time my daughter and I got to ride horses together, thanks to her trainer and the barn where she rides.

Cluttered thoughts,
Scramble and run through our minds.
In blinks of an eye,
We can leave them all behind.
When we slow and bask in the simple glow.
There are moments in life when the magic happens.
Times when everything,
For which we had hoped and prayed.
Comes silently down,
Into our lives truth is conveyed.

~Mark Schutter ©2014

Turkey Dreams

Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!

wpid-wp-1415931216150.jpegIn early November
our thoughts turn
to dreams of turkey.
With grateful hearts
and joyful thanksgiving,
we wait in anticipation dreaming of turkey.
Stop and listen!
For something turkey this way comes!
A delicious bird
cooked golden brown
oh, the turkey dreams.
Not a thought is given
to his ultimate demise,
he now lives on only in turkey dreams.

~Mark Schutter 2014

Just having some fun!  Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving and don’t stress too much about the preparations as most likely it will all work out in the end, so enjoy! Now, what are you thankful for? ~M