Tuesday, April 08, 2008


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The road to writing a poem a day is too tiresome. So, I'm going to sit under this tree here and rest. I know...I know what I said, but I'm so tired and that shade looks so nice and cool.

P.S. I want to give a big thanks to new blog friend, Lovebabz. She's cooler than this shade tree. Peace~

Photo: Road off of Hwy 125 in North Carolina
Photo Source: Stephen Bess


Stephen A. Bess said...

Seriously, I've decided to spend the rest of this month focusing on writing that I've been compiling for sometime now. Thanks for the support.

Writing on Board said...

Looks like a poem to me.

Stephen A. Bess said...

lol! Thanks. Good to see you.

Anonymous said...

As @writer said, looks like a poem to me.

It could have
Been poem
With the right
Line breaks


I agree, it has been tiring, so don't wear yourself out. Just keep writing something! Good luck on your project and post some poetry when you can.

Stephen A. Bess said...

Will Brown-
Thanks, brother. Will do. I'll be coming around to visit you as well.

All-Mi-T [Thought Crime] Rawdawgbuffalo said...

yes she is, cooler than a shade trwee - classic line i might add

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

Very Good Post Mr. Bess ;-)

the prisoner's wife said...

lol bless, i didn't want to say i told you so....BUT

a poem a day is an AMAZING feat. shhhhh, i aint do it! but i think you can still do it. i mean what is a poem anyway? words/emotions on a page? you got that. i say CONTINUE(!) even if it's only a haiku!

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Dude, I truely respect your blog, excellent post once again!

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

Hey Stephen,
Your effort and the intentions behind the effort is amazing! And thanks for the shout-out! I rather like that I am cooler than a shade tree! Thank you kindly!

However I do hope you pen a few more poems before the month is up---no pressure, just as the spirit moves you.

Back on my pink bicycle and home I go...see you tomorrow!

Stephen A. Bess said...

lol. Yes, classic.

Thank you. How are you?

lol! I know. I was ambitious. It was just too much thinking for me everyday and I wanted to put down some quality stuff. Plus, my job has me on lock and I'm going to be doing plenty of writing except it's not poetry. :) Peace~

Thank you, brother. I can appreicate the respect and support.

My only other choice was if your name was Raul. Then, I could say that "Raul is cooler than the water in a swimming pool." :)
I will put something down as the month progresses. I will mostly be concentrating on other writing with personal projects and my job, but I'm still down with MC. Thanks again!

Babz Rawls Ivy said...

I keep coming back here because that line tickles me...I am cooler than a shade tree! I love it!

I don't think I have been paid such a high compliment. LOL Again thanks.

Stephen A. Bess said...

lol! I meant every word. :) Isn't funny how you can get a sense of someone's personality and spirit through their words. This is one of the ways that technology is a good thing and a blessing.

Sista GP said...

This is my first time here. Your goal of one-a-day is inspriring. I like what you have so far; I can understand them.
I will definitely be back!

Stephen A. Bess said...

B Burks-
Thanks for stopping in and please come back. I will be posting more this month. Peace~

neena maiya (guyana gyal) said...

Your photo of the tree is a poem, Stephen:

Trees, by Joyce Kilmer, 1886-1918

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree,
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast
A tree that looks at God all day
and lifts her leafy arms to pray.
A tree that may, in summer, wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been over in a minute...like the new look!

Crankyputz said...

I love it, wish i really could take some time to sit under a tree and stare at the sky....

barbie said...

Thanks for stopping bye....

Lyrically speaking said...

Cool, and i'll join you under the shades, looks so peaceful

Stephen A. Bess said...

That's a great poem. I haven't seen it in a while. Thanks.

Thanks for stopping in.

Always good to take time out for yourself and the Creator. You should do that.

Good to see you my friend.

Come along, but please bring some of your poetry so I can hear it in the breeze.

Stephen A. Bess said...

I know. I should be shame uh myself. :)

Anonymous said...

Sho' should be! *sucking my teeth*

Stephen A. Bess said...

lol! Why you gotta be sucking your teeth? :)

By the way, I can't think of any quirks from your tag. I might be able to come up with 2?? I'll give it some thought.

Santa editorial said...

this am, i sneaked out from routine writing to rummage and select on photos on rustic scenery from files submitted by my colleagues after they conducted field visits to some of our project areas.. when i visited your blog, i saw your photo and i like it... it reminds me of the photos i gathered this am. keep it up, bro...

Stephen A. Bess said...

Thank you, sir. I have many of those photos on my flickr account. I enjoy taking photographs of the past. Thanks for stopping in. Peace, brother.

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