Yes, I’m Still Alive

I’ve been busy editing and trying to spruce up my church’s newsletter Safe Haven. So be sure to go and stop by, take a look around and let me know how you like it.

I’m still posting snippets up from my book To Whom It May Concern. I’ve started including little messages to go with them on my poetry page Jacqueline Simone Poetry on Facebook, so feel free to go and read them.

I’ve got a couple of things in the works for this blog so… #StayTuned


If you’ve bought a copy of my book, and you’ve read/been reading it, I’d like to hear your thoughts on it. Eventually I’d like to do a response video for whatever questions people may have so ask away.



I’ve also got some posts on my Tumblr. If you haven’t checked it out yet you can do that here. To read my older posts on Tumblr, just click on the Archive link toward the bottom: The Soapbox.


POEM: The New Normal

(The death of Korryn Gaines has been on my heart heavy this morning. I’m not sure what the status of her little boy is, but I’m hoping he survived the shooting. I have yet to see anything on the news yet about her death and what all happened. Either way, seeing a picture of her with her two children and knowing they no longer have their mother now is disturbing to me. This stuff has to stop… In the meantime, I will continue to write about because someone has to say something. Someone has to do something besides just pray about it or wish it away.

My heart, prayers and condolences are with Korryn’s family.)


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Intensity (Sparks and Sputters) [Poem]

It’s fascinating
How you can be
Completely speechless
And yet
Still have so much to say
All at once
What is that for me?
An oxymoron
Or a sheer coincidence

I don’t know

Perhaps it is because
I have been choosing to keep my mouth
Call it a Miranda right
I don’t know
It’s all been so confusing
I feel like a homemade bottle rocket
With a nuclear device
Planted and hidden
Deep within my chest

Oh, I’m sorry
Should I not have said that?
Was that too soon for you?

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