Monday, September 24, 2012



I could never have imagined that when I began this journey into poetry that I would have enjoyed it as much as I did!  Writing poetry, taking photos of my life along the way was the most rewarding experience for me.  I will never forget this experience and what it has taught me along the way.

I thought it would be easy to write a poem each day and add it to a blog, knowing all the while I would hopefully be creating a small book of some kind later down the road.  What I discovered was that it would truly be an act of love, a work of discipline and a time of growth for me as a writer and poet.  

I tried to write when the words came to me, writing several poems along the way at the same time.  Each day re-reading, correcting, adding words until it felt perfect to me.  I kept a journal with me all the time, for when the inspiration or a word, thought, or idea came to me, I would remember it and refer to it later.  What a treasure that journal is to me now!
Writing just doesn't happen, it requires a fullness of heart, a committed awareness and
 a discovery of who you truly are way down deep inside.
Poems don't just magically appear onto the page.   Everyday was a challenge for me
coming up with the right poem for the right day.  Writing this blog became my best friend and each morning I rose early, before my household awakened.  I wanted to write in the quietness of the morning, for there I knew my inspiration would come, and it did.
My poems became my best companions and they knew me well deep inside.

My writing style is just for me.  I learned that in Poetry, there are so many writing styles and I tried a little of each kind, but the free verse style worked best for me and that is where I found my true voice.  I learned that rhyming doesn't always work and there are no rules for writing poetry when it is coming straight from the heart.  Some will say there must be perfect rhyming, punctuation and verse,
others say just write what you feel and don't worry about everything else.
I tend to agree, for poetry is certainly a personal journey only YOU can take.

I will continue to write poetry, even now after this journey has been completed.  For I found that it completes me, it heals me and adds inspiration to my life.  Poetry is a gift and words can be given to others in time of need, celebration and encouragement.
Writing poetry is a way of life for me.

I am truly enriched for having taken this 100 Poems Journey.  When I began in early summer and now have ended in early fall, I found out that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to!  I know that YES I do have something to say and to share with others.  I feel as though I am letting go of my best friend and companion at this very moment.   My poetry, my journey, my passion, my friend.

Thank you for those who followed me along the way, your words of encouragement meant a great deal to me and your support of my project meant even more.
Friendships are a gift in this lifetime and I am grateful for yours,
you know exactly who you are!

Donna Lee Zeppieri Wynn

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Poeming It Out Loud

(photo taken for Chickadee Road)

Poeming It Out Loud

I took an E-course
this early spring of twenty twelve
that truly changed
my writing life
and me way down deep inside

My inspiring friend Liz
created a course entitled
"Poem It Out"
little did I know back then 
just how much it would inspire me 

I decided to take it
because my girlfriend Jennifer
was taking it too
it would be something we could 
share together along the way

I wanted to re-ignite the poet
that was tucked way down 
deep inside me
for she had gone missing 
for a very long time

What I received along the way 
was so much more
than I could ever
put down into words
for writing became a spiritual act

To Poem it Out Loud
is reaching way down 
deep inside of yourself
pulling out the words
that have been buried for awhile

I learned to express myself
to let go of the hurts
the words they came with honesty
they just kept pouring out
spilling onto the page

I am grateful for the experience
of what I learned about myself
 in that very short time
for you see six weeks 
just wasn't long enough for me

Thank you Liz
for the experience
of learning and discovery
to find my voice again
 learning to share my very own words 

When given the chance
to express how you feel
write from your heart
record every emotion
learn to Poem It Out Loud

(Poem It Out inspiration from the Liz Lamoreux's E-Course)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Life is a Celebration

Life is a Celebration

Life truly is a celebration
each and every day we live
It is our choice as to whether 
to believe this or not

Awake each morning with 
a sense of celebration
for health, comforts, love
and yes for precious memories

Celebrate your life
with each passing day
Celebrate the moments you
have had with success

Life is a gift
we need to embrace it
with a sense of celebration
but most of all honor it

Celebrate YOU and the
wonderful person that you have become
For you are unique and divine
for this can be a celebration of your life and mine

Celebration of this life
a rare and true moment
honoring you 
being grateful and true

Friday, September 21, 2012



Wherever it may lead you
whatever you may discover
take the journey
follow your heart

Wherever it may take you
wherever you decide to go
take the journey
it will be worth it

Journey through
the pain and hurt
Journey through
the ups and downs

Whenever it presents itself
whenever you are ready to receive it
open your heart readily
for there is so much here to learn

Journey through
the growing times
Journey through
your life experiences

Most importantly
walk the journey
take the journey
learn from the journey

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Invitations I Offer Myself

Invitations I Offer Myself

Remember always to be happy
To always be content
with whatever comes my way

Grant myself forgiveness
for things I can't control
be gentle with my little self

Open my heart wide
receive all there is to take in
never stop learning and growing

Love those who are around you
give them the gift of yourself
your treasures lie within them

Invite peace into your being
calmness of the spirit
gentleness of the mind

Let go of stresses
for they only hurt you
welcome moments of zen 

Capture life's memories
take in all of the joy
invite myself to just be free

(writing prompt inspired from Michelle Ensminger of Ordinary Magic)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New York City Magic

 New York City Magic

A place I come to visit
each March of every year
I love this city that
is filled with hustle everywhere
there is no where else like it

The bright lights of Times Square
the people everywhere
Shopping, museums
music playing on the streets
there is so much food everywhere

I have come to love this city
in all of it's glory and fame
for it is unlike no other place to visit
a must for all to see
an experience that you will never forget

It's magical, a bit overwhelming,
delightful and full of busyness
New York City
has stolen a piece of my heart
for just a weekend every year

I look forward to coming
with each new year
to discover something new
I have never seen before
I want to experience my own New York

Shopping in historic Soho, 
visiting the Met and Guggenheim,
A Sunday walk in Central Park, 
Taxi rides, Cappuccinos,
Subway rides and yes Tiffany's jewelry store

I love this mighty city
they say that never sleeps
for now I know that is the truth
for when you are here in this magical city
you don't want to miss a single moment

There is you see a thing called
 New York City Magic
try it and you will see
it never disappoints
yet surprises me along the way

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Daily Practice

Daily Practice

Whatever you need
to accomplish inner joy
Do it now don't wait