Pat St.Pierre is a freelance writer and amateur photographer who has been writing poetry since her high school days. Her first poem was published during college and from then on she was captivated by the written word. She has had adult and children’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in a variety of online and including various magazines. Some publications are: Flutter Poetry Journal, Lutheran Parenting, Boston Literary Review, The Ephrastic Review, Leaves of Ink, The Metaworker, Poppy Road Review, etc. Pat’s specialty is trying to capture small vignettes of life and turn them into poems. Many times photos will accompany the poems. Her topics vary from simple ordinary events to traveling down dark journeys. She has had three chapbooks published by various publishers. Her first Reality of Life was published by Foothills Publishing, her second Theater of Life was published by Finishing Line Press, and her third Full Circle was published by Kelsay Books. All three are available on Amazon.com.
Memories haunt me while I sleep. I ask myself why they disturb me so. I wake from memory dreams and shudder. I want to recall walking along the beach, our Grand Canyon vacation, and Christmas holidays; our smiling faces and those peaceful days.
What enters my mind is a frightful memory of you. All those drunken rages with your twisted red face and your sharp tongue spewing with hatred. The happy times obliterated as your rage erases everything and leaves fear.
Seasons depart, goodbyes are uttered, farewell to katydids, goldenrod, and bluebirds, autumn foliage. frost covered ground. Children leave, lovers part, loved ones die.
Nature’s rebirth makes the finale bearable after relationships have ended. Awaiting a get together is all that’s possible.