Category Archives: poetry

A Retail Poem 2020

A Retail Poem Darlene Reilley   Fold paper Stock stock Chat chat chat Fold shirts Smile like you mean it Red bull wings! Clean everything. Again. Bonjour. Hallo. Herzlich Willkommen. Hold. Fold shirts. Yes. No, but nicely. Yes. Oui. Ja. … Continue reading

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COVID Poem 2020

COVID Poem #2 2020 Darlene Reilley   People drip like faucet water coming and going without a care. I don’t dare step in their zone. No masks careless nothing but fragile smiles and “I had to get away” “My apartment … Continue reading

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We the Explorers

A poem I wrote for the NASA OSIRIS-Rex Challenge
When the retrieval mission returns, my poem will be included in the time capsule. Continue reading

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Release: DarWrites Writing Prompts Book 1

Hello, fabulous readers and writers! I hope you’re doing well! It’s been kind of crazy here! The most important thing is: I have big news! I spent the last few months curating a series of writing prompts I’ve created and … Continue reading

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The Power Within

The Power Within: A Poem for Humanity Darlene Reilley   You speak of equality. You speak of generalities. But you only see The pigment on me.   I stand here to say I am more than the color of my … Continue reading

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A Letter-Poem Work in Progress

  Dear Writer Girl, You say you want to write. But you’re not. Babe, you said years and years ago when you started this that you were in it for the long term.   But it comes in ebbs and … Continue reading

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American Girl

American Girl Darlene Reilley   I’m red white and blue from my head down to my cowboy boots, I can belt out a country song as well as anyone. I’m an American Girl. I’ve got family going back a while. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Tolkien

Tolkien is one of our best writers. If you haven’t read his epic odyssey, I would encourage you to. No copyright infringement intended – this was written to honor the master of Fantasy. Ode to Tolkein: The Hobbit Story Darlene … Continue reading

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