Writers Block…

Sleep, never-ending conscious,

thunder, spray dashing against

the windowpane, in the distance

railroad cars, clang, clang, clang.


Sleep, gulls screaming float through

the air, wild and free, diving into

the white frothy waves, living without

a care.


Sleep, ghost trampling upon the mind

and soul, brushing shoulders with

death they surge across time wanting

their story told.


Sleep, wanting the body to relax, flip

right, flip left; the noise of the world

springs from every nerve, wistfully let

there be silence, calmness come back,

come back, come back.


Sleep, brooding, daggers in the back, rise,

dress, the night will never be soothing;

those words in the head keep moving,

mind in a rage sitting silently staring at

the blank page.





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“Nomination for the “Bouquet of Awards”…

I am most grateful for all of the nominations and I believe that it is time for the “New” bloggers to receive these honored awards.  Therefore, with this new group of “Bouquet of Awards” I have decided that this will be my last post on “Nominations”.  Thank you so much for supporting and following my blog.

Ann Johnson-Murphree


Coco Di at    http://beatsofpieces.wordpress.com/  nominated  this blog for the “Bouquet of Awards” ; I am grateful and honored by Coco Di thoughtful  nomination.  Please visit her site and see what she has created for her visitors and followers.

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Thank you Coco Di and all of my “Community” of followers.




Award Nominations…

I am honored to received these nominations; please visit their blogs and see what wonderful things are in store for you.




“The Liebester Award” and the “I Love Your Blog Award”

Nominated by Sawa Minori at http://angelartstar.wordpress.com



“The Versatile Blogger Award”

Nominated by Heartafire at http://shakeyourtailfeathers.wordpress.com/


Thank you fellow bloggers for the nominations and to my community of fellow bloggers for following and supporting me…

Ann Johnson-Murphree

“The Versatile Blogger Award” and “I Am Part of The WordPress Family Award”





“Morgan” at http://booknvolume.com/2013/08/13/thrilled-beyond-comprehension/ has given me a wonderful tribute by nominating me for “The Versatile Blogger Award” and “I Am Part of The WordPress Family Award”.  I cannot begin to express my gratitude to all of my fellow bloggers; a community that I have enjoyed and even though the numbers are many, I recognize each of them when they pop up in my emails.  Although a (closet) writer of short stories for years, for the past three years I begin to express myself through poetry.  My work may not be textbook; nonetheless, it is me, my thoughts, my emotions at the moment of the first draft.  It has been you “My Community” that has encouraged me to continue striving to improve to “put” myself out there and try to market my published work.  My heart is filled with gratefulness, thank you Morgan for this honor.  

Of course like Morgan said, there are a few rules that go with the nomination (If you are nominated but do not wish to comply I will understand and you are under no obligation):

Display the Award Certificates on your blog.
Announce your win with a post. Make sure you post a link back to me as a ‘thank you’ for the nomination.
Present 15 awards to 15 deserving bloggers.
Leave them a comment to let them know after you have linked them to a post.
Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

Seven Things about Me: (If there is anything left for you to know as my work is me and I am my work)
1. I live in Wisconsin, a transplant from Alabama in 1966 (many of you were not even born then).
2. I am a loner, and have been all of my life; I do socialize when necessary.
3. When my boys were growing up, I coached both soccer and flag football; I also coordinated three city football leagues 12 to 14 year olds.
4. I exercise daily, yep at my age; and not too long ago in a marathon.
5. My recent most favorite movie “The Hours”.
6. My family on my father’s side is Native American; my mother was English and Irish.

7. In high school I painted scenery for school plays.

Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger and I Am Part of The WordPress Family Awards!  All of my community deserve these awards, but alas I must pick only a few.

1.  dcardiff http://dcardiff.wordpress.com
2.  William Hooper  http://livingwithadhd.me
3.   Andreas Ignotus http://andreasignotus.wordpress.com
4.   Martian Poet http://itspoet.wordpress.com
5.   violetski http://violetgallery.wordpress.com
6.    Ar Vhee http://metarvheenoia.wordpress.com
7.    kwicksand http://ctcgriv.wordpress.com
8.    Michael Lai http://retireediary.wordpress.com
9.    Jon Petruschke http://www.bashoandjung.wordpress.com
10.  The Mouse  http://l2ee2l.wordpress.com
11.  Jamie Dedes http://musingbymoonlight.com/
12.  davidionel http://davidionelromulus.wordpress.com/
13.  totalovrdose http://totalovrdose.wordpress.com
14.  richardankerswrites http://richardankerswrites.wordpress.com
15.  The Dimwit Diary http://thedimwitdiary.wordpress.com


Again thank you to Morgan and all of my community, you are all winners.


Ann Johnson-Murphree