Anne Blackwood

United States

Theatre kid
A bit empathic
A living oxymoron
WTW mom to FantasyOtter12, lochnessie & everyone
WTW sis to happy butterfly
Kindness Krusader: Blueberry cotton candy

Joined 1/16/2020

Message from Writer

For everyone who's sat on a tree branch and thought for a while
Or someone who wanted to

Currently reading | Beach Winds: An Emerald Isle, NC Novel (Book 2)

My profile picture is my "personal crest" I designed and commissioned a friend to draw. (credit: Happy Butterfly)

"There's something about being nostalgic for something you haven't left yet"
~ A Certain Type of Decisive

"I was born singing. Most babies cry. I sang an aria."
~ Fairest (book) by Gail Carson Levine

Anxiety must-reads:
And pray. That's the only reason I'm free now.

She Is Beautiful #coolfun

April 25, 2020


She is a mess of contradictions
"Opposites attract" written into her soul

When she speaks and her words come out skewed
She bites her tongue as if taming that rogue machine would stop the embarrassment
Then she usually laughs, because she's learned that it doesn't pay to stay serious

On occasion, she forgets and throws too many thoughts into a poem
But she to runs to her Father and is renewed

Her heart is not weak, but it can be fragile
She refuses to give up on those she loves
And she knows how to hold someone's hurting hand

It's not always easy, the way she tries so hard
Sometimes she begins to bend over backwards - in pain
But she's learning to walk with her head held high

She has music woven around the corner of her eye
Precious and imperfect

It's okay that she doesn't make sense
Messy and indescribable

Her smile will always continue to light the world
Beautiful and beautiful
This piece means embracing yourself and believing you are worthy of the love that you so freely give others.
Republished for OpalDove's comp.


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  • Emi

    I love the last line! And the one about her Father, it's so reassuring and happy.
    Replying: Yeah, I might consider publishing...mostly the stories are just a bunch of short snippets of some plot I don't really have planned out. I guess if I get enough of them I could just turn them into chapters.

    2 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    beautiful. Honestly Anne,I will never stop hyping up how talented you are.You are truly inspirational. And this might sound cheesy but I feel like your poems speak to me and touch something in my heart that I don't really know.Maybe its because I relate to you so much.I never thought I would cry after reading a poem but I'm crying now and I don't know why.

    4 months ago
  • Tushar Mandhan

    I loved it so much. It gives a sense of relief......I don't have a word to describe but like a sense of....fulfilment or..happiness. Great job!

    6 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Replying: Thanks for the suggestion! You always have such good advice! :D

    6 months ago
  • WhispersOfGray

    Absolutely beautiful.

    6 months ago