Author Archives: Mary (tqhousecat)

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.

A New Respect For Snakes

She’s a lady Who stretches her skin Like jeans too tight Slipping it off But first, one placed beneath No reminders every day Leaving fur and fiber to be dusted away Not fretting who she was or becoming Free to … Continue reading

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We Exist

How we recognize Poets by their poetry … Metaphoric malaise Swirls of subtle syntax I tell all without admitting any I reveal me In tones of enjambment Highlighted silhouette Or I just shout it boldly Because I can I am … Continue reading

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A Childhood Memory

Warm bread from our oven, stuffed in white wax bags, no ties We sat on the back of the station wagon, laughing cries Mom couldn’t see and we ripped one in half filling our bellies So many aromas mingled and … Continue reading

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When No One Hears

Silence lingered. His eyes dropped downward and not even a rustle of the leaves beneath his feet gave credence to any reality. He was real, he knew, for he could see and move and breathe, yet even his breath offered … Continue reading

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We Are All Most Beautiful In Shadow

Personal Photo He crouches hiding from the sun with a salad of clover and grass Unaware of his beauty in someone else’s reflection Personal Photo   Attention is no more than light stopping by as it passes A splendid display … Continue reading

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Kill Me, Kill You

Douse my flames Smother me Till I am not even a glowing ember Throw your dagger Aim at my heart The moon will howl The stars darken The sun will cease to rise Who is the dragon That you slay … Continue reading

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A Buried Treasure Unearthed Is Me

  Like a Matrioshka doll I wandered through The neighborhood of my youth Nothing looked different Nothing looked the same Past and present through one lens Observing my Winter years Unwrap Spring And Summer now is small And so am … Continue reading

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