Another woman like me – a new poem hits the web

Awkward admission number one: I might not have recognized Aziz Ansari’s face one week ago.

Awkward admission number two: I can’t forget it now.

If you’ve been living anywhere but under a rock, you have seen the news coming out about Aziz Ansari’s night of less-than-romance.

There are so many ways to respond. THIS POEM is just one.

Thank you to Val Tuck at Tuck Magazine for adding a #metoo reflection to their collection of incredible poetry, fiction, politics, and news.

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Let your voice be heard.

© 2018 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

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3 Poems Published on Scarlet Leaf Review

So honored that 3 of my poems were just published on Scarlet Leaf Review.

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– Terrified, screaming woman murdered by boyfriend before his suicide in Lakewood.

– We Just Stop Singing

and

– When I open a book

All three are based on articles in the news. All three are available online by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you for reading and thank you Scarlet Leaf Review for sharing this work.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

 

 

I Found Hope

Hope and faith are always viable options.

Through challenging times, through tiring days, through painful experiences and stories of tragedy, we must never lose sight of the beauty that surrounds us.

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When reading a book, not even thinking about this blog, hope found me. I was curled up under a yellow blanket, hot tea by my side. And I followed hope to her next simple message: “Believe in man.” Believe in mankind to do good. Believe in mankind to be good. Believe that the world and even the current page of your novel is filled with kindness and inspiration. And believe that you have every right to move past the noise – even cross it out in black ink! – and delve straight into that place of inspiring hope.

Because, at its core, the world is … beautiful, and simple, and, quite frankly, good.

How do I know that?

Well, for starters, because you are a part of this world!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Someone Once Told Me A Story – New Poem Published on Tuck Magazine

The incredible Michael Organ at Tuck Magazine published my poem, “Someone once told me a story,” just this morning!

Based on the journey of Hurricane Irma, this poem is a story of love, loss, family, and what really matters.

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Check it out by CLICKING HERE!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Poetry and Pokemon Go

Today was a beautiful day … AND … three of my poems were published on the Scarlet Leaf Review!

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– Fondling a Lie

– Today, I Tell Myself

AND

– I stopped watching the news

CLICK HERE to read poetry that turns Pokemon Go into art and places emotion straight down on the page.

And have a beautiful night!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

And The Liebster Award Goes To . . .

Well, it happened.  In the process of preparing a post for my first Liebster Award nomination, I ended up with a second!!!  And I couldn’t be more honored.  Thank you to Fofofl’or at HushSpeakSoftly and Stream and Stone for the nominations.  Check out their amazing blogs, the first from a third year medical student, the second from a Mom with endless life hacks!

So, as I pull out my multi-note-card-length speech, let me settle your first question:

WHAT IS THE LIEBSTER AWARD???!

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The Liebster Award is a blogging community gem, encouraging up-and-coming bloggers to share pieces of themselves with the world.  (So, basically, it’s a chain-letter award to promote readership and community . . . AND IT’S FUN!)  Besides, what ever would I do without this cool little logo on my site?!

Now, for that lengthy speech part:

The rules are *clears throat with hint of sarcasm* simple:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Answer a set of 11 questions provided from the nominating blogger.
  4. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 11 blogs with less than 1000 follows.
  6. Create your own set of questions for your nominations to answer.

Steps one and two done!  “Easy,” right?

Except, I still have those long steps to come.  And, between you and me, I would probably not even read my own post if it lasted that long!  So, I turned this chain letter into the creative gem I needed and . . .

. . . made a poem answering – in one way or another – all of the extra questions my nominating friends asked!

Click HERE to read the poem!

As for the extra facts about me, let’s make this a conversation.  If you have a question, I have an answer.  Just leave a comment (or send a message through the contact me form) and ask!

And, of course, for Steps 5 and 6: If you are reading this post and have fewer than 1000 follows, TAG, YOU’RE IT!  Consider yourself nominated and turn this challenge on its head!  But if you want the rules again:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display the award on your blog.
  3. Answer these 11 questions:
    1. Why do you blog?
    2. And, going back to the basics, what do you blog?
    3. What brings you joy?
    4. What is your passion?
    5. How do you know?
    6. How would anyone else know?
    7. What is at the top of your Dream Board (let’s just say you *swish of magic wand* have one of these boards)?
    8. When did you start writing?
    9. Why do you write?
    10. What is your greatest source of inspiration?
    11. What stamp do you hope to leave on the world? (And I literally mean, if you had a giant stamp that you inked on the world, what would it be . . . but the metaphorical stamp works, too.)
  4. Post 11 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 11 blogs with less than 1000 follows.
  6. Create your own set of questions for your nominations to answer.

And of course, share a link to your Liebster blog post in the comments!  I can’t wait to see what you dream up!

© 2016 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.