Words Don’t Sleep!

The words won’t let me rest.
They crowd my mind,
battling to find the idea
that will then become the sentence
that will birth more sentences,
which in turn, will fill a page…or not!


Where You Be?!

Where you be,
at this moment,
in this place
where you are now,
presents the opportunity,
the challenge,
to question the truth you know
become the kindness you seek.



Beware of those who will use their words
to distract.
To bear false witness.
To create confusion.
To justify injustices.
To displace truth for the sake of comfort.
Able to craft silence, sighs and whispers
into innuendo.
Dedicated to disguising
their arrogance and ill intent
and forever confident
in their belief
that they are greater than God!


Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers. A lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.