Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Candace Shultz
23 followers
23 followers
About
Candace's posts

Post has attachment
The Hairy, Scary Spider
When I was growing up, I often wrote stories with my sister Cassandra. I have fond memories of writing a little book of poetry, short stories, and songs with her. Unfortunately, we lost that book and most of our writings from childhood. We moved a lot, and ...

Post has attachment
Dust Catcher
This thing catches the dust so it doesn’t gather somewhere else in the house. It’s big, but sneaky and quiet as a mouse. No one ever sees it working so diligently, Hanging onto the dust for dear life, Never wanting to let go, Knowing the dust will be ripped...

Post has attachment
Slumber
I hold you in my arms, your soft cheek pressed to my chest, and we rock gently back and forth. Our breaths slowing with the beat of our hearts, I hum a lullaby and stroke your hair as we rock back and forth, back and forth. You press deeper against my skin,...

Post has attachment
**
The wind blows gently. It whispers. It gusts. It whistles through the trees. The leaves shake. They wiggle. They dance. They wave hello to anyone who watches. The bird flies with the wind. It watches. It listens. It settles on the leaves of a tree. The wind...

Post has attachment
Torn
Divided. Broken. What went wrong? Eight years gone Like they never existed together. A deep black pit grows Where his heart used to be. His love turned to hate In the misery she shaped. The silence between them stretches. Just one word, one whisper Might sh...

Post has attachment
Disconnected
Disconnected By Candace Shultz My heart grows distant. You're far away. I try to move closer, But you won't stay. The farther you go, The less I try Because what's the point When it's always goodbye? * Written on February 18, 2015

Post has attachment
Bleak Gray Sky
Here is the poem I wrote for Day 26 of NaPoWriMo. Bleak Gray Sky As I walk under a bleak gray sky, The rain drops on me one by one. I wait for the heavens To pour their wrath on my skin And drench me to the core. The cold seeps into my bones. There's nowher...

Post has attachment
Kill a Spider
For Day 25 of NaPoWriMo we were prompted to write a poem that begins with a line from another poem, but then go somewhere completely different with it. I chose Kato Shuson's haiku (I found her poem  here ): I kill an ant and realize my three children have b...

Post has attachment
Kitten
I decided to write a cinquain for Day 24 of NaPoWriMo. I followed Cinquain Form #2 from this website  where you write five lines of poetry: the first line is one word; the second is two adjectives; the third is three ing words; the fourth is a complete se...

Post has attachment
Discouraged
I've been feeling a bit discouraged this month because I haven't been able to keep up with writing a poem every day. So for Day 23 of NaPoWriMo, I'm sharing this poem I wrote that expresses those feelings. Discouraged I'm behind again, Never catching up. Th...
Wait while more posts are being loaded