Not the Same

Not the Same by Sarah Steele September 1, 2018 Equal But not the same Not in our loves Our fears or our hopes Not in our dreams Or well-timed-out jokes Not in our jobs Or our choices of food And certainly not in our kids Or ours moods And yet meet together With hearts bruised [...]

By | September 1st, 2018|Poetry|0 Comments

Poetry Is Not Just For Kids!

Update on Book #4 You didn't know there was a #4 in the works now, did you? Full of surprises here... I'm working on compiling many of my poems--some published on this blog and some brand new--into a small book of poetry for adults! And that's the reason for the many older poetry books in these [...]

By | May 14th, 2017|Book Update, Personal, Poetry|0 Comments

Not Alone

Not Alone May 2017 I laugh with my friends All morning (And sometimes roll my eyes But they can't see) They think I'm clever (I think they're Funny And too skinny) We love each other And like each other And spend all day Together And then we glance up Each in our own living rooms [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|From My Writer's Notebook, Poetry|0 Comments


I love using color to describe a variety of things. Loved ones, birth, hardships, prayer, and this time, a season. Winter by Sarah Steele January 2008 Winter is blue like the water now frozen in a sea of glass like my hometown mug of hot cocoa that warms me through the dark, cold nights like [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|From My Writer's Notebook, Poetry|1 Comment

MOM: A Poem For Two Voices

(Psst, three poems this week, all centered around thankfulness. I normally don't share so frequently, but in honor of a great holiday and a worthy heart posture, I hope you won't mind.) Have you ever read a poem for two voices? They're boat loads of fun, like a reader's theater. The lines that are written [...]

By | November 21st, 2016|From My Writer's Notebook, Poetry|0 Comments

Love is Fall

Love is Fall by Sarah Steele Love is red, they say Or sometimes pink Or very occasionally green With the freshness of spring But I say love is fall Love is orange Upbeat and energetic Warm and inviting A first glance An inside joke That leaves your sides aching Love is yellow Exuding joy Offering [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|From My Writer's Notebook, Poetry|0 Comments

My Rain Cloud

In this final poem reflecting on the hardship of my couple years, I talk through the messiness of messiness and the value of a trusted counselor. When it's hard to laugh, when small talk takes great effort, when you're afraid you're too much of a downer or a burden, when all you want to do is [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|From My Writer's Notebook, Poetry|2 Comments

Peace Floats

Sometimes, what starts as a good thing can consume you until you're certain you won't live through it. Most often, you do live through it only to be left with an anxiety you simply can't shake. But sometimes, by the grace of God, you can learn to do that good thing again in the way [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|From My Writer's Notebook, Poetry|2 Comments