Is the third time a charm?


Third Times a Charm 2.jpg

What words then do I write

When the ink is not to trust?

A plethora of letters yes!

The thoughts, themselves, disgust.

Do I have words left to say

That will not cause alarm?

Can I wake and try again

The third, perhaps, a charm?

(poem and art by me, CD-W)

Published by

Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn's first book, "No Hill for a Stepper", was published in 2001. Her second book, "The Last Bordello" was published in August 2016. Her third novel, set in 1928, is currently being edited. When she's not writing, you can find her at the boxing gym, with kids and grandkids, or throwing a ball for her persistent mini Aussie. Carolyn celebrates diversity and is an advocate for social and civil rights.

3 thoughts on “Is the third time a charm?

  1. Im not a poem critique, but I do judge art when I see it. Line drawing somehow allows the viewer to fill in the blanks,as it were. Your art work here is excellent.

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    1. I’m voicing this opinion because of an October 1943 Wee Wisdom magazine I’ve managed to save. Inside are many line drawings. The one that stands out most is a boy and girl raking oak leaves. Somehow I’m able to take away more from the drawing than if it were a photograph.

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