Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Been There Voices: Anita Perez Ferguson - Poetry

Huichol Art ala Anita Perez Ferguson

I used to be older, very discouraged, and certain life’s summer season was done. It was then that I wrote these lines:

Am I writing or praying?

Am I writing, or praying, 
when I create a character 
and give her life?

Her ordinary moments 
reflect the hopes and fears 
that herd us toward 
divine guidance and shelter.

Am I constructing a plot, 
or meditating on her 
purpose and perils?

I listen to her heartbeat 
and see a creative spark 
reflected in her eye.

Am I writing or praying?


Summer Past

Summer past

Appears to be

Forever gone.

Never to come again.

Not to be annually recurring,

But spent.


It’s company


-- Anita Perez Ferguson, Santa Barbara, CA, young adult historic fiction author

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Been There Voices is about us, our lives, our successes and failures, our joys and sorrows, our lessons and our gradual, hard-won wisdom. We have survived and thrived throughout whatever has come our way.

The reasons are arbitrary and not intended to dismiss half of our population, however, this project focuses on the stories of women, and begins with fourteen women, well-polished grains of sand on the beach of life, tumbled by the waves of time until their light shines through, offering their stories, joys and sorrows, to the ocean of wisdom.

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