Autumn’s colorful hues
have come and gone.
Silver strands replace
youth’s golden tresses.
Gentle strength flows
through her wrinkled hands.
Though bones ache,
a smile lights her face.
Her fragile body encases
a warm, generous heart.
When she eases into a room,
others pause in awe.
In the middle of winter,
her faith flows on.
January 15 marked two years of Whispers! Two days ago, we passed the 90,000 view milestone. This is a tribute to all the talented contributors who share their words for our online journal. It has been such a pleasure working not only with gifted writers but with kind, caring people too. Thank you so much for making Whispers possible. Wishing all of you the best wherever your writing journeys lead. Thank you, also, to our readers and those that leave comments. I appreciate your support and encouragement.
Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer/editor from West Fargo, ND. Her
poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in a variety of
venues. She released her first book of poetry in 2011 called Whispers... published by A.P.F. Publisher. Their second project, Snippets...an anthology of short verse,
contains poetry from 73 talented writers from across the world and was
released in 2012. Karen is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance
and the Haiku Society of America.