come away with me

come away with me,

across this sea of green

where we can be ourselves,

surrendering to our love

time will lose its bite,

and skin its wrinkles

here among the bird song and leaves,

we will dance as radiant sunlight

always in this paradise will we sing,

our voices ever ululating with joy

across this sea of green,

come away with me

-M.E. InkOwl

Our Pond

Along this path well know to our feet,

We tread with deliberate pace.

Your hand in mine, our hearts as one,

Beating in time to this place.

How I love to see you with hair aglow,

In these rays of the setting sun.

Your smile so gentle and eyes so rich,

No wonder I want for nothing.

So hold you close as I always do,

As we walk the path round our pond.

-M.E. InkOwl

Frank love

Be frank with me,

Speak words that sink past my skin.

Share the emotions we both feel,

Express your secrets.

I am here to love,

Never to turn away.

Together we have begun,

Together we will continue.

-M.E. InkOwl

Love is-

Love is tender,

Love is blind,

Love is gentle,

Love is time,

Love is understanding,

Love is truth,

Love is sacrifice,

Love is unfeigned,

Love is unending,

Love is patience,

Love is accompanying,

Love is complete.

-M.E. InkOwl

By My Side


Love me sweet beneath this falling snow,

As we sit upon this stone.

Lean in close and twine our fingers,

Whisper close so our touch does linger.

Reach my heart with your eyes so deep,

As your heart beats to love’s knowing leap.

-M.E. InkOwl

2019 on The Ink Owl

Welcome to 2019 on the Ink Owl! We’ve dived into January already and I couldn’t be more excited for this new year. 2019 has already brought grad school, teaching, parenting, and working (3 jobs) into the mix that is life.

So my theme for writing this year (when I can write) is Self-Compassion.

I think so many people misconstrue this concept as selfishness. Hopefully, I can shed some light on the subject through this year’s posts. Because this year is going to be utter chaos, my writing will mirror that as well. There should be tasty morsels and thought-provoking bits to keep you all entertained. So sit back and get ready for an interesting year!

-M.E. InkOwl

Upon the Ivory


We sat before your piano,
Our hands upon the keys.
And you did watch my faltering fingers,
As I wiggled with unease.
You watched me fail with silent lips,
Knowing to wait it out.
And when I turned teary eyes on you,
A smile waited on your face.
With practices fingers you placed my hands,
Upon aged ivory keys.
Together we played the song so sweet,
Your smile forever adorned in my mind.

-M.E. InkOwl

A Legacy of Light


With age upon your brow,
Did you come, walking this way so far.
Along a dark road so weakly lit,
Many trembled before the dark.
But you laughed and sang,
A melody of peace.
That brought light to your path.
From within your breast a radiance grew.
A sun within you shines,
And all who see beyond the years,
Find peace within your glow.

-M.E. InkOwl