Three lines to live by…


I wished to push the boundaries of my existence

with a few words and some line in light,

I’ve pushed and created new bounds to leap over.

M. Willcox

Day 28 – This Poem Has a Mission – NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015

I started this venture in muddied waters and as the month has progressed,

clear vision has come back to me.  Thank you Magaly for the opportunity

to share my voice among the various talented people I’ve “met” on this

journey ūüėČ



I’ve never read his books but am surely interested now.

In honor of the late Sir Terry Pratchett.

“The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.”

Terry Pratchett



Hearts beat as one, one sweats and so does

a thousand more, very little is comprehended

when sheep congregate and baaa all around.

Baa here, baa there…nothing gets past the

dismal gaze you can feel coming from the hoard,

sheep or zombies or both, you may ask?

I say sheep, what say you?


M. Willcox on Sir Terry Pratchett

Day 28 – In the Beginning… – NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015



A day for you, a day for me,

a day for all us three.  Bring

your imaginary friends along

too ladies and gents.  We

come to celebrate AFR day,

right here in sweet old USA.

What’s AFR day you say?

Its only Alicorns Farting

Rainbows day!  The very

day in history where some

wise old people decided to not

take themselves so seriously

and continued the tradition,

at least once a year.

When you can suspend

your life, time and travel.

Just to take a day

just to be, say whatever

you like and be whoever

you want.  AFR, for you,

for me, for all

who want to just be.

M. Willcox

Artwork M. Willcox

Day 27 – Making Cheer Up – NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015

Yes I’ve gone and done it, Alicorns Farting Rainbows will be a big hit! ūüėČ

Dread no more…


Thank you for taking this meeting,

I’m sure you’ve got plenty to keep you busy.

No don’t speak, I’ll talk for both of us right now.

You understand why I called this chat?

*Dreams nod*

I can’t tolerate your incessant dread

anymore.  You have plagued my sleep

for so long I can’t remember. ¬†If you

can’t clean up your act, I’ll have to let

you go.  Do you understand?

*Dreams scowls and nods*

I don’t want to resort to this because

sometimes I have the most beautiful

and vivid dreams, colors so bright I

can remember them when I wake up.

But the other 99% of the time, I wake

up confused, sad, scared or terrified.

This has to stop, I don’t want to dream

up the past and live creative nightmares

anymore. ¬†I’m afraid I’m at my wits end with

you.  Keep it up and your gone.

*Dreams looks sad and acknowledges*

*Dreams starts to cry and is ignored”

I’ve cried enough tears because of you

and I’m not crying anymore so your tears

don’t mean anything to me.

*Dreams stiffens and glares*

I hope you take away something good

from this meeting because I know I will,

I’m done being your bitch and wearing

your cloak on my days. ¬†I’m just done

and I’ll have no more of this nonsense.

Police yourself or your gone.

*Dreams slumps out of the room*

M. Willcox

Day 26 – “Speak to your Affliction” – NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015

“Borrowed” Artwork by James Jean¬†

Suffice to say I have nightmares that haunt my days so sometimes I wake up

just so I won’t dream anymore. ¬†Its a part of life I detest and am ready to be done with.


M. Willcox “The Light at the end of the Tunnel”


Mayhem speaks…


Mayhem and chaos course

through my veins, bringing

fervor to my craft, specializing

in chicanery but a jack of all

trades you could say.

I am darkness and light,

good and troubled, first

to set my feet and part

the tides.

I am the shadows in

your corners, always

watching and always

waiting to create havoc

in your deepest fears.

I am unavoidable,

though some try and

live to tell the tale, they

are never the same.

Maelstrom dictates…

dead girl

I know its coming, I created

a monster and now I’ve got

to brace for impact.  Its my

fault, I brought about this

chaos and mayhem will

surely follow.  Instinct says

to run but I shall stand and

fight, tooth and nail till

resolution can be found.

The aftermath will be lasting

and 99 Red Balloons won’t

save me this time.  Brace

yourself, this time it won’t be pretty.

Instinct says to learn my lesson,

but I know I’ll end up repeating

this mistake a million more times

before I can stop myself. ¬†I’ve been

here before and I will again, but

I’m not done and this won’t break

me. ¬†I won’t let it but anticipation

doesn’t help.

M. Willcox

Photo by M. Willcox

Day 25 – “Anticipating Mayhem” – NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015

I believe my eyes say it all.

Sonic Vibrations

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Notes surround and lift me up,

the pitter patter of my heart beats

in time to the melody in my headphones.

Nothing compares to the feeling

of freedom a few notes can leave me


They can carry you up high

and lift your blues, reminds you

that your alive and that life is truly

beautiful.  The feeling is inexplicable,

an art so motivating and eternal, so

powerful and soultastic.

Every note hits a chord and

strikes a nerve and all you

need is a beating heart and

some bass pumped headphones.

Euphoria guaranteed.

M. Willcox

Day 24 – “Art speaks to Art” – NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015

I can’t choose one artistic piece so I am choosing a genre, music.

Music is my life, I love it, it helped me out of dark places and

gives me something to aspire to.  It inspires and invigorates me.

I love music with all my stereo heart.