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The Capital: A Poem

Just published! The Capital: A Poem

Self Love is amazing

Loving the self is… beautiful. Photo Source: Hal Linh Truong, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr

Hello and welcome to a place of feeling like a champion because of how you talk to YOURSELF. Welcome to a feeling of wanting to be the best you can be, regardless of whether someone from the past has tried to hold you back from being that. Here’s to doing more, being more and loving oneself, even if you have been…

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We Become Friends: A Poem

New! We Become Friends: A Poem


Friendship: Will it survive? Exploration with poetry. Photo Source: Hollywata, CC BY-ND 4.0, via Flickr

I cherish my friends, those wonderful people who I let into my section of the world. They are people who I know online and in “real” life. Some friends are younger than me while others are older. Once you become a friend to me, I treasure you so much. Recently I had a bit of a falling out with…

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Talk Time: Author Interview with Bill Holland

New! Talk Time: #author Interview with Bill Holland

Bill Holland

Bill Holland, author. He is enjoying some quiet time! Photo Source: Bill Holland.

Come join in on the author interview with Bill Holland! Here we go…!

Christy:Hi Bill, and welcome to Parfait-land! After knowing you online for several years, I am so happy to have you here for a visit today. You are certainly busy these days as an avid blogger, author and HubPages expert. Given your limited free…

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Lost and Almost Found: A Short Story

Lost and Almost Found: A Short Story


Mailboxes and relationships, in a short story. Are you lost and almost found?

I was a lack of silence that Jesse never quite knew what to do with. Our playtime became less and less, while my worries grew like rocks that had some undiscovered purpose.

And my worries lined within themselves, seemingly doubling with each day that passed away.

“I’m going to the store,” I said through the opening…

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See My Sense of Self: A Poem

See My Sense of Self: A #poem

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There are times when I struggle, wondering if it is okay to put my own self first, before others’ wishes for me. I believe in doing what my own heart says is best for me. Do you? I wrote a new poem with many thoughts circling in my head. Once the vocabulary came to rest on the computer screen, I pasted my poem about the self here.

See My Sense of Self

You see me but I don’t see you,
You see it is…

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Give, Today: A Poem about Helping Others

New! Give, Today: A #poem about Helping Others

Give with your heart

Helping others. Share the love. Photo Source: Louise Docker from sydney, Australia, CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hello, my friends! I hope you have had a nice weekend and that your week ahead is a good one. I was reading posts this morning here at WordPress and came across a great prompt at Jeremy’s Daily Challenge. I wrote this poem, based on the prompt to use the following quotation:

  • Giving…

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Guest Post for the F.I.T.S. Series on Freelance Writing

Guest Post for the F.I.T.S. Series on Freelance Writing - Thanks, @lorrainereguly !

Guest Post for Freelance Writing Series

Visitor, aka Guest Post Time! Photo Source: ©2013 Christy Birmingham of Poetic Parfait

One of the best parts of being a freelance writer for more than two years now is that I have met great people and get some unique opportunities. A wonderful project was offered to me recently by writer and editor Lorraine Reguly. She asked me to write a guest post as part of her F.I.T.S. Series on Freelance…

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5 Things a Poet Doesn’t Tell You

New! 5 Things a Poet Doesn’t Tell You #amwriting

A poet doesn't tell all

Poets don’t ink everything. Photo Source: Hilary Dotson, CC BY-ND 4.0, via Flickr

What, you mean that a poet might be hiding details from you, the dear reader? Perhaps. Grins. Here are five of the things a poet doesn’t tell you – until now!

Poets and Visions, or Lack of

It’s not always the case that the poet has a vision of what to write about when picking up a pen or putting fingers to keyboard.…

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Spam Poetry Challenge – Want to Participate?

Spam Poetry Challenge – Want to Participate? #amwriting

Poem challenge

I hereby challenge you in a writing duel :D Photo Source: By Ildar Sagdejev (Specious), CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0, via Wikimedia Commons

I was clearing out my Spam folder for comments here at WordPress and had an idea – imagine that?! I want to challenge you bloggers to a Spam Poetry Challenge.

Here are my rules to participate (it’s easy!):

  • Take any four lines from comments in your Spam filter…

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A Guest Blog with Christy

A Guest Blog with Christy

Christy Birmingham:

I am pleased to guest post over at “Artistry With Words” today! Come join us :) My post on Bill’s site provides tips for how to write an awesome gratitude list.

Smiles to you all!


Originally posted on Artistry With Words:

Welcome back and Happy Friday!

This is a great day for me because for the second blog in a row, I don’t have to do anything. I can just sit back and…

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