My Crafty Valentine

Although I may grumble and grouse

About random piles of paper

Strewn throughout the house

I really do love all the little notes

And pictures you leave for me


My life is cluttered by your drive-by drawings

And random acts of artwork laying about

But I can’t seem to toss them in the trash

No more than I would toss you out


So my floor may sparkle

No thanks to floor cleaner of pine

But rather from the sparkly glitter

You leave behind



The mess masterpiece is mine

Just like you

My creative and crafty Valentine



*This poem was inspired by and proudly submitted to

Mama Kat’s World Famous Writer’s Workshop.*

Mama's Losin' It

and also submitted to


From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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  1. Chris says:

    What a wonderful poem.

    We can’t keep everything they bring home, the sheer weight would collapse the house, but there are treasures to be found. Glimmers of greatness. Flashes of potential brilliance.

    What a beautiful tribute.
    Well done :)

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