Denise Shelton writes on a variety of topics and in several different genres. Frequent subjects include history, politics, and opinion. She gleefully writes poetry The New Yorker wouldn't dare publish.
7 Haiku Poems for Mothers
1. Morning Sickness I don't feel so well Every morning up it comes Still, I flush with pride 2. Unwelcome Advances Why do strangers think
How I Narrowly Escaped Being Buried Alive in the Blues
When I think of my teens, I think of the blues. Not just the musical genre, but the feelings of heartache, disappointment, and despair it represents. They come with the territory when you’re coming of age, and I came of age at a time when the blues genre was having a resurgence. Everyone from the Rolling Stones to Frank Sinatra was singing the blues. They had good reason, too; we all did. They were dark days.
My Husband Sent Me Two Dozen Roses for Mother’s Day and I'm Furious
My husband likes to spend money. Throughout our marriage, it’s been a constant tug-of-war: he periodically blows the ready like a Kardashian at Fashion Week, and I have to figure out how to pay for everything. It’s not fun.
Who Can Fly the Rainbow Flag?
When Gilbert stitched his flag He didn't think of me He made it for the silent Shunned and shamed The outcast and alone
You Loved Her in Star Wars, Now Discover Her Hysterically Funny Books
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This picture I took on a trip to Greece is one I come back to again and again. It haunts me. I took it in Mytilene, the capital city on the Greek island of Lesbos.
5 Reasons Why Sobriety Is the New Black
"I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I'm still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like shit by 6, not being able to sleep." - Chrissy Teigen on Instagram
The Color Wheel
First I was yellow, fluffy, and shy Recently hatched, preparing to fly Then I was green, just barely a twig, Yet quickly shot up, began to grow big.