Floral Ecstasy

November 13





I could eat fields of buttercups and drink down ponds of water lilies.  Wear foxgloves and a pair of lady slippers, too.  I could wrap myself in bridal wreathe and underpin with nettles.  I could rise with the roses, lay with the lilies, shade with the sage, sing with the trumpet vines and run away from home with a Turk’s cap on my head and a pansy in my pocket, until the four o’clocks say it’s time to come home for evening primrose and then bed.



Increase your tool chest by one.



When I’m Gone




When I’m gone ……

I hope they’ll say I tried real hard and did my best

But more likely will be the lament;

she didn’t live up to her potential.


When I’m gone ……

I pray the song will be one of tinkling bells and uplifted voices

But more likely is a disparate confusion of musical chairs.


When I’m gone ……

I wish that my banner will be raised by knowing arms

But more likely will be a shuffle of my undecipherable notes,

then the circular file.


When I’m gone ……

I would like my dreams to fly

to the ears and eyes of friends and take refuge

But more likely these dreams will chase me down the long corridor

and be nothing but my shadow in the long dark night.


You are reading selections from Sober on the Way to Sane and More Lines From My Life by Sherrie Theriault




About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on Amazon.com include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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