After a year of friends telling me that I “just have to read Brandon Sanderson books”, I buckled down and decided to read Mistborn. I told myself that it would just be a side project, something to read on the side while waiting for the bus or … Continue reading Mistborn – Book Review
https://youtu.be/HQHC8KmRDtg Free sheet music and more information about this piece HERE. -M.M.
Free sheet music download of my newest piece “Morning in Paris”! Click HERE. If you record yourself playing it, post a link to the video in the comments and I will share it here on Smiles in the Sky! Or leave a comment to say … Continue reading Morning in Paris
Will You Still Kiss Me? I’m sorry. I should have realized by the color of the stripes and the softness of the bristles that it was your toothbrush. -M.M. image by iStock
The newspaper said he died yesterday. He was at home in bed. It said he passed away in his sleep, but I bet if you’d have asked him, he’d have said he passed away in a dream and woke up the better for it. The … Continue reading The Novelist’s Obituary
a day in the life of a poetry-hiring professional
https://youtu.be/3QBIBOsQ0zw For free sheet music, click on the link below: Remember Me Sheet Music If you like this, you might also like “Let it Go” from Frozen: https://smilesinthesky.wordpress.com/?s=let+it+go Find more free sheet music HERE. If you make a video of yourself playing this piece, … Continue reading “Remember Me” from Disney Pixar’s Coco
Write letters filled with meaning, Something truly worth the reading, Words that wriggle with repeating On the cold and dying page. Paint a picture worth the seeing, A creation worth the being, Hold the moment back from fleeing On into the endless age. Something truly … Continue reading Letters
Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday to you! we sang to my brother when he’d just turned two. Make a wish and blow out the candle, we said. He took a big breath and his face turned bright red. Then he let it all go … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Halloween
You can’t have this poem. I called it first. Shotgun. No do-overs. Can’t be reversed. It’s mine—finders keepers. It’s mine—pinky swear. It’s mine—losers weepers. Sorry. Life isn’t fair. I thought it first. I went and picked it. You sure you still want it? That’s why … Continue reading I Call this Poem!