Celestial Sound 

The thrumming of tires on the street

The chirping of birds in summer skies

Heaven’s rhythm, tapping feet

Watery hymns flowing from my eyes
Wa-thump beating in my chest

To the music of the spheres 

Unstruck chord will never rest

Silver bells tinkle in astral ears
Roaring drums and thundering gongs

A plaintive flute, soft and low

Listen, listen to Love’s songs

Celestial hums, like a river, flow

2016 Cronin Detzz 

Gray Is Still A Color, Right?

​In that infinite gray void

Where little lost souls swim

I float into the epicenter

And peacefully wait for Him
The entire choir ascends higher

Rising with one transcendent voice

I long to hear, to fly, to open the eye

But I’m not given that choice 
Although I cannot hear them

They are there to soothe my fears

I am trapped in the warm gray void

Cotton clouds stuffed into my ears
In the realm of absolute nothing

I wonder why im so blind

Gray is still a color, right?

The vapor cloud around the mind
I’ll keep swimming into the void 

Cry a thousand colorless tears 

When this student is truly ready

The master then appears

– Cronin Detzz

35,000 Feet Over Tennessee 

​There’s a girl at a piano

Chestnut ringlets around her face

Smiling at her sheet music 

Writing her perfect notes into place
A tired old man, dingy white shirt

Sinks into the grooves of his chair

Dishes piled high in the sink

Since Beth died, he just doesn’t care
A toddler chases his puppy

Together they find a field of clover

His mamma marvels at his energy 

Wishes this day would never be over
A war veteran stares at his I.V. drip

The sudden blast still etched on his brain

His legs will recover, someday

But his mind will never be the same
A sophomore sprints across campus

Earbuds shoved away in a hurry

Not sure if he picked the right major

And that last test has him lost in worry
And then there’s me, flying alone

knowing He sees this all

He saw my rise, my accomplishments,

He catches me when I fall
How would I appear to those who see?

An astral projection of both loss and glory?
A woman with dark chasms in her aura 

Who lost her son too soon 

Who grieves her boy every moment 

Loving him from here to the moon
But her story ain’t over yet

She has to go on living awhile 

Ashes in pocket, Chicago in a locket

Thankful for 18 years of his smile
2016 Cronin Detzz (On my way to Chicago with my son’s ashes. I intuited that I was over Tennessee, getting images of people below. Flight tracker confirmed it was Tennessee)

Bees Knees

Why should I think negative thoughts

When there are swans

and ponds

and palm fronds

and a great beyond

beautiful butterfly wings

and little pretty things

and children playing on swings

and peaceful churchbells ring
Why let those idiots get to me
When there are breezes through the trees

and teases tickling cheeks

and kneeses on the bees

and podses for all the peas
Why let them drag me down
When there are warm sticky buns

and sparkling lakes under the sun

and baby lambs who run just for fun

and the moments when I realize the Many are really One
And most of all, what keeps my happiness in view

angels above keep us true

and there is enough when it’s just we two

and especially my love for you

-Cronin Detzz

Sanction: What Does That Even Mean?!

The word “sanction” has always confused me.  The reader is supposed to understand your word choices based on context clues, but it would be best to avoid contronyms when possible. Below is a list of contronyms from http://www.dailywritingtips.com. 

Can you think of other confusing words not listed here? Please leave a comment! 

1. Apology: A statement of contrition for an action, or a defense of one
2. Aught: All, or nothing
3. Bill: A payment, or an invoice for payment
4. Bolt: To secure, or to flee
5. Bound: Heading to a destination, or restrained from movement
6. Buckle: To connect, or to break or collapse
7. Cleave: To adhere, or to separate
8. Clip: To fasten, or detach
9. Consult: To offer advice, or to obtain it
10. Continue: To keep doing an action, or to suspend an action
11. Custom: A common practice, or a special treatment
12. Dike: A wall to prevent flooding, or a ditch
13. Discursive: Moving in an orderly fashion among topics, or proceeding aimlessly in a discussion
14. Dollop: A large amount (British English), or a small amount
15. Dust: To add fine particles, or to remove them
16. Enjoin: To impose, or to prohibit
17. Fast: Quick, or stuck or made stable
18. Fine: Excellent, or acceptable or good enough
19. Finished: Completed, or ended or destroyed
20. First degree: Most severe in the case of a murder charge, or least severe in reference to a burn
21. Fix: To repair, or to castrate
22. Flog: To promote persistently, or to criticize or beat
23. Garnish: To furnish, as with food preparation, or to take away, as with wages
24. Give out: To provide, or to stop because of a lack of supply
25. Go: To proceed or succeed, or to weaken or fail
26. Grade: A degree of slope, or a horizontal line or position
27. Handicap: An advantage provided to ensure equality, or a disadvantage that prevents equal achievement
28. Help: To assist, or to prevent or (in negative constructions) restrain
29. Hold up: To support, or to impede
30. Lease: To offer property for rent, or to hold such property
31. Left: Remained, or departed
32. Let: Allowed, or hindered
33. Liege: A feudal lord, or a vassal
34. Literally: Actually, or virtually
35. Mean: Average or stingy, or excellent
36. Model: An exemplar, or a copy
37. Off: Deactivated, or activated, as an alarm
38. Out: Visible, as with stars showing in the sky, or invisible, in reference to lights
39. Out of: Outside, or inside, as in working out of a specific office
40. Overlook: To supervise, or to neglect
41. Oversight: Monitoring, or failing to oversee
42. Peer: A person of the nobility, or an equal
43. Presently: Now, or soon
44. Put out: Extinguish, or generate
45. Puzzle: A problem, or to solve one
46. Quantum: Significantly large, or a minuscule part
47. Quiddity: Essence, or a trifling point of contention
48. Quite: Rather (as a qualifying modifier), or completely
49. Ravel: To entangle, or to disentangle
50. Refrain: To desist from doing something, or to repeat
51. Rent: To purchase use of something, or to sell use
52. Rock: An immobile mass of stone or figuratively similar phenomenon, or a shaking or unsettling movement or action
53. Sanction: To approve, or to boycott
54. Sanguine: Confidently cheerful, or bloodthirsty
55. Scan: To peruse, or to glance
56. Screen: To present, or to conceal
57. Seed: To sow seeds, or to shed or remove them
58. Shop: To patronize a business in order to purchase something, or to sell something
59. Skin: To cover, or to remove
60. Skinned: Covered with skin, or with the skin removed
61. Splice: To join, or to separate
62. Stakeholder: One who has a stake in an enterprise, or a bystander who holds the stake for those placing a bet
63. Strike: To hit, or to miss in an attempt to hit
64. Table: To propose (in British English), or to set aside
65. Temper: To soften, or to strengthen
66. Throw out: To dispose of, or to present for consideration
67. Transparent: Invisible, or obvious
68. Trim: To decorate, or to remove excess from
69. Trip: A journey, or a stumble
70. Unbending: Rigid, or relaxing
71. Variety: A particular type, or many types
72. Wear: To endure, or to deteriorate
73. Weather: To withstand, or to wear away
74. Wind up: To end, or to start up
75. With: Alongside, or against

Source: dailywritingtips.com

Keep writing and keep sharing! Cronin Detzz