This group is based in Milpitas; hopefully people noticed.
The Milpitas Post and the Milpitas Library:
helped the group, making times more merry.
From May 2012 to February 2018:
I was proofreading for and moderating
the Peaceful Poets (with whom I shared my thoughts, poems, songs).
This group’s range of works and videos is at http://peacefulpoetsblog.wordpress.com .
One video (at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pqf1z35g9U ) features four of its members.
It’s one highlight of many that I still remember.
If you’d also like to watch and listen to me in this recording,
I (Z.F. Thrimej) am the second one on it performing
from the times 1:13 to 1:31.
Over half of this poem is already done.
Noteworthy is this group going beyond expectations;
it did more than stimulate and catalyze imaginations.
Love, loss, experiences, and ideas: this group writes about and meditates on.
Its members also vent about and confront what’s wrong.
Sometimes we felt messed with, dealt with the excessive.
We coped by being reflective, writing many a message
not only about what annoys, but also our joys and our stories.
This group inspired others to create and use your voice.
I hope these poets, the library, and the Post continue to encourage;
poetry, writing, and creativity are ways to heal, learn, and nourish.