Saturday, June 28, 2014

We Loathe "O" and Like "I" Sounds?

Loathe or Like
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Stuart Miles via

Sometimes I moan,
Bold as green mold,
Play the joke who's broke,
A flake the cold doled,
A groan with no tone - 

Sometimes I fly,
Ride the wind's tide,
From a sip of fine wine,
A nice smooth wide stride,
A sigh for by and by.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This study says "I" sounds are easy to like
and "O" sounds probe your ears like a spike.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Dr. Oz and Vogue Are Saboutaging Your Hopes and Dreams

Work For Dreams
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Master isolated images via

Hopes and dreams can lift you up
and help you reach the sky,
or leave you parched, an empty cup,
consumed by pretty lies.

You're beautiful the way you are
when you nourish yourself,
when hopes and dreams aren't kept on stars,
or bottled on your shelf.

They act like you can buy the life
you want through pills and frills,
making earnings a noble strife
and shackling your free will.

The life you're told to wish you had
won't make you the best you -

Hopes and dreams are not a fad
and with work can come true.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

for planting unattainable hopes in you and me,

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Miss Indiana Is Not Miss Average America

True Beauty
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Serge Bertasius via

Miss Normal would never
be granted the crown,
She can't reach the top shelf
at most shops 'round town,
Her thighs rub whenever
she's walking around,
She says she'll like herself
when she is less round.

If only she knew that
no crown need be worn
when you are the best you
that ever was born -
Then, even if you're fat,
they wish secretly,
they had the glow you do -
beauty all can see.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

despite the fact many complimented her beautiful yet average form.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

We Are Now One Step Closer To Proving We Should Fake It 'Til We Make It

Dressing Up As "Me"
by Rachel Hoyt

image by Ambro via

At birth I knew no shame or fear,
I roamed naked and free,
But as life added days and years,
Clothes helped me feel like "me".

To church I wore my Mary Janes -
Their black patent leather
Balanced the frills of lace dresses
And kept stray thoughts demure.

In high school I was a Tomboy,
Wearing jeans and flannel -
Few colors were ones I enjoyed
During that dark, square spell.
For a time I wore casual suits
To bolster my power -
Sometimes I paired them with heeled boots
To look more like a tower.

Now I sit typing, hardly dressed,
Free to do as I please,
Wondering which outfit is next,
Which image to appease.

Copyright © 2014 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

A new study shows clothes we wear influence how well we do
at least as much as each of us believes they hold the power to.

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