Amy Levos

Joined October 2010

Amy Levos wears many hats; including college student, mother, wife, singer-songwriter, poet, and beloved daughter of God. She is...

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How to Procrastinate Writing a Paper

According to the playwright, screenwriter, and novelist Paul Rudnick, “Writing is 90 percent procrastination: reading magazines, eati…

My Adoption Story

My mother had become pregnant with me when she was 16, and married my 21-year-old father. They divorced when I was 5. My father took cust…

My Testimony

I was born to a very young couple. My mother was 16 and my father was 21. They divorced when I was 5 and my baby sister & I moved with …

Not Your Average Fairy Tale

Once upon a time I was swept off my feet by a handsome prince, and we lived happily ever after. Well, it wasn’t quite that simple—You see, …

My Oasis

In the midst of what appears to be a desert war zone stands a serene haven. My garden’s rich, aromatic earth and luxurious foliage is a vi…

This is the moon I was born under. / Not the enchanting, shimmery moon of lovers living fairy tale endings, nor the full, blood-curdling cr…

She had fantasized about this moment for so long and yet she could scarcely believe it was really happening! He gazed deeply into her eyes…

Vent-i

I was going to write about you, / but I found that I really don’t have much more to say. / Proverbs 20:3 says “It is to a man&#…

Perspective

The rear-view mirror is a most powerful microscope.

Catharsis, or, Ode to Former Best Friends

Will I shed a tear because I believe you hate me? / Or will I simply smile because we once shared space / In one another’s lives,

Patterns

My hands are intimately acquainted with these familiar lines, / Like the creases in a beloved’s face. / Even were I blind, I could trace th…

Miracle in Progress

[Video] / I can’t walk on water or divide the sea — feeding a multitude is out of my league / I’ve never healed the sick,…

“Awesome” really doesn’t begin …

If I could invent the words to capture the sunset / I’d fill a new book every night. / But even if I could create a language to do it justi…

Serenity

Hold my hand and stroll with me / Through my halcyon haze. / Melt me like soft-serve ice cream / With your warm summer gaze. / Embrace me …

Symmetry

Shifting numbers around is / Not as fun as playing with words. / Solve for x, y, z…add, multiply, subtract, divide. / Negative, positive, p…

Sleep Mask

Don’t open your eyes. / Instead, shun the daylight / and curse the sun’s disclosure / of those cobwebs in the corner and skeletons in the c…

Diversionary Tactics (or, Look! A Distraction!)

Extreme tedium: / Fuel for creativity / Daydreamers’ delight

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Inquisitive minds / Seek understanding in books, / Raising new questions

Craving

Insatiable thirst / Only books can satisfy / Passion for learning

Frayed

You must know most of my plans come to naught.* / Not from lack of desire; rather, / My failure to tie a knot in the loose ends / Of my unr…

The Reader’s Best Friend

House of many words / Delightful place of respite / Haven for dreamers

A Human Bean

What kind of writer fails at the art of written conversation? / An inept writer, who does not give enough context to the reader / A mediocr…

When the Gloves Come Off

Today I shed the extra layers / Dancing joyfully out of these discouragements / Whirling and twirling barefoot with the dust I’ve stirred /…

A Visit to the Optician

I saw myself through your eyes today: / One raised fist thrashing you bloody / While salt poured from the other / Furiously scorching vulne…

Infatuation

Marvelous hues of greens & blues / Murmur seductively to my eyes, hinting at secrets / yet to be unfurled / A luminous banner of warmt…
Then & Now by Amy Levos

The estest

Growing up, / I always wanted to be the est at everything / Funniest / Smartest / Prettiest / Fastest / Mostest / Bestest / All the while, …

Denial

Little lies, warm milk for the soul

Of Pennies and Pencils

I’m getting picky in my old age. / A second-hand product of the Great Depression, I used to save everything from margarine tubs to old t-sh…
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Something More

You loved me as I am, you offered me your hand, you asked for nothing in return but a friend / You encouraged me, opened my eyes to see, yo…

The Edge

Don’t lean on the rail; it’s shaky, unstable / Not unlike my resolve

Pendulum

Why do all things seem to be / Only black or white? / Compromise eludes me / Though I strive with all my might

Pedestal

Get me down from this pedestal / ‘Cause I’m afraid of heights / Get me down from this pedestal / I don’t know how to fly / I’m terrified I’…

Epiphany

Some people swore that the house was haunted. She often wondered about it as she passed it on her early-morning walks. Sometimes it was j…

Alienated

Yet what barb pierces deeper than loneliness? / I’ve yet to discover a wound more unkind / Nor a crueller dispenser of heartache / Than the…

Revelation

I slipped the jazz tape into my radio, lounged back, & let my eyes droop shut. The music washed over me as if I were a tranquil, deser…

Reflection

The Sun & Moon both illuminate the sky / But the Sun’s the only brilliance that’s true; / The Moon can only reflect the Sun / As I am a…

Tempest

The roar of the thunder / The blinding white light / The pounding of the rain / The darkness of the night / The calm before the storm / The…
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