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First and foremost, I am a mother. I am a Freelance Writer, Blogger, and Poet at heart. One of my biggest goals in life is to Aspire to Inspire others I cross paths with. I live in Battle Creek, MI where a smiling face is not hard to come across in the street. I believe living with integrity is key to not having regrets. Just a moment of your time and a kind word or two can change someone else's day. I love spending time with my daughter, son, daughter-in-law and our awesome K-9 companions, Gir & Silas.

Mothers and Their Children

Mothers and Their Children A mother’s love starts the moment they get the news they are pregnant. They give up things their children will never understand or know. Just in order to allow their baby to grow healthy inside of them. They go through tremendous pain during labor. […]


Dream By: Tonya Ross 1/11/14 Dream not with your eyes shut Late at night in slumber When the world is dark And shadows lumber. Dream not an imaginary world Where there is no truth For a soul to see Barring physical proof. Dream not of things That can’t […]

Triumphant Ending

Triumphant Ending By: Tonya Ross 3-25-12 Your words and actions, Do not move in unison. Your heart and mind, Seem to have no fusion. I fill your void, But never completely. Jumping at your call, Treasuring those moments Ever so sweetly. Our bodies join, In a silent foray. […]


UNTITLED By: tonya ross In the dark I sit again This time listening to the hum of the fan As night turns to day. Another of many sleepless nights Which seem to encompass me Cloaking my body as a blanket Yet refusing to keep me warm. Wondering why […]

Status Quo

Status Quo By: Tonya Ross I shall write my life away Smartphone in hand No matter where I go Social networks demand Updates of my life Which shoes should I wear? Did you see that video? Of the government beware… Funny things are happening I must constantly watch […]

Never Ending Story

Never Ending Story This is a never ending story Just for you and I Simple little pleasures Bringing tears to my eyes. Hidden little glances Given from afar A wink, a giggle, a windblown kiss All tightly bottled in a jar. Mounting expectations Building within Hoping for something […]

No Greater Pain

No Greater Pain Though My days are many I find I pay attention to few No thoughts, words or actions Will ever take the place of you Trickles of tears roll down my cheeks As memories won’t leave me be In perfect rhythm with the rain Sullen salty […]

A few hours of free time

I sit here this Saturday morning listening to the sound of the washing machine as it churns, slouching the clothes ever so forcefully. It does so as if somehow the clothes inside have done it wrong, deserving punishment. This being the only sound I hear other than the […]

Welcome To My Blog (Audio)

Hello and welcome to my blog. Blogging is something I have thought about doing for years now.  I will be honest, I am not really an educated writer. I have no formal training in writing which I am sure will show as you continue to read my posts. […]