Love’s Comfort

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 24 – Lachrymose – Locate a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia, open it at random, and consider the two pages in front of you to be your inspirational playground for the day. Maybe a strange word will catch your eye, or perhaps the mishmash of information will provide you with the germ of a poem.

Your Daily Word Prompt – Renew – April 24, 2019

Word Of The Day Challenge – Delayed

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge – Today’s prompt: heavenly.  Antonyms: atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched.

Watertema soos myne mosaiek

When one has been battling illness,

trials and tribulations for some time

and remains faithful and diligent in prayer

yet the answers are delayed for many years

it can cause the soul to become lachrymose

and leave the spirit feeling wretched and broken

in these seasons is when grace’s strength is spoken

by helping us to renew our heavenly  hope once again

this is when we are reminded that even though the answers

have not yet come to relieve our sorrows and sufferings

Love’s comfort is always there to carry us through!

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Proverbs 15:13 (AMPC)

13 A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

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Mystical Beauty

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 23

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  Today’s prompt: retain – Antonyms: give up, hand over, release, relinquish, surrender, yield.

Elemental Challenge:  This week’s focus is Earth.  Today’s prompt and image: mystical.

Although the earth is thousands of years old

worn, torn, damaged, and deteriorating

even so, by God’s grace, there are jewels to find

that still retain their mystical beauty

to be enamored, cherished, held sacred and holy

a reason to be grateful and rejoice for these free gifts

remembering to relinquish not our reverent admiration!

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Forever Lone

Word Of The Day Challenge – Ugly

Your Daily Word Prompt – Initiative – April, 21, 2019

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract: Today’s word: obscure – Antonyms: accessible, clear, nonambiguous, obvious, plain, unambiguous, unequivocal.

Elemental Writing: This week’s focus is Earth.  Today’s prompt and image: destructive.

Destructive are the ways of mankind

upon this the Creator’s beautiful earth

where once stood a building enshrined

has become ugly wrought into dearth

obscure was the inspiration in planning

obvious not one took the initiative to

build upon the indestructible strength of

the Chief Cornerstone…

and what once was shall lay forever lone.

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Crystal Moon Soul – Haiku Sonnet

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 19

Word Of The Day Challenge – Moon

Your Daily Word Prompt – Implement – April 19, 2019

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).  Today’s word: gossamer.  Antonyms: sturdy, substantial.

Elemental Writing:  For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.

Today’s prompt and image: icy

crystal moon fashioned

icy gossamer patches

unique designs formed

 

with water droplets

implements sturdy beauty

that one must behold

 

light shines upon it

revealing nature’s process

solely intricate

 

just like every soul

exclusively created

by Composer’s hand

 

each one an original

poem of lyrical song

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Unity Unbroken – Haiku Sonnet

The basic premise of the Haiku Sonnet is simple: 4 3-liner haiku plus a couplet of either 5 or 7 syllables adds up to 14 lines, the same number of lines found in a sonnet.

The Haunted Wordsmith GenreElementalOpposites Attract Challenges.

Genre:  The purpose of this challenge is to push ourselves to dip our toes in other genres than we normally write in.  Today’s genre: Haiku Sonnet.

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s prompt: restful – Antonyms: boisterous, clamorous, clattery, deafening, loud, noisy, raucous, rip-roaring, roistering, romping, rowdy, tumultuous, unquiet, uproarious, woolly (also wooly).

Elemental:  For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: cascading.

cascading water

restful for the peace of mind

freedom from unquiet

 

gentle droplets spray

the face causing refreshment

breathe in cooling touch

 

listening to nature

guiding my meditation

soothing music heard

 

soul lays in stillness

freed is mind from distractions

our hearts joined as One

 

my Beloved and I fused

in unity unbroken

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The Gift Of The Swan

Your Daily Word Prompt – Examine – April 17, 2019

Word Of The Day Challenge – Lingering

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Today’ word: ancient.

Antonym: modern, new, recent.

Elemental Writing:  For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: cleansing.

Holy and sacred is the ancient water

that would be stirred by an angel

to bring cleansing healing and

turn ailments into the purity,

beauty, and grace of the modern day swan

representative of  a lingering elegance

which is almost impossible to not examine

for how can the eye of the soul not

be captured by this glorious creation

and the only requirement to experience this

is taking the time to slow down and breathe.

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Manufactured Discord

The Haunted Wordsmith Story Starter Challenge & Opposites Attract Challenge

Story Starter:  Today’s sentence: “Sitting on the front porch.”

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s prompt: discord.

Antonyms: accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace.

Here's to Spring sunrises, foggy mornings and coffee on the porch. Happy Saturday friends! I'll be taking care of a preemie lamb today.…

Sitting on the front porch sipping tea

inhaling fresh air and sunshine

basking in the peace and harmony

of nature’s ever so sweet symphony

thinking; does it get any better than this?

when all of a sudden I was startled

right out of my still state of mind

by some loud discord filled with words unkind

I could not believe what I was hearing

conversations like this don’t happen in this clearing

for we are a quiet, peace lovin’ folk out here

as I listened closer, I realized it was coming from

inside my house and went to investigate and found

my husband had all the way turned up the T.V. sound

because the forgetful old fool

forgot to put in his hearing aid tool!

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Faith Inflexible – Senryu

The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge & Opposites Attract Challenge

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).   

Today’s word: supple.

Antonyms: inflexible, rigid, stiff, stiffened.

Elemental Writing:   For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Water.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: briny

briny but supple

is the water of my soul

faith inflexible

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Lust’s Humiliation

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 13

Your Daily Word Prompt – Characteristic – April 13, 2019

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract & Elemental Writing Challenges

Opposites Attract:  For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s word: grand.

Antonyms: humble, unheroic, unimposing, unimpressive.

Elemental Writing:   For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Fire.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element. 

Today’s prompt and image: desire

Characteristic of many failed relationships

and too many broken hearts

are the ones that begin

with a lustful desire

that burns like a fire

deep within the body’s senses

an inferno that is deceitful

causing one to lose their common senses

and start believing they’re “in love”…

 

Grand it can be while it lasts

fulfilling empty needs until it’s not enough

and becomes a smoldering ember

that humbles the desperate lovers

into feeling like fools for believing

lust is love when it is actually death.

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Fulfillment – Senryu

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge April 12, 2019

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s prompt: miserly

Antonyms: bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting.

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miserly living

leaves one bitter and empty

generous fulfills

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