Set Free

In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #116 – Prompt 116:

in sunset of humility

bowing in surrender to

the Power that reigns

over world’s dominion

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Photo Credit:  Gerd Altmann at Pixabay

 

Preventative Wisdom

In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #112 – This week you can choose one or more from a set of 10 words/phrases, to kick start your thought process. Let us see where the journey takes you. The comments often offer different perspectives and start another thread of creativity. Find time to read those and interact with other writers.

Here are the options….

  1. pockets of stillness
  2. question your maps
  3. cynical assertions
  4. lost alphabet
  5. was that really me?
  6. crumbling thoughts
  7. undulating patterns
  8. free-flowing bonds
  9. pregnant pause
  10. potential of emptiness

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt:  Glow #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

Amongst the glow

of a pre-risen Sun

pockets of stillness

can be found for a

soul to rest and be

nourished in contentment

to eschew and intercept the

potential of emptiness.

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#writephoto

 

Resigned Sojourn

Written In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #108 – PROMPT: You can choose any one line out of the seven given here, and use it as the first line for your piece.  Here are the seven lines to choose from:

“For I have known them all already, known them all:

Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons;

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.”

Source: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot

“Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave

Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.”

Source:“Dirge Without Music” by Edna St. Vincent Millay:

For I have already known them all

through the risings and the falls

evenings, mornings, afternoons

life’s tragic and comedic cartoons

drowning darkness of the grave

bold courage it takes to be brave

the ugly, the callous, and unrefined

the beautiful, the tender, and kind

a plan for me that was pre-designed

and to this plan…I am finally resigned.

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

 

A Wistful To Wise Journey

Written In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #105 – PROMPT:  “Only if I knew it then” – Wistfulness.

Star Point Lighthouse, Dartmouth, England

   Oh those “only if” or “if only’s” that at one time held me down in such unnecessary melancholy.  Through the many seasons of growing I have come to realize that the wisdom I know today would have been futile for me to know back then.  I was not spiritually enlightened enough to receive it. I had to go through those years of the foolishness of “spiritual bankruptcy” in order to grow into the wisdom of  “spiritual riches.”  

     Today I have learned not to dwell in the sad longing of  “what ifs” and instead use the lessons learned through hindsight that become the wisdom of foresight.  By doing this I have broken the cycle of insanity’s “doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result” to a sane mind that makes new and different choices bringing peace of mind.

a beginning from

feeling the way through darkness

to guidance by Light

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

Remembering

Written In Response To:

Your Daily Word Prompt – Matinal – September 14, 2019

Ragtag Daily Prompt – Simplicity

Maria Antonia Weekly 2019 Photo Challenge – Come join me, each Saturday, in posting a photo. There is a list of the prompts to help inspire us. The order of the photos won’t matter.  MY CHOICE PROMPT – A Long Time Ago

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #104 – PROMPT – Long And Short Of It.  Posted is a rather long paragraph by Jiddu Krishnamurthy.  You need not get lost in the length. Just choose any three words and create your piece with the three chosen words as a base.  My Three Words:  Feeling Of Sacredness.

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt: Reaching #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

I remember the days of 

a long time ago before

the world became so busy

living in the chaos of noise

back when people were content

reaching for the simplicity of

the matinal Light filling

their souls with a feeling of sacredness

and a desire to bring that sacredness

to others that they may know

an awakening of abundant 

beauty of stillness in tranquility

generosity of heart towards 

others who ached in brokenness…

Yes, I miss those days and 

I pray that those of us whose

souls are filled in spiritual sacredness

will keep reaching to fill the 

lost and empty souls wrenching

in desperation to be love and accepted

not by the world, but in the Beloved.

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#writephoto

 

Spirit’s Birth

Written In Response To:

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103 – PROMPT:  I have a video for you this week – aeon.co.  If you do not have the patience to watch 6 minutes of it, use the following words as a prompt:  Delightfully Disorienting Dance.

When we begin to disconnect

from rigid beliefs imposed

we are disorienting from

withering ways…

feeling lost for a moment

but then this is where

the seed of spirit begins

to delightfully blossom into

an aromatic dance of soul

freedom of spirit’s flight borne

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

 

Let Choice Be Your Voice

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Popular

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102 – PROMPT #102: 

Public figures make us hate their enemies.

Let it not limit you to a specific realm, or the literal meaning of the words. Go with the flow that the words generate in you, and don’t stop. It can be a creative stream of thoughts, a reflection, a value judgement, essay, rant, biased/unbiased opinion or analysis. There are no bars.

Public figures cannot make us hate

unless we choose this to be our fate

 

They have no power to make us follow their way

unless we choose to buy into their gameplay

 

Although it is popular to follow the majority

we can choose to follow a Higher Authority

 

You see, to follow the majority is so easy to do

because it’s easier than having others think we’re a fool

 

Great strength and courage it takes to stand apart

and lead others to see it’s love that we must impart

 

Free will is a power, a gift that has been bestowed

to use so that unwise choices may be winnowed

 

For free will is a privilege, an honor to be revered

that by others we shall never be commandeered

 

So board the Freedom Train of free will choice

and allow Love’s righteous way be your voice!

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest