A Greater Love

In Response To:

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Enlighten – March 30, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge – #90: Contribution – To participate, create a post on your site, and then drop a link in the comments, or highlight the address to this post and create a link back. Photos, poetry, prose, or any other creative expression is welcome!

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The beauty of newly 

blossomed flowers

cleansing and refreshment 

of a Spring rain

warmth of the Sun’s shine

all these things

Grace brings to us

a contribution of Hope

to enlighten our souls

in this season of 

strengthening our faith

to see Light meeting us

where we are at in

times of uncertainty

a Comfort that reassures and

reminds us that we are 

never alone despite the 

outer circumstances of our lives

that may make us feel

and think that we are

Courage to see beyond 

fear, chaos and unsettlement 

to the Peace of knowing 

we are cared for by a

Greater Love that never 

fails nor forsakes us 

even when we forsake that

Greater Love.

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Peace Of Mind

In Response To:

Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt – Glorious – March 16, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge – #88:  Domino Effect – Thoughts? Examples? Interpretations?  All are welcome. Create a post on your own site and link back here. Or drop a comment below.

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Blossoms unfold

their glorious beauty

creating a domino effect

of joy upon hearts

the view is clear

waters are gentle, calm

absent is fear

the Sun shines healing

ease of breathing

heart beats in rhythm

upward is Soul’s gaze

leaving behind

the world’s craze

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A Torrent’s Love

In Response To:

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Winsome March 2, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge– #86 Cliche – To participate, create a post on your own site and pingback here or drop a link in the comments.  Look forward to your responses.

Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Torrent #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

A torrent came upon this soul

from whence I knew naught

it was not winsome nor was it cliche

this torrent tumbled me and dropped 

me over the edge beyond depths

of waters I had seen before…

It was different, it was new

scary, yet exhilarating…testing my

trust to go beyond myself and 

surrender to the Power that metamorphose

in unknown ways higher, greater than

what the human mind could ever conceive

a truly transformative gift of Love!

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#writephoto

Rare Jewel

In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #81 – Regulars – There is a kind of comfort in the familiarity of regulars.  To participate, create a post on your own site and link back here or drop a link to your post in the comments. All are welcome. This challenge lends itself to photography, writing, or music.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #64 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Each week the Elders

gather together as a symbol

of trust for the townspeople

a tradition that has been

carried on for over a century

giving strength to this town

hope to the people that they

have always been able to 

rely on and come together

as a whole to weather life

and not lose their integrity

through division by pride

instead remain a humble town

that does more than just survive

they continue to flourish

a priceless and rare jewel

in this world’s scarcity of humility.

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Complicated

In Response To:

Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Word Prompt – Complicated – January 20, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #80– Habit – This week, I invite you to join me in thinking about the habits that either enslave or empower your life. As always, interpret the challenge as you will.

Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Entrance #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Flirting with temptation

a deadly habit where

things and people outside oneself

become lord and master 

over the soul leading

to the threshold of

an entrance to a dark dwelling

where the soul remains

until in its bankruptcy

no light is found to be seen

a most beautiful place to be

to know the frailty of human

it is then the soul cries out

and Daylight dawns turning

frailty into Strength

laying to rest the deadly power

that once held the soul prisoner

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#writephoto

 

 

Subtraction

In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #79 – Subtraction – This week think about what you might subtract from your life to free up energy – emotionally, physically, or psychologically. Naturally, creative discretion is yours – this doesn’t need to be a personal subtraction; global issues work too.

Pancake Ice ~ ice crystals that form in very cold water that is moving too fast to let the ice form into a sheet. Antarctica

A melting away

of facades 

helping to hide the 

shattered pieces

of a child’s soul

that defined who

the child would become

a reflection of the

damage inflicted through

generational cycles

now has become 

the addition of

Love’s intervention

for the shattered soul

to become whole.

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Flight Of Discovery

In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #77 – Pause – As the world bustles, and we rush to meet deadlines, check off to-do lists, and fulfill those party invites, find a moment to pause, look, and listen.  Share a photograph, thought, or inspiration.

Living Poetry Monday Poetry Prompt – Taking – This week let’s write a taking poem. Next week will be all about giving, so let’s focus on its inverse. There are so many things we take: notes, pictures, care, advantage, for granted.

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A moment’s pause

A focused breath

A ready stance 

For taking flight into

Unknown territories

Where undiscovered Truth

Is revealed and transforms

Wings into Wisdom

Grace the wind beneath…

Eternally

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Photo Credit:  Living Poetry

 

A Dead Place

In Response To:

BrewNSpew Cafe Weekly Prompt #3 – Partake

FOWC With Fandango – Live

RDP Tuesday – Vacant

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #76 – Music

Word Of The Day Challenge – Ocean

Your Daily Word Prompt – Purpose – December 10, 2019

Sadje’s What Do You See #7 – Does this picture inspire you to write something?

As they journeyed through the vault

in search of a priceless treasure

they found it to be vacant and silent

of the lyrics and rhythm that gives one purpose

to live and partake in the abundance of life…

 

They chose not to dive deep into the ocean of grace

to capture the music that would carry them through

the waves of sorrows, pains, unbearable grief into

healing calm waters of Love’s strength, joys and 

incomparable heights beyond human realms…

 

But alas, they let fear imprison them into quietus

for a soul without music is a dead place.

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Happier Holidays

In Response To:

FOWC With Fandango – Task

Word Of The Day Challenge – Uplifting

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #75 – Satisfying – We are into December. If you celebrate the holidays, that means the stress is turned up high. Take a moment for enjoyment, particularly the satisfying kind, and drop us a line to share. Of course, this challenge is open to everyone, no matter your beliefs or practices.

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an uplifting task

satisfying to the soul

unselfish loving

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

Her Heart’s Desires

In Response To:

BrewNSpew Weekly Word Prompt – Ceremony

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #74 – Moderation

Your Daily Word Prompt – Kindred – November 28, 2019

Sadje’s What Do You See #5 – Does this picture inspire you to write something?

In her secret place where

she goes to create a life

and design a world

where people do not

stand on ceremony

instead…

all souls are kindred

living in moderation

not excessiveness to 

have more and be more

than others and 

poverty, homelessness, hunger are

obliterated…

each and every soul has

a tummy that is full 

and a place to call home

in her secret place

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Photo Credit: Island perspective By Chloe Smith