A Promise To Trust

In Response To:

Eugi’s Causerie I Weekly Prompt – Transition – August 24, 2020.  Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be any variation of the prompt and/or image. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J’s Weekly Challenge #110 – Smell – What is your relationship to smell? (Don’t tell me you didn’t know this was coming, lol.).  Look forward to reading your responses. Just create a post and link back here. All welcome.

Madness of nation’s darkness

moments of light

few and far between

soul’s embitterment

taste intolerable

attempting to recall

memories of sweet

failure brings surrender

powerlessness cloaks eyes

exhale…inhale…

smell transition’s aroma

just as nature’s 

change of season

a promise to trust

good shall rise up and

shine like Autumn’s brilliance

laying to rest 

death’s shadows

upon humanity.

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Soul’s Palate

I have written a Japanese poetry form called Kouta Poem (version 2): quatrain with the following syllable count: 7775.  No other rules regarding rhymes, seasonal words, subject matter, etc.  For more information see:  Writer’s Digest.

In Response To:

V.J’s Weekly Challenge #108 – Taste – Taste is the focus this week. As you might have guessed, I am tugging at our sensory experience with these current challenges, although the word ‘taste’ has other connotations.  Look forward to your responses. Anyone can join in, and all forms of creativity are welcome.

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a taste from flavors of past

sometimes embittered with pain

or soothing comfort of love

blessings to savor

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Hearth’s Footprints

In Response To:

Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt – “August” – August 3, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be any variation of the prompt word and/or images, music, etc. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

V.J’s Weekly Challenge #107 – “listen” – This week, let’s focus on the art of listening.  

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Tis August’s arrival

quiet moments

soul stills and

listens…

as Summer begins

to say her good-byes

stepping stones of

Autumn’s whispers

can be heard as

its footprints reveal

the coming brilliance

igniting soul’s hearth

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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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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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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