Velvet Touches

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Velvet

V.J.s Weekly Challenge #49:  Gadget – To participate, create a post on your own site (or leave a note in the comments), and link back here.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #28 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Outbuildings at Hethel

As a little girl growing up

living in a house of darkness

I developed this mechanical gadget

that helped me survive the atrocities

the only way a child could all on her own

 

As I grew into a young adult

this darkness would continue to rule

over my life attracting the darkness repeatedly

until this mechanical gadget could no

longer help me survive and finally broke…

 

Yet, this was the most beautiful day of my life

for I called out to no one but the One who would

pick up all the broken pieces of my mechanical gadget

and through His tender velvet touches of Grace

turned my mechanical gadget into a heart of love.

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Word Count: 115

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A Vagabond Soul

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Vagabond

Your Daily Word Prompt May 16, 2019 – Fortitude

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #87 – I give you a choice between two pictures. You can choose any one, or write two separate pieces for both, and link up.

I am using both photos for one piece.

A vagabond soul travels down dark corridors

seeking to find her purpose in this life

though year after year no answers come and

every so often she stops to look outside the window

to watch the people below on the streets enjoying…

friends, family, lovers…engaging life to the full

with a purpose for living, loving, and being loved…

she is happy for them but can’t help crying inside

wondering why she was never given these blessings

yet…in the depths of her sorrow she finds the

fortitude to continue to keep pressing on in the

hope that these blessings will one day be hers too

even though no one has ever taught her about hope

and has really never had a reason to hope since childhood

still, it is there, deep in her core as she has survived

a design for her life that has not been her desire,

her dream for the last two-thirds of her life and

she cannot help but ask…Has this hope led her astray?

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Photo #1 Credit:  Prachika Saxena

Photo #2 Credit:  Prabhakar