A Moments Choice

A cloudy mind

an aching heart

yet beneath it all

lies the Light

patiently waiting

for the request to 

cast it all away

the choice to act takes

but a moment to 

end the misery…

a compassionate act

towards oneself

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Photo Courtesy of Pinterest

Free Will

In Response To:

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #60 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Behind the steel bars

is a tunnel that leads to

a prison of lost dreams,

deferred hope, abandoned faith

endless wandering through

mazes that can only be felt

for in this there is no sight…

until weariness meets humility

and the soul’s patina becomes 

new again unlocking the bars

setting free what was once

drowning in the sewage of despair.

Life can begin again at any time,

any moment of the day, by choice.

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Foreseen Not Fate

In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Sanguine

Your Daily Word Prompt – Ecstatic – November 20, 2019

Sadje’s What Do You See #4 – Does this picture inspire you to write something?

An ecstatic vision

of what I could become

if I allow my prideful ways

to always be the outcome

a frightening thought to be seen

yet at the same time

a sanguine blessing foreseen

warning me of my soul’s decay

should I not choose to comply 

and follow in a humble way

lest this be the way I die

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Word For The Day…

From: Gratefulness.org

Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint.

HENRI NOUWEN

(PHOTO BY MADS SCHMIDT RASMUSSEN)