Echos – Haiku


silence is not heard

echos vibrate reflections

of where life once lived

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Pinterest


Soul’s Butterfly – Tanka

Written In Response To:

Your Daily Word Prompt May 21, 2019 – Empathy

Helene’s Weekly Challenge  (May 21 to 28/2019) – What Do You See? – write a post on your own blog,  your choice of poetry or a story.  Photo Prompt:


empathy ensues

broken pieces of puzzle

from pain of dying

into the joy of rebirth

butterfly is free to soar

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Weekly challenge


In The Down

Written In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #46:  RESPONSE – For this week’s challenge, I thought it might be interesting to create a post in response to someone else’s work.

In The Down

Many year ago

I used to keep

people down

with me so I

would not be lonely

it made me feel

falsely superior to them

I was jealous because

I could see their

possibility to soar

and I didn’t want

to be left behind

though I was never able

to hold them down

for very long…


But one day, Grace

came to meet me

in the down, empty

death in my soul

that I may soar

to lift others up

instead of hold them

and myself down.

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Photo Credit:  AZ Quotes

Death Erupted – Sedoka Poem

The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.  Shadow Poetry.

The Haunted Wordsmith Genre Writing Challenge – April 20, 2019

The purpose of this challenge is to push ourselves to dip our toes in other genres than we normally write in. The form of writing is up to you. 

Today’s genre and image: Haunting.

Where love seemed to live

truth became reality

secrets no longer hidden


Haunting is this house

vicious crimes were committed

its soul erupted in death

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Photo Credit:  Mystic Art Design from Pixabay

The Death Of Not Letting Go

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 18

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #83


Free Verse Revolution April Writing Prompt #3 – The Things Left Behind

April’s Theme: Death


When spiritual felonies are committed against us

the rape of the soul, the murder of our spirit

things that seem completely impossible to forgive

they can fester so deep with the core where light lives

manifesting into life-size weighted puppets

hanging from the ceiling of the soul

turning it upside down from light to darkness

causing a slow and painful death of spirit

when forgiveness is not the chosen way

and these puppets and their shadows

are not, through forgiveness, the things left behind.

~ * ~

Photo Credit For Reena’s Challenge:  Perspective

A Vacated Ache

NaPoWriMo Challenge 2019 – Day 11

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82 – Black Hole 


See if you can explore the science, give it a new twist, write a fairy tale or fables around it, or give it a totally new meaning.

April Writing Prompt #2 – April’s Theme: Death – Ashes and Dust


The Haunted Wordsmith Elemental Writing Challenge April 11, 2019

For this challenge, we will explore one of the four elements: air, earth, water, fire.  This week’s focus is Fire.  Simply use the word and/or image provided and be inspired by the natural element.

Today’s prompt and image: smoking:

This fire that burns around

the black hole of my soul

incinerates the aches and pains of

a family love I never came to know

turning them into the death of ashes and dust

to be left in the abyss of space and time

never to return to me again leaving

only the sweet smoking incense of healing

an aroma that fulfills a vacated ache knowing

there is now only a peace from what never was.

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Photo Credits:


For the Elemental Writing Challenge Prompt:  Vasilijus Bortnikas from Pixabay

Over The Years

Your Daily Word Prompt – Drench – April 3, 2019

NaPoWriMo2019 – Day 3 – Write something that involves a story or action that unfolds over an appreciable length of time.

Twittering Tales #130 April 3, 2019 –  Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less.

Photo Prompt:

Over the years…

there were so many things

I did want to say

but never did because

I did not know the Love

that lives in my heart today

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And then there were the things

I didn’t want to say

but alas, I did say them

whilst drenched in the midst of

the pain and anger of words

spoken that cut my heart

to bleed and speak its revenge

~ * ~

Then, little by little, step by step

through the years Grace divine

has healed the wounds refine

and blessed this tongue to speak kind

to no longer hurt the broken who

lash out as a shield of protection

instead pour out healing’s intention

so that they may drink from

the Julep of forgiven.

~ * ~

Proverbs 18:21 (AMPC)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].

From Life To Death Of Soul – Pi-Archimedes Verse

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge #27

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s word: righteous

Antonyms: bad, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong

The Pi-Archimedes Verse is:

○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.

Image result for picasso and photography the dark mirror

loving one another


choosing to create strife


determined to destroy with tongue

this is what’s known as first degree spiritual felony

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

The Legend Of The Birth

The Daily Post Poetry Prompt – Legend

The Legend Of The Birth

The legend of the Birth
began before the beginning of time
foretold that it would one day be
the Birth to die to save humanity
the Birth would one day come to endure
from miscreants such bitter hostility
yet despite this would bring healing to remedy
the ills of all the lost and broken souls
with a Great Love from days of ole
and now comes the day 25 to celebrate
the Birth that saved humanity’s fate
So let us on bended knee transparent
with hearts washed whiter than snow
come and adore the Birth of the Ancient
knowing the Birth became the Death
that would imbue to souls the Breath
of eternal life through the tragedy
of the Cross that ransomed our malady
So let all souls be raised in thanksgiving
for there is no greater legend on this earth
than the legend of the Birth.

Photo Credit: Etsy