Raising A Child’s Soul

Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge Week 107 – Participate & Grooming

Use the weekly poetry prompt “participate & grooming”  to write a poem – any form, your choice, also please feel free to substitute these prompt words with a “synonym”.

Raising A Child's Soul

raising a child of light
is to participate love
grooming of the soul

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Broken So Beautiful – Remembering Bella

The Daily Post – Broken

Bella Showing Blue Eyes_Fotor

“Blue-eyed Bella”

Born: over 14yrs ago

Adopted: February 4, 2014

Laid to cross the Rainbow Bridge to freedom:

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

My heart has been broken
in the most beautiful way
an opportunity to love one
that was once a stray

A unique personality
that was all her own
a spritely joy given
this blessing from heaven

She sang to me every morning
and a smile blessed my heart
her mesmerizing blue eyes
had me from the start

I didn’t know much about
her previous years of life
all that mattered to me
she was now mine to delight

She loved me in her
own special way
precious moments shared
in my heart they will always stay

Our time together was short
only fours years to make the best
before our time to part
for her eternal rest

Oh the abundance
in such a short time
grateful for this dance
of love, laughter, and tears sublime

A joy so full, a joy complete
a love always unending
and the peace of knowing
from suffering she is free!

Landscapes Of Love – Sedoka Poem

Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge Wk #95 – Landscape & Homes

The “Weekly Tanka Challenge Prompt” is now also a Poetry Prompt Challenge (any form).

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.

Landscapes Of Love

Homes upon this earth
built for families to live
are the landscape of the heart

The home for the soul
is an eternal promise
found in the kingdom’s landscape

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Tincture For The Soul

MLMM Bonus Wordle – Holidays & The Daily Post – Miraculous

Words to be used for the Wordle:

1. Gifts                                                                     

2. Oranges

3. Cloves

4. Glistering

5. Biting

6. Cinnamon

7. Rice Porridge

8. Family

9. Stress

10. Snowfall

11. Darkness

12. Candles

13. Ornaments

14. Fire

Bridge over a pond in the winter, Johannapark, Leipzig, Germany

In the darkness of early morn
with candles of inspiration my heart is adorn
like glistering ornaments that embellish a tree
a snowfall of gifts so from stress I am free

I stroll to the kitchen to create a miraculous recipe
a secret rice porridge for the soul to reap
it begins with a fire that can never be extinguished
upon it sits a cauldron simmering with living water untarnished

Biting my nails with anticipation I begin
to add the captivating ingredients that have been
known to stir the Christmas Love from within

First, I add in some warmth from the family heart
then sweet oranges picked from a tree rooted deeply in earth
next, I cast in some bitter cloves that remind us to be grateful
for all the precious blessings that fill our soul plentiful

Last but not least I stir in the medicinal cinnamon bark
to warm the spirit that has become so coldly stark
bring the ingredients to a roaring boil and then simmer down
and drink of this tincture everytime you begin to frown

And your soul will be graced with the Christmas Love Crown
that you will be able to don all year round!

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