Solitary Sojourn

Walking what seems like

an endless path

of  unspoken words

a heavy burden

tears not cried

holding my heart prisoner

awaiting release

from life’s storm

yet grateful for

the comfort of 

Autumn’s hearth

warming my soul

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Burdened

In Response To:

Sadje’s What Do You See #135 – May 23, 2022 – Write an original story, poem or a caption.

Yet another path to walk

an unending journey in life

sometimes tiring to endure

will it be winding, rugged,

smooth or straight with

obstacles to overcome or

this time will it be the path

I hunger and ache for

gentle, loving, peaceful

a place where I can

finally experience rest

for my body and soul…

only time will tell

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The Unspoken Pull

In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge – What Pulls At Your Soul? 

After all is done

after all is quiet

the volume turns up

on my soul’s longings

I hear its cry of 

desolation

an unspoken ache

to be loved, even

if its only by 

one person–it would

be enough–a soulmate, friend

a desperate desire for

my soul to become

hallowed ground where the

 Wild Iris

can grow eternal

vibrant beauty that 

others will desire to

know and love…

It’s been a lifetime’s longing

and I only have one third

of a life’s time left

My soul’s pull cries out;

“Will I ever know this

before I leave this world?”

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The Watch That Keeps Time

In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Hope

As I prepare to enter

into the new year

I ponder the good times 

before this year that

seem of a long time ago

finding them hard to remember…

~

As 2020 is laid to rest

with its devastation of

too many lost lives and

the Wisdom gained 

from painful lessons

due to lack of uninformed

choices driven by fear…

~

I now meditate on 

the new times with

faith they will become a

reality of cherished memories…

~

Alas, patience must persevere

while suffering through the surge

before the new times arrive so

I will let hope be the watch

that keeps time 

making it worth the wait!

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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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Fearfully And Wonderfully Made

Broken pieces

each a story

of its own

shaped by its 

survival

lovingly sculpted

by the 

Healing Hand

into a unique

majestic beauty

only seen by the

eyes of the soul

for true, eternal

Beauty

is found only in

the broken, the flawed,

in the ugly 

that the human eye

cannot capture!

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Light Of The Holy Hearth

Sunrise of the soul

will Light the darkest of

Winter days

melt a heart 

frozen

in bitter pain

angry and afraid

it will fill the 

emptiest loneliness

comfort a body’s

weariness

bring peace to

malevolence

heal a broken

spirit…

So then let us

shine

the Sunrise of our souls

one day at a time,

one moment at a time

to permanently extinguish

and bring serenity to

this world’s pandemic wildfire

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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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