Destination Unknown

Written In Response To:

Sue Vincent Thursday Photo Prompt:  Destination #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

walking life’s journey

clouded impasse before me

hesitation binds

listening to inner Guide

I walk by faith not by sight

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7 for we walk by faith, not by sight [living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises]—  

(2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP 2015)

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#writephoto

Unencumbered

Written In Response To:

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #35 – Every Wednesday I post a photo & You respond with something CREATIVE.

Perpetual journey…

open paths with green pastures

broken roads with dark trails

frozen steps with no direction

rest areas with cradled grace…

and through it all

with a child-like heart

unencumbered

we will always hear the

music of our soul and dance

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Bestowed

Light Motiffs II – Three Things Challenge: PL55

Today’s prompt: shepherd, flame, comma

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #22

Every Wednesday I post a photo and You respond with something CREATIVE.

dry wash lane

Blessed is this broken road

I have walked for untold years

that carries in it a multitude of tears

so many pieces of my heart shattered

and scattered along the way until comma

the Shepherd’s flame welded this heart

back together and gave it a new start

yes, it still endures the cuts that bleed

but scars are the jewels of this heart’s creed

that now travels the straight, solid road

where peace and tender lovingkindness is bestowed.

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Word Count: 78

The Sacred Unknown

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge #7

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 Prompt:  discourage

Antonyms:  embolden, hearten.

Image result for nature paths with crossroads

She stands at the crossroads

of many ways to choose

knowing each way will lead her

into the Sacred Unknown

she does not discourage nor fear

for with faith she is embolden

to walk each path chosen

with a promised legacy beholden

whatever the choice it will not be wrong

for no matter the journey taken

she will come out more strong

and grateful for the opportunity

that it grew her to be so beautifully hearten.

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Photo Credit:  twoagespilgrims.com

Deep Within The Spirit

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #48 – Tagore’s Gitanjali

The weekend meditations will be all “distillations”. I will give you a poem by Tagore and I challenge you to create haiku or tanka from it or bring the “long poem” back to its essential meaning and write a haiku (or tanka) about it.

Rabindranath Tagore’s poem:

The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.
I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, 
and pursued my voyage through the wildernesses of worlds
leaving my track on many a star and planet.
It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself,
and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune.
The traveller has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, 
and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach 
the innermost shrine at the end.
My eyes strayed far and wide before 
I shut them and said `Here art thou!’
The question and the cry `Oh, where?’ melt into tears of a thousand streams 
and deluge the world with the flood of the assurance `I am!’
Deep Within The Spirit
lifetime of travel
seeking answers for the cries
beyond every door
to find out where is the where?
here, deep within the spirit
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