This Mind

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge #16

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: crowded

Antonyms: bare, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void

Oh this mind…crowded

with so many thoughts

some that are welcome

and others that are not

~ * ~

The ones that are welcome here

bare my soul without any fear

a few of the thoughts can sometimes

leave me devoid of joy

~ * ~

Once in awhile I can blank out

on a precious thought

I so desperately wanted to keep

leaving a brokenness to weep

~ * ~

Then there are some

painful memories of the past

can leave an empty feeling on

what never came to pass

~ * ~

Remembrance of a time or two

when it felt like this soul

had almost been destroyed

these are the ones difficult to void

~ * ~

But all in all,

when it comes down to it

each and every thought,

memory, and remembrance is…

~ * ~

An exquisite rose with thorns

that His love will always adorn

with a crown of beauty

beholding Wisdom’s jewels

~ * ~

This, can only be gifted

through each step we take

of our spiritual pilgrimage

towards Eternity’s Gate.

~ * ~

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Listen To Shell Speak

Carpe Diem Extra – 2nd Edition Of The Troiku Kukai

For this 2nd edition of the Troiku Kukai I have chosen a nice haiku by the classical master Yosa Buson (1716-1784). Separate the three lines and create a new haiku with every separated line.

Springtime rain — 
a little shell on a small beach, 
enough to moisten it

My added lines will appear in italics.

springtime rain –
a little shell on a small beach
enough to moisten it

springtime rain –
cleanses the air and makes way
rebirth begins new

a little shell on a small beach
the giant ocean washes
all old memories

enough to moisten it
flowering new memories
listen to shell speak

The Organized Chaos Of The Human Mind

Bikurgurl 100 Word Wednesday: Week 79

What 100 words would you give this image below?

Image by Bikurgurl

The organized chaos of
the human mind
every memory exactly
in the place it is supposed to be
yet cannot be attained to
remember the colors of
times past dreams,
disappointments and joys
love given, love taken, love lost
never to be returned again…

Some memories are to
be learned from instead
of forgotten and some
will bring the sweetest joys
born of bitter sorrows and
some are only healed through
the passing of many seasons…

Some memories are left unrevealed
until we are ready to see truth
but through it all each memory
shall come in its due moment.

Romance Of My Heart – Sedoka

Weekly Tanka Prompt Poetry Challenge Wk #94 – Moon & Romance

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.

The Katauta is an unrhymed Japanese form consisting of 17 or 19 syllables. The poem is a three-lined poem the following syllable counts: 5/7/5 or 5/7/7.  The Katauta form was used for poems addressed to a lover. A single katauta is considered incomplete or a half-poem, however, a pair of katautas using the syllable count of 5,7,7 is called a sedoka.

Romance Of My Heart

I remember when
we kissed under the full moon
before you passed from this earth

my lips still taste yours
the memory of us lives
in the romance of my heart

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