The Ache Of Sad

In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Sad

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 33 – Your challenge or writing prompt is this:   what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn.  

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

An open gate invokes


Mother Nature beckons

Come, enter my sanctuary

inhale the fragrant aroma and

the kiss of Sun’s warmth 

where the soul is free to be

still in the quiet peace

away from the disconnect

of the cold concrete jungle

filled with the world’s chaos…

Alas, due to many limitations

I cannot accept her invitation

only gaze and meditate on

a picture of her and

imagine myself there 

yet I am still left with

the ache of sad

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Her Breast Of Love

Jilly’s 28 Days Of Unreason Poetry – Day 22

Write a poem inspired by this quote:

“The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting insane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods.”  Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

Cold Stone World

I’ve known the world to
nurse some and reject others
like an unwanted child
leaving them homeless and hungry
and wishing they would drop off
the face of this earth…

The insane attitudes have always
been the same…they never change
only now they are louder and more
provocative…love the rich hate the poor
making it harder for the poor to
survive in this cold stone world…

Is it no wonder we revert
back to Mother Nature
a Mother who accepts her
rejected children for who they are
and offers Her breast of love
to nurse the dispirited souls
that are so beautifully flawed.

Photo Credit:  Pinterest