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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Soul’s Palate

I have written a Japanese poetry form called Kouta Poem (version 2): quatrain with the following syllable count: 7775.  No other rules regarding rhymes, seasonal words, subject matter, etc.  For more information see:  Writer’s Digest.

In Response To:

V.J’s Weekly Challenge #108 – Taste – Taste is the focus this week. As you might have guessed, I am tugging at our sensory experience with these current challenges, although the word ‘taste’ has other connotations.  Look forward to your responses. Anyone can join in, and all forms of creativity are welcome.

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a taste from flavors of past

sometimes embittered with pain

or soothing comfort of love

blessings to savor

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Awakening: The Journey To

In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Awakening

It begins with a

rugged, uphill battle

a road paved with

spiritual scars

The scheduled Roman road that runs across the Pennine’s Blackstone Edge Moor, Yorkshire © Mark Moxon

unevenly paved cobblestones

these paths, not pretty,

not smooth, instead…

Wisdom building, 

beauty making pain that

leads to a precious gift

a down for the count surrender

and there, we are met by God

where He gathers our

spiritual scars

weaving them into an

embroidered tapestry of 

fulfillment through selflessness

that will shroud the downtrodden with

a Love that heals and conquers all!

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From Wounded To Mended

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When the wound to the soul

feels unbearable to endure

a walk into the pain

embracing the intensity

letting go and releasing

the next moment is then met

With a gentle, tender Love

and peace is restored 

filling the soul in abundance

because pain was heard through

the voice of tears

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Hope In Hardship

In Response To:

FOWC With Fandango – Permit

RDP Saturday – Hope

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #61 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Can one permit hope

for the worn and weathered

years of life taking its toll

when weariness is the lyrics

that the outer shell sings

off key due to pain and fatigue

the high pitch notes that scream

louder than the inner happiness…

 

Can one permit hope

with a mustard seed of faith

in the Grace where our hope is found

that reminds us that this is but

a temporary suffering

for in the dawn of a new morn

this passes and the outer shell

has a renewed strength

the gift of a heightened faith

in a Love that bears all things.

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Burdensome

In Response To:

FOWC With Fandango – Carriage

RDP Tuesday – Sound

Word Of The Day Challenge – Daft

Your Daily Word Prompt – Conspicuous – November 19, 2019

Rose mojito. Personal note: find edible roses. Courtesy of: Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: A Girl's Night Out in Flowers

How daft my mind becomes

when the side effects of this

conspicuous autoimmune disease

overcomes this body in

unbearable ways and the

sounds of anger, agitation, annoyance

at every little thing is

delivered in a carriage with 

a determined purpose to 

laden my heart and my day…

grateful…for my julep of grace

that carries me through each time!

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