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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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.

Enlace permanente de imagen incrustada

a taste from flavors of past

sometimes embittered with pain

or soothing comfort of love

blessings to savor

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Photo Courtesy of Pinterest

 

The Visit

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Zone

Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 101 – Moving on to this week, here’s an image prompt….

As a grown man looks into the conical zone

of his mind’s memories captured with silhouetted shadows

filled with the pain of his early childhood traumas

he remembers a frozen moment in time as a young boy

seeking purpose and waiting for an answer, he 

stood still holding the lamp switch and it was then

that he heard from two angels appearing as airplanes

and they began to speak this message to him 

that would forever change his life:

 

“In order for you to fly My son, you must turn on the light

to chase away the dark shadows of your past, and move forward 

into the plan and promises I have waiting for you.” 

 

The boy then, although fearful turned on the light as he

was instructed and the shadows were chased away and he

filled with the faith to move forward into the plan and promises 

to live beyond what his imagination could ever imagine!

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Photo Credit:  Artist – Anastasia Elias

A Street Named Normal

Bikurgurl 100 Word Wednesday: Week 74

What 100 words would you give this image?

Image by Bikurgurl

Walking along a street named Normal
reminds me of a past of secret abysmal
with a house that looked good on the outside
and the darkness no one knew on the inside

A yellow house with white trim
an erected white fence around the yard’s rim
two kids, two dogs, two cars, too much facade
going to church every Sunday posing our fraud

Oh the hypocrisy and the damage to my soul
I am ever so grateful for these days of ole’
for it broke me to desperately seek the Light
Light found me and gave my blind eyes sight