In Response To:

BrewNSpew Cafe Weekly Prompt Challenge – Illusion – To participate in BrewNSpew Weekly Prompts, publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words and/or images. Please keep it family friendly. Prompts close 7 days from the close of my post.

The intent to

create an illusion

is masked by her


to keep her secrets


out of fear

it will become


she’s not as 


as she presents

herself to be


no one told her 


are her true beauty

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Truth Or Fable?

In Response To:

RDP Wednesday – Evidence

BrewNSpew Cafe Weekly Word Challenge – Fable – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #54 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

An ancient building

centuries old

holds many thoughts

and secrets told

yet holy and sacred

where souls lived to pray

and listen to the angels sing

is this fable or a cliche

 evidence of truth

is quite revealing

 although derived from

circumstantial proof

one can only wonder

has the truth become aloof?

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Death Erupted – Sedoka Poem

The Sedoka is an unrhymed poem made up of two three-line katauta with the following syllable counts: 5/7/7, 5/7/7. A Sedoka, pair of katauta as a single poem, may address the same subject from differing perspectives.  Shadow Poetry.

The Haunted Wordsmith Genre Writing Challenge – April 20, 2019

The purpose of this challenge is to push ourselves to dip our toes in other genres than we normally write in. The form of writing is up to you. 

Today’s genre and image: Haunting.

Where love seemed to live

truth became reality

secrets no longer hidden


Haunting is this house

vicious crimes were committed

its soul erupted in death

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Photo Credit:  Mystic Art Design from Pixabay

Garden Of Secrets – Prose & Mirror Cinquain

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #47 – Vibrant

Prose Challenge – Your character finds themselves in a world where everything is bright and vibrantly colored – or perhaps the opposite, where the world is in monochrome.  You choose.  In 150 words tell us where they are, how they got there and what they are going to do next.

Poetry Challenge – Write a non-rhyming poem in no more than 10 lines, that is inspired by the word and photo prompt.

Word Prompt : Vibrant

Photo Prompt:


It was at midnight she awakened in the Garden of Secrets
where everything is black and white and vibrant hues of hope
and joy cannot shine in the prison of shame, a prison she entered
as a young girl by the touches of a father who said he loved her. By his lies she kept his secrets for fear that no one would believe her until it rotted her soul; for every man who said he loved her she believed and she would be defiled again and again leaving her to lay down and die within.
Now a grown woman so desperate to be free and know a love so pure
she knows she must tell her secrets to the Light so that her soul may breathe
to inhale life and rise from these haunting shadows that have followed her all of her life…Truth, has now set her free…

10 Line Non-rhyming Poem (Mirror Cinquain)

his lies
causing her death
unable to live free
imprisoned in breath-taking shame
set free from the shame that bound her
living a vibrant life
redeemed to soar
her truth