Courage To Fly

A stirring in the soul


will not remain silent

only choice

be still…listen


then, only then

will its voice be set free 

into the wild

that the soul

may once again 

soar upon

the wings of eagles

~ * ~

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In Response To:

Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Word Prompt – Complicated – January 20, 2020 – Go where the prompt leads you and 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.

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #80– Habit – This week, I invite you to join me in thinking about the habits that either enslave or empower your life. As always, interpret the challenge as you will.

Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt – Entrance #writephoto – Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.

Flirting with temptation

a deadly habit where

things and people outside oneself

become lord and master 

over the soul leading

to the threshold of

an entrance to a dark dwelling

where the soul remains

until in its bankruptcy

no light is found to be seen

a most beautiful place to be

to know the frailty of human

it is then the soul cries out

and Daylight dawns turning

frailty into Strength

laying to rest the deadly power

that once held the soul prisoner





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


To Be Set Free

November Writing Prompts #NaNoWriMo #16 – Insignificant Artifacts

To Be Set Free

To be set free…
Do not choose Pride
it is spiritual suicide
instead choose Humility
for it will always set you free
Do not choose Greed
it will lead to a toxic deed
instead choose Liberality
for it will always set you free
Do not choose Lust
it will become like a swarm of locust
instead choose Chasity
for it will always set you free
Do not choose Envy
it will leave you empty
instead choose Benignity
for it will always set you free
Do not choose Gluttony
it will leave you hungry
instead choose Sobriety
for it will always set you free
Do not choose Wrath
it leads to a murderous path
instead choose Tenacity
for it will always set you free
Do not choose Sloth
it will become a burdensome sackcloth
instead choose Assiduity
for it will always set you free
Leave behind these seven deadly
insignificant artifacts
that bring death to the soul
instead drink of these seven vital
extraordinary relics
that bring life to the soul
for it will always set you free!

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