Scattered – Tanka


leaves scattered on road

like life’s memories journey


souls intertwine not by plan

yet…never coincidence

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest


Behind The Ornate Door

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Lackluster

Your Daily Word Prompt – Lies – April 27, 2019

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #24 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Behind the intricate ornate door

is a gathering of souls who hold the key

there is but one requirement to enter

a soul must walk in the light of Truth

if a soul walks in the dark of lies it then

becomes lackluster and cannot enter

because Truth is the key that opens the door

to a soul’s rest and rejuvenation…

for one can become weary standing for Truth

in a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred

it is a privileged vocation to be signs of a

love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.

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Xenops Beauty – Tanka

Xenops – is a genus in the bird family Furnariidae, the ovenbirds. They are found in Mexico, Central America and South America and tropical rain forest. They are small birds with a longish tail, a laterally flattened bill with an upturned tip, brown back and buff or rufous wing stripe.

Written In Response To:

A2Z Challenge 2019 – Day 27 – Letter “X” – My Challenge Theme:  Love/Peace

Maria Antonia Weekly 2019 Photography Challenge – Prompt:  Authentic – Come join me, each Saturday, in posting a photo.

the Xenops beauty

is unique like every soul

Creator’s design

Xenops minutus, _Plain_Xenops, I_LHT4623

made with a love beyond flight

of one’s imagination

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First Photo Credit:  The Cornell Lab

Second Photo Credit:

Caged Souls

Twittering Tales #129 – March 26, 2019

Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less inspired by the photo prompt.

Photo by Tony Dinh at

Caged souls


cannot sing

lying in wait

for release

whilst in the

midst of their

dark season

of healing

and their

broken wings

are mended

to fly

far and beyond

the pain that

took their life

and become

the lyrics

that sing

to the other

caged souls

that are

lying in wait

lifting their spirits

and filling them

with hope

to carry

them through


it is their time

to fly

far and beyond

the pain

that killed them.

Sewing Love’s Tapestry

Your Daily Word Prompt – Besmirch – March 19, 2019

To participate in This Daily Prompt, all you have to do is publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. It can be words, images anything that you like.


Let us not besmirch

the souls who walk

a different path honoring

their individual uniqueness

for each and every flaw

is priceless in the eyes of God

the broken He makes into beautiful

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Let us all honor one another

that our souls become full

and peace is the light we shine

for having sewn Love’s tapestry divine!

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  boredpanda

Heavenly Perfection

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #3 – Imperfect

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of at least ten lines, where every other line contains the word “imperfect” or one of its synonyms.

Heavenly Perfection

The imperfect soul a beautiful thing
makes the angels in heaven rejoice and sing
its plethora of flaws the world calls ugly
but in this the spiritual eye sees transparent beauty
In its brokenness the soul learns compassion
and pours this out on others undone
Inferior is how others may view an unfinished soul
but in the hand of God it becomes refined gold
Incomplete, unpolished is what we are on this earth
until heavenly perfection completes its rebirth

Photo Credit:  Earth Porm

The Hope Of A Prayer – Quadrille

MLMM Quadrille Challenge – Gather

The quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words, not including the title. The word “gather” or a form of the word must be included in the body of the poem.

The Hope Of A Prayer

Oh beautiful Lover of souls
gather all Your souls unto Your bosom
the lost, the broken, and downtrodden
cradle them in Your safe, protective arms
shelter them in Your healing light
that they may know hope of a future
and darkness as their past.


Photo Credit:  Billy Graham Daily Devotion