Set Free – Senryu

IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge #15

 How would you interpret this image below?

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facade unraveled

as the puzzle pieces fall

truth setting him free

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  JT Eberhard

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This Mind

The Haunted Wordsmith Opposites Attract Challenge #16

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s word: crowded

Antonyms: bare, blank, devoid, empty, stark, vacant, void

Oh this mind…crowded

with so many thoughts

some that are welcome

and others that are not

~ * ~

The ones that are welcome here

bare my soul without any fear

a few of the thoughts can sometimes

leave me devoid of joy

~ * ~

Once in awhile I can blank out

on a precious thought

I so desperately wanted to keep

leaving a brokenness to weep

~ * ~

Then there are some

painful memories of the past

can leave an empty feeling on

what never came to pass

~ * ~

Remembrance of a time or two

when it felt like this soul

had almost been destroyed

these are the ones difficult to void

~ * ~

But all in all,

when it comes down to it

each and every thought,

memory, and remembrance is…

~ * ~

An exquisite rose with thorns

that His love will always adorn

with a crown of beauty

beholding Wisdom’s jewels

~ * ~

This, can only be gifted

through each step we take

of our spiritual pilgrimage

towards Eternity’s Gate.

~ * ~

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The Pain That Was Kissed

The Haunted Wordsmith – Opposites Attract Challenge #11

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work). 

Today’s Word:  glorify

Antonyms abase – degrade – demean – humble – humiliate

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Sometimes God…

cuts the soul so deep

that words cannot speak

nor can the soul even weep

the blood pools and overflows

drowning the heart and mind

making difficult to see kind

leaving one to just lay down

and fall into the blood to

a depth of silent pain

that can’t be wailed out loud

only to close one’s eyes

and be…the pain

that suffered and died

to rise again…and in this

one now knows the Heart

that was set apart

for the world…

~ * ~

Humble is the soul

that will glorify

this Ancient Love of ole

while being in the midst

of the pain that was kissed

by Heaven’s Soul

~ * ~

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The Sorrows Of Silence

BrewNSpew Cafe – Word Of The Week

doldrums – (noun) – a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression. Synonyms – inactive, quiet, slow, slack, sluggish, subdued, inert, flat, dull.

Taiki-chū no chinmoku (The Silence of Waiting)

Each day a new day

the refreshment of new things

don’t always come to pass

some days the doldrums

of the sorrows of silence

take hold once again

as I long for the Presence

to speak the promises I await

but waiting to hear seems

to be my only fate

nature’s seasons are but months

but the soul’s seasons can be years

filled with so many tears

holding on can become a weary task

it is then I must drink from Hope’s flask

to continue on to my future’s promised destiny.

~ * ~

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This Gift From God

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Rain so beautiful

soothing the soul

of pain taken hold

~ * ~

Anger at the injustice

in this world

that will never end

until this world

has become new again

~ * ~

Holding on to this promise

at times is so hard

defeating the spirit

until surrender is unbarred

~ * ~

Then wailing the sadness

of the sorrows seen

and burden of cares

is released into unseen

~ * ~

In the light of a new morn

with hearts no longer torn

we fill with a strength

to go the length

and stand to advocate

for broken souls left devostate

~ * ~

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Season Of Her Soul

BrewNSpew Cafe Word Of The Week – lollygag

lollygag – spend time aimlessly; idle.

Thinking about autumn road trips

As this season of her soul

continues to lollygag down the road

filled with continuous mist and rain

crying the tears of her soul’s pain

~ * ~

She continues to hope with

each new day will come

a new season filled with love,

joy, eyes of laughter and fun

~ * ~

Dancing to her heart’s new beat

singing sweet lyrics of feat

looking forward and leaving behind

this long season so unkind

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  Hither & Thither 

 

Envisioning Herself To Hope

Nature, Landscape, Away, Pond, Park Bench, Sky, Clouds

She envisions herself

sitting on the bench

basking in the sun while she waits

for this long Winter to

be done and gone

~ * ~

Winter has been beautiful but

has gone on and on for

far too long and it is now time

for Spring to shine its dawn

~ * ~

The same holds true for

her soul’s Winter season

that the darkness has

finally passed and to know

her soul shall finally fill

with Love’s warm glow

~ * ~

To light the way to

more prosperous days

As she sits on the bench

envisioning herself to hope

~ * ~

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A Realm Within The Soul

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In a realm within the soul

there is a place where one can wander

aimlessly, seeking a way out

of the confusion

~ * ~

Listening but hearing only silence

feeling one’s way around

unable to see through like

being caught in a vast snow storm

~ * ~

This realm, can seem so endless

calling out for help, listening

with every fiber of being

for a response…

~ * ~

But oh, the deafening silence

that turns up the volume of

the voices of fear and doubt

feeling so alone, so disconnected

~ * ~

Desperately aching for someone to care

to be heard and not feel crazy inside

oh this seemingly unending realm

how and when is the way out to clarity…

~ * ~

Be still and know…Wisdom will guide the way.

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  NaturesPIcWallpaper 

The Longing Ache Of Soul

You Shall Have Homes, N.C. Wyeth (1928)

In the soul where war can rage

Sits a desperate yearning for peace

Peace on this earth and

Peace in God’s houses for…

Hate to turn to love and

Fleeting happiness to turn to

An eternal joy that is strength

For tongues to speak Love’s Wisdom

Instead of darkness that rapes a soul

~ * ~

The longing, the desiring, the aching

For this to be–Is it futile to hope

For the reverence that once was

In days past?  Shall it ever be again?

One can ache, one can long, one can hope

And desire to be the light that shines

Through this controversy…

~ * ~

Yet it will demand a great strength

To love against the majority and stand

For the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Photo Credit:  Toko-Pa