I feed my body every day, Often feeding too much to it. But, I've learned the hard way That I must also feed my spirit. Silence or just being very still, Listening to some sweet music, Whatever will quiet my tired soul Is what I use to feed my spirit. But most of all, I... Continue Reading →
It's difficult and painful to realize that you have been wearing a mask for a long time, not really being as authentic as you should have been. It does not matter if the mask was worn unintentionally; what matters is finding the courage to admit that you need to change and to be real in... Continue Reading →
Carol struggles in not knowing her provenance. She often barrels into people who try to dodge her, Staring into the remarkable faces along the seashore. But the reality is that the faces are starting to blur. The light and dark play tricks with her eyes, But there's no finale to hopes that her family she'll... Continue Reading →
False promises made. Disillusioned the masses. Now his crown has dropped! Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: Drop and Crown. With elections newly over, I thought this was an appropriate post.
From our birth, life is full of times when we need to find safe landing spaces, occasions when we seek places where joy abides. Like the birds, sometimes it is tricky to identify the best places to land, so you take what you can get, while contemplating your next move towards finding that sweet spot.The... Continue Reading →
Life is a fable! Lessons on avoiding fires! Learning them is hard. Written for Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetery Prompt Challenge: Fable and Fire.
As I continue my atypical recovery from lumbar back surgery, one aspect of my life that I miss is cleaning my house. The surgeon advised me earlier this month that it would be probably closer to May (six more months!) before I regain full use of my left leg. I am still using a walker... Continue Reading →
I'm pleased with my fate. I've reached my three score and ten! New years are a bonus! On Thursday, I will be age 71, so I think of each new year past the promised three score and ten (70) to be a gift and a bonus. I am so thankful for each birthday! Written for... Continue Reading →
The beauty of the love of continued learning and of expanded knowledge is that it allows us to reach our God-given potential in ways far beyond our beliefs and the beliefs of others. Rev. Dr. Regina Davis-Sowers Written for the One-Liner Wednesdays Challenge from Linda G. Hill.
Living through the most physically and emotionally painful days of your life gives you a appreciation for normality. The back surgery in August was meant to be simple, with two weeks of intense pain, and then with some physical therapy, I would be back to normal. But in my case, there were complications, namely the... Continue Reading →
Photo by Lumix2004 from Pixabay! Trees filled with apples, Each one waiting to be picked. How juicy and sweet! Written for Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #432: Apple and pick. I love this time of year when we drive up to Ellijay, Georgia to pick apples, especially the September Wonders, which are sweet with... Continue Reading →
I have heard throughout my life that troubles come in threes. This year seems to fit the cliche very well, as I prepare my heart and mind for back surgery on August 5, 2022. The time I spent in the hospital this year really shook me, because at the time, I had been dealing with... Continue Reading →