Answering the questions from Sparks from a Combustible Mind for this week If confronted with a violent crime against a single individual in progress (severe beating, rape, assault) do you try to do something about it (phone authorities or confront the criminal, stop the crime) or do you figure it’s none of your business and... Continue Reading →
Forest cathedral! God whispers; my soul finds rest. Birds sing hymns of peace! Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt for September 30: forest and whisper. I took the picture above this morning on our 6-mile walk on the Silver Comet Trail.
Photo by Tama66@Pixabay.com Janna looked at the chest holding her few worldly goods. Tomorrow, she begins her journey to find herself. She is scared, but she can stay here and die slowly, or courageously go forth. Her friends say that it is insanity to go where she knows no one. But, she chooses life. (275... Continue Reading →
Image from Cryanny The dining room was a special place Where families met and conversed About their lives and dreams and hopes And sometimes discussed any hurts. Around the table they sat and felt Joy just being in each other's presence. Poppa asked each child about school, Because learning held such reverence. Those traditions are... Continue Reading →
I feel like three-year-old kid! I have an ear infection! For nearly a month, I have had a feeling of something in my ear, but no fever. I didn't think you could have a serious infection without a high fever! The last time I felt pressure in the ear, it was because I was clinching... Continue Reading →
Pause from busyness. Your world needs you whole and hale. Rest your tired body. Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefueille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: pause.
It's like a fever! Girls being fierce and able. Don't stop the movement. Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: fierce and fever.
The old belief that sticks and stones break bones But words will never hurt you is very wrong. For, feelings can be delicate affairs that often Fracture easily, for people's psyches are seldom strong. Indeed, feelings are carelessly hurt in endless ways, And the resulting scars can be difficult to overcome. Name-calling, fat- or thin-shaming,... Continue Reading →
I didn't attend my 50th high school reunion! My oldest daughter is upset and ashamed that I chose not to go, even after she offered to drive me and attend it with me. I couldn't get her to understand that it just wasn't important to me to be in the middle of a group of... Continue Reading →
Hiding in the closet, a book in her hands, Janie mentally escaped from the fighting and screaming of her parents. As a precocious five year old, she could disappear into far-away places when reading books, safe in their pages. The years passed, and she married and became the parent. Life was mildly sardonic, seemingly filled... Continue Reading →