I spent nearly six hours in the Emergency Room on yesterday because of breathing difficullties, and I saw for myself the overworked conditions for nurses and doctors due to this pandemic. Thankfully, although I had a virus, it was not Covid, and after some medication was prescribed, I was sent home. What was amazing was... Continue Reading →
My joy will return. Somewhere down the line, I know. I wait for morning! Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: down and line.
Photo is from EyeCandyDesignz@ Pixabay I made my petition to the house band, for my soul felt bereft of joy. I needed the help of a little Marsalis, Coltrane, Waters, or Monk. Oh, that cat on the drums heisted my heart with a powerful solo, And out of habit, I danced, for the sweet jazz... Continue Reading →
Image Credit: Suliman Sallehi@ Pexels What makes a man take a chance on losing his life? Is it courage or folly that leads him so far from the ground? I think to climb so high takes nerves of steel and bravery, And these traits in mauldlin fools are seldom found. Written for What Do You... Continue Reading →
I saw the raven sitting in the tree at the top of the waterfalls, and he seemed to marvel at his surroundings. I wanted to see what he saw and experience that same sense of wonder. I was alone, having chosen to lie low in the forest, while my tour mates went on another shopping... Continue Reading →
Cherry couldn't find her phone. Her breathing was labored, and she didn't feel great. She should have listened to her daughter and bought the alert button for the elderly, but she couldn't get past her desire to appear independent and young for a little longer. She looked out the open door and saw her neighbor... Continue Reading →
Like Elijah who hid in a cave in biblical times, When doubts lead us to shed tears, We have to rely on God-given courage And come out in the light and face our fears. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #244: Cave in 34 words exactly.
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglasville, GA He loved to spend on Amazon, and she religioussly saved each dollar. He bought whatever caught his fancy, while she hoarded every cent. He took advantage of senior deals, but as his junior, she could not, So, she tried to stop his online spending, but he would not repent.... Continue Reading →
Photo Credit to Sarah Whiley Looking down to avoid free-falling from atop the mountainside, I paid no attention to the surrounding beauty as my anxiety grew. The fact is I was foremost so concerned about a possible disaster That I forgot to look up and enjoy the the spectacular view. I stalked the paths as... Continue Reading →
The decision to return to college for a second Masters degree, this time in Religious Studies, meant, for me, that I would complete it in two years. To meet this goal meant attending college full-time, which required I take three classes, or nine hours, a semester. Last semester, I took a full load, and although... Continue Reading →