Photo Credit Sarah Whiley As I sauntered the streets of this beautiful city, I was in a quandary as to which direction I should go. But as I watched the majority of people rushing toward the left, I knew that going to the right was the only way I would grow! Written for the Weekend... Continue Reading →
We Never Outgrow Winnie the Pooh!
Happy Birthday, Winnie! Thanks for the Hugs! In 1997, due to technological changes, my job in Information Technology for the local telephone company ended, as the company chose to outsource the work. After 23 years of working for Ma Bell, I decided to take early retirement and go to college full-time to become a college... Continue Reading →
Some Cures Are Off-Limits
Image from Li@TaoTalk No amount of cha-ching could make me try acupuncture, With my fear of all things with any sharp ends. No matter the gain, I would rather the pain Than do exercises that require me to bend. Instead, give me a warm cardigan and gloves, And in my car I'll find a long... Continue Reading →
Loving Others Makes the World Beautiful
Image credit to Tathanhtuan@Pixabay My husband says I view the world through rose-colored glasses, Because I believe that there is more good than bad in this wondrous world. To me, God created an orderly universe, open and free for each one of us, And the hatred that often pervades our lives doesn't discourage this old... Continue Reading →
The Tremendous Pain of Hate
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Georgia Your glare truly hurts. You don't try to mask your hate. It won't destroy me! Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetery Prompt Challenge: glare and mask.
When We Are One of the Least of Them
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 →
Joy Will Come with the Morning!
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.
Musicians Are Soul Doctors
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 →
Is It Courage or Is It Folly?
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 →
Following the Raven to the Clouds
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 →