To see the young boy grinning, Holding two warty frogs in his hands, Gave me so much pleasure and peace, Almost more than anyone could stand. The growth of the flowers around me Served as a prerequisite to the joy I felt. And the blow to my heart was so complete That in worship to... Continue Reading →
Sleep wouldn't come last night. My restless mind wandered. I prayed for relief, so My daytime hours aren't squandered. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #206: Restless in 19 words.
Each time I prayed, I promised to forgive those who trespassed against me, But I stayed imprisoned by my anger, and I couldn't free him or myself. The things he did were meant to break me, and even as I tried to mend, I found that I couldn't forgive or forget, regardless of pastors who... Continue Reading →
We don't have to forage for our food in the outdoors, But our animal friends still must try to do so. Yet, we so willing impinge on their habitats, Making much ado about more room for humans to grow. If deer or bears or birds could be verbal, I think they would give us the... Continue Reading →
He didn't want to be seen to err in naming his heir, For his death then would lead to a din of massive size. But, the little minx that others saw as trash brought him joy, As playing her bass accordion was the base of his life's highs. Written for the Saturday Mix of April... Continue Reading →
I do not wish to disparage love, For love makes the world go round. Yet it makes us such different people, As our emotions tend to come unbound. That one person's kiss could bring us joy, Of all the human race who inhabit the earth, Seems crazy, to me, but I thank God For that... Continue Reading →
Photo from Jasmin Chew @Unsplash In that liminal space from childhood and adulthood, A young person considers maneuvering the world alone. Butterflies tumble in her stomach at leaving her tribe, But the tendency is to stop childish things and act grown. Looking into the greatness of the evening sky above her, Her smugness at acing... Continue Reading →
Daffodils are here! Spring is erupting with blooms! Comfort for our souls! Written for the RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #351: Comfort and Erupt.
Photo for Sunday Writing Prompt, March 28, 2021 from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie The end of the road Leads to new paths and places For us to explore. Written for the last Sunday Writing Prompt by Michael at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: the end of the road. I wish you the best in your new endeavors, Micheal. I thank... Continue Reading →
Palm Coast, Florida Like the birds, I want to travel yonder in the distance, To places beyond the horizons that I can easily see. I want to take the longer road, before I am unable To travel the world on my own strength effectively. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt from Sammiscribbles: Yonder in 44... Continue Reading →