It often takes grit Not to quit when times get hard. We are courageous! Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #300: grit and quit. Congratulations on this milestone!
Standing at the base of the mountain, Looking up to where snow rested on top. I wanted to see the views from up there , But my fear of heights to that put a stop. The guide gushed of the wondrous views To be seen, if I would just be brave and go. Watching the... Continue Reading →
Tattooed on my body are the struggles I have survived, These marks define what I believe to be true. They tell the world that I have overcome mountains, And in succeeding, my strength has been renewed. Scissored from my life are the fears that kept me Afraid to ascend to the heights of whom I... Continue Reading →
Photo Credit: J. Hardy Carroll Surrounded by stunned nurses and doctors, Cassie looked up at the beehive, fascinated with its beauty. For nearly ten years, no amount of cajoling could convince Cassie to leave the safe space of the inside of the hospital. The windows were her eyes to the world. She had spent hours... Continue Reading →
I have written of my love for music, and when I saw that one of the prompts for today was brio, meaning vivacity and energy, I immediately thought of a concert I went to many years ago that featured the great trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis. I had some of his albums, but I had never witnessed... Continue Reading →
Sometimes one unexpected question can change the way you see yourself. For me, the question was asked after a lecture on domestic violence in one of my sociology questions. A young female student raised her hand and asked, "How did you become such a strong woman after all that you have been through?" I stopped... Continue Reading →
Using the definition of talisman as anything whose presence (and by extension, lack of presence) exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human feelings and actions, I believe that love, by its presence or its absence, is the greatest talisman. This is why it so important that children learn that their parents love them. When... Continue Reading →