I had to sit the world down to keep breathing. Since I was a little girl, I tended to absorb, just like a towel, the hurts of others. I found carrying the pain and sorrow of others the most desirable aspect of a life that seemed to have no other value. I would hug the... Continue Reading →
Tulip from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie An open flower. Harbinger of coming spring. My hope is renewed. Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille, February 12, 2020, from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie: an open flower.
from Shichigoro Shingo I held out a flower to the lady soldier, Aware that she saw me as her enemy. It's rubbish to think that our differences Mean that we must always disagree. But, man hasn't always learned to love Others unlike him, much to my chagrin. Instead, they've let their differences Bring the world... Continue Reading →
Leaving her comfort zone, Julia swallowed the lump in her throat. She hoped that the struggle to defeat agoraphobia would be realized this night. Focusing her eyes on the luminescence from the seemingly thousands of stars above, she draped a coat around her shoulders and stepped out of her home for the first time in... Continue Reading →
Another's love can be so elusive, a lifetime spent searching for it. So, when you find it, rejoice and hold on tight, for it's truly a gift. As I look at him looking at me, the joy on his face tells me a story, One that I seek to read every day, giving my value... Continue Reading →
From Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Clouds moving above. I want to follow their wake To wondrous places! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie from Wednesday, February 5: clouds.
We cloth our religion in temples With walls that keep us away From ones we think of as sinners Who don't deserve our time of day. But what if we pulled down walls, Worshiping God in the open air. Then we could love on everyone, And we'd find God with us there. God calls on... Continue Reading →
Grandchildren bring us such joy, As we give them so many toys, We give them free rein, And we don't disdain Their complaints. We enjoy. Written for the Saturday Mix Lucky Dip from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie, a poem called a clogyrnach, a Welsh type of poetry. I though I would try it. Clogyrnach Besides being another... Continue Reading →
Everlasting love! Love that survives beyond death! I won't forget you! Written for Heeding Haiku with Chevreville from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie for January 22, 2020. The prompt is Everlasting Love. I thought of how much I love my husband, a love I believe will live on after us. But, right now, I will love him so... Continue Reading →