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 →
It bothers me when people get upset at others for saying "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas." I used to be one of them that thought that anything but recognizing that "Christ Jesus is the reason for the season" was tantamount to the worst sin. But, as I have reflected on Christmases past, particularly the... Continue Reading →
Knocking on the tree. Nature serenades my heart. A woodpecker's song. I thought up this poem as I walked through the woods last week and heard knocking against a tree. I asked Douglas what was the sound, and looking up into the trees, he spotted a red head moving back and forth on a nearby... Continue Reading →
Peace like a river. Learning to let go and wait. The battle is God's. Written for the OctPoWriMo Challenge of 2019 of 31 poems in 31 days. The prompt today is Peace. I enjoyed the challenge and being able to complete it.
A story written for Tale Weaver #240 from Mindlovemisery's Menagerie prompt: Wading. Includes the September 2019 Writing Prompt from Putting My Feet in the Dirt: Orbiting Halos. Frances had come to the Caribbean alone, still reeling from the sudden death of her best friend, Maya, who was supposed to share this island adventure with her.... Continue Reading →
Forgive, not for their sake, but for your peace. Written for One-Liner Wednesdays from Linda G. Hill.
Silence is good, but waves crashing against the shoreline is more beneficial to the soul. Written for the Weekend Writing Prompt #100 from Sammiscribbles: a story or poem about silence in exactly 15 words.
See all the pretty little letters, waiting to be formed into words. Those words can praise or criticize, according to how they are unfurled. The tormentor creates the words that cause pain and take away joy. But the one who seeks to encourage forms words that do not destroy. Words like "You are priceless" are... Continue Reading →