Home In The Clouds

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Inspired by Hélène Vaillant – What Do You See? – 1/29/19

The sun is starting to slip below the clouds — another day at its end.
I glance out my window.
All I see is peace. And the balloon wavering silently.
All I hear is the wind and my thoughts.
After a long day, I’m grateful to have found my way back home to the sky. Away from the rat race.
This wooden refuge does connect me, but I am far above all the noises and struggles from down below.
The clouds nestle me and silence the stress and hectic of the world.
I’m home.
And I’m calm again.
*deep breath

It’s In You

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Only you can grant yourself strength.
Dig deep to show the world
you are the epitome of personal power.

Change your history.
Glorify your present
by overcoming your past.

Give your future
the best of you.
Watch how you rise.

Inspired by BrewNSpew Cafe – Epitome – 1/28/19 

 

 

 

I Write Her Weekly Haiku Challenge #4

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Welcome back to my weekly challenge. It’s time to get your creative juices on again!

So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?

Rules  

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku
  • Deadline for each submission will be on the Saturday of this week
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link to this “IWH Haiku Challenge#”  on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun with this! 🙂

ENTRY FORM

 

 

Here are the links to all the wonderful submissions I received last week. I do hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Thank you to all who participated! 🙂

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Candice – Sacred Venus

Deborah – In Quiet Twilight – A Wise Woman’s Journey

Radhika – Mystical Magic – Radhika’s Reflection

Hélène Vaillant – Midnight Sky – Willow Poetry

Constance Bourg

Elsie Hagley – Strange Scene – Ramblings of a Writer

Eugenia – Lunar Enchantment – ThusNSuch

Bobby Fairfield – Dawning of the Day – BobFairfield.org

Victories

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Ash D. Solomon – Lucid Being

finally tasting
what it means to be proud
of myself
it took too many years
for me to be free
from the contempt
the shame
your shame
forced on me
always making me feel smaller
than you were
knocking me down
me losing my identity
giving up my right to believe in myself

what a horrible mother you were
damn you

treading water
for years
wasted years
of frustration and tears
pushing hard
to break barriers
and maintain
sure would have been easier
knowing my value

you were supposed to be on my side
damn you

did it without you
lived an honorable, scarred life
healed all the wounds
inside and out
ups and downs
gains with each effort
failure was not
an option
because

you weren’t ever my safety net
damn you

me
now
so much better than what was
my time has come
achieving my greatness
feeling good in my skin
owning the center
whole, and comprehending peace
it raises me above your pettiness
and your disgusting competition
finally

damn girl, 
so proud of you

Poetry Selected for Publication!

So excited (beyond excited!) to receive the news my piece “Ennui” will be included in the Down in the Dirt (v165), July/August 2019 Magazine. It will be released on August 1, 2019. Since it was accepted, I’m also officially listed now as a contributing writer on their website!

I have a feeling this smile on my face will remain for quite a bit of time. 🙂

Reblog – Loneliness and me

I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I did. It was achingly human.

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Loneliness and me.

  

 

I found myself dwelling in the past
looking for the remains of the old me
wondering, how I used to feel.

What I found was

The love in my blood had drained
The trust I had in people had died
And the loneliness had embraced me
Since the night I stayed awake and cried.

Should I fear it, I questioned
What makes me a human, I don’t feel it anymore
Its been a while since I have felt a touch

I haven’t been touched in a while
touched by kindness
touched by love
touched by affection
I’m locked inside a prison of isolation

No one has come to see me yet
No one tried to free me yet
No one seems to be bothered by my absence
No one cares if I’m doing okay or not.

So I’ve decided to adopt it
Embrace the loneliness to used it for good.

I shut myself in
far away from the world
from the world where nobody cared anything I said

I start to live on my own
inside a big empty hall,
I start to explore,
explore the walls
see if they can protect me
or can they be broken by the storm

The storm lurking outside
waiting for me to go out
so it can devour me from inside

I live by myself
drawing, writing, praying.
drawing poetry, writing stories and saying my prayers
so I can learn to appreciate my solitude
and turn my flaws into art.

Are We There Yet?

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beautiful white snow
deceiving
in the dark night

icy and cold
chilled to the bone
layers, way too many

your world is sunny
rather visit there
wanting to thaw out

beautiful white sand
inviting
in the bright day

oh, do let me come stay with you!

I Write Her Weekly Haiku Challenge #3

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Welcome back to my weekly challenge. It’s time to get your creative juices on again!

So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?

Rules  

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku
  • Deadline for each submission will be on the Saturday of this week
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link to this “IWH Haiku Challenge#”  on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun with this! 🙂

Here are the links to all the wonderful submissions I received last week. I do hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Thank you to all who participated! 🙂

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Candice – Sacred Venus

Overheating Wall – Wonky Wizard

Hélène Vaillant – Sparks – Willow Poetry

Elsie Hagley – Ramblings of a Writer

Eugenia – on/off – ThusNSuch