In The Beginning

Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Cosmos & VJ’s Weekly Challenge #113 – How it all started

science theorizes
how it all started
a big bang propelling
an awakening of life

driven by purposeful adaptation
advancing the species through natural selection
life starting with just the basics
from there everything developed

billions of years of slow constant improvement
mitigating the flaws of chaos
in a sound progression of betterment
no rushing of the process

we’ve come a long way, baby
from simple elements
to fully conscious and aware
no longer a mute cluster of cells

but now we’re here, modern man interfering
i fear we aren’t meant to outpace evolution
perhaps we shouldn’t be changing a natural path
what with man-made progress killing our humanity

Wordle #474

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl

*On a Side Note – Is it just me or does this Wordle seem to be inviting us in a certain direction? ūüėČ

Two Mindsets    

Oh, that was a cute turtle until that ruthless hawk made him lunch. Well, that’s the democratic way – Kill or be killed! The weaker player in the game of life who deserved to be dead.

Au contraire! This is the Republican’s idea of justice. It’s disgusting. But, you watch, all the sick sycophants of the GOP will eventually end. It won’t be a sad day when they and tRump are over. There will be no sorrow, only joy because we will have ruined them and their evil ways! We will rule over them then!

Well, aren’t you a hypocrite?

Precious Pesky Ponderances

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #153

awake and alert
the mind focuses
on the tasks at hand
thoughts aligned to achieve results

i am pleased

day dreams slip in
swirling from one fantasy
to the next
thoughts drifting in pleasure

i am captured

sleep beckons my attention
wide awake with intrusion
no, thankfully not tonight
thoughts cease momentarily

i am relieved

nightmares force me awake
jumbling incoherent images
rousing heart-pumping emotions
thoughts gone haywire and weird

i am frightened

always pondering
images, words, feelings
flitting in and about
never-ending and overbearing

sometimes...
   they land on paper
          chapters closed and resolved
   they remain in my heart and mind
           not quite addressed, fearful of consequences
   i yell them at the hologram before me
           the need to purge anger arises
   they land on my cheeks
            the need to feel overwhelms
   i push them into the deep recesses, locked away
             remaining hidden from myself

but always a stream that never stops flowing

Dying And Rebirth

darkening and earthy
losing their luster
in a brilliance of color
autumn leaves
they embolden us
to look at the world differently
just for a bit

we’ll eventually turn the page
to a reborn world
with pastels and primary tints
the foliage and the rest of nature
alive with newness
seeking to dance with the winds
a vibrant mindset awaits

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Image credit – Elena Mozhvilo – Unsplash

Wordle #473

Like a scene right out of On Golden Pond, her face displayed joy, hearing the loon in the distance! She tried to flex her ear in the magical sound’s direction, her forehead developing a tense crease line as she strained to hear. The calls began to fade.

‘Le sigh,’ she uttered, gazing at the gardens in full bloom. She was glad to be present here. Thankfully, the job didn’t put a wrinkle in her plans.

With the moon her companion, seeing it reflect on the pond, she pondered how to overcome her sorrow. Time hadn’t given her near enough relief.

Strength Earned

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #152

i am a person rich with history
a being crafted by circumstance
yet molded into conventions
scorched by defeat and beaten down
yet uplifted too and enriched by love

the many layers of who i am
will surprise you if i let you in
only a dignitary of high regard
steps past the guarded walls of my heart
safety first, comfort later

i am a library full of books
a theatre full of people
i am a museum full of art
and a deck full of music
but my worth comes from my essence


Feeling Homesick

home sweet home
you feel so far away
on this sad and lonely journey
traversing these difficult roads
trying to take care
as i find my way back
to your comfort and protection

#Whatdoyousee
Image credit: Dan Grinwis- Unsplash