Is so exhausting. I am weak, So weary, I could lay my head down and Just give up right now.
I like to find the witch in me,
sometimes it is so hard to see. I use magic so I can be, daughter of the earth, set free.
I attune with the turning earth.
Seasons can bring sorrow and mirth. Then for what it is truly worth, of happiness, there is no dearth.
Find answers wherever they hide
That still, small voice that lives inside. For you have searched both far and wide. Now manifest a smoother ride!
forgive yourself first
then forgive everyone else no matter the crime…
you will have to learn
to accept this part of you the dark to your light.
Carolyn Crossley, known as the ©🦊VixenOfVerse, is a poet and writer based in the Greater Manchester area of North West England in the UK. She enjoys spoken word events very much. Carolyn is a prolific blogger and can be found here:
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to chemistry, a medieval forerunner of physics . At least, I thought I did. I wasn’t like the others I observed; I was alchemy sloppily or irresponsibly never The worst I managed was being caught with a shady drunk. while the other snack were at the fools guzzling drinks. I wasn’t a bar . clod
My trajectory was to hit pay
or, at the very least, to cash in with current decisions on the dirt in my future. Maybe I’d gold have to accept sometimes , but that was better than what my fellow students had decided to do now. silver
& Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #220 – Life is a mountain. Your goal is to find your path, not to reach the top. – Maxine Lagace Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Still-life
my gaze finds solidarity
in the still-life impressing itself upon me its immobility gracefully being the pristine presence so noble banishing inquietude
to be that solid
to be that stoic and remain stable while the tragedy of life inflicts wounds it’s admirable
will chart my course deliberately and unwaveringly
you know the times
i speak of when things are out of control feeling beaten and flogged by circumstance
they are a test
of our structure our resilience and strength shall we bend or shall we break beneath the pressures
with perseverence in those times
it forces us to grab hold to stretch to new postures straining new muscles all the while, enhancing our existence
Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #86
shall go places soon
higher and higher i strive determination
Warren Wong – Unsplash
with a hawkish glare
great focused intensity producing strides
treks of this distance
take a lifetime not always a straight line or one foot in front of the other sometimes hopping on a broken leg many times crawling perhaps at times robust enough to run
living doesn’t carry with it
a formula for success determination, a will to thrive and action all prerequisites a dash of luck thrown in still success not always achieved
i will not give up i love myself too much
“My muse is not a god.” Susi Bocks
go for it follow your instincts put your pedal to the metal full steam ahead
no one tells you as you do
that struggling is a part of the journey it’s hard work chasing your dreams
i hope you remember
to be and filled with joy playful as you hit all those milestones the markers of your success
Inspired by Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Playful & Reena’s Exploration Challenge #180 – Milestones
life is calling me
the direction always forward
determining what’s next
heading down a path with my name
walking away from your view
walking towards mine
#Whatdoyousee Image credit – Timur Kozmenko
When I was younger, I followed the adults before me and made a New Year’s Resolution or two. It’s as if January 1 were some magical day, which that alone ensured success for those things I’d wanted to change. More often than not, I’d fail to follow through. Eventually, I stopped doing that. On the day I decide when I’m frustrated or dissatisfied enough to warrant some change within myself, I do it, whatever that day of the year turns out to be. It seems it works better for me this way.