Peace

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My surroundings easily force me to breathe in the tranquility.

I’m seduced to engage with a nature free from annoyance.

My being is in harmony with the world.

Shhhhh listen to the quiet, you can hear it.

It’s like being gently enveloped by the serene.

All the memories of conflicts dissipate.

Bliss and colors are magnified to a brilliant degree.

All my senses breathe it in deep into the interior of my soul.

And then, I exhale contentment.

Originally published 7/17/2018 on I Write Her.

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Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #144

with wide open eyes
focused on the ethereal beauty
drawn to this unnatural serenity

they say bliss is where the fairies live
with magical portals above and below
where mythical guides meet us

drawn away from the pressures of the day
given respite in this amazing place
where light aids the chosen path

immersed in calm
with hope restored
a life is renewed

Chaotic Journey

like wet sand clinging
cobwebs of old memories
hold me from action

tides begin shift
the mind starts to consider
beginning again

changes bring on joy
taking a big risk paid off
bliss came after all

Inspired by Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Island & Reena’s Exploration Challenge #233

Walk With Me

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Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #135

nature surrounds us
the delicate breeze
entangles the tree branches
as we breathe in green waves of fresh air

dainty flowers rise up to greet us
painting a pretty picture
the birds follow along our path
filling our space with lovely melodies

clasping your hand
and meeting your eyes
i feel connected to everything
and yet still distinctly separate

Peace

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Sadje’s What do you see #130

my surroundings easily force me to breathe in the tranquility
i’m seduced to engage with a nature free from annoyance
my being is in harmony with the world
shhhhh listen to the quiet, you can hear it
it’s like being gently enveloped by the serene
all the memories of conflicts dissipate
bliss and colors are magnified to a brilliant degree
all my senses breathe it in deep
into the interior of my soul
and then, I exhale contentment

**Originally published July 17, 2018, on I Write Her.

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No more…

wars
hatred
pain
lies
violence
abuse
crying
indifference
assholes
shame
guilt
anger
sobbing
frustration
neglect
discrimination

There will be an end to enduring suffering.
A permanent respite from all that is wrong with the world.

Finally peace.

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Crashing Into Peace

turquoise shorelines beckon me
the subtle dissonance of the waves resonates in my ears
all the pent up tension leaves my body
as each easy footprint lands in the sand and water
the shh of wooshing waves
makes me one with nature
my senses come alive with her female charms
with her sensual colors and soft winds
seducing me to stay
the themes of relaxation surround me
the release i experience
speaks for itself 

Splash!

Excitedly, the ocean welcomes me back with its liquid embrace.

Summer is over, but thoughts of the ocean continue to draw my mind back to sunny landscapes of white sand, blue water, palm trees, and the variety of activities nature’s playground offers. The images temporarily fade away as I step out into the cooling winds and changing colors around me. Shortly after that, my mind wants to return to where the sun heats the sand and my body. The place where ease is the staple of the day, and night promises no worries.

I’m homesick for paradise.

A Path To Peace

whether with deliberation
or from exhaustion

there will come a time
when steps need to be taken

to safeguard our sanity
and build back a reserve

taking the best route
to heal and restore

whether movement, nature, meditation
resting, music or books

that which provides respite
will lead us back to reality