Imperfections

Aging ivory goddess,  Edges decomposed,  Perfect imperfections,  Unguarded and exposed. Vulnerable and brittle, Beauty fades to rust, Love remains eternal, Body returns to dust. I’m getting to that age. The age when you realize that your petals are falling. Ha! Or the structure is weakening. I’m not fretting over it though… I’m seriously embracing every […]

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Love’s Poetry

Nuances. The rhythm slows, Lights flicker, A room once bright, Is now dimly lit. Hearts ache, Bittersweet, The pieces laid out,  Never seem to fit. The clock races, Time stands still, A story ends, But will never quit. Weekend Writing Challenge: NuanceWord Count: 38 Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

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In my Dreams

Stargazer, Romanticist, Wishful thoughts and schemes. Nonconformist, Wanderer, I’ll see you in my dreams. Composite image and poem written for RDP Wednesday: Nefelibata Portuguese in origin, derived from “nefele” (cloud) and “batha” (a place to walk), it literally translates to “cloudwalker.” Noun – daydreamer; a person lost in imagination; an unorthodox person who doesn’t abide […]

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The 70’s to Today

A Life in Rap Gallivanting, and Bar hopping. Living it up, and  Hotel bopping. Race with the Joneses, Some name dropping. A 401K, and Wife swapping? Dieting fads, and Pill popping. Sucking it up, with Sugar free topping. Trade bra for a mask,  Boobs flopping. Zoom meditation, and Online shopping. Word Count: 46 Weekend Writing […]

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The Stranger

Be kind to the stranger, The one you don’t recognize. An untold story simmers deep, Beneath her burning eyes. Lend an ear to the stranger, Hear how her heart has bled, Offer comfort, give her strength, As she travels the path ahead. I have to say that the reason I worked on this portrait today […]

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Tree Party

When the zephyr appears, We flutter and sway, A waltz in the wind, An impassioned ballet. If the squalls should arrive, We’ll shake, and we’ll sing, Let loose of the branch, Square dance in a ring. The birds will take part, Building homes for the new, Whistling with joy, Loving chirps, or a coo. It’s […]

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Unraveling

The chaotic bold, Hides her shadow. Underneath this bravado, She shrinks. Her quilted facade, Is unraveling, And soon… She will be revealed. As I was putting this post together, I realized a couple of things. First of all, I’m not comfortable writing words that aren’t bursting with sunshine and happiness (except for my occasional rants, […]

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Weathering the Storm

Not much required,To get through the storm,Here’s advice I was given in life:Drive a modest abode, Keep the tank full of gas,Ne’er forget…Your Swiss Army knife. So… maybe I’m NOT the sharpest tool in the shed. It’s the 19th of April and I’ve just learned (via Google) what NaPoWriMo stands for! With just 11 days […]

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Love Wins

Rainbow

Long ago, in the hood,Way back in the day, The streets were all empty,And the city was gray. Anger was brewing,The rains, they poured down.No one would listen,To a positive sound. Without a warning, Light shone in the dark.Beauty was forming…In the sky. In an arc. Hearts began melting,As they all looked above.They found what they needed,In […]

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Common Cents

A little patch of wild grass, Some flowers draped across the fence, Times are hard; dollars obsolete, So we decorate with our common cents. About the Image: I saw this exterior fence while walking today, and I just had to take a pic. The simplicity of it, and the fact that it “almost” looks staged, […]

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Hanging On

Leaf Art

I watched little leaves, Drifting in the wind.Spinning, twirling, floating.Landing ever so softly,On the ground beneath my feet. On the branch above,One was still hanging on.Quivering in the breeze. And I wondered…Was it shaking from fear,Afraid to let go?Or was it fighting to break free,Hoping to fly? And I wondered…If that were me,What would I do?Would […]

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Not an Island

Painted boarder

I am not an island, That is what I have been told. But I am alone when at sea, it seems,  Paddling out in the cold. I am not an island, Isolation takes its toll. But the fish and birds accompany me, While the ocean feeds my soul. Written for the Word of the Day […]

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Rain Dance

You are a melody,A soft pitter patter,A gentle good night,Causing dark thoughts to scatter.You are a symphony,A marching band’s cry,Snare drums & symbols,A parade marching by!A flash upon high,Bass drums echoing low,Earth praises your gift,Rivers once again flow.From foggy panes,I watch you perform,Our spirits connect,You are my perfect storm. —Endless Rivers— The “R” word was […]

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The Outsider

Standing at a distance, As the crowd wails, Arguing over scraps, The outsider watches. Quietly dreaming,   Anticipating, Waiting patiently, For the endless sea to call… Word of the Day Challenge: Endless Have a beautiful day everyone!

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Karma

Whatever goes up, will surely come down; Like a boomerang, it just all goes around. You get what you give, or reap what you sow; If hate’s what you plant, then hate’s what will grow. If you want to see change; if love’s what you thirst, Be bold with your kindness… Dare to go first.

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Living the Dream

Chaotic workday— a scuffle with friends, Five o’clock traffic— the stress never ends, Pressure to do well— fearing failure, too, Stuck in a pattern— afraid of what’s new, Plan for retirement— look forward to rest, Where children once played— is now empty nest, Dating disasters— a marriage from hell, Lack of investments— there’s nothing to […]

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Antipathy

His appearance stirred up anger, Seeds of hatred had been sewn. Antipathy grew heavy, I began tumbling, From my throne. Shockingly, There I discovered, His reflection, Had been my own!

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Wishes Come True

A wish, like a dream Is only the beginning The challenge comes next Prepare for the fight Fear will say: “Impossible!” You must not listen Like “look, but don’t touch,” Always leaves you wondering, What did that feel like? You will never know What you are capable of Until you have tried So take a […]

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The Wallflower

An Ode to Introverts Solitude, You are so dear to me. Sometimes I wonder, Do I love you more than I should? My friends are all out gallivanting, And here I am, Alone with you. You give me comfort, Help me gather my thoughts, Like a breath of fresh air, You are my best friend. […]

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On the Streets

Urban sidewalk A hidden gem after the rain Beauty can always be found You just need to look With your heart Open *

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The Man Cave

Boys & Their Toys It started with skates, Then a skateboard or two. The toys just got bigger, As the little ones grew. A bike; then a car, With a rack on the top, To haul all these toys… Oh, when does it stop?! Toys for water and sand, Three wheelers and such, Soon the […]

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Be Real

Be unique. Be awesome. Be you.   Do whatever it is that is true.   Take chances. Make mistakes. Step out. No one else knows what you are about. Encourage. Give a hand. Be kind. Speak gently, of what’s on your mind. Do what’s right, when others go wrong. You matter. You’re here. You Belong. […]

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An Ode to Blogging

We’re going out in public, So please put on your mask. Say “I’m fine” and “thank you,” If anyone should ask. I know your thoughts run rampant, You want to share them all, But these are not the places; The grocery store, or mall. Wait until you’re all alone, And type them with your hand. […]

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Eclectic Thoughts

How does one decipher, Mixed messages conveyed? Go where there is no path, But be careful not to stray. Reach for the stars is guidance… That often goes around, But can this be achieved… When keeping both feet on the ground? Am I shooting for the moon… If I aim to rise above the crowd? […]

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Evanescent Pause

I am a boundless traveler, My journey has no end. Just a transitory visitor… For soon I’ll fly again. —Janet

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Balance

Rain taps the window, Inviting us out to play, Childlike dreams return, Cares melt away in each drop, Balance is being restored. —Janet Written for Your Daily Word Prompt: Inviting, & RDP Tuesday: Balance Rain is like macaroni & cheese to me. It’s my comfort weather. The fire goes on, blankets get piled high, and […]

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