The quiet of home when we Return from wrestling lions all day. The satisfaction of writing letters, Poems, songs for loved ones. The taste of a meal carefully Prepared with helpings of love. A comfortable chair, bright light, Books we are longing to read. Songs we never realized existed But for which we find a soul hunger. A dog, cat, lizard, goat, cow, whoever Comes snuggles up, revealing devotion. Stolen hours when hearts, souls Are permitted freedom to dance art. Picking up a crying child, watching As eyes go wide, kissed by a smile. The sweet hug of those treasured Who we raised despite everything. Traveling to a far-off wonderland, Returning to a space of belonging. Knowing, growing with screen friends, Finally, meeting with hugs, face to face. Sunshine after a bleak succession Of wickedly dark, sad stormy days. The alabaster moon coming from behind Clouds, in time for a sweetheart kiss. Setting aside specific times to find those Moments to sincerely pray to the Lord. Laying down, fed, safe, warm, beneath Covers, falling into deep refreshing sleep. Awaking to a day full of opportunity, Possibility, without doubt, we are loved. Living in a blessed place where each one Can achieve hopes, dreams, and success.
The sword within the hottest flame Is tested by the perfervid heat When removed, it is full fearsome, An object of searing white-hot beauty. Quenched in frosty waters, then Withdrawn, it becomes a weapon Designated to banish foul atrocity Protecting what is noble with honor. If thus, each beating heart resolved, Earth would more a place of love – Continue with many fewer problems, And an overflowing soul of kindness.
Prompt: Create something with myriad layers of meaning. See if your audience can penetrate the veneer.
Extremely Thankful: I made it through the night and day, though extremely ill. Wookie is an aspiring nursemaid. Sleep is a tonic. I scrounged up some caffeine without Diet Cokes. Reba and Alex called me.
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The past is a melody, No longer known; The words are gone Lost in yesterdays. The love carried Lives within fond hearts, But pains have no part, In future choices made. Free to be today Who exists this moment; No living in fear, shame Of the hurt, mistakes before. The gift of creativity Changes the things Learned through faith Into treasures carried on. Love builds up beauty, More than ever dreamed, Freeing hearts to reach Sudden aspirations and truths. The broken, stolen things Fade away as strengths gain Each, every day, in all ways. Better than before, The best is wholly possible, Because the things ended Were in depths laid to rest, Forward, pass, conquer the test. The past is a song Others may continue But it no longer defines Who a person becomes.
Haiku The taste of what may Come to be, draws the farmer – To plant, tend, the seed.
Prompt: If you write in the personal particular, take one of those works and turn it global, so it applies to others.
Thankfulness: Today was a mostly quiet day. I found a new channel on YouTube Music. Chocolate. I woke from my horrid dream and finally calmed down. Pizza.
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When I worked in sales, the expression “Fake It Until You Make It” became popular in our meetings. It was not meant to be dishonest or ingenuine but encouraged believing yourself capable and successful, even before you reached your goals.
Laying aside doubt and fear to be your better self is a worthy preoccupation. Confidence predicates the success a person can achieve. No one but you knows you are falling apart if you portray yourself as being capable and engaged.
The more practiced an attitude, the faster it becomes a characteristic of personality. Such integration is an excellent tool for mending what ails the self.
Creatives often have issues with assertiveness and self-esteem. At times deep depression dogs many who endeavor in the arts and literature. Stepping into a purposefully created articulate and grounded persona may help usher one into a zone where assurance and competence are more effortless in interactions.
Success and living comfortably are within everyone’s providence. Assuming and projecting a balanced, friendly, knowledgeable self is vital. It is a lifelong challenge to be your own cheerleader. You have nothing but negativity and failure to lose and a rewarding life to gain. We create consistently, and we owe ourselves the effort to make who we are a masterpiece.
Prompt: Only compare yourself to yesterday’s you, but try to determine a significant change in who you are. Create something that expresses your journey.
Always Thankful: My lap desk arrived. I was able to work more smoothly. I scavenged around and found the correct part to repair MIGHTIER. I vacuumed and swept the house. I waste no lessons, though some wreck havoc.
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I am doing a Creativity Project for which I post at least once daily for the whole of 2021. I completed the challenge last year. I find these help build a body of work and encourage more significant improvisation. I encourage you to try something similar.