2022 Creativity Project – Day 21

Sometimes I am flooded with feelings of good fortune. There are choices I have made that seem almost blessed.

When I got my first cellphone, a BlackBerry, in 2009, I joined Boost Mobile. After a couple of years, I did Auto-Pay because Boost kept my rate stable. I still have the same provider. I get a deal like no other.

My BlackBerry – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

After having a BlackBerry, an HTC, and a Samsung, I settled into having Samsungs ever since. The screens are a favorite feature because they are crisp, clear, and colorful.

Okay, I hate commercials, and the above may seem commercialist. There are times when friends have trials with companies that I am tempted to share as I did.

It was the harshness
Of an unstoppable scream
That brought certain dreams
Of what paradise might be
Without such besetting pains.
If I could make you
Understand  my reasoning
You might not desert
My life, like love, was never
An adventure we shared.
Social media –
I am beginning to know
Is anything but
Socially engaging in
A majority of ways.
Let me hide inside
The corner of your sweet smile
And I will know life
Is much better than I thought
When fear was all, I ever got.
I remember days,
When the hurt I did not claim
Because of your smile.

If you feel inclined, create work sharing a product or service you can recommend without reservation.

I am thankful:
1. Reba called and helped me continue.
2. Laundry.
3. A hot shower.
4. Diet Coke.
5. Being here.

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Comments and suggestions are much appreciated. This is another of my 365 Creativity Projects. I am committed to 2022. I will try to have most of these features every day, and they are my brainchildren as I go.

May God bless and keep you each day, in every single way. I hope that your dreams come true. If they are creative, I recommend you roll up your hair and get down to them. Nothing happens without dedication.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 20

Tanka and Regulars

Sometimes the strength flees
Without an explanation
But sweet temper holds
The heart keeps smiling songs bold
As women who men behold.

Create work about a condition of the constitution. Bonus if you can bring it off without stating or illustrating what you describe.

Image: © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

My apologies; I have been very exhausted all day. This may suffer.

Gratitude List
1. Reading great books.
2. Electric lighting.
3. Washer.
4. Dryer.
5. Clothes.

You have drifted off
I know not where, but my heart
Begs me to find you,
My soul recalls how much you
Delight me, renew my life.

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Overcast, like Winter
Days that threaten from cotton
Skies to drop blankets
Of freezing sleet, snow, and ice,
My life withers without you.

I write love poems only because I know love due to experience. The fruitlessness of current days makes me fear I am lost with no way.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 19

I never know how these entries will fall, whether readers will like them or not. I do know I always hope they bring glory to God.

My life has been a jumble of experiences. Without the miraculous love of Jesus, I would not have come so far.

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.— Proverbs 19:21

Letting Him Lead

This moment, this day
Is an astounding blessing;
Life, a passing breath,
Celebrated beauty, pleasure,
Gifts beyond every measure.
Toddlers, teenagers,
Remind us of the passions
That ran volcanic
Through our veins in younger years,
Still, sometimes it wild appears.
We have learned certain
Graces to evidence with help
From God who teaches
All who willingly allow
His guidance to work somehow.
Prayer, experience,
Discipline through joy and pain,
Let us grow and claim
Nurture and understanding –
Bringing a faithful landing.

My perfectionist and critic always say I do everything wrong. Do you get the treatment, too? I have learned I can fake the tyrants out by claiming I am fooling around. When I push send, they go off the deep end. I guess it goes on and on, never ends.

Being a Copy Editor helps with some of the complaints. I get to catch other people’s mistakes, and it feeds the hungry ghosts.

Every day brings its gifts and challenges. Create something that acknowledges what you face today or at another time.

Tonka Trucks – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

I am thankful:
1. Chocolate muffins
2. Reading glasses
3. Wookie, the vigorous pup
4. Tribble, too cute little pup
5. Getting a poem published

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May your life overflow with opportunity, prosperity, joy, and love. I wish you all good things. Be blessed.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 13

Today, I rose before the sun and wrote seven poems before lunch, four of which I share. Unlucky thirteen? How is thirteen for you? Do you fear it or defy it? Create something!

The path ahead is narrow
There is little space to waste
A moment out of real-time,
But coming round a curve
The sudden traffic stops, swerve!
On the grass, signed, “Keep Off!”
The forest beckons, a dream welcomes,
Crystal shines, the path behind,
But entering the story between the lines
Adventure takes hold, sweeps off the reek
Of buildings and pollution, here safe to keep –
Creativity impinging every minute, wild awake.

Sometimes Red, Others Green
The mind can close, bars in, gates down, red,
Tools to separate ideas, thoughts, imagination – pushed
Until the opening, green, when everything flows
Bringing chaos together, intellect unleashed – tempestuous dreams.

Place Yourself
The page, a world, wide-open,
The canvas, an ever-emerging vision,
The photograph, anything, anywhere, seen,
The pan, pot – whatever is gotten, mixed, hot,
The lesson captured wisdom, learning sought,
The film, bringing imagination alive, action caught,
The music, no static, instruments, voices, well-arranged,
The business, constant motion, full-accounting, bills paid,
All things in unison, talent-focused, money made;
Ideas merge artistry, creation, creators, each trying
To make life worth the sands running down,
The moments a treasure, pleasure, of being –
Who we become on the journey toward Heaven’s gates.

Bits of Evanescence
You, whoever thought pronounces thee
Are not in any sort of captivity
Though you may feel caged, you are free
To be the one you want and need to be.
This world, its shadows are not yours, mine,
We transform what seems into joy we find
When our souls are given ample space, time,
To become caring, gracious, generous, kind.
No barrier can imprison, prevent, shackle Love,
It goes wherever hearts open to the treasure trove
Carried in all the feeling fully expressed
Given to others without return’s expectation, blessed.
Happiness born in simplicity
Sharing the goodness of spirit, aptly,
Feeding the yearnings, bestowing energy,
To turn life into Love’s overwhelming ministry.

New Beginning – Image: © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

However, Whatever, Wherever, Whenever, Why? Volume Twelve will begin soon, either today or tomorrow. I finished filling Volume Eleven this morning in an extraordinary burst of verse. I started it on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and ended it today.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I got up early today after falling asleep exceptionally early last night.
2. Writing seven poems in one session.
3. I did not have to go out yesterday because I had a virtual appointment with my doctor.
4. Having no reason to go to town today.
5. Still mobile, still here; every day is a gift.

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2022 Creativity Project – Day 12

Morning and Evening

Morning is not mine,
I only enter when I must
Or through some mistake,
The schedule is made later
If I have any input.
Sometimes it is not
To my advantage how this
Allergy works out,
The world runs on its mornings
It grudges noncompliance;
Keeping its treasures
For those who wake up near dawn,
Stretching forth welcome
Its beauties in fine display
Allowing work, joyful play.

Evening brings me strength
Gives me more agility
In body and mind,
It has become my best time
After the bright sun departs.
I find myself more
Adept in the waning day,
My mind is able
To find solutions to problems
Creating is easier, too.
My life has been this
From the beginning and will
Not let the practice
Go, though I attempt making
Changes over and over.

Write about the times that you most enjoy and least like. If you are a visual artist create something that signifies your feelings about these times.

Image © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I have finally adopted a cellphone to a greater degree in my life.
2. I have finished two books this year.
3. The tomato soup at lunch was delicious.
4. For music which helps my moods.
5. I am a writer.

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