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.

1
It was the harshness
Of an unstoppable scream
That brought certain dreams
Of what paradise might be
Without such besetting pains.
2
If I could make you
Understand  my reasoning
You might not desert
My life, like love, was never
An adventure we shared.
3
Social media –
I am beginning to know
Is anything but
Socially engaging in
A majority of ways.
4
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.
5
I remember days,
When the hurt I did not claim
Because of your smile.

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

Gratitude
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.

Prompt
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.

Prompt
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

Appreciation
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 18

I am a pen collector. I will collect cheap pens; I will gather more expensive ones. I particularly like hand-made ones.

I, when young, initially liked Parker more than Cross. I probably still do.

Writing since I can remember, I always preferred pens to typing.

“A pen doesn’t belong to anybody. It’s a free spirit that stays with one while that person needs it.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

My Mont Blanc – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Once, I began to believe I would have arrived as a writer when I acquired a Mont Blanc. I think it was around 2000 when Sam’s Club was carrying the elusive pens. I got one. I learned it only meant I had it. My writing was mine, and I was a writer with or without a pen.

Accept Yourself

If you believe you are
Gifted in a particular skill or way
And spend time in doing everyday
Or even now and then, trying
To get better, become your best,
You may do justice to confess
It is your art, your unique gift
Claim it and let it be your talent
And even if you do not by it earn
You can still, with future hope, affirm
It is part of who you claim to be. -JAJAJ

Prompt
Do not doubt your creativity; claim what you are. Express your talent as part of who you are in a definitive work. Please share it with those who may doubt your calling.

I am not a fan of series, but I have been reading authors in translation recently, without meaning to do so, and I found these books.

The Cemetery Of Forgotten Books Series

I highly recommend the whole series. Mr. Zafon uses some of the most beautiful descriptions I have ever encountered in literature. I read quite a lot.

Gratitude List
I am thankful:
1. I got a nap.
2. I dreamed good dreams.
3. This entry came together effortlessly.
4. I am becoming an ace at making things on the phone.
5. The Samsung Note app is more robust than I guessed.

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© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2022 Creativity Project – Day 17

Barricade

I walked straight into
The wall we made, too high, staid,
I could not scale it;
There was no going through it
Passage impossible met.
Times before I knew
Return tickets would bring you
But this time, worry,
My heart bound with ribbons, twine,
Left alone to never shine.
I was always yours,
You were never become mine;
Broken against walls
I could not soon pass through to
Inhabit your life, present.
A dream, so unreal,
Myself tarnished, so you feel,
I say, “It’s alright,”
When I wake trembling at night;
Once, we were the best, so right.

Prompt
Consider something that arouses strong emotion, embody it in your creation.

Handmade Pen from Zip’s Pens on Amazon – Image © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Gratitude
I am thankful:
1. Alex encouraged me to turn on the logs.
2. The house is warmer.
3. I worked a few hours.
4. Calendars.
5. Hot water.

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Always,
Jo Ann

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