Tonight I sat in a rocking chair, rocking furiously, and going absolutely nowhere... Which is ironic considering that is exactly where I feel like I'm getting while trying to figure out how to get my life together. Nowhere. For those who may be unaware, I've lived for the last year plus at a hospital going … Continue reading Rocking Chair to Nowhere
He was reeling. The truth seemed indistinct and his future uncertain in the face of that unexpected turn. ⁂ Sammie Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the word "indistinct" and write a piece of poetry or prose in exactly 18 words. ⁂ How did I do? Don't be shy... Tell me what you think!
Thistle, hearty flower, Resilient beyond end, You seem to be destroyed at times But still come back again Your armor is protective, A painful prick you'll give Because that is what you have learned You must still do to live Your tall, strong, slender stems and stalks One may cut down quite low But rooted … Continue reading The Thistle
My previously posted theories, The Seagull Theory, or How Not To Be A Shit and The Cactus Theory, or How Not To Be A Prick, were both strongly grounded in gross generalizations and sarcasm while sharing deeply profound truths about the nature of people to behave a certain way... or not. This theory is somewhat … Continue reading The Cuppu Theory, or How to Not Lose Your Cool in a Conflict
Two souls traveling Separate winding paths Through the wide world Found their paths crossed Here and there Along their trodden ways ⁂ She rolled along Day in and out Busily entangled by Turmoil and strife Never really quite convinced She was enough as she was Or she'd find her way through To the happy ending … Continue reading Exceptionally Interesting
Ah, yes, Darkness, my old friend, who frequently travels with Sorrow and Despair. Have you come to visit me once more in my restless nights and in the walking alone through this life? Yes? Marvelous. It truly boggles my mind that people would rather endure the oppressive nature of swallowing their truth and biting their … Continue reading “The Sound of Silence” ~ The Sound of My Day
When I lay down my head to sleep You softly shine your light Across the sky, your journey far, Watching though the night From west to east you travel through My darkest hours and then You welcome me in dawn's soft rays When I wake up again Before too long your light will dim As … Continue reading Morning Star
I've reread Gawain & The Green Knight this week for the first time in probably 18 years. If you're not familiar with this work, it is a lengthy poem with 101 stanzas (2532 lines) that was originally written in Middle English by no one knows who somewhere around the 14th century... we think. While I … Continue reading “Gawain & the Green Knight” ⁂ Classics
He thought of her and wondered what she felt for him. He'd never been brave enough to outright tell of his desire and had kept his heart safe from rejection by keeping a mask on his emotions. He did not know she'd done the same. ⁂ Sammi Scribbles Weekend Writing Prompt Use the "mask" and … Continue reading Mask
In our society as it exists today, there is often an unhealthy idealization and hero worship that takes place when we see others accomplishing and overcoming difficult things. We make demigods of those whom we see as being above ourselves and we seek to associate ourselves with those we see as above the norm. The … Continue reading Sisu: Is it in You?