Things were complicated No one wants to stay whereThings are unhappyToxic and unfulfilling But all too often Excuses are foundWith reasons to stay When the reasons to stay Should be to stay healthy Brought to you by this Ragtag Daily Prompt.
Soft words like breezes Whisper tenderly and leave Footprints in the soul Brought to you by this Ragtag Daily Prompt.
It was intoxicating The woodfire smoke Curling up in ringletsFrom the small stone circleFlames dancing softly The soft breeze blowingShaking golden leaves of the aspen treesLike so many oversized sequinsTinkling like little bells The sound of little drops of waterFalling through the canopyLayer by layer to the groundAnd into the fog below The woodsy, organic … Continue reading Woodsy
It was all an illusionStepfordly soThe perfect coupleThe happy family snapshotsWhen other people were aroundThe smoke and mirrors ruled"I love you sweetheart," was spokenColdly, without emotion,The words were right But the feeling behind themWas completely wrongBut when there wasNo one else aroundThe truth was painfully obviousThat there was no loveNot anymorePerhaps not everAnd no bandaids … Continue reading Illusion
We all have those times in life where struggles pile on top of struggles, bad on top of bad, setbacks on top of setbacks. When this happens, we oftentimes declare that we will never give up and never surrender yet there always comes a point where we feel that we can go on no longer. … Continue reading “Don’t Quit” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier: Classics
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
There's a taboo about talking honestly about things in our society but I am one of those irritatingly honest people that laughs at those "social norms" because those things limit understanding and personal empowerment. So as an amputee, I'm not going to hide behind the proverbial green door in favor of the taboo that says … Continue reading Beyond the Green Door: I’m No Grey Man
If... If you can go through this and say, "Yes! I can!" to every virtue described, you're ... If... IfBy Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their … Continue reading “If” ~ Rudyard Kipling: Classics
I realize I have been absent of late and my excuse has been that I've had difficulty finding words, something I intend to remedy this year beginning today. I am still a full time patient recovering from a great many medical obstacles and it isn't always easy to find the energy to write. That isn't … Continue reading Recall Issued: The Blue Pill