davidbrucehaiku: BE THRIFTY, NOT MISERLY

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BE THRIFTY, NOT MISERLY

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This hand is open

— Be thrifty, not miserly —

But this hand is closed

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NOTE: A thrifty person will spend money for worthwhile things, but a miser will never spend money. Sometimes, our hand should be open, and sometimes our hand should be closed. If our hand is always open, we are spendthrifts; if our hand is always closed, we are misers.

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Dead On Arrival

I Write Her

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It
took you
way too long
to trust me when
I was already
all wound up in this love.
Your willingness to provide
me with security, comfort,
and peace appeared incredibly late.
Now, all you’re doing is playing catch-up.
Now, all I’m doing – losing interest.
The flame, once bright, shines so much less now.
The feelings of desire have peaked.
Thinking about our future.
Where do we go from here?
Turning away now.
Letting go now.
Goodbye then.
It’s too
late.

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THE EMPTY ROOM… a poem

Kevin Parish

Salon, Space, Room, Interior, Style, Lost Places
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Once,
there was laughter and tears

Here
in this now abandoned room

Memories
of a life filled with love

But
now it resembles a tomb

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Worn
down with neglect and broken hearts

Like
the paint peeling off the walls

Emptiness
fills the voids within

Just
as it fills these halls

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He
made a promise that he would come back

Then
one fateful day came the letter

And
the love of her life was gone in a flash

As
she crumpled inside like a sweater

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Little
by little her heart found strength

In
the need of her sweet children’s eyes

Alas,
she moved on from the bitterest song

And
let go – with farewells and goodbyes

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Three Lines Tales week 174

Keep it alive

It took him such a long time to come back home, the home he grew up in that was teeming with memories of his life before he went away to study, where he lived another life with his family.

He had lost touch with his siblings when his parents passed away and now after a long time the connection was restored by his brother who had come to live in their old home.

He knocked hesitantly and waited ; the door was flung open by his brother with a big beaming smile.

Welcometo Week 174 ofThree Line Tales.

photo by Alexej via Unsplash

You’ll findfull guidelines ontheTLT page– here’s the tl;dr:

• Write three lines inspired bythe photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).

• Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).

• Tag your…

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“my great great grandchildren ask me in dreams/ what did you do while the planet was plundered?”

Art of Quotation

my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

it’s 3:23 in the morning
and I’m awake
because my great great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
what did you do while the planet was plundered?
what did you do when the earth was unraveling?

surely you did something
when the seasons started failing?

as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?

did you fill the streets with protest
when democracy was stolen?

what did you do
once
you
knew?…

— Drew Dellinger, “Hieroglyphic Stairway”, poet, speaker, teacher, activist, writer, Quotes for Now


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Three Line Tales, Week 174

Only 100 Words

Welcome to Week 174 of Three Line Tales.

an old enamel number three sign photo by Alexej via Unsplash

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

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“Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress”

Art of Quotation

“We don’t have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world.”

— Howard Zinn, “A Power Governments Cannot Suppress”, writer, activist

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