#Troiku: Waiting for Autumn

Charmed Chaos

fragrant summer breeze
kissing the field of flowers
dancing on the wind

fragrant summer breeze
drifting through the swaying trees
waiting for autumn

kissing the field of flowers
bumblebees gather pollen
on dusty laden feet

dancing on the wind
petals from the golden rose
perfumed confetti

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Weekend Meditation #97

Author’s Note:In this crossroads episode, we have been given 2 haiku with which we are to create a ‘fusion’ haiku and then write a troiku with the newly created haiku. Below are the two haiku we are to work with:

windy weather
calling the flowers by name
each nods

depth of a flower
flying away with the bee
some mystery

© Jane Reichhold (source: A Dictionary of Haiku)

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Labels Of Choice

Sarah Doughty

  1. “Surviving is more important than any label.
    Never apologize for staying alive.”

When it comes to living my life, I have learned that it’s okay to lean on the people you love and trust the most. It’s not easy — now or when this mess began, but without that help, I don’t know what would have become of me. When I was a child, my classmates liked to make fun of me because I looked like a boy. But to me, the boys in my family weren’t the ones being assaulted every night. And in some ways, I wished I could become one. But those wishes were lost to the wind and I learned how to live as best as I could. Perhaps that makes me a bad feminist, to lean on others, rather than taking care of myself. I’m okay with that. Surviving, to me, is far more important…

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Challenge The System

Sarah Doughty

“Women continue to do what we
always do across history —
challenge the system.”

Would it really be so bad to consider a woman equal to a man? Would it be so terrible to think a woman’s intelligence shouldn’t be overlooked? Perhaps, if given a true chance to prove ourselves, rather than relying on any bias, women might hold more power. Perhaps it’s all wishful thinking. After all, the ones with power are less likely to share it. But that’s okay, maybe one day a utopia will fall upon us and we’ll all become feminists. But until then, women will continue to do what we have always done across history — challenge the system to change.

© Sarah Doughty

After all, we’ve been doing this
for a long time.
We can keep going
as long as it takes.

Prompt: We Should All Be Feminists
hosted by the amazing Christine

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🤔August 26, 2019: Quote of The Day & My Thoughts

Beckie's Mental Mess

woman wearing sunglasses holding a board with you can't fix stupid, buy you can vote it out print

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

 ~ Norman Vincent Peale


“Begin the day with a grateful heart and an attitude of positive thinking.  Granted, we live in difficult times as our world spins into the next day, with political nonsense, climate change, and everything else that is negative break your spirit. If we allow this to continue, then, the outside forces will win. Take that negativity and make a wrong into a right.  We are the ones that need to stand up and say, “We’ve had enough!”

~ Beckie Cutler ~

BC 2019

Quote Credits: Brainy Quotes and Me, Myself, and I.

Photo Credit: Unsplash ~ Heather Mount

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Virtual Illusions

Savvy Raj

Caught hook line and sinker

Wherever we go

Wherever we are

The web follows us

Connectivity is a boon and bane

For there is always the peril

Of being caught up deeply without knowing.

Minutes melt into hours

Before you free yourself from its clutches.

In its tempting interactions..

Unaware are many, of its effects

On the health of humanity

Radiation, fatigue and syndromes

Affected can’t put down their phones

As people seems helpless without it.

It’s time to draw a line

To regulate time spent on the net.

To be aware of the dangers of high speed wi fi connections.

Distance and shield from harmful (Emr) radiations where ever and whenever possible.

Switch off phones at night.

Switch off phones at night.
You will find yourself regenerating.

And your wellbeing will improve.

Make sure to spend time out in the real world.

Before the web snatches all your time.

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Again – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


RDP Sunday – Excursion


Photo: pixabay.com

“Licence my roving hands, and let them go before, behind, between, above, below.” . John Donne


Of nape and lips
lobes and lids,
a drift of hair,
a flex of sinew,
to draw the same breath
finding that ancient rhythm,
and hand to the rise
describing the cleft and valley
places too dally,
a mind etched,
longing invoked,
an excursion I will take again.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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