Forgiveness & Freedom

Roth Poetry

School doors at the end of the day! 001

Forgiveness is the door through
the wall of separation
allowing us to exit
our bitter cage of choice.
Grace is the understanding
that frees us from ourselves,
opening the door of restoration
replacing bitterness with love.
Offering forgiveness to others
comes with no guaranties.
Forgiveness is the door we walk through
…to free ourselves


Today is open link night at d’Verse. The inspiration for this poem came as a spin-off from a post I read earlier this week. You can read it here:

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Inner Architecture – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


RDP – Thursday – Architect



“True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.”  Audrey Hepburn

Inner Architecture

There were times,
more than she could remember,
that a voice would say
take your beauty and trade,
however, while she valued
her external beauty
for beauty defined her,
far more did she value her
inner architecture being
a foundation for all that
seeks the good and the wise,
a real beauty.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Live Your Life

Sarah Doughty

“This is your life. Live it the best you can.”

Living isn’t easy. Staying alive is harder. All you can do is follow your instincts and keep going forward, hoping you’ve done the right thing. But more than that, life is about growing and learning. It’s okay to change your mind if you have new insight. It’s okay to form your own opinions and offer advice. Just don’t expect anyone to follow them. This is your life. Live it as best as you can.

© Sarah Doughty

You only get one chance.

This was written for day thirteen
of November Notes.
Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
by Baz Luhrmann, Quintin Tarver, Josh Abrams

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MLMM- Photo Challenge # 289

Keep it alive

Nekneerajis the host of MLMM- Photo Challenge


– Jonas Peterson


I stand and look

The way is difficult

The climb is too steep

Should I turn back without trying

Give up without a struggle

I don’t think so

Not yet

I am not one to admit defeat without trying

I know I may fail

But I will give it my best try


The Challenge;

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.




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Funneling Challenges and Stress into Creativity – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


They tell us success requires a laser-like focus on a single goal. Then they suggest we create a work-life balance. They say it is necessary to spend equal time on our finances, personal growth, health, career, family, relationships, social activity, spirituality, creativity, attitude, and amusement. The demands are overwhelming and the wheel of life bumps over us imitating the proverbial bus.

The creatives among us are perhaps more sensitive to the underlying need for harmony. We wrestle with the tension, channeling it into our creations. The stress creates conflict, which we try to harness and incorporate into our work. If we are successful, we convey those feelings to our readers. It allows us to form a connection and tell a story that resonates.

How do you maintain balance in your life?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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