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I have seen imagination at the epitome of brilliance when souls are not constrained and hearts are not chained

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My Window


they fall upon a hungry ground,
snowflakes filled with dew.
So slowly, so gently they wake
grasses and plants.  Feed them

blessings from the sky.
As together Earth and snow create
A season of awakening, of new life.

The feed from above settles lightly
on my newly created lawn,
I say, thank you for the blessing
Knowing the grass will smile with the sun.

So gently we are all bound together
a creation of love and life.

© miriam ivarson


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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – February 27

Jo Hawk

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 58 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? If you didn’t, what stopped you? Self-doubt can leave you feeling like a deer in the headlights, petrified, off-balance, and powerless. Instead of using your precious minutes to type even a handful of words on the page, you allow yourself to be distracted.

Perhaps you stare at a blank screen, convinced your work recounts an incoherent trip along a winding road leading you nowhere. Your vivid imagination has forsaken you, leaving you in a void of uninspired darkness. You suspect you are a fraud who will never be good enough.

Breathe. Think about the adventure you want your audience to experience, explore your plot, meet…

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Exploring the Intersection of Knowledge and Fantasy – Daily Quote

Jo Hawk


Einstein was one of the brightest minds of the last century. The value he placed on fantasy in this quote is shocking, given that he was a man of science. However, “fantasy” is defined as “imagining things which are impossible or improbable.” When Einstein allowed his mind to consider alternate possibilities, he created a world where time and space were no longer absolute concepts. In his imagination, time and space were relative to a frame of reference.

We don’t need to understand the mathematical equations, to appreciate the value of his theories. Letting our minds consider the unthinkable and unbelievable is freeing. It allows us to create worlds where improbable coexists with impossible in ways that feel logical.

Will you allow your genius freedom to fantasize today?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

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If We Paint It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


VJs Weekly challenge – Mission



“They’re full of soaring superlatives like “perfect” and “seamless” and “exceptional.” They attempt to sum up in one buzz-word laden sentence, the whole point of life, the universe and everything …. and they’re completely and  utterly worthless, like every mission statement ….”  Pete Hitzeman

If We Paint It

Let’s paint it mission brown,
it covers everything
and it means nothing
like every mission statement,
that may have begun
with some meaning
have become hollow gestures
to an alien experience we
claim to be our very own,
if we paint it
who would know that
this husk has no heart.

©Paul Vincent Cannon


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Sarah Doughty

“But I knew,
I would never be good enough
to deserve your love.”

You existed only
in my broken dreams.
The realm where
all my aspirations
went to die.
You were the one.
You always were.
I loved you with
everything I was,
and all that I am.
But I knew,
I would never
be good enough
to deserve your love.

© Sarah Doughty

I would ruin you.
And I couldn’t carry that weight
on my shoulders.

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