My New Reality ~ Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet

Walt's Writings

More and more I find myself
Becoming more and overwhelmed
By my chronic pain and health conditions
Constant back pain
From scoliosis and osteoarthritis
Both lower legs and feel swollen
From lymph-edema
Irregular and rapid heartbeat
Shortness of breath
Constant fatigue
Abdominal hernia
Realizing I’m not getting better
Hope is fading
More and more depressed
Not a clinical depression
Just the realization
That I will never again swim in the ocean
Visit Disney World or Universal Studios
Go horseback riding or cross country skiing
Go trout fishing in the Adirondack Mountains
Go deep sea fishing at Marathon on the Florida Keys
Never again will I play drums
With a classic rock band
Or run a 5K race
The realization that I may never visit Scotland
This knowledge hurts more than my pain
But I have these memories
I can close my eyes and I am there
Catching a beautiful rainbow…

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – April 12

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 103 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? We are living in an upside-down world. The hustle and bustle of daily commutes, the never-ending parade of constant stress, unreasonable demands, over-hyped experiences, and thrilling activities competing for your time, attention, and energy—evaporated. Self-isolation, social distancing, work from home, eLearning, family time, and dog walking, are the newest must-do exercises. No one would blame you if you are feeling directionless in your suddenly open schedule.

Abrupt changes can induce anxiety, but what if you considered this an opportunity to cultivate deep working habits? Deep work is a concept defined by Cal Newport, associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and self-help author. He defines deep…

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Easter Secrets – #Shadorma – #poetry challenge – #Easter – #NaPoWriMo

Night Owl Poetry - Dorinda Duclos

Colleen’s poetry challenge for this week is Poet’s Choice. I chose to write an Easter Shadorma.

Easter morn

With smiling faces

Kiddies seek

Their treasure

No one dares tell them the truth

It is a secret


Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 172, #Poet’sChoice

©2020 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved
Image by Joshua Choate from Pixabay

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Everything becomes sacred…


Everything becomes sacred when we walk with God.
Every leaf, every tree, every eye, and open heart.
The ground we work and plant.
The words we write and sing.
The ones we bless and honor…
Every person becomes Beloved
As we awaken in the vast wonder of God.”

~ Bob Holmes #dailygrace

Photo: Salamandro
Text and image source: Contemplative Monk

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