Poetry and Tea Roses

House of Heart

I will always disappoint you

my verse is no where near roses

pigment stained and tear smudged

overflowing with sudden downpours

a spiraling monsoon that can

not be held back with the tenderest

of sighs.

I tell lies lovingly

each line a litany of devotion

or a buzzed serendipity.

I will fall in love with the sleeved

heart of every poet.

Save me from obscurity, give me a purpose

sugary rose petals or the embryo

of a pearl washed ashore.


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Passageways – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

Actions taken from love
can never be regrets
only open doors 
of possibility 
to step through.

Doorways for light 
to shine in 
to shine out
or meet in amplification.

Welcoming visitors 
you once viewed
as strangers
now family members.

An invitation to leave
a room that doesn't serve you
or is keeping you small.

This door is locked 
on the inside
a wish come true.
You are free to leave

© Alicia Grimshaw 2020
Photo take in on a trip to Amsterdam, 2019. 

Cee’s B&W Photo ChallengeWord of the Day Challenge: Wish

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Word of the Day Challenge


Today’s Word of the Day is Hot.

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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – July 13

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 195 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday? Half of the year is in our rear-view mirror, and I am drawing a line in the sand. The targets I missed, the stories I didn’t compose, they no longer matter. These last six months are history. Done. I won’t lie, 2020 kicked me in the head, leaving me stunned, unsteady, and incapable of completing anything beyond basic tasks. I bet I am not alone, but don’t count me out yet. They say what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger, right? I am confident I will discover I am more capable than I have ever been. I dug deep, reevaluated my annual goals, and I decided…

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Your Daily Dare to Fail in Spectacularly Boring Ways – Daily Quote 

Jo Hawk


People fail. I consider it a truism and an activity we should engage in more often. Tasks we practice and perfect, become rote. With memorized movements, the process is automatic, and our brain is no longer fully engaged. Our culture prizes efficiency and mastery of specific skill sets, which forces expertsto learn minute factsin an ever-tightening circle. The culmination creates grandmasters of hollow details they dissect into oblivion. It leaves us with a deep void we can’t fill.

Gaining mastery in a task is commendable, but problems arise when we deem we have arrived at our ultimate destination. With nowhere else to go, we have no reason to question assumptions, challenge the status quo, or think of alternate possibilities. We stop learning and cut off any conversation that runs counter to standard operating procedures.

Risk-taking is scary, and like a child learning to walk, the only guarantee isthe opportunity to…

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Things That Can Change Your Life

Be Inspired..!!

Lately, I’ve been working on changing my life. I do this a lot. It’s good to change, and you’ve only got so many years to reinvent yourself left. Change can seem intimidating. Impossible. Insurmountable.

Here are a few ways in which you can change your life :

  • Stop complaining and appreciate how lucky you are everyday.
  • Embrace loneliness and reinvent yourself in the process.
  • Say goodbye to the people that don’t bring positive energy into your life.
  • Throw off the TV and set internal controls.
  • Pick one skill you want to cultivate and put all your efforts into developing it.
  • Commit to the goals you set and never look back.
  • Sweat everyday to boost your mind.
  • Fail forward. Learn from every mistake you make.

Reference : https://www.instagram.com/p/B2hN_jCJOzJ/

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