When I’m so tired, so anxious and hurt from the battle as a warrior of my heart fighting on the front line for a truthful and compassionate world for us may I rest in your arms may I be enoug…
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
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.
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 anytime. © Alicia Grimshaw 2020 Photo take in on a trip to Amsterdam, 2019. Cee’s B&W Photo ChallengeWord of the Day Challenge: Wish
across the miles
your distant scent
and imagine you
the silk of your hair
of your warm skin
in my mouth.
© the author writing as Romantic Dominant
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Caught between the bluest of skies
And the ocean of your eyes
I ponder how I came to be
Tossed into this treacherous sea
Why should this end where I am forever lost
Sooner or later paying the steep cost
With my precious life
dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille 107 Blue Monday
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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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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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.
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