Photo Title: Live Mirror
Activated by the tears of momentary regret and hopelessness.
Spaces between are the clarity of needed renewal,
and the brilliant light of optimistic potential.
My crashing life held in tact by both the real and illusory branches of the shedding trees.
There is motion.
I am part of this moving ecosystem.
The rhythmic echoes sustain me.
The live mirror is life.
I am alive.
And I will move forward.
The Obvious and The Hidden is one of my favorite blogs to follow. The titles that are applied to his amazing photography are perfection! I was searching through the history, since it’s been a good while that I’ve been on wordpress, and I went to May 10th- my sobriety date (2014). Note: this photo may be found in 2015. I was moved to remember that day and combine it with the success of today when writing this piece- a little over 17 months clean/sober and feeling great! I kind of dropped off wordpress at that time. Which is crazy!!! My, how time flies!! I was soooo active before. Miss all you guys. Trying to jump back in. Peace to you all.
Kingman Wash in Arizona. Iphone snap
Crystal jewel amid desert rigidity,
Exposed in willing transparency.
Deep tonal blue your reflective canopy,
Your icy December embrace still entices me.
My fingers playfully seek
Expectant through chilled caress,
I feel the settled stones,
You and time have smoothed diligently.
And respectfully I acknowledge,
You haven’t always known such serenity.
Rugged unpolished rocks,
Droughts and waters raging.
Yet I know and remember when trials oppress,
Serenity IS, and when absent, will again be…
January 1, 2015
By stretch of an ocean wave
Embraced by the sea
For today’s prompt, write a location poem. Location could be physical–Or location could be emotional, psychological, metaphysical, or some other kind of word that ends in -al. Or surprise everyone!
Among the clouds
I drift away
Soft into the spring sky.
All that surrounds
Is the peace
Within my glowing mind.
Bird’s melodic verses,
Sifted by distance
Are companions to my ears.
The warmth of the sun
Blankets my soul,
As the tangible disappears.
Suspended by draping moments
Encapsulated by their own passing,
My heart beats in pace with serenity.
And suddenly I’m aware.
I will have to descend once more,
To a world abrasively consuming.
Today’s Poem A Day prompt:
– a violent poem and/or a peaceful poem.
Take the anger, take the rage,
Cast them in a hurricane.
Smash them into pieces.
Toss them deep in sweltering flames.
Smother their pitch with the sun.
Slice them with an unforgiving blade.
Rip them to irreparable shreds.
Take from them their spirits and names.
Drown them far below the sea.
Bind them forever in spiked chains.
Torture them slowly with precision.
For peace, my friends…must reign!
What you seek is there.
To meet you at “truly aware”.
You’re always looking to the world,
To quench your desire for peace.
From the noise and chatter,
Finding only temporary relief.
You already have all you need,
The fruit of The Spirit is ever present.
Joy, peace, and self control,
Until the world’s illusory solutions,
Are abandoned for the truth inside.
Your peace will remain surface-affixed,
Internal endowments offer a peace…infinitely multiplied.