I’m Thankful For…

source/shekniws

source/shekniws

Opening up my eyes and being alive

Covers to keep me warm in a storm

Pantry and fridge with many options

Family and friends that I can depend

Healthy body and mind to strengthen

Struggles and challenges to overcome

Opportunities to be a better person

The almighty that keeps me thriving

 Freedom and liberty to express myself

World Wide Web to share my thoughts

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Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

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Protests Rage

Source abc7.com

Source abc7.com

You had the ability to stifle much of this anger
By simply modifying your nonchalant demeanor
Express a symptom of human compassion and remorse
For ending a life early, in the line of duty, you enforced
Words you so carefully choose with an inexpressive face
Reflects solely on your disgrace and fuels community rage
Break your silence with something worth hearing; a sincere apology
Give the distraught community something else to believe
Or continue to maintain a faultless conscious as protests rage
Across this great and mighty nation where justice can’t assuage

A Snippet & Thought

“There’s nothing here…But off in the distance, maybe across the stream, I can hear something. Movement. Perhaps some sort of small animal.” She scrunched her eyes shut tighter, furrowing her brows in concentration, “Yes, I think it’s a small animal of some sort. Roaming. Slowly. Grazing. That’s weird; I shouldn’t be able to hear any of that. But what’s really strange is I have this sudden urge to sneak up on it and see what it’s doing.” Exasperated, Sam exhaled nosily. “That’s really odd. Next time, please remind me to stop at two glasses of wine. A girl has to have limits.”

 

~Blowing off some of the dust that has been collecting on my unfinished novel.   As much as I prefer to write on the patio in the spring or summer, time is more precious,  and I feel like winter writing is generally most productive.  Maybe, just maybe, I’ll make some headway and get this project DONE.

 

Mother In Need

Source ABC7.com

Source ABC7.com

Dealing with the constant abuse

Making up worthless excuses

Day after day choosing to stay

Lacking the courage to walk away

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Exploding under the cover of night

Defenseless against a crumpling strike

Past out cold from the solid blows

Awakens to see her children know

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Discovering an internal strength

Holding tightly to her treasured faith

Flees with her children from the violence

Seeks shelters and holy spirit for guidance

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Struggling a little less each and every day

Finally, beginning to see hope and a way

Satisfied, to sleep at ease through the night

Overwhelmed, by a generous surprise

 

Inspired by The Reverie Journal – Making Headlines Challenge, which was  to scour the news for inspiration. I decided to go with local news ABC7 Mother in Need and a heart warming story about a homeless mother of three who survived domestic abuse and was given a car with a trunk full of groceries.

 

Stunning Rays

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Drifting and coming together

Rolling with the gentle breeze

Beautiful cool autumn weather

An occasion to appease

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As far as the eye can see

Life, and a new beginning

Troubles carried out to sea

Standing tall, proud and grinning

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Sunlight breaking through the haze

Showing me where I’m needed

Warming me with its stunning rays

I have finally succeeded

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My phone is not capable of giving these views justice, so you’ll just have to trust me – it was a gorgeous day!