Posted in Free Verse, Life, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships, Uncategorized

Black Cloud

Strong winds blow,

door rattles, the sound

crushing my comfort,

in repose, eyes wide open.

Quiet storm hiding

within this cloud,

suddenly thunder claps

shaking the foundation.

Flash of lightning…CLACK!

Rumbling resounds againBOOM!

Another strike, and again

never the same place twice.

Fearful tears, stomach

turned upside down

seeking refuge, patiently

awaiting the calm.

Sounds of peace a lie,

gullible, I emerge.

(thunder)…BOOM! (lightning)…CLACK!

Darkness monopolized the night.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Décima, Life, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

Change Of Life (Décima)

Brain on pause, memory cloudy

Running on fumes, sleep’s a fortune

Flashing heat, extreme exhaustion

Erratic moods, cheerful, pouty

Mild temper erupts to rowdy

Focus shattered, thoughts all wander

Energy? None left to squander

Productive days get disrupted

Concentration interrupted

The Change” anguish—facts to ponder


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Haiku, Life, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

Haiku

precious little boy…

someday reveals a softness

trapped on the sidelines


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Fiction, Life, Photography, Prompt, stories, Uncategorized

What Had Happened Was…

Penalty for breaking curfew was harsh and since Bobby rode his bike way out to shore, he had to hurry home or chance getting in deep trouble. He picked up his green duffle bag full of books and schoolwork, leaving very little space for anything else, then sped off not realizing he’d dropped a shoe. Unfortunately, Bobby was delayed by an accident involving a behemoth truck blocking street access, and when he arrived home his naturally genial mom was none too pleased with him.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Hobbies, Inspiration, Life, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Respect and Love For My Elders

A few months ago one of our fellow bloggers provided a link to Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization of volunteers who collect and deliver handcrafted letters and cards to the senior community. I loved their mission so much, I could hear this orotund voice in me saying “SIGN UP NOW!” and I quickly became a “Kindness Ambassador.” I’m so excited my first batch of cards are finally en route. Unfortunately, I only took one picture and it shows only a partial front view of one card and the ornate envelopes for the others.

It wasn’t looking too good for me in the beginning because my creative mind far exceeded my elementary artistic skills, but when it was all said and done I was pretty proud of myself. However, while working on my fourth card I began getting frustrated over a few failed drawings and decided to print out part of it. Hence the perfect sun, rainbow and trees. At least I was able to personalize it with beautiful yellow, powder blue and green colors and several unique butterflies.

This isn’t an attempt at penance for any past wrongdoing but hopefully I’ve earned a stamp in my passport to heaven. 😆


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half