Posted in Décima, Encouragement, Inspiration, Life, Peace, Poetry, Positivity, Prompt, Uncategorized

Let It Go!

Forgive the hurt, release your pain

Embrace the here and now today

No looking back, without delay

Create your joy and then maintain

Harmony’s pleasing to attain

Have peace of mind around the clock

Euphoric state will be a shock

Decide to change your condition

Right here, right now, grant permission

Free the emotional gridlock

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Empowerment, Life, Poetry, Positivity, Prompt, Tanka, Uncategorized


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feeling abandoned

lost scared alone and wasted

never satisfied,

eyes opened to life’s despair

claims her power to reform

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Décima, Faith, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Motivation, Poetry, Prompt, Uncategorized

The Devil Is Defeated

Heavy burdens beyond control

That’s the devil trying to steal

Kill and destroy, attack with zeal

Leaving a giant gaping hole

Wreaking havoc deep in your soul

Tiny pieces left to rebuild

To find a way you must be willed

Just spread your wings, take flight and soar

Light of your life shines bright once more

No dreams deferred or unfulfilled

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
‭‭— John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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Quitters Never Win

Charlie missed an entire football season after having surgery on his knee. His parents were concerned, knowing athletes had a propensity to suffer depression when kept off the field. Not sure how to keep Charlie engaged, they agonized daily over the best plan of action but nothing they discussed was necessary. Charlie refused to give up and never gave in. He was determined not to let his injury affect him mentally and strictly followed doctor’s orders for a full recovery.

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”
—Vince Lombardi

The clock was ticking as Charlie counted down the minutes to game time. His nerves became more and more anxious while he laid in bed with nothing but calming psithurism of the autumn night to relax his mind. Nighttime seemed to quickly pass and the day was finally here. Army v. Navy rivalry has always been the biggest competition of the football season!

Charlie’s mom prepared a post-game feast of pot roast, cabbage, potatoes and more deliciousness in anticipation of a big win, then they all headed out to the game. Charlie stepped onto the field and played his best four quarters ever. After falling behind early in their first game, the team hustled back to take the lead and proudly claimed victory.

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Encouragement, Faith, Haiku, Inspiration, Life, Photography, Poetry, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Quotes, Uncategorized

This Too Shall Pass

“This Too Shall Pass”

sleeping ‘til morning

fear rests on my soft pillow

for this too shall pass

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

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