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 Life, Nature, Poetry, Prompt, Tanka, Uncategorized

Tanka

flashing west coast sky

minutes move forward—time lost

dark awakening…

morning brightens east coast sun

lingering days, nighttime falls


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Décima, Empowerment, Family, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships, Uncategorized

Her Courage Matters (Décima)

Family doomed right from the start

Plain and simple, Dad likes to roam

Pain he causes pervades the home

And Mom contains her broken heart

Safety denied, she plays it smart

Tried to escape his angry scorn

Long before a third child was born

But now the coast and skies are clear

With turbo speed, they flee in fear

Reaching the runway plane next morn


Not every woman’s story can be told, so for this day in Women’s History Month I’m recognizing those whose plight remains unknown but their strength and courage is empowering.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Life, Nature, People, Photography, Poetry, Prayer, Prompt, Uncategorized

Prayers for Texas

PRAYERS FOR TEXANS!

Texans suffered

subzero frost

scavenged for food

abandoned homes,

sadly, lives lost.


Surge in energy bills

People loss power

endured the chill

those who didn’t

shocked by higher

energy bill.


Sen. Ted Cruz leaves for Cancun

Cold wreaks havoc

ice hangs from fans

Cruz strikes a nerve

flies to Cancun,

vacation plans.


Cristian Pavon, 11, died from hypothermia

Little boy sleeps,

Cristian’s his name,

found dead in bed

everyone faults,

no one takes blame.


Mom & daughter die in car

Garage door closed

mom tries to warm

let’s car idle

family dies

during the storm.


Bare shelves at Texas grocery

People starving

store shelves sit bare

food is wasted,

no Frigidaire

just frigid air.


People displaced

movement begun,

collecting food

money, water

huge donation.


Biden knows his

response can’t wait

calls on FEMA

Lone Star claimed a

disastrous state.


©️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