Posted in Hope, Inspiration, Life, Nature, Peace, Poetry, Positivity, Prompt, Tanka, Uncategorized


bleak days for want of

sunshine and liquid pleasure,

early morning views

bring outlook of a new day

lingering in forest trails

Sliding Rock Waterfall, Pisgah National Forest Asheville, NC

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Posted in Love, Poetry, Tanka, Uncategorized

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Powerful storm brews,

Fierce winds blow, all hate and pain

Washed away, sorrow

Drowns along with the sunset

Leaving only love behind

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Posted in Poetry, Tanka, Uncategorized

Picture My Words – Tanka

Writing is an art

Inviting others to view

Stories from your mind

Create magic with mere words

About an elf, man or tree


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Inspired by:
Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: magic, man
Daily Word Prompt: inviting
3TC: story, elf, art
FOWC: tree
WOTD: create

Posted in Life, Peace, Uncategorized

Self-Prescribed Healing

Waking up to this beauty right on the other side of my window……LIFE!!!

Yesterday I had an opportunity to just be still.  It’s one that rolls around a few times and not as often as I’d like, so I took full advantage.

All too often we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life; the chaos that’s become dangerously normal. Sometimes it pays to simply sit back, unwind, and appreciate our surroundings. Oh did it payoff big time for me!


This is the grand view on the other side of my window. Although it takes just a few steps onto my balcony for me to be surrounded by another of God’s beautiful creations, apparently I’ve never given it a second glance before. Well, maybe a hot cup of tea, the vibrant autumn colors, and watching the leaves float pass as they fell from the trees is just what doctors should order because it certainly led me into a Saturday of peace and solitude.


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