Washing Away

Where do all the fallen tears go,
After they have trailed down cheeks
Stained with reminders of sadnesses,
Harshness of reality daily?

Brought to you by stream-of-consciousness Saturday, where the word is “wash/awash,” and I am easily inspired by my own tears which dry but don’t seem to grow weary of running. It works for SoCS, and it’s all I’ve got today. </3

Our Lady

Loss is part of your sorrow,
And you know that God has
Done marvels, Magnificat anima mea
You proclaim; may I echo.

I’m not sure exactly what prompted this but had wanted to write this acrostic for a few days and finally filled it in today.

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Trail Mix

Today’s SoCS challenge is trail / trial. The first thing I thought of is how much I LOVE trail mix and how it’s probably the food that I eat most often. It’s so fun to snack on. I hardly ever take it on actual trails, as I don’t hike much. XD I do like long walks in nature, though, and am actually fairly active, considering I am mildly disabled. Last time I went on an actual hike, though, I had to get literally carried down the mountain. Not so bad, considering it was a pretty good-looking man who carried me down said mountain! However, I try not to put myself in situations where I will be too much of a drain on others. You could say I do not want to present too much of a trial for them. 🙂

Teeth bite into peanuts and
Raisins, dried cranberries
And of course the M&Ms:
In life some parts are unpalatable,
Let’s add sweetness where we can.

I Am Tired

Today has not been particularly inspiring for me, but because it is April, I need to post something. 🙂 Day 4. I am tempted to go to sleep, even though it is well before 8:00 p.m. where I am. Maybe I can make myself a cup of tea instead.

Take some time to relax.
Imagine peace. It’s okay to
Release the day, no need to be
Energized constantly. It
Doesn’t mean you’re broken.

mug with teabag placed on wooden railing of forest house balcony
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A Bit of HOPE

With so many prompts, you’d think it would be easy for me to write something halfway decent. However, even though I do keep writing (I’ll be doing that as long as I breathe), it is hard to summon the motivation sometimes to really focus on writing or responding to a specific prompt, even if I want to. By the end of the week, I tend to feel somewhat harried as I keep wanting to respond to ALL THE THINGS and the “to-write” list keeps building up. For instance, DVerse has 2 prompts open, from yesterday and today… FOWC has a challenge today that I actually fulfilled just now (see the link above). Continue reading

Holding a Grudge

For DVerse Poetics: “Halloweeny Humans,” we are challenged to write about an irritating human attribute (including one found in one’s own self) and make it have a Halloween theme. I wrote an acrostic about holding a grudge. Today at my women’s group, we talked about Divine Mercy and being merciful and forgiving to others, so that was already in my mind. The picture was found on the DVerse Poetics prompt page, and I just thought it was amusing.

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