Today I have something for one-liner Wednesday and a free-verse poem, inspired by FOWC: Ingrate, to go with it. A couple of weeks ago, I found this one-liner online somewhere, probably on Instagram:
“I suffer from mental illness. I also suffer from people who don’t understand mental illness.”
I am not a hypocrite for being a Christian and having depression.
So it’s not helpful to command me, “Rejoice.”
I am not an ingrate for not always wanting to live,
So stop telling me to make a gratitude list.
(Not that it’s any of your business,
But sometimes at night I fall asleep
Thanking God for what he’s given me —
Often by the end of the day
Glad to have chosen to stay.)
A short one today for FOWC: Forward and MVB: Chapters. I meant to write something more detailed, but it’s not happening yet today. Inspired by the fact that I have been writing in a journal every day since December of 2007. Also sharing with One-Liner Wednesday because the poem might be 3 lines, but it’s short enough to be only one sentence. 🙂 The top picture is of my current journal.
I’m not getting any good poem ideas yet today, so here is an old one from a couple of weeks ago, not yet shared on my blog. First, I have a random one-liner for Linda G. Hill’s one-liner Wednesday today. 🙂
When life gives you lemons…
use them to keep your apples from turning brown. 😀
This poem is for DVerse Poetics and is also partially inspired by FOWC: Issue. The line I used as inspiration is below. Also linking with One-Liner Wednesday / JusJoJan for today.
“Airless and unloved, in the dank basement of the mind” L. Igloria ~ A Reparation Continue reading
An acrostic for FOWC: Delight and Writing Wednesday (actually done on a Wednesday!), Intention. One-liner Wednesday includes a picture of some delightful snow carolers. 🙂
Drink in the heady mix of this moment,
Entirely yours for an instant:
Let come whatever may, though
Intention always consists of
Gladness, in whatever form to find
Happiness, for this thin slice of
Today is one-liner Wednesday and JusJoJan day 6, and the theme that Linda gives us is “icy fingers.” I have tried to write a form called an American sentence.
I believe that two sets of icy fingers can keep each other warm.
Many thanks to Linda G. Hill for the one-liner Wednesday and other prompts each week!
“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.”
— Robert Southey
I have been reading a cute little book containing quotations and short poems about friendship, and this was one of my favorite lines in the whole book. How blessed is anyone who has a friend like that! I have at least one.
A poem about dreams for DVerse Poetics. Thanks to Lillian for the prompt! Please follow the link to read other great and dreamy poems. I’m also posting to JusJoJan day 29. The last stanza can be my one-liner. 🙂
You’re back in high school.
It completely slipped your mind
That it’s exam time.
But the teacher doesn’t mind
If you fly out the window.
There’s a tsunami warning.
You can see the humongous wave coming
And you cannot hide.
But when it hits you remember
You can breathe underwater.
Dreams are a safe place,
Where illusory fear fades.
This short poem is for DVerse Poetics, where we are writing about secrets. I am also linking to One-liner Wednesday.
Who knows why suffering exists?
Some is open, some is kept secret.
Some believe in future redemption,
But even they will admit:
Only God knows the details
And timing, and He keeps it secret.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
– Romans 8:28 (KJV)
For JusJoJan day 8, which doubles as one-liner Wednesday.
Amidst so many beautiful belongings,
Amidst so much to get to do,
Happiness is being able to see
Every second’s love and beauty.