A bit more time

As summer comes to slow close, I am so excited to start wearing sweaters again. Nothing like the cold air licking at your ears, making the snuggles against your clothes extra wonderful and nice.

But along with the changing seasons, I can’t help but wishing there was a bit more time. More time to savor the long sunny nights and more time to smell sweet flowers. Summer isn’t finished yet but it is starting to wane.

This spring, I gave myself an unspoken deadline that I would find a new job and a new place to live by the end of summer. But this dream of mine, slowly seems more impractical as fall approaches. I do wish that summer could last a few more months so that I can get my personal “act” together.

Hmmm, but even with this unaccomplished goal on my checklist of life, I still relish the idea of fall arriving early. I can’t wait for the leaves to change and the rain to blown in.  As this season changes, I must remember to let my own life change at a pace that fits the rhythms of life.

Be well,

L


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Babadook

They called

you bad

Babadook.

scary to tell

and scary to

see

But you mean

the world to

me.

dark and foreboding

standing in the corner

but you always

tell me

to be myself,

to be free.

they called you

evil

Babadook.

changing your

hair and

changing your eyes

but never speaking lies

to me.

You always

tell me to be

myself

and that the

truth

will let me live

honestly.

They called

you crooked

Babadook.

darkness your

fortress

in space and time

the dashing daughter of

Horus.

but you

always gave

me hope

a light

in the world

for me

to cope.

They called.

They called.

Babadook.

 


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Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday | August 29, 2019

“Always show kindness and love to others. Your words might be filling the empty places in someone’s heart.”
― Mandy Hale

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Promote a Poet.Writer Thursday

Welcome to Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday! This is the day of the week where all members of the Go Dog Go Café Community are invited to introduce a Poet or Writer they enjoy reading.

Participating is really fast and simple- in the comments below, post the link for the Home Page of the Poet/Writer you are introducing to us and tell us briefly why you think they are special.

We encourage all of you to visit these blogs (or social media pages) and get acquainted with some great new writers.  You never know who you might meet. . .

Happy reading!

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Crucified

a harrowing caw

from the beak that left

a mark

on my cheek

that bastard thought I was

dead

a warm sensation

filling my vision

I tried to breathe

lips parted and dried

My mother

never told me how to

act

when your life was

slipping from view

Never told me what to say

as I lay

nailed to this post

Rebel

they called me

Bastard

my mother shouted

If they only knew

With my first death

true life would

begin

a crucifixion


This poem is inspired by the Go Dog Go word prompt “Crucified”.  I always have trouble using the actual inspirational word in my poem so here it is in noun form rather than verb.  Photo by Armin Lotfi on Upsplash

Handsome Ghost

I fell in love with a

handsome ghost

a figment of my own

imagination

I read your words

writings of lost love

and thought

knew

understood

I fell in love

with a forever stranger

and couldn’t stay away

my heart

hoping

yearning

to be known

Rigid time and place

separate our lives

and I am no stranger to

reality

But can I

for a moment

tell you

you are loved?

 


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Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge: Tuesday, August 26, 2019

It’s never too late to be inspired by a prompt (even if its no longer tuesday). Today’s word is “Crucified” and I will be posting my own inspired piece on Thursday! So be sure to keep an eye out. Thanks for reading everyone! Have a great rest of your week.

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Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challengesthat can be written in 10 to 15minutes, inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting. Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support. All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate. Feel free to share this post on yourown blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt: Write anything around the theme or words: Crucified

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Dreams

I seemed to land in a far away

place

clothes

white and bright

touched my skin

and the wind swam through

my hair

I looked around

I searched for something

In these dreams,

I was always trying to find

something

someone

This way and that

my heart rose

to see a figure in the distance

Hello?

I called

but the sound

did not move far enough

for you to hear

 


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Darling

Darling its a clear water

sunrise

that will always melt

away my insecurities

Darling its a babbling brook

to young to know

the right words to say

Darling its the honeydew melon

lovely to taste

sweet sweet desire

Darling its a warm stone that

bakes under the hot sun

simmering touch

Darling its so much more

than I can fathom to say

more than I can think

to write

Darling, my darling

its love

 

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Promote Yourself Monday August 26, 2019

Be sure to share some of your own work 🙂 I always love reading the comments!

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome toPromote Yourself Monday. All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to postonelink to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from yourblog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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5 Thoughts

Hello! This week I was inspired by Katie Kay to write about 5 things that I’ve had on my mind. Read her post here. Thanks for the inspiration Katie!

1)Joy.

                 At certain times in my life, I have found it hard to have joy, see joy, taste joy. The thing is joy is not dependant on my physical, spiritual or emotional circumstances. Joy is found both within myself and outside myself. Even if I feel no joy, I can trust that there is something else in the universe that it is joyful and I can turn and look at this instead. Maybe this sounds like jumbled up philosophical nonsense that doesn’t really make sense. But the action of finding joy has given me more hope than I thought was possible. Recently, I have realized that joy is key to my existence. I must find joy in the absurd, joy in the depressing and joy in the lovely. For in those moments where I dig deep, this is where I can truly make changes and create a more positive life for myself. Darkness may exist but I will shine through it with my joy.

2) It’s not the destination that matters

              Now that I have ticked all of the educational boxes in my life (ie, middle school,highschool, college…) I have found it hard to define my “purpose”. In the past few years, I have bumped along from one job to another with no specific goal. This lack of a defined goal has left me confused and lonely. Sometimes I don’t know what the hell I am doing, other days I feel so convinced of my calling that I feel on fire. Have you felt this way? In recent months, after continuing on with my everyday existence, I have found that life really is about the journey not the destination. In the US, we are so focused on goals and achievements, I feel that we sometimes lose sight of the true beauty found in the journey.  Traveling, living, these small seemingly mundane moments are where my life is truly lived. And in this simplicity, I find myself becoming more and more content. My journey is not done and I don’t mind not knowing where I am going.

3) Miss Fishers independence

                 Recently, I have been watching “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” on the good ol’ netflix (not a sponsor). I am really enjoying this series and can’t believe I never saw it before. I am a true sucker for anything mysterious and so after the first episode I was hooked. Also who doesn’t love a gunslinging, rich and powerful lady detective? Anyway, this series has helped inspire some of my own stories for two kid detective characters that I have been working on. Maybe one day these characters will see the light of day. 

4) Wanting to travel/ making plans

               As much as the destination OF LIFE doesn’t matter, I am really itching to travel and go places. I have a friend living abroad and I am trying/hoping/praying that I will be able to make it out to her sometime soon! For me, I have to start talking about travel plans way in advance so that I begin to take my desires seriously. It might sound strange but I basically need to hype myself up to even consider a trip. This is just the way my crazy brain works. Anyway, I have been looking at tickets and searching for cheap flight options (if that is even a thing) and trying to visualize myself going and traveling around the world. Fingers crossed that everything will work out! 

5) The future is bright

             Even if I don’t feel this to be true every moment of the day, my future is bright. I have been thinking about “what’s next” in life and I have come to the conclusion that no matter what, it will be bright.  By trying to answer this question, I have cause headaches, stomach pains and needless anxiety. I don’t know what clicked in my head the other day (maybe I’m maturing??) but now when I ask myself “what’s next” my answer is, “the future is bright”. I won’t worry about what lies ahead or what lies behind. Instead I will trust that the future is bright, because,really, it is.

 

Be well,

L