Pause…is what I’m to doing right Now
Pause…to Say Thank You Lord for another Day
Pause…to Say Thank You for Everyone
Pause…to Say Thank You for being You
An Attitude of Gratitude is what my heart feels Now
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Love is Real
Love is True
It Takes Trust
Of Your Heart
Emptying out Old
Filling Up with New
Love is the Foundation
Intertwined As One
Challenges you may Face
Surely you will Overcome
Seek Him Now
They will declare their Vows
The Covenant will be done
As they Shine like the Sun
She Holds the Sacred Lock
He Beholds the Key
A Priceless Treasure
All will be Matched
The radiance of One
This Poem was inspired by words of encouragement given to Childhood Friend who is Bride to Be.
In this Life we Shall face Challenges,
We must Press on, Go on and Never giving Up
Challenges are Tailored made Life Lessons
Sara was flying down Highway 66, in hopes of making it to her next Presentation on time.
Whenever, she drove alone, Sara would become preoccupied with her thoughts. Creative ideas about the Natural Beauty of Creation and how things worked. danced around in her mind.
The traffic was backing up, moving slower. Then suddenly, a complete, STOP. Then out of nowhere, Sara saw an Airplane flying low, across the highway. Was it about to land?
Distracted by the beauty of the Day, what could she say as her eyes beheld Blue Mountains. Birds flying across the sky. There were so many Farms, with Livestock Grazing the Field. Sara tried to Stay Focus.
Her mind began to Wonder….
If I were Bird,
I would choose to Eagle
Spreading my wings,
I see Myself, Rising Up
Flying far Above All my Challenges
I would even fly to my Destination
Just to make it on Time
Sara arrived safely. Everyone was already seated in the Boardroom.
Sara Soar through here Presentation as she Presented “Embracing The Natural Beauty of Creation.”
Written for Tuesday’s Writing Prompt March 19, 2019
We have come a Mighty Long Way
We have not yet Arrived
Much progress has been Made
Many walls have come Down
We have even walked Hand in Hand
Unfortunately, there some People who were Raised with Hearts of hate and Racism,
Passed down through family generations as a Norm
Holding on to that which has been Engrained
Only Truth from the Light can Remove such Scales
There is Hope, we still have a ways to Go
Love shall Prevail
I responded to a Blog Post in Honor of
Dr. Martin Luther King about a month ago.
The comment I wrote resonated with me. Yes, I do copy some of my comments.
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Challenges are like a Maze
It will take you, this Way then, That
Once You Make it Through one Challenge Area
Another is sure to Come…
Challenges strengthen your Faith
Imparting Truth and Strategies
Building Tenacity, Keep pressing On
When we think Back…
Even look Back…
We see how we have Overcome
Faced past Challenges
It Keeps Building You Up
Such Love You Freely Give
Much Love you have Shown
Such Kindness is Rare
Love is the Ultimate Sacrifice
So much You Bear
Love Makes All the Difference
You Put it All on The Line
Love is not Respecter of Person
You Serve Others with such Patience and Grace
Giving of your Heart and Time
It is Apart of Who You Are
A Beautiful Gift
Your Words, Your Deeds will Ever Be Remembered
God’s Light Truly Shines Through You
The Time rendered, the time shared is Priceless.
I’m truly thankful to God for You
A Name with such Class
Many will Ask…
Who are You…
What could You Be…
Where did you come From
A Mystery Filled with so much History
As You go down Memory Lane
They will Glare, even Stare
Desire to Return back to Past
There can be so much Passion sometimes Clashing
To Recapture the Essence
A Great Time for a Lesson
Say the Name…
It Rolls off your Tongue like Satin
The Origin of the Word is New Latin
My meaning is Clear, Dear
May even Shed some Tears
Reflecting on Memories past By
To Return Home, plus(+) the Origin of my Root Algia
There is a Strong Yearning to Be
To Return Back to a Place, a Time a Moment
The Fashion can be Lasting
You leave a Lasting Impression
Your Scent Lingers, Stirring Memories
That Photograph, an Imprinted Trigger
A Phone call…
Words Spoken causing you to Reminisce
The Eruption of an Favorite Childhood Food
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Inspiring this Blog.
I’m so grateful for the outpour which caused my 🖊 to leak.
Startled. Her eyes popped right open, from the sound she Heard.
No one was in the house, no one was near. Yet with eyes wide opened and awake, it was even clearer, coming Nearer.
That Drilling Sound…
It was Moving closer…the sound grew Louder.
So undesirable it made her want cover her Ears.
Brain freezing Up…
She can’t move, Paralyzed…
Do you hear Me…
Are you There…
Are you real or just a Dream…
Do know my name or do you treat us just the Same…
Do you really desire a Relationship
Are you trying to see how far you Get
Since I am fearfully and wonderfully Made
Unique and Created by Design
You can’t drop those empty Words
Hoping to reap behold treasures
She is a Priceless Queen
You may know my Name
That doesn’t mean you Know Me
Seek my Father,
Know my Heart
Only By the Spirit
A Time of Peace
A Time of Release
A Time to be at Ease
A Time of Letting Go
A Time to Sleep
Your Rest Endures every Test
Keeps me Safe in His Arms
The dim Light from Lamp on the table
Reminded me of a soft Yellow Moonlight during the Night
All that could be heard was humming noise in the Background
Whispering voices of a song Unheard
Faded tenderly, as the car drove By
Sleep is entering My Zone, it is time to Rest
The humming is singing a song
What a Day it has Been…
I made it through Again…
So grateful for a nights rest…
Refresh for tomorrow, A New Day
Never allow negative emotions into your House, like a welcome guests in your Heart, it’s desire is to abide.
Just because they show up on your door step, doesn’t mean they are granted access
Confronted with the promise she once Made…
Those three words echo from her mouth, yet fall to the Ground
Like a bad habit she tosses them around, Meaningless…
Thrown around so naturally emotionless, no heart intact
Just one selfish manipulative Agenda
Things no longer added up, she was now Exposed
This time his heart bent Not
Still she rested on her natural Instinct
Her Go-To, when exposed, Her Alibi…
Standing Strong with a Heart of Forgiveness
He felt as if a weight had been lifted, as she walked Away
Somehow he knew things things be Fine
He declared, “I Will Love Again
I will not rush, I will wait with Patience
He choose to start living each day in the Moment
Graciously embracing the Future
This was inspired by a lovely Poem by Shantanu, “Alibi,” which has so many different elements.
I See it on the Big Screen…📺
Air are you There…
I need you to Breathe
Life You Give
Flowing through Every part of Me
Every Cell You Give Life
Your Love surrounds Me
Touching my Heart to the Core
In the innermost Part
You know my ends and Out
Every intricate Detail
Air… you are Here
Embrace every part of Me
The Power you hold Back
A Cure for Cancer
An Opportunity to Encourage
To Talk someone off a Ledge
Write a Note, make a Joke
Be Selfless, Endeavor to Give your All
Keep someone from Giving Up
Empty out your Cup, Fill another Up
Let your Pen Leak
Let your imagination Flow
The Book Warehouse was a lot colder today then most days, however that didn’t stop the Thrifty Shoppers.
Today is BOGO Free which is the best Deal of the week, included are thousands of new books.
There are tons of people already inside, but there was no way Sara could miss her Thomas with his Red Knit Hat on from Christmas, along with the adorable matching scarf and glove set, bundled so cozy in his favorite Black Jacket…browsing with a Book 📖 in hand.
Three Line Tales, Oh My
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The Lightening was Frightening
The Children sat Down
The Picture in the Sky now Controlled their Minds
The Wintery Mix falls Quickly
It’s beginning to get quite Sticky
Traffics backing Up
Visibility is hard Enough
Evening rush hour is soon to Come
It will be a challenging One
The Wintery Mix keeps Falling so Quick
Music blasting, I can’t wait to get Home
There is such Beauty in Snow and Rain
Thank You for Your Thoughts
Thanks for your Prayers
Thanks for the many Memories we Share
The Times we danced and played in the rain
The many Times you called my name
I remember it like yesterday
The encouraging interaction building bridges of friendships
I Rejoice and Give Thanks to God Above
For Bringing Friends Together
There is No Greater Love ❤️
I so Thankful To Call You Friend
May we be a Glorious Light for You,
Shining through each Day
The Light they will see or receive
Some Plant, some Water, but You Oh, God give the Increase
Let it Shine…
Let Love Abound…
Share your Sincere Testimonies of Love and Light
Light the Path so Bright
Let Your Word Ignite
Let it Shine so Bright
He is The Light
You are Beautiful
An Array of Sunshine
Such Radiance to Behold
Your Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Let the world See
His Glorious Light
Shining Through You
Tick Tock goes the Clock
Time is passing By
The Shape of your Presence
The stretch of your Hands
The second your off and Running
Wishing you would slow Down
Embrace the Moment your In
It is Time you will never see Again
Welcome to the Family, Welcome to the Family…these words startled Sara, disrupting her sleep again. The faces she could not recognize. This was the third time she was awaken by the same dream in the past month. Yet each time the words are the same and she can never see faces, nor recall anything else. Then of course it’s 5:00 A.M.
Sara has been Nannying for the Sinclair’s for Seventeen Years now. Graduation day for the Twins is actually set for next Friday. More than anything besides family, education and volunteering the Twins love to travel.
The Twins are super excited, not only about graduation, but the Family Graduation Trip. They will be taking a Private Plane to some Secluded Island in Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa.
Sara was very delighted when they insisted that she travel with them. She had never been to Resort, but had heard wonderful stories from friends about Cancun Mexico.
The Twins kept nudging their parents. They were anxiously waiting to tell her the BIG surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair announced to Sara that she would their Special Guest for the trip. It would be an All expense paid trip. Plus she would receive Vacation pay too.
Overwhelmed and filled with much gratitude, Sara thanked them, as tears began rolling down her cheeks.
This was definitely a Dream come true, Seven Luxurious Fun Filled Days at a Resort.
Excitement filled the air as they boarded the Private Plane. Sara’s eye’s were amazed it looked like a Mini-Resort inside. There were Big Screen TV’s, Leather Plush Lounge Chairs, a Mini Bar with drinks and plenty of snacks. The Decor was Fabulous, there were even a full size restroom at both ends of the plane.
Sara wanted to scream out and she finally did! “This is unbelievable, I have never been on a plane like this ever, she was truly grateful.” Everyone chuckled, then hurdled around Sara for a family hug. Then on the count of three they yelled out “WELCOME TO THE FAMILY.”
The Sinclair then handed Sara a beautiful Scroll. Inside was Legal Document written on Papyrus. The Sinclair’s had written Sara into their Will. It also stated that if anything should happen to either of them she will assume Role as Guardian for the Twins and over their Entire Estate to include All entities. Sara was speechless, her heart overwhelmed with gratitude.
The Twins were all over Sara with hugs and asking, “So do you accept?” Silence filled the air. Sara looking up tear wrenched eyes, excited said, Yes!
The Hand Claps sounded like Thunder and the Sinclair’s sounded like a full choir as they harmonized, singing…
Welcome To The Family
Welcome To The Family
Sara laughed and giving thanks. It was now time for them to sit down and buckle up for take off. She just notice the aroma of food feeling the air. She forgot the Chef was even on board
Written in response to:
Sitting in the car Waiting
I see my White Feathered Friend, Grey
You came to make me Smile
Your discovery, a Burger King sack Lunch
No one else is around, you got a Hunch
Perseverance, Determination Focus
There is no delay, make no Mistake
It didn’t matter how Big or Heavy the bag must Be
You didn’t give Up
I heard you call for Help
Once the bag fell over, they Left
You had your Lunch
The time is Now…
Retreat, Refresh, Renew Allow the Whole body to Regenerate
Inspired by response given to Reblog Post Reluctant Poet “Rested”
You have asked yourself, “Why Me?”
Your mind may be bombarded with challenges the things that have come your Way
The Doctor has an unfavorable Report
A text message just came in reads, “l can’t do this anymore, I found someone Else
Better yet, the Finance Company knew you always paid on time and you are between jobs with only six months left and they send Mr. Repo.
This is an outright attack, a Domino Affect
What do you do?
Cry for hours, throw in the Towel
Not on Your Worst Day?
Look in the Mirror…
You are Still Here! Your Still Breathing. You Are Stronger, than you Think. You are not Alone
You are Still Standing…
You are not Alone, there are others who have pressed through and made it it Through
Most of All God Loves You
You are the Apple of His Eye
God’s Love Covers You
Life can be quite Humorous…
Especially during the Times, I believe I’ve got things All figured out. Then to Discover my Path has been Redirected
Upon Reflecting back on most of those Times. Shaking my head in Awe…
Laughing about the Process which had to be endured, the Life Lessons taught and Learned
The Journey seems so Conflicting, but the end Result is exactly what Needed
We don’t always get the Full Picture or Lesson right away. As each Passing moment, day, month or even years go by. Things get Nearer, some even Clearer
Time is Dearer…
Bits and pieces began to come together, like no other. Clarity and insight at new heights. Like a puzzle or even a Mystery
There have been times when it just clicks, the beauty of how it happened. How things Unfold…
A Smile… Then Laughter Fills the Air
The darkness will hide me, the light will become night around me
Yet I will see, my focus will be you
The night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you
There is a Sense of Joy in Air
A Grateful Day to Partake
It’s such a Beautiful Day
The Sun is Shining, Oh so Bright
Birds flying with all their Might
Birds basking in the Sunlight
Flying high in the Sky
White Wings embracing every Sunbeam
Dipping down, around so Playfully
Movements seem so Precise
The sounds they make, is Music to my ears a speech, I cannot not articulated
The Language Beautiful Still…
Observing Birds on a Beautiful Day
Falling, falling, falling Down
This Static in my head, is not magic
It’s like someone changed the Station
Attempting to grab onto the metal Bar
There are too many, they keep moving, the Station keeps Changing
Sounds distorted, What is this Taste
Oh No…A fuzzy Screen gone Blank
Loud voices, many Faces Staring
Gentle Hands, Angels Sent
Kneel just in Time, to Keep You from Falling
Helping, Landing You Safety on the Floor
The Floor is cold, yet there is a Warmth
How wonderful behold Bright Lights Shining All Around
Lights so Bright, they Dim the Lights
Resting in Peaceful Blest
Grateful for Loving Care
In His Arms
Thank You Lord
Invest In Yourself
You Have The Power Within
To Accomplish Anything
You Are Destined For Greatness
Create Something Great
Is never to Late
Just Let it Flow
Let Your Imagination Go
Reading, Writing, Drawing, Painting
Many Sites to See, Traveling from…
Blog to Blog
Can you really read them All
It’s like Reading a Book
Taking a Great Adventure
Smiles and Laughs for Hours at a Time
Thoughtful, Touching and Heartfelt Poems
Interaction All the Same
Writings of Wisdom, Insightful Thoughts and Meditation
Inspirational words of Love, Hope, and Faith you choose the Day
Motivational Concept Nuggets and Takeaways
Travel Ideas, Awareness and Tips just in time for that next Trip
History, Science Lessons at its Best
Healthy Cooking Ideas and Eating too
Relationship Talks, Stories and Poems of Romance at a Glance
The Children’s Books hold a special place as they unfold before my Face
Interaction and Discovery on WordPress…
The ongoing Reading Journey
New Superheroes Standing Tall
A Network of Authors, Poets and Writers
Extending Near and Far
The Words you Write are Rich in Beauty
Like a Fire 🔥 Ignited
Enhanced in Beauty
Within your Words
There are times You read my Mind
Knowing exactly what to Say
Your Word is Sustaining, it’s Amazing
It Lifts me Up and Encourages my Heart
The Winter Storm caused sudden Power Outages in the Sinclair Neighborhood. Darkness seem to engulf the small Private Community. Somehow this Welcoming well to do neighborhood had lost it’s glitter, it’s lights.
The Sinclair Country Club Lights could usually be seen glistening in the moonlight from up to five to ten miles out in any direction. It’s appearance from afar with the purple overhead lighting gave it Grand Stadium look.
Sara could tell we were frightened and starting to get frigid from the cold. She had been the Twins Nanny since they were three months old. They just celebrated their twelfth birthday last week before their parents left on business.
There Cellphones still had service. Sara connected them on a three way call as moved about the house getting blankets, the Candle from the kitchen, drinks and snacks. She kept the girls engaged in conversation as she gathered everything and placed it in a basket.
Once she got the girls snuggled as a bug with the blankets. Sitting on the floor Sara lit the Small Jarred Candle. It flickered and flared giving off a gentle bright light that gave them all a sense of security. The Flickering Candle pushed back the darkness giving them the sense of light.
Sara settled on the small Loveseat in the girls room and phone the Electric Company regarding the PowerOutage. As she suspected their had been various calls. There was a recording offering apologies, explanation and a timeline of 2 hours.
Sara took a deep breath as looked at the Flickering Candle the beauty of the light. The Twins were amazed at the melted wax, it color against the jar.
They enjoyed eating snacks, telling stories of old and how they will never forget this night. Their time together, the small Jarred Candle, which gave them so much Light.
Inspired by Picture Prompt 26
Still silence filled the Room
The heat kicked on, coolness Blow
Awaken from deep Sleep
Dreams eluded my mind
Chilling bones Anew
A steady hard rain in the Distance
Coming closer, against my Window
Drippy Drop on the Roof Top
You have my attention Now
It’s 4 A.M.
You have so much to say, as you awaken me this Day
Time of meditation, I’m listening with Patience
Breathing intentionally, the rain has picked up in Background
Streams of Water
Beams of Light
Called for Purpose
Take one Step at a Time
Never Rush the Process
You have Greatness within You
It was the first time that she had ever gone out with a group of people. Between her closest friends and her Co-Workers they made Sara feel as though she was walking around in a world of four corners.
Sara was beautiful, confident, professional, full of life, exciting, versatile, loved music, worked too hard and spent her weekends playing it safe. She was keeping her heart in tack, under lock and key.
Games of heart have frantic consequences, which were good for lessons learned through experiences. Sparing Sara’s heart from the Rollercoaster Trill Ride Relationship, which are quite unstable.
Once Sara’s boundaries were clear, she enjoyed a night out with friends Socializing, Laughing, and Dancing. It was Great, a prolific night out with friends. Lasting memories…
Then to share in her Besties’ Birthday and Fifthteen Year Work Anniversary Celebration.
What a Grand Night!
Radiant, Full of Life
Impetus Stride, Watch Her Glide
Her Strut, Never Giving Up
Keeping her Eyes Focused
Every Promise Near
Hold on Dear
Inspired by my response written to Post on Shantanu Baruah-Cfonkab
Love Covers All
I Forgive You
I hold no Anger
I hold no Grudge
I Set You Free
Pack your bags, bundle up the driver we will be arriving at the Airport in the next 15 minutes.
This was the first time the Family had taken a Limousine to the Airport. Talk about the Rich and Famous, doing it up Ritzy Style.
We exited the Limo, our Sunglasses were beaming, the wind was screaming our Jackets were Zipped and Color Coordinated.
People were glaring, some were staring wondering who we were. We are just the family who was blessed to Win,
A Family Dream Vacation!
It would be so wonderful, to win a Family Vacation such as this. The funny thing about this story is I have no recollection of writing it. I actually wrote it on February 8, 2019. It was quite amusing and made me laugh!!! Enjoy 😉
Random Words stirring in my Mind
Random are the words written
Creating, Connecting Words, Constructing Sentences
Random are the words seen
Painting a picture, a story, or just Random Poetic Imagery
Challenge Word- Explicit Emotion
She was overwhelmed by all the attention…
Just this morning she felt as if, it was the Twilight Zone, not even her Mom called to wish her a “Happy Birthday.” Nichole even bought a New Suit to wear to work for Her Day.
Nichole turned her music up on full blast, danced around, as she primped and Pampered with so much excitement, as she prepared for work,
It was Nichole’s Twentieth Birthday. Nichole gave her “Appreciation Speech,” right after the Toast. She was not in her speech three minutes when a rush of explicit emotion overtook her. It left everyone in a state of shock.
Know When To Take Action
Be A Voice
Silent No More
Patience is A Virtue
Lead With Patience
Let it Shine Through
So glad to be Home at Last
The Clouds have Passed
It’s such a Lovely Day
The Bluest Heavenly Skies are seen…
Ms. Sunshine is Beaming
Today’s the Warmest Day of Winter
A Flash from the Past
Such Beauty, so Radiant
What A Lovely Day
I Just want it to Last
Even the Squirrels Rejoice
Running up Mr. Hollow Tree
Children Laughing, People Waving
Smiles All Around
What a Lovely Day
Mini Habits Build Stamina
Take your Time
Press on Now
Endure the Process
You are Stronger than You Think
Don’t Give Up
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It has been an extremely busy day. On top of that traveling in a No Service Area and being in a not so good Service Data Zone. Nevertheless, the views and Country Towns were beautiful, everyone was friendly too! Oh my, back to the point at hand 🖐
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