Literally, my mind went blank

No thoughts to reshape the facts

No feelings to hide the truth

A microsecond of pure reality

I was lost


Panic glazed my tearing eyes

Looming darkness dissolved all hopes

Looking for courage to wait out the night

Shaking hands search all pockets

Graced with a forgotten lighter

Hope gave me a kiss


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Literally

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Cee’s B/W Photo Challenge: Trains/Tracks


“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.”  (Thomas Carlyle)


“If a train doesn’t stop at your station, then its not your train.”  (Marianne Williamson)


My girls use to love watching Thomas, the Tank Engine, on television years ago.  Fond childhood memories.


Here’s a view of a section of the miniature track where Thomas loves to chug along.

(Most of these photos were taken at the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum.)


Cee’s Challenge: Trains/Tracks

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Twisting Reality

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Will there be another fall

Save me from my stupid choices

Don’t make me listen to the voices


Morphine calls to subdue the pain

I feel like I’ve lived life in vain

No more tears – stiff upper lip

Please help me get a grip


No more booze, just fruit juice

Or else sanity will cut me loose

Mantra to the god’s that be

Give me strength to drink some tea


Fandango’s Challenge: Mirror

( I rarely, almost never, do humorous poetry, but after a recent fall, this poem is an anecdote to the residual pain.  As they say, laughter is the best medicine. )

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Old patterns dissolve

Possibilities triggered

Two strings intersect

Permeable universe

Releases unknown event


V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #2: Synchronicity

” We used to think of physical reality as having four dimensions, three of space and one of time. Now we are being told reality has 11 dimensions, different dimensions, different kinds of space and time. We are also being told that our entire physical universe is actually projected on a very thin energy membrane, almost like the surface of a bubble, and that there’s more than one of them…”

(Dr Kirby Surprise, author of Synchronicity)



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Another Age


Eerie reflection

Door opens to other world

Ephemeral souls

Wandering in cracks of time

Piercing eyes whisper stories


Tuesday Photo Challenge: Age

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Golden Moments

Dale has asked us to create a montage of photos related to a saying or phrase. Mine is “All that glitters is not gold.”  (William Shakespeare)




K’lee and Dale’s Challenge



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Child’s forever dreams

Hidden, but unforgotten

Singing passion’s joys

Exciting creative spark

Blowing bubbles with a poem


Fandango’s  One Word Challenge: Hidden


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