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Cracking the Code

The crack is before me Do I step over it And stay in the safe zone Or do I step on it And force destiny’s hand * Do I hold its hand And play the victim Or do I laugh … Continue reading

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Sun Glitter

Sun’s hypnotic glance Masking a spirited dance Waves sway with the glitter Senses warming to the tune Spellbound in delight Frigid winds surround me Yet I am undeterred To watch and wait Filled with serenity https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/19/mask-pic-and-a-word-challenge-188

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Drifting into Blue

Drifting With the blues Timeless moment Engulfs senses

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Drifting Into Red

Moment fades Drifting in and out To find a song Layering my life Passioned by reds Inviting creativity Patrick’s Challenge: Red https://pixtowords.com/2019/05/12/red-pic-and-a-word-challenge-187/

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In-Between

In-between Day and night Beginnings and endings Twilight illuminates In-between Tasting possibilities Dreams roaming free Energy membrane glows In-between Thoughts and action Awareness blooms Gratefulness flows https://onewomansquest.org/2019/05/06/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-47-in-between/

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Response to Obscure Sorrows

Klexos : The Art of Dwelling on the Past “Your life is written in indelible ink. There’s no going back to erase the past, tweak your mistakes, or fill in missed opportunities. When the moment’s over, your fate is sealed. … Continue reading

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Number Vibrations

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla.  Quest for insight into numeric universe Manifests entanglement of patterns Subtle influences string together Shaping one’s destiny Coincidence or vibrational … Continue reading

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Ancient Deposit

Glacier deposit Of ancient rocks Polished  By hands of time Once free rolling With life’s pressures Grounded now Silent Holding story Of yesteryear   V. J.’s Challenge: Polish Frank’s Challenge: Rock    

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Unanswerable

Neverending journey Pondering unanswerable questions Stitched in the fabric of time Yet timeless   Seeking elusive answer To the mystery of life Encountering a ‘language That you don’t hear with your ears’   In the quiet moments When the senses … Continue reading

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Entangled Story

  Malleable memories Smudged by negative entanglement Veiled hindrance Following seasons of aging   Dancing wish-bubbles Vibrating in a string of hope  Enlightening unfolding story Destiny takes a turn   V.J.’s Challenge: Story Patrick’s Challenge: Entangled  

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Textured Surface

Weathered exterior Textured life Rough and wrinkled Interior unfolding Unseen transformation Story always growing     Frank’s Challenge: Surface      

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Beauty in the Beast

Winter of constraint Slowly dissipates Beast starts to purr Under sunlit skies Dancing to a textured tune Figure appears Out of the blue Warming the heart   (This photo threw me for a loop when I saw the shadow-shape of … Continue reading

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Winter’s Fury

Landscape transformed By winter’s fury Ice storm lays heavy On human activity Plans on hold Time to go within Balance shifts To inner life   V.J.’s Challenge: Balance  

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Unfrozen

  Dissolving old fences  Icicles of the mind Reaching for floating dreams That wander freely Weaving magical intention That dares not evaporate   V. J.’s Challenge: Reaching Patrick’s Challenge: Fences  

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Playing with Imperfection

Frank  has posed an interesting idea of looking at a photograph with imperfections and seeing it with a different perspective.  The above photo was relegated to my mistake file and I dismissed it until now. A bit of digital play … Continue reading

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Energy of Words

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”  (Buddha)   Unspoken words Escape mind-space Color thoughts  Intertwine with feelings Attach to moments Dancing with inner light Vibrating with … Continue reading

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Road to Happiness

Destiny and a thirty-year old wish brought me to this heart-warming scene, accentuated by a snow-covered blanket.  (Athabasca River, Alberta)   Taught in days of innocence When I dreamed with the clouds That striving for a specific destination  Was the … Continue reading

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Gentle Memories

Dreaming again Of  gentle breezes Lacy, soft waves Lapping curious toes Cooling hot sands underfoot Washing away winter worries Delighting the senses Moments of yesteryear   Frank’s Challenge: Gentle  

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Nature’s Floor

Nature’s floor Covered with seasonal blanket Order in disorder No need to sweep And keep it tidy Observe its changes And ever-changing presence Winter lays a new blanket Covering autumn’s splendor A gift of crystallized gems lay in wait.   … Continue reading

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Transitioning Into 2019

“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.”  (Teresa Tsalaky) Memories of transitions Come and go New … Continue reading

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Fluid Stillness

Alone and waiting In the fluid stillness  Of forever moment I close my eyes And still hear The sun dancing As waters flow Into the future   Patrick’s Challenge: Stillness    

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Textured Sky

After days of grey In spirit of change Textured morning sky Welcomes sun’s presence Dissolving cloud cover Into a recipe For brighter days   V. J.’s Challenge: Recipe Patrick’s Challenge: Texture    

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Creative Steps

One challenge to my self-discovery was embarking on a journey of creative intent.  It began with many baby steps and much frustration.  I’m still crossing the bridge to materializing my vision for a photograph, but I’m pursuing the goal with joyous … Continue reading

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Contact with a Dream

Dreaming for forty winters Heart keeping wish pocketed Waiting for contact Surprising events evolve Heart warmed by arrival of un-lived wish Joyous encounter on sands of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Un-lived Lives Frank’s Challenge: Contact

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Transformation

Once hand-made from imagination Novice attempt many moons ago Learning curve reject Set aside   Found again Transformed to basic elements Possibilities seen New skills in tow   Ghostly image arises From skeleton of the past Creative eye pleased Digital … Continue reading

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Time to Bend

Detour in life of fluctuating moments Calling one to bend or stagnate Divergent thinking flowing Deviation from the norm Recreating oneself Salvaging what is treasured Walking alone, but never alone Finding a new way To be in the world   V.J.’s … Continue reading

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Lost Innocence

Storm of the past Still ripples to the shoreline Echoing memory of a dark story When a black-hearted antagonist With a hidden agenda Usurped child’s right to happiness Slashing innocence With no remorse     Adult-child awakens To haunting memories … Continue reading

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Transition of Perspective

Contemplating grey skies Dreaming of blue ones That once carried my dreams Now the thorns of winter Take residence in my heart But I will not be undone For shimmering warmth Will surely one day come For now I will … Continue reading

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Dark Intent

  Slowly peeling away layers Of hidden intent Shadow reveals itself Veiled behind rugged charm Destroying innocent dreams  Unstoppable Until life force sings again Even in the darkest of days   V.J. has asked us to investigate the “paranormal” in her … Continue reading

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Erosion of Distance

  Pastel patterns of habit Collide with vivid dream-wishes Synchronicity awakens Distance evaporates Given gift of time   V.J.’s Challenge: Distance Patrick’s Challenge: Pastel    

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Love Never Dies

  Heart wrapped with memories Gentle soul departed White shadow follows Waiting for day of reunion Love never dies   Patrick’s Challenge: Love

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Harvesting Gratitude

  Gathering of fall’s harvest Revives scents of yesteryear Flavors of heritage Slipping into present moments   Cabbage rolls and perogies Wafting into memories of mother A lover of gardens A gentle soul   A survivor of  war’s evils Calling … Continue reading

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Field of Awareness

  Attention flavored with intention Creative eye enticed Blade of grass, waving in the wind Fixing gaze, yet vigilant of surroundings Selective focal point Tuning-out distractions Mindful of moment’s gift   V.J.’s Challenge: Attention    

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Foursome

Foursome standing united Glowing strength in the evening sky Watching distant shores Limbs of time ever-changing Cyclical affirmation of life force   Patrick’s Challenge: Limbs  

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Character

Character emerges Through the twists and turns of life Shining bright Unwavering Soul’s gift to self Baseline of all actions Strength in doing what’s right Overpowering shadows of past mistakes A watchful sentinel A warrior for all that is good … Continue reading

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If Only I’d Known…

Choices made without a map Expectations ingrained of future success and happiness Blind to destiny’s hand   Antagonist rises Igniting the embers Smoke slowly overwhelms   Red flags wave in random moments Unheeded by innocent eyes Firestorm builds   Reactive … Continue reading

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All in the Details

  Seeing beyond the form Details mesmerize Fluttering deep in the imagination Searching for meaning Colors tantalize Lines guiding the eye Off into dreams Of yesterday   Nancy’s Challenge: The Devil is in the Details Patrick’s Challenge: Detail

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Lifting My Eyes

Lifting my eyes towards the sky Questions arise…   Are we in the midst of the beginning of the end? Are the oceans really dying? Will the dolphins continue to pulse their joyful song? Will the moon be crying for … Continue reading

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It’s All Relative

Spanning eons of transformation I’ve witnessed the birth of civilizations And their eventual demise I am the heartbeat of the universe   I have power over night and day The sun and moon dance to my rhythm Stars watch my … Continue reading

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Conversations with Self

All  day long I speak silently To myself   Sometimes It’s a to-do list Sometimes It’s catching memories Sometimes It’s following a dream   Sometimes it’s a harder conversation Sometimes I catch myself sliding into negativity But I am not … Continue reading

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Journey to Self

  Through twists and turns Looking back on feelings of home Smiling at special moments But always something missing Accepting what was A story in the making A journey to self Never found   Playing many roles Looking and not … Continue reading

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Pain Bubble

Physical pain is a strange bedfellow. I’ve met him a few times in my life. When one sees through the eyes of gripping pain, one knows that one is in trouble. A recent, double injury left my right leg stranded … Continue reading

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Sensually Cerebral

  Cerebral meets sensual Words interplay with emotions Creating poetic interlude Kissed by a frozen moment   Fandango’s Challenge: Cerebral

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Lost

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 … Continue reading

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Seeing the Light

“I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.” (Miroslav Tichy)   Moments come and go Storms subside A shadow stands alone Ready to dance Unbroken   K’lee& Dale’s Challenge: Living in Your Best Light Patrick’s Challenge … Continue reading

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Quadrille #43: Creak

Misfortune Manifesting creaks in the mind Following each footstep Catapulting into spiral of fear Barely hanging onto edge of sanity   Shadows warning of hidden dangers Malevolent spirit sneers Holding out gnarled hand   Bitter wind creaking inhospitable songs Happiness … Continue reading

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Quadrille # 42: Hope

  Whispering Prayer   Hope catches in fragile throat Filling vital spaces with evolving light      Thoughts turning away from brooding darkness Surrendering to possibilities of light   Rejoicing in autumn’s electrifying spirit Hoping to spark renewal, beyond mere … Continue reading

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Pic and a Word Challenge #95: Creativity

  Dormant, yet restless Awakening in silence   Passion sparked In ether of ideas   Emotional connection Seeing sounds   Indulging in the process Tasting colors   Painting a song With deep-hued words   Patrick’s Challenge   “Creativity-like human life … Continue reading

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Pic and a Word Challenge #92: Ghosts

  Ghosts of the past Illuminating the view Beyond a park bench With a bluish gloom     Some start to dance Slowly coming to form In a mesmerizing sight To my delight   Patrick’s Challenge

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