VJ’s challenge this week is about resilience, not the word but what it means to you. Now there’s a subject any spoonie can relate to.

heart candle flame

I wait, I hope and I pray
but words won’t come
at end of day

darkness falls on empty sky
and empty hearts pound
wondering why

blackest nightmare of my years
falling darkness
heavy tears

Then there comes a single star
in the darkest night
brighter still by far

for it is the starlight
every nightmare fears
the single candle burning bright

“love is more than a candle, love can ignite the stars” ~Matthew Stover

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP


Future Too Bright – a MLMMM ….. hmmmm challenge

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Mindlovemisery’s music challenge today is based on “Future so Bright I Gotta Wear Shades”

The challenge today is to focus on this song and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, a piece of flash fiction, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.) that you can share with the writing community. Continue reading “Future Too Bright – a MLMMM ….. hmmmm challenge”

Imagination Plantation a Hullaballu


I was tagged for the imagination plantation challenge by Di at pensitivity101¬†for the challenge that originated with Nova Namaste,¬†thanks it was fun. The first thing that struck me was the commotion of the piece and it’s child-like energy. Thus was born a Dr. Seussish little ditty.

A Midsummer’s Day

On a mid summer’s day
in the land of Hullabalu
Sandy was walking
and talking with Booou

“It’s a fine sort of day
everyone’s out and about,”
Sandy said to Booou
raising her voice to a shout

Booou frowned in reply
“there’s just too much noise
from helicopters and trains
from all the girls and boys”

Sandy said “come let’s leave
the city’s noisy crowds far behind
venture out into the forest
who knows what we’ll find.”

That’s just what they did
and do you know what they found?
No shouts, no horns honking
just a whisper of sound

The most beautiful melody
lilting along on the breeze
the song of the forest
wafting soft through the trees

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I tag the following 3 bloggers, should they wish to participate.

Ms Jadeli from tao talk
Sadje at Keep it alive
The Bag Lady

As always, participation is fully optional. Tag You’re It!

Til next time ~take time to listen to the trees ~JPP

How to Live a Magic Life – a Wordle

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How to Live a Magic Life – a Wordle

Life can be messy, so have the courage to be vulnerable.
Let your soul talk and listen to the stories of struggle and success.
Remember to live and not merely exist.
Lean on your friends sometimes.
Go out of your way to be kind.
Let this be you mantra:
“Those who do not believe in magic will never find it.”

For the sundaywhirl wordle

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP