Seasons of Fight

Light tapping of rain on my window

Willing me awake

I grumble opening my eyes and gazing into the grey

The warmer water washing the ice and snow away

Softly placing my hand on the window, the cool glass taking over my warmth

Leaving an outline of my hand

It slowly fades as I lazily close the curtain

Spring is battling the long, cold, winter

The season changing

Revealing spring as the victor

The heat of summer will soon be seeping in

Slowly beginning to challenge the Spring

Taking the crown swiftly

The next contender waiting patiently

Seasons

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In Defense of Humanity

As I write this my heart sinks into my chest, heavy from the awfulness in this world. Looking across the beautiful countries of this Earth are saturated by violence and hate. From North Korea to Spain, Saudi Arabia to Africa and right here to my home in the USA. No place is unscathed from the vileness hate spews but those who hate are the few and we who embrace humanity are the many.

Vegas

To those who have lost their lives in other countries my heart goes out to you and your loved ones left behind. To those who lost their lives in the senseless shootings in Las Vegas, NV my heart goes to you and your loved ones. I see so many well wishes, prayers and love sent from around the world to other countries and people in these hard times. I embrace your humanity and love and I hope you embrace mine.

Those who hold kindness and love in their hearts for their fellow human beings: We are the many and they are the few.

(The audio is in English but subtitled are in Spanish)

Reluctance #Poetry

Taking a deep breath

She held it until he lungs hurt

Letting the air explode from her lungs

But ended in a sigh

She had to do this

There was no choice

Even knowing this didn’t help her move her leaden feet

Her free hand clung tightly to her black dress

Her other hand trembled uncontrolled as she clutched the card she made

She closed her eyes

Forcing her tears back

As she walked through the door

And signed the guest book

“With deepest sympathy, I will always love you my friend.”

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via Daily Prompt: Sympathy

 

Internment #Poetry

Thin fingers drumming the wooden desk

Echoing loudly in the silent room

This didn’t break her focus

As she watched the clock slowly click

A bead of sweat trickled slowly down her cheek

The anticipation was killing her

She bit her lower lip as she looked around the room

The alarm of the timer went off

Causing her to jump quickly from her chair

She rushed to the door swinging open wide

The smile plastered on her face faded

As she was met by emptiness

Hanging her head defeated she grabbed a black sharpie

She slowly added a grey line from the faded tip

Her eyes glazed as she saw the endless ticks on the wall

Too many to count

Days faded into months, weeks and years

She started the timer again

The countdown flashing behind her

Sitting in the chair she sighed

Hoping the next time the beeps filled the air

Would mean she wouldn’t be alone

via Daily Prompt: Anticipate

Fortitude #Poetry

Winds whipping

Sending rain in every direction

The only light is from the bolt of lightning

This shocks my heart

Reminding it to keeping beating

In a sea of calm

This is my personal storm

The one I must face head on

I will not allow stress to suffocate my voice

My sadness will be used as a weapon

My pen will face off with its sword

My passion flows through the ink

Making my pen mightier than anything the darkness can throw at me

I will elevate my creativity

Providing me radiance as I trudge through the dark night
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via Daily Prompt: Elevate