Posted in Haiku, October 2019

In the Western Sky

Sunset 10-31-19
Sunset 10-31-19

In lavender blue

October fades with the

Waxing Crescent Moon

Haiku

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Posted in Choka, October 2019

Mending the Broken Pieces

Broken windchimb

Discouraged, tearfully

I picked up the broken pieces.

Another trial.

Reaching for the Light of hope

To show me the way

I prayed for healing and strength

To mend broken wings

So I might fly, to try again

‘Til I reach heaven’s reward

Choka

OctPoWriMo 2019

Word Prompts:

Discouraged, Broken Wings, Healing,

Strength, Calm, Acceptance

“Our heart mends as our inner self—the central or innermost part of our identity—is wrapped around the Light inside of us, rather than around the people who have harmed us. This one small step changes the way we see things”. Suzanne Eller

                                                                                                       

Posted in October 2019, Rhyme

At the Red Light

Cardboard sign saying “Need 25 Cents”

Middle aged lady

Looking tense,

Holds cardboard sign,

“Need 25 Cents”

Curious, I roll my window down.

“Just a quarter? Why?”

“I’m saving money,

A bus ticket to buy”

“My husband just died,

Family don’t care,

Want me to leave too,

But I need bus fare”

“A friend in Arizona

Told me she’d give me a room

I just need to get there,

Need to go very soon”

“So I’m saving quarters,

or whatever I can,

To leave this place,

That’s my plan.”

Only cash I had was a few coins.

“It’s all I have to give” I say

“It adds up” she smiles,

“Thanks for helping me today”

The light turns green,

I wave a quick Good bye,

“God Bless” I say

Thankful I took time to ask why.

In two minutes at a red light

It’s amazing what you can learn,

Just roll your window down,

And show some concern.

Rhyme

Posted in October 2019, Tanka

Power Outage

Power cord in outlet with light bulb

As darkness creeps in,

Fear raises its ugly head.

Silence prevails.

I pray for a solution.

Suddenly light fills the room!

Tanka

The power went out this evening all over town. No one seemed to know what caused the widespread outage.

It was near supper time and getting close to sunset. Darkness was slowly coming upon us and hunger was also. The silence was deafening in my home as I’d become accustomed to hearing the sound of the refrigerator, computer and hum of other appliances. Time passed slowly. I wondered how much longer we all would be without the conveniences electricity brings. I tried not to use my phone in order to save the battery since I didn’t know when I’d be able to charge it again. I prayed whatever happened would get repaired soon.

And then, after waiting an hour and a half the lights came back on! What a welcoming sight! It’s amazing how dependent we’ve become on electricity isn’t it?

Posted in October 2019, Syllabic Verse

Leaves at Play

Nature’s

Fall games

Yellow

Races red

Wind quits

No winners

Syllabic Verse

It was a fairly windy warm Fall day today and I enjoyed being outside just watching the wind blowing the leaves around. I missed out on getting a video of a group of leaves dancing as I didn’t have my camera ready in time but it was awesome to see them swirl and twirl together in sort of a whirlwind burst of air.

But I did capture another video of them looking like they were racing each other as a big gust of wind blew them along. Fun day! 😊