Posted in Senryu

Wonderful!

Original mixed media collage created by my grand-daughter Victoria
Original mixed media collage created by my grand-daughter Victoria

Maybe choosing to

Step out of your comfort zone

Will bring happiness

Senryu

My grand-daughter is a very talented artist in acrylic painting and charcoal drawing, especially in doing portraits.

Yesterday when we got together to do our crafting project she surprised me by saying” I want to try something different”

And so she did! She stepped out of her comfort zone and created something “Wonderful” in mixed media paper collage. 😊

Posted in Acrostic, NaPoWriMo 2020

My Sheltering Place

Couch

Comfortable, cozy cushions

Old fashioned, plump, place

Upholstered in pink flowers

Covered with patterned pillows

Home sweet home’s happy place

Acrostic

#NaPoWriMo Day 2–Prompt: Place

This old couch might be out of style and unattractive to some, but it’s my comfort place and where I often go to relax in the mornings to have my coffee and view the world outside my window.

This is where I often get inspirations for my poetry also.

Sometimes I look at it and can’t believe I purchased it second hand for only $7.00!

It’s a treasure to me and my favorite place, now more than ever since we are in this “shelter in place” time.

Where is your favorite place? Are you able to access it often?

Posted in Acrostic

HOME

HOME alphabet art wall hanging created by Leona J. Atkinson
HOME alphabet art wall hanging created by Leona J. Atkinson

Humble abode, yet it’s the

One place where I can be

Myself.

Every man’s castle

Acrostic

In 1644, English judge Sir Edward Coke was quoted as saying, “For a man’s house is his castle”.

Quote about Home from Chuck Swindoll on his “The Grace of Encouragement” calendar
Quote from Chuck Swindoll
Posted in December 2019, Triolet

One Step at a Time

Steps, feet climbing steps

Stepping out of my comfort zone

It’s difficult, thats true

Life is taking on different tone

Stepping out of my comfort zone

I’m out sharing, not sitting alone

Lots to see, lots to do

Stepping out of my comfort zone

It’s difficult, thats true

Triolet

Posted in June 2019, Senryu

Unusual Sighting

Crab in a tree

Once upon a tree

Crab leaves his comfort zone

Unhappily everafter

Senryu

While on a recent visit to an Oregon coastal town I came upon this unusual sight as I was out walking to the beach.

There, high in a bush, was a crab. It was not alive, but it looked real.

I was puzzled at how it had gotten there but I never did find out, so I imagined the positive and decided it must have went on an adventure one day, took a challenge from a seagull to climb a tree and ended up not being able to get back down.

The positive part is that it was adventurous, it left it’s comfort zone and took a chance, many of us don’t do that out of fear or complacity, and even though perhaps the crab didn’t end up with the happy ending he’d hoped for, at least he won at his life’s challenge and

had the satisfaction that he tried something new.

Something to think about….

Posted in September 2018, Syllable Lune

Sufficiency

Quote by Neale Donald Walsch about Comfort Zones

Satisfied in my

Comfort Zone

A risk free area

Syllable Lune

So many of us are stuck in our Comfort Zones. We settle for a life that’s ” good enough” but not really ideal. We want to break free, take risks, pursue opportunities, try new things, but it’s hard to find a way out because we are comfortable where we are and there’s not really a need to change.

Perhaps reading this article “10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone” may give you some ideas that will help you find a way.

Posted in June 2018, Triolet

Where Are You?

Field, clouds, sky

Is there someplace you’d rather be?

Or are you in your comfort zone?

Are you settled or wanting to be free?

Is there someplace you’d rather be?

Seeking a dream or a vision you see?

Need help or like being alone?

Is there someplace you’d rather be?

Or are you in your comfort zone?

Triolet