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What do you see # 121 – February 14, 2022

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Lovers acknowledge

Tenderness of the moment

Words cannot describe

Who cares for future

oblivious from surroundings

Living the moment

Let us celebrate

Tenderness of the moment

Time stops for no one 

Take Tuesday, grab it by the horns and make it a day worth living.

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #130

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #130

PROMPT #130

In this week, write a piece which includes any one or more of the following phrases

Once upon a lifestyle

Once upon a lifetime

Once in a lifetime

 

At least once in a lifetime

if not more like me

you get a kick from God

and realize

the value of

life

love

health

exercise

relationship

friendship

love

money

diet

sunlight

rest

self-confidence

and the

time and space

you get

or give

to others

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106- Paradox

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #106

Welcome to a space beyond the Equinox, where equality becomes a myth again! If the Sun and Moon are not equal, can day and night be? The strength of the stars and power of perception gain importance here. It is all a matter of underlying meaning and perspectives.

PROMPT 106

Our theme this week is ‘Paradox’.

Some well-known examples are

  1. Your enemy’s friend is your enemy.
  2. I am nobody.
  3. “What a pity that youth must be wasted on the young.” – George Bernard Shaw
  4. Wise fool
  5. Truth is honey, which is bitter.
  6. “I can resist anything but temptation.” – Oscar Wilde
  7. “All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell
  8. “I must be cruel to be kind.” – Shakespeare
  9. “The earth that’s nature’s mother is her tomb;
    What is her burying grave, that is Rainbow in her womb…” – Shakespeare
  10. “The child is the father of the man…” William Wordsworth

You are free to use any of the above, other examples that you like, or invent some of your own.

I came across a new one today – All of us have a lesser number of friends than our friends do.

Incorporate the sentence in your piece – be it fiction, poetry, essay, anecdotes, memories or any other format that you choose.

Post it on your blog, and link it up here. If the pingback does not work, please copy-paste the link. Tag it ‘Reena’s Exploration Challenge’ for easy search in the blog roll.

Enjoy a blast of creativity…


My take-

Deafening Silence

whenever
we disagree on something
you withdraw and
go into a shell
I find
your
silence  so deafening
should I feel happy
that you don’t fight back
but
this happiness is killing me
emptiness is filling me
the void between us is deepening
loneliness is crowding
with thoughts that you are thoughtless
you always make me feel guilty
your indifference widens the differences
is the depth of love is so shallow
that it will break
with few fights, that
difference of opinions
will make a rift
so wide
which we could not fill
and drift apart

Nurturing Thursday-

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https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/nurt-thurs-forgiveness

Love and compassion

Combined with forgiveness

A healing potion.

The theme song of life: fast forward forgiveness, procrastinate vengeance.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #229 Win&Lose

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #229 Win&Lose

Sometimes you lose but

win, sometimes you win but lose

In the game of love

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 63

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 63

Prompt

Here is an intriguing picture shared by Harvey Kraft on LinkedIn.

harvey kraft

 

The picture by itself can tell a thousand stories. But I am increasing the complexity a little. Here is a paragraph from another source.

So what exactly happened here? A woman felt powerless because she was unable to let go of a story she was holding onto which made her a victim. Even though she no longer saw this man, her former lover, she carried him within, and over and over again inside was keeping this version of the story alive.

TILL DEATH DO US APART

It seems there is no strength left in me.

I feel completely exhausted.

I can’t go on like this, I want to quit.

It has happened several times in my life.

Shamefull I accept that I had wanted to quit every time I felt  exhauseted

Everytime my conscience nudged me

‘How could you quit, there is so much to do, everyone depends on you?’

I was young then so summoned my willpower and got up every time. 

But now with age catching up, it seems an uphill task. 

I’m lying on the floor, helpless, hoping to go…There comes an extending hand for help, 

How could you be so desperate? Didn’t you promise, ‘ till death do us apart’?

Oh yes, I remembered. 

Indeed how could I leave him in the middle of our journey?

He was always there to support me, never grumbled, criticized or belittled me. 

What I was complaining about?

With a feeling of guilt, I grab the extended hand thankfully.

Indeed the show must go on ’till death do us apart.’

Didn’t once I advised everyone that’

When there is unrest or apprehension
When there is, in life a lot of tension
Take a break and retrospect.
When you overworked and very tired
When you are stuck in an old routine
Take a break and get good rest.
When dissatisfaction, and no fun in life
You think life is taking you for a ride
Take a break and meditate.

 

Nurturing thursday-“The only person we have the right or the power to forgive is ourselves. For everything else, there is the Art of Acceptance.”  ― Rebecca O’Dwyer

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Nurturing Thursday-

“6 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break:

1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others” 
― Germany Kent

 

 

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

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Thanks, Sammy for The Weekend Writing Prompt #62 – Zephyr

 

Gentle as Zephyr

Love touches my parched soul

Longed for this moment

 

 Longed for this moment

Forever and forever

Fearing it eludes

 

Fearing it eludes

Me without ever knowing

How you feel when loved

 

How you feel when loved

The way you want to be loved

On the seventh sky 

 

On the seventh sky

Hoping to never come down

To the loveless world

 

To the loveless world

Of the harsh realities

Where no one wants me

 

Where no one wants me

Soul parches and yarns for someone

Gentle as Zephyr

 

Gentle as Zephyr

Where do you reside, in

 Dream or reality

~Indira

 

pencil sketch by Indira

 

 (101 words exactly)

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 100 – Celebrations & Century

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#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 100 – Celebrations & Century

Thanks, Elsie for your wonderful challenges which gave me something to think and made me try other types of poetry. I will miss these challenges.

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Mother’s century
Though we could not celebrate
As she passed away
Three years before completing
Seeing her pain and discomfort
I prayed for her departure
Whom we love can’t see them in pain
( This is not a Tanka but had to add the last line)
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A Writer In The Room

dancing with my muse

michnavs

Poetry by Mich

Chateau Cherie

Exposing Bullies and Liberating Targets to Make The World a Safer Place for All

Hearts and Minds

Why choose.. lets go with both

The Squirrel Chase

Lets skip the rat race!

Tutifruti's Assorted Blog

God's timing is always perfect just trust the process.

Greg's Blog

Creative writing, photography, opinions, random thoughts and pretty much whatever I feel like!

luna's on line

Writing and Stuff by Chris Hall - Storyteller and Accidental Blogger

photographias

photography and life

Marla's World

Sporadic randomness from a disheveled mind.

Benie Writes

"With words, I give my thoughts life."

THE SCRIBBLING DAD

Writing about my experiences as a Dad of two Daughters and things around me!

ROAD TO NARA

Travels of : ँ : a Yogin

Myrela

Art, health, civilizations, photography, nature, books, recipes, etc.

Real&Raw

Meraki