Innocence

Focusing on One of Them

Connected by a daisy chain
Fragile bonds release the pain
That separates us. Now we know
With innocence fresh love may grow.

Forgiveness brightened up the dark
And drove the shadows from the park
Where daisies dance, wind blown, and we
Are bonded, blessed with empathy.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics where Sarah is hosting and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Focusing on One of Them”, above, “Blue and Red on a Blanket of Green”, below. Hopefully they are somewhere in the bonded and blessed daisy family.

Blue and Red on a Blanket of Green

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

50 thoughts on “Innocence”

  1. You worked those daisies like chorus girls, shaking their sequins until petals fell off. You gently rocked the prompt and fully explored innocence.

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  2. After the Christmas Tree Adventure True Story
    with the Dental Hygienist i walked out to the
    Waiting Room and the Innocent Giddiness of
    Two Young Women so excited in smiles that
    the Wild and Crazy Free Public Dancer
    From all the Metro Stores
    was no longer
    on the
    Loose
    and Captured
    somewhat in the
    Waiting Room as i waited
    for Katrina to get out true
    these innocent Smiles that and
    who appreciate a Simple Human
    Freedom of not being Afraid to make
    an entire Life one of Dance and Song are
    A Gift
    to Give
    and Share
    and never one
    to take but the
    Appreciation to give
    for 66 Months not a Memory
    of if i had ever smiled or laughed
    and now for Close to Five Years repaying
    the Gift i lost to give to others now in literally Tens of Thousands
    and perhaps Hundreds of Thousands from Biloxi to Tallahassee
    the Territory
    i mArk for
    Dance in the Gulf
    Coast.. hehe.. just waiting STiLL
    for someone to join this Ministry
    of SMiLeS to give and share FREE..
    Meanwhile the Ministry of Dance is
    Self Promoting in Video Voyeur way
    of Smiles Across Social Media as far as
    folks will send my SMiLeS.. now
    of Dance and Song Travel more
    it’s TruE
    God was
    SpeaKinG
    to me in Katrina’s
    Dream.. don’t leave yet
    i’ve got something besides
    pain and numb for you to do soon enough..:)

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  3. Frank, this is like an ode to joy – I experienced the joy of compassion, of healing through forgiveness, and of the grace and humanness that bonds us in empathy. Thank you, this is an outstanding contribution to #ForgivingFridays. I love the different creative mediums here, photography (beautiful photos) & audio & text. Thank you. Blessings, Debbie

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  4. I love this post of yours, Frank. There is a softness to it in the reading…especially when I read it aloud. I’ve always found daisies to be an “innocent” and fress looking flower….daily chain workds perfectly here.

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