Living in the Light

In every case the light will win.
Even shadows can’t stand lies.
Though nights are cool when days begin
Forgive, give praise to morning's rise.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme of “living in the light” and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays. Also linked to dVerse Poetics where Lillian is hosting with the theme of “temperature”. I am hoping I can fit the prompt with those cool nights.



It comes with walking: one step follows one.
How we obtained this now I do not know
Since any step we might have left undone
And we arrived by moving all too slow
Through doubts which kept us wondering where to go.
There’s someone guiding us about this maze -
The unexpected door, this path, that haze
That frightened us then brought refreshed relief.
The bright sun humbles darkness starting days
As justice blessed with mercy brings belief.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme of movement and to dVerse Poetry Form where Rosemary Nissen-Wade is hosting with the dizain poetry form, a poem of ten lines, each with ten syllables and having a rhyme pattern of ABABBCCDCD.

Yellow in the Sun

Up Close

Up close it still was far away.
When I went closer, it said, "Stay."
The inside I will never see
Nor will it when it looks at me.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the theme is “up close and personal”.

Up Close


By grasping ground the trees submit then stand
To face the stormy weather, hot or cold.
Winds slap their leaves with branches fully fanned
Yet year by year they grow on land they hold.
Small habits starting weak turn strong and bold.
They would not hesitate if they could voice
Their affirmations - life would be the choice.
They welcome all who aid their living there.
They fix one spot then from that spot rejoice
And offer wayward folk refreshing air.

Linked to dVerse Poetry Forms. Rosemary NissenWade is hosting with the dizain poetry form: 10 lines, 10 syllables per line with thyme pattern ababbccdcd.

Overlooking Lake Michigan at Gillson Park


If you could see and reach the heart that hides in me
The sun may shine or not for all I’d care
Then with you we could search the sky for love
And by that know the truth of what is real out there.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo prompt with the theme “if you could see into the heart of me”. Also linked to dVerse Quadrille where Grace is hosting with the word “sun”.

Morning by Lake Michigan

Street Photography

Lost within the city
Walking to and fro
Beauty could be anywhere
Anywhere I cared to care
Everywhere I go.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the theme is “street photography”.

Narrow Street

Independence Paint

The hot afternoon brought a sinister cloud extending across the western horizon that painted the sky behind it dark. From the distance of our heroes on Earth they could not estimate its speed, but they knew it would be upon them at any moment.

“That is the largest alien vessel I have ever seen! It covers the sky.”

“It’s a storm cloud. We need to reach shelter before the downpour.”

“It’s part of the rebellion to liberate the universe from the evil empire. They want our planet as a base of operations.”

“I hope not.”

Then the aliens landed.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the theme is “a state of independence” and to Charli Mill’s Carrot Ranch where the theme this week for 99-word stories is “paint”.

Storm Clouds