Peace of Mind

Ever mindful but of what and why?
Forever comes tomorrow. Hear the song?
I don't know all the lyrics but I'll try
To let it lead me home and sing along
And trust when I am weak that it stays strong.

There’s always something more that I could do.
There’s always some small dream to tarry through.
There’s always some old treasure I might find
In hidden memories. Were they all true
That mercy sang with kindness to my mind?

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the theme of mindfulness. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Skokie Lagoons

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.

Bright

Mysterious Things

 
Mysterious things
That soft, cool light brings -
Be true.
With silent, sure wings
My memory swings.
Renew.
Take care.  Poison flings
With doubt as it springs.

Dark fear creeps and clings.
The shrill discord rings.
Be kind.
Forgive. There joy kings
The lovebird who sings
To find
That  soft, cool light brings
Mysterious things.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I will be hosting this Thursday with the theme of the lai and lai nouveau. Come and join us. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Cumberland Gap Roadside Rest Area
Cumberland Gap Roadside Rest Area

One-Liner Wednesday – Bad Guys


To all those bad guys in my heart – Today I set you free. You’re all forgiven. Go away! Or stay – Make friends with me.

Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

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Words

 
Words would try to touch the heart of it.
They vaguely churn weak hopes that that will do.
Doing so is but a part of it.

Experts draw and make a chart of it,
Push away what clearly won’t go through.
Words would try to touch the heart of it.

The sound of words, a pleasing start of it,
May tease with pleasure seeking what is true.
Doing so is but a part of it.

Fancy words entail what's smart in it
And fool us with a wave of wisdom, too.
Words would try to touch the heart of it.

Guilt appears like broken art in it,
Displays a glimpse of past for us to rue.
Doing so is but a part of it.

So, come, forgiveness, fill your cart with it.
Keep the future open to what’s new.
Words would try to touch the heart of it,
But love protects the deepest part of it.

A villanelle linked to Sarah’s Forms for All and dVerse Meeting the Bar where Grace is hosting with the theme of rhyme and slant rhyme.

Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Sunrise Observation

Blame and Forgiveness

 
Although it’s faster to forget
And bury passing pain,
There’s much in blame that I regret.
The storm outside’s not over yet.
May clouds transform with rain.

I am hosting today at dVerse with the theme of blame and forgiveness, either or both, any form or no form, confessional or not. Come join us!

This is also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Eye Contact

One-Liner Wednesday – Forgiveness

It’s hard to forgive, but after doing so, it’s hard to see why it was so hard.

Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday and Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

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