Give Me Wings

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I negotiate my life

And travel onward

Steadfast in my journey

I will make it

To the other side

No one can

Stop me now

I see daylight

Through the end

Of this long tunnel

And a new beginning

Is waiting

For me there

Amongst the flowers

And the sunshine

Hope does flutter

Her wings

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – steadfast

Mumbles … Rue

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Rue… regret.  I have no regret, but he might.  I am in a transition and will not be writing this weekend (which is why I am posting so much right now)  I might have some time to read but that remains to be seen.  Life is complicated and I need t simplify things for my own peace of mind.  I promise to come back next week… I need to write and will be doing so over the weekend too as usual.  I just won’t be at a place to post.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.  May you all find the peace you need without a lot of trouble in the way.  Thanks for sticking with me.

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – rue

What Did They Say?

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“In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in real life all rests on perseverance.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Faith is as essential to the spiritual realm as oxygen is to the natural realm.” – Ray Comfort

“The energy of the crowd is insane. Twenty thousand people. It is a biggest jolt of adrenaline. It is very hard to explain. You know the old story about the woman lifting the car off her kid? It’s in that realm. You can actually hurt yourself and not know it.” – Tom Petty

“The miracle of life is not to be to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now, as fully and creatively as we can.” – Paul Kurtz

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – realm

A Dashboard If You Will

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Like a business website

I want to see clearly

An overview of my life

Able to see the past usage

Of all my energies

Able to know where

My time has been spent

Able to know my connections

And which ones are the best

But the closest I can come

Is a journal format I found

To highlight my days

And see where I need to change

So I write daily to try to improve

And better my fife instead of just lose

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – overview

What Now Coach?

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I always thought it was strange

But now I wonder if I am one

One of those people who needs a life coach

I could use some organization

I often feel overwhelmed

And God knows I’m far from perfect

My mental health is not good

And neither is my physical health honestly

I just don’t think I can leave it up to me

It has taken me nearly 54 years to decide

I am not the best person to run my own life

It is a very sobering thought

Maybe the realization should be

That it is just not worth it

But I am not even strong enough for that

I think I’ll just go back to bed

Tomorrow will eventually be here

And with it maybe a little hope

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – coach

Fandango’s Friday Flashback – April 17th

It is once again time to go back in time to find an old post from my archives of posts for FFF and share something that may be new to you.  This poem was first posted on April 17th in 2017 here.  It was for a daily prompt of climbing.  I hope you enjoy it!


It is an uphill climb

The daily struggle called life

You have to keep moving forward

Or you will lose your momentum

Rocks and bushes will try to slow you down

But obstacles are no match

For sheer determination and survival instincts

The ultimate view from the top

Will be worth the journey of strife

So whatever you do

Just keep climbing