Tomorrow’s Hope #Covid-19 #faith #children

“I was just thinking about a friend of ours.” Bethany looks at her lion friend.

“Who is that Bethany?”

“Her name is Christine. Several of her children have attended our class.”

“Oh yes I remember her. The last time I saw her she was very sad.”

“Many of her tribe didn’t want the baby in the village; they said the baby was cursed.

A tear falls from Judah’s eye. “How can a baby be a curse?”

“It is our fallen world Judah.” Bethany holds his paw. “Broken people have little hope.”

“But there was one who came to give hope to the broken. His light breaks through darkness.The Gospel of John talks about light: “A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light lest the darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going.” John 12:35

“Judah, We need some of that light during Co-Vid pandemic. There are some families who have lost many people to the disease. ”

We can’t be afraid though: “Say to those who are fearful-hearted, Be strong, do not fear! Behold your God will come with a vengeance.” Isaiah 35:4

“No, Judah, you are right we must hold fast to Jesus, because our Tomorrow is filled with eternal hope. ”


So many of us are dealing with uncertainty. Are you afraid? Ask God to help you be strong. The Bible says God will come and be with you in your dark and fearful times.

A Child’s Perspective #poetry #onewordprompt


keeping the darkness out

comfort beneath the covers

me and my flashlight

weary eyes and blurry book words

fall asleep wrapped in imagination

monsters don’t know the secret code


Today’s WordPress One word prompt is “Darkness”

photo is from a prompt several years ago I am sorry I do not know who the artist is.

Crack in the Door #poetry #pain


darkness is cruel

eyes neither open nor close

no feeling in void


inanimate pain

screams stifled behind closed doors

you inflicted this


slap awakens

firefly moment so bright

pin holes of hope


eye’s revelation

light cauterizes split heart

awaits gold of day

dawn waves


Sharing with Poet’s United Midweek Motif – the prompt is Inanimate.

Welcome Warmth #haiku #dpchallenge


warm dawn


Dawn Awakens

rising to warm winter’s day

golden horizon

candle glow

candle flickers

breaking bleak night’s cold

warm welcome

This week’s welcome Dpchallenge prompt is Warmth – So fitting on these cold days.

The Ancient Alley’s Story #flashfiction #poetry #amwriting


Aged marks the alley

A way traversed by man

many feet have covered

more years than that  have spanned

Aged marks a history

where crimes in stealth occurred

running for a hidden place

but they had been observed

Aged marks a story

the stones that cannot speak

holding back the knowledge

not told on any street

Aged yes and crafty

we carry many scars

were you to know the secrets

you’d gasp and be alarmed

Seek not for the answers

we whisper in our drink

this alley holds much darkness

they’re coming

for you

we think


Thanks to Rochelle and Friday Fictioneers  for another week, another great prompt, and an entry into an alley where there may be no exit.

I took the liberty of editing Kent Bonham’s shot just a bit. I wanted the focus to be on the stones of this alley.

On the Edge of Darkness #poetry #photography

Where do you go when there is no way to go?

painted trickle

I stand on the edge

where  darkness

with a forked tongue

licks at open wounds

into my weakness plunge

I stand on the edge

where  darkness

grasps at my open cloak

causing me to fail

bruising my last hope

I stand on the edge

where  darkness

stealth it lies in wait

comes with razored teeth

knowing I’m the bait

I stand on the edge

where darkness

seeks for my demise

swarming to my end

disgusting are it’s lies


Restore This… #poetry #photography

Gazing at my hands

pointless disarray

all that I’ve created

has futilely slipped away…

Focussing on the blot

claims to be my stain

remove this from my being

that I might live again…

Reaching up toward Heaven

beautiful dark expanse

hold me in your power

away from death’s final dance…

Phtograph “The Climb” L. Moon copyright 2012

… More than a bad dream #centussat #halloween

what is darkness to you? Do you welcome it? Do you fear it?

Cannot feel

no air to breathe

closed in on all sides

no one whispering “it will be alright”

this darkness more than a bad dream


Thanks to Jenny Matlock for this challenge she gave us all black and 25 words to give you a jump!!! Don’t look behind you!!!

The eyes of the Wolf

Ever look in the eyes of a wolf or any other animal on the defense?? It may be time to run!!!


Peering in deep golden eyes

something there behind the glow

What’s he thinking

does he know?

Feeling heat rise from his fur

resonating deadly grrr

seething from deep within

will I lose this fight or win?

Crouching low as if to spring

steady now keep your head

lest he realize my fear

In his eyes am I dead???


Written for a writing prompt at With Real Toads


thanks to Steve Loya for the photo and Creative Commons


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