Beauty In The Cracks #Ukraine #poetry #photography

We know there are cracks

they lead to despair

but your underlying courage

makes me glad you are there

for the beauty you hold

fragrant like the rose

gives so much hope

refugees hands that you hold

I’m writing this for friends in Ukraine who had the option to leave Ukraine but stayed to help others. Heroic, loving and beautiful even as the cracks deepen.

Narrow #photography #challenge

walk these halls

resonant voices of the past

empty now

I found this one day when I was operating the elevator in the Smithsonian. I wanted to explore but I had to let my camera do what I could not.

Thanks City Sonnet for the month long challenge. Today’s prompt “narrow”

i remember when… #childhood #worldteachersday2020

I felt so big

then I opened my eyes

a wheel so large

it touched the sky

pebbles

called sand

sift

through my hand

I sang a song

the trees sang along

my teachers

and I

we made

lemonade

Remember back to when the clouds were so puffy you believed they were cotton balls or better yet cotton candy. Too soon we lose the wonder of the beauty of life and we are often left with bent perspectives. Blue is now grey and a smile is a frown. Teaching keeps the heart young and bubbly all because of … The child

Child’s Play

photo attribution: “The Ferris Wheel” 2016 and “Child’s Play” 2013 © Moon dust designs

If you can Thank A Teacher today on World Teachers Day 2020, they bring awareness and light to the mind of a child.

The Road Before Us #poetry #uganda

Looked over my shoulder to yesterday

time passed in the blink of an eye

the people and memories faded

I never bid them goodbye

I look to the left on this day

all that there is to do

wrap arms around you dear

memory’s time, make a few

I look at the road laid before me

tomorrow’s a wide open land

promise me you will go with me

orange love covers our hands

The unedited photo of Northern Uganda shows a panorama that is rich with children, mamas, papas, grandmothers, grandfathers.

Caught in Your Gaze #memorialday #eagle #haiku

deep in thought

too many lives to count

wings of gratitude

Hazy Stars and Stripes by Moondust designs
Thankful for lives that have made the sacrifice for freedom. 

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In the long run…#photography #microfiction #sixwordstory

train tracks
old rails
yesterday's memories grasped at forever's horizon

it’s amazing what six words can do.

Check out My Random Ramblings and this is the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) Prompt “Forever”. where six words tell powerful stories.

rivrvlogr

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mrswrangler

Thanks for following a cowgirl on her crazy life journey.

Maria Michaela Poetry

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe

A Unique Title For Me

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Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

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Poetry by Mich

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