The Other Side of the Door #poetry #faith #photography

Door to Heaven by Clare
Door to Heaven by Clare

Where have I come from

where will I go

the door it has opened

to where I don’t know

*

 it crept in as light

just under a bit

then it grew bigger

my entire room was lit

*

it beckoned for me

“come this way” it said

oh what was I thinking

when I got out of bed?

*

which foot do I start with

which shoes do I wear

 a bit tentative

before me  its dare

*

I have dreamt of this day

for years in a glass

and now that it’s here

I fear what will pass

*

none for those thoughts

there’s much more to find

take one walking stick

give no thought behind

walking stick

What awaits us as we walk out the door of this life into a new reality? I believe that death is like a door that we walk through and there is a new world called heaven with plenty of green rolling hills to traverse.

“Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name”.

Revelation 3:8

The art and photography is © moondust designs

My Walking Stick #haiku #photography

along the way
an old oak branch
becomes a walking stick

~Garry Gay

poised you wait

each journey etched in your skin

adventure at hand

In the spirit of Garry Gay’s haiku we are prompted by Kristjaan at Carpe Diem to echo his words.

Carefree #weeklyphotochallenge #haiku

Whether your exploration is far and wide or from your porch there’s a story to be told…

walking stick

Once life was carefree

I hiked among the young hills

they told a story

*

they told a story

of those who came and explored

life was new

*

life was new

stories spread far and wide

beauty held in the eye

*

beauty held in the eye

we walked the world this stick and I

now we sit on the porch

The weekly wordpress photo challenge is Carefree. Hope you hear the story of the walking stick. Perhaps you have a story of travel and exploration that should be told…

Photograph: “Walking Stick”  ©L. Moon 2013

Enjoy some carefree photography:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree (SF Hippies) | skpfoto
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Ese’ s Voice
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree – Joy and Woe
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Just Snaps
  6. Carefree Nightscape | Cardinal Guzman
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge : Carefree | So where’s the snow?
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | patriciaddrury
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Chittle Chattle
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | A mom’s blog
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  13. Misusing Liquids Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | scillagrace
  15. Escape | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge : Carefree Deep Creek Lake Style | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  18. Carefree (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree #iphoneography | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  20. Carefree why can we not be? | Beyond the Brush
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | nancy merrill photography
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Fur Feathers and Flora
  23. Carefree | Inception
  24. The Whatever | Good2begone
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree
  26. Weekly photo challenge: Carefree | Let the great wheels spin
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Wind Against Current
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree Dancers With Big Smiles | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Let There be Peace on Earth
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree Morning Amidst Fuchsia Watching Work | SERENDIPITY
  31. Carefree! (Lovely: nail art alternative and photo challenge mash-up) | BEAUTYCALYPSE >>> Beauty 2.0
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Life With Mike and Lindy
  33. WordPress Weekly photo Challenge: Carefree | A year in the Life
  34. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | 2812 photography
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Still and All
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree (Den Haag) | What’s (in) the picture?
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Beijing Daily Photo 2
  38. Photoworld 16-8-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  39. weekly photo challenge: carefree | pavement stories
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Compass & Quill
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Northwest Frame of Mind
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Irregular Ventilator
  43. Carefree #weeklyphotochallenge #haiku | Moondustwriter’s Blog
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Stephen Chapman
  45. Drawing on the final days of a Minnesota summer | Thirdeyemom
  46. Carefree red | Le Drake Noir
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge : Carefree | Hamburg und Mee(h)r
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | Jinan Daily Photo
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree | A Little British Pea …
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree | Coffee

The Girl With Many Kindnesses #atozchallenge #life’slessons #photography #fantasy

walking stick

One day a little girl was sent on an errand for her mama.

“The road will be long but you will be safe as long as you extend kindness along the path.”

“Of course, mama,” the girl smiled knowing this would not be a difficult task.

In her head she recited the things she needed to buy: “Milk, butter, flour, and a ham hock for making soup.”

She met an old frail woman on the path. “Oh, she looks like she might trip and fall on that root.” The little girl rushed to aid the woman.

“Goodbye,” she waved after helping the woman to an even part of the path.

A little further along, she heard sobbing. She noticed a young woman with her head bent so low she might fall into the waters below. Without thinking, she bobbed over with a cheerful face and gave the young woman the bouquet she had been picking for her mama. “One so fair, let the beauty of the day drive away your cares,” She said as she skipped off.

Just outside of the village, a scrawny lad leaned against the tree. “He looks so hungry.” A tear formed in the girl’s eye. “There must be something… ” She remembered the bite size sandwich her mother had made for her journey. “I know it’s not much, but I hope you will gain  strength from my small lunch.”

“But what will give you strength little one?”

“I have plenty of strength to get me safely home.”

As the man at the market loaded a canvas sack, he noted that it was too heavy for the girl. “How will you manage?” he implored. He had knowingly added some medicinal herbs and a jar of medicine for the girl’s sick mama.

“Sir, I don’t know” her face showed concern ” I am suddenly feeling tired from my journey.” The man smiled “Eat this; it will be enough.”  As she ventured out, she knew she must be swift, her mama needed these things.

As she left the store, someone handed her a walking stick. “This may to you strength bring.” She smiled in “thanks” as the gift giver hurried off.

“I must be lost for I do not remember the huge tree in the way of my passage.” The tree tried to scoop her up. She waved the stick like a fly swatter and the tree shrank in size. “I hope the boy, who ate my lunch, is safe, ” she thought.

“The path can’t be right for there was no raging river in my way.” She looked and looked for a way around. She waved the stick and the river became a brook once again. “I hope the girl is free from the water’s pull.”

“I’m so tired,” the little girl huffed and puffed. There was a small donkey standing just up ahead. “I don’t remember you,” she said as she climbed gratefully on his back. “You are a wonderful creature,” she whispered in his ear.

A howling wind, accompanied by a blizzard, blocked her pathway home. “No you don’t,” she scolded as she raised the stick high. “We must get home to help mama.” The storm turned to a misty, much needed rain.

As she bounded into her small, warm home, she noticed her mother was pale and almost blue in color.

“Oh mama, take some of this that the nice man sent to make you feel well. I will make these herbs into a tea.” She raised the stick. “You have taken care of me. Please help my mama.”

The girl’s mama rose from her couch with her strength restored. As she gathered her girl into her arms, the little girl became a young woman, kindness beamed in her deep blue eyes.

“Thank you stick.” she whispered. She knew not that all along it had been her many kindnesses that had given the power to the stick.

Life’s Lesson: Remember to give a kindness today; you never know how it may be repaid.

atoz-oldbook-01-wb

 

Nautilus

Photography: “Walking Stick” copyright L. Moon 2013

I am participating in the A to Z month long Blog Challenge – Today’s letter “K”

rivrvlogr

Looking ahead, without looking back (too often)

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

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Writer Ravenclaw

Books by author Diana Coombes

Some View on the World

With previous posting of "Our World" on Blogger

I Write Her

my humanity in written form

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

michnavs

Poetry by Mich

Love13Reading

FOR READERS AND ASPIRING WRITERS

radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

The Children's and Teens' Book Connection

From Board Books to Clean YA

Trisha Faye

Cherishing the Past while Celebrating the Present

MOM AND IDEAS

FROM ONE PARENT TO ANOTHER

Therapy Bits

Living life with dissociative identity disorder and complex ptsd

Brizzy Mays Books and Bruschetta

Predominately Books But Other Stuff Too

Monty’s Blahg

Home of Monty Vern

Faith Builders with Philip and Michelle Steele

Building your faith and framing your world by the Word of God