Posted in Poetry

Is He Calling You?

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Is He Calling You?
© LC  2017

The Lake of Fire is
overwhelmed with tormented
souls. Reclaim yours-
Salvation is near.
Ask and receive what is promised.
God loves his creation–
You he adores.
He has plans for you.
What were you meant to do
for his glory?
What is your calling?
Always– he is with you.
Wherever the wind blows you.
He wants to be your Protector.
To see you home safely with him.
Heaven. Our eternal home.
Reunited at once.
With those we lost.
Happy forevermore.

 

Posted in Blogging, Writing

Which One Are You?

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I am a combination! I am not entirely a match for the writer.  I am a perfectionist, but not with writing.  With my writing, I am messy. It is hard for me to finish projects. My head isn’t totally messy. I don’t have cobwebs up there.  I do have material up there. Yes, I am passionate– about everything— however, I am not a know-it-all. I do know my limits even though I test them… Daily. I learn.

The poet seems a better fit. Not quiet, but not loud. I am observant and detail-oriented– that goes with being a perfectionist. The productivity and struggling with words is right-on!

Which one are you?

Posted in Quote

Rushdie–

A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. – Salman Rushdie

Reading some quotes today.  This one stood out. Like, “hey you… you should be writing today even though it’s Saturday and you want to relax.”

I’m easy to convince.  I love reading poetry quotes and Saturday is a great day to catch up on my writing! So my interpretation of the quote is…

As poets, we think about these feelings we have. Feelings we can’t name. Pent up emotions we don’t show and express. We put those into words. We name them. We quietly observe our surroundings. Not to pry or be intrusive. Because we are genuinely interested in the world and our surroundings. It is our passion. We create our own version of the events around us using our own perception.

The words we use — they are powerful— and we help people understand the events happening in a whole new way. Or help them understand feelings they have– or have not– experienced in a whole new way. Our words awaken. 

Posted in Poetry

Haiku Challenge– Poiku

Happier Poiku–

You look radiant–
Regretfully, I wrecked you.
My happy is you.

© 2017 LC

This is a “Poiku” or a Pop-Haiku. The challenge is to find a pop song and turn it into a haiku using your own words. It turns into a challenge once you are listening to your favorite songs searching yourself for the right words for your “Poiku.” It sounds easy.

I think it would also work with any genre of music. I’m not a music snob. A “Roiku” (Rock music), or “Foiku” (Folk), etc. could easily work for another challenge!

Happier- Ed Sheran

Happier lyrics

Walking down 29th and park
I saw you in another’s arms
Only a month we’ve been apart
You look happier

Saw you walk inside a bar
He said something to make you laugh
I saw that both your smiles were twice as wide as ours
Yeah, you look happier, you do

Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain’t nobody love you like I do
Promise that I will not take it personal, baby
If you’re moving on with someone new

‘Cause baby you look happier, you do
My friends told me one day I’ll feel it too
And until then I’ll smile to hide the truth
But I know I was happier with you

Sat on the corner of the room
Everything’s reminding me of you
Nursing an empty bottle and telling myself you’re happier
Aren’t you?

Ain’t nobody hurt you like I hurt you
But ain’t nobody need you like I do
I know that there’s others that deserve you
But my darling, I am still in love with you

But I guess you look happier, you do
My friends told me one day I’d feel it too
And until then I’ll smile to hide the truth
But I know I was happier with you

Baby, you look happier, you do
I know one day you’d fall for someone new
But if breaks your heart like lovers do
Just know that I’ll be smiling here for you…