Small?

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Hey 🙂

Today I turned to Randomlists to whet my sludgy thoughts:

 

Words from Randomlists

 

I make but a small mark

On this immense world;

My faint shows of heart

To date may not seem important.

Each feeble victory:

Another load dried

Another few words scribed

May seem ripe to wipe

From the tome of history.

Cherub smiling

 

But, though I perspire

On a small stage,

Cowering in creature comforts;

My pinions on each side

Are growing strong.

 

See you soon 😉

 

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Fermentation

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Hi!

I was not inspired to write anything by my journal prompt today, so I asked Textfixer for some fodder instead. 

Textfixer word selection

I then wrote two similar poems, following my usual rules for each.  Which do you think works the best?

 

1.

In twelve more years,

There’ll be two decades’ worth

Of fermentation

Spilling over laptop screens,

Peeking out of bookshelves.

My sugar turning bitter:

Forbidden’ activity

Producing wealth at last.

Balled up attempts

 

The ultimate prank:

Push forth life, take care of it,

Be the officer of its welfare;

Laser focus on the important

And find inner peace”

 

Many a frustrated cadaver

Would expound

(If allowed voice)

On how this is not real life.

 

 

 

2.

In twelve years:

Two decades mum.

What fermentation will I see?

If all is kept forbidden

My sugar starved of oxygen –

A dark red run

Acidic and thin?

zombie lady

 

The prank of the push

Motherhood:

The arresting officer of motivation,

Energy,

Identity,

Time.

 

My head full of laser scars:

Focus obliterated the inner world

With each task ticked off.

This walking cadaver

Stinks up every conversation;

Blue–lipped, slack–limbed

And hungry for brains.

 

 

I’m plumping for the second one 😉

 

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Soul Matters

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Hello!

As I sit here on my first full day of being without both my boys and my husband at home – it seems very surreal to be just looking out of the window, not having to watch my time too closely. Usually it would be less than half an hour before I go to pick up Youngest at nursery; I should then be walking home with him telling me all about his day, holding my hand and chatting to me about what he would like for lunch…

While part of me is sad about this, I am also really enjoying being able to plan my day with a little more time in there to play with 😉

I uploaded a voice recognition package to my laptop yesterday, and so now I feel like I have a secretary! I am most comfortable writing longhand and hate sitting looking back and forwards, trying to make sense of my own handwriting in order to translate it onto the screen – and wishing I could touch type. Much easier to just read my work out and let the computer do the typing, don’t you think?! Unfortunately it doesn’t always get all the words right…but it’s learning!

I wrote a line or two for today’s journal prompt about how much weight I attach to the idea of money being inherently evil.  I then brought my thoughts over to my notepad and came up with:

 

“A little coin

Your soul purloins”

They’d have us all believe

(So we don’t ask for,

Try to bask in,

Riches ill received)

Wall of one pound coins

 

Whereas it’s true

One can imbue

A fortune with dark sins;

Our good can grow

If we don’t throw

Our values to the winds.

 

A soul intent

To circumvent

Greed, hierarchy and folly

Can spread the wealth

And keep himself

Untainted, just and jolly.

 

We shall see what my writing time tomorrow produces! 

 

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[I am currently journaling (and writing poems) around prompts from The Year Of You: 365 Journal Writing Prompts For Creative Self Discovery by Hannah Braime – Kindle ASIN: B076Z6Y5L9]

 

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