Love In Surprise

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If you ever wonder

what loves is,

I realize there

is no easy answer to this.

What I have seen

is first, when I love myself

and I love someone else

and they love themselves

and all the love comes together

and just is,

surprise becomes

every word

and decision

and I do not even know what I

am I doing

I just do it  and believe

like say,” I love you,”

despite some falling apart

around us, we just

love one another

and smile

and laugh

and fight

and cry

and care.

I don’t have

a mansion

but I feel rich

I don’t drive a shiny sports car

but I feel I have more power

than one. I am not the richest

person in the world in cash, but

for every dollar someone might

have I have millions of moments of human

connection that gives me strength to make more

money than I know what to do with.

Love has no definition only examples

and experiences for those brave

enough to let go.

 

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January Creativity Calls

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January Embrace or Escape

The new year has started.

Where are you at in your life?

Where you just born,

are you striving or struggling in college?

Have you made your mark in the world?

Is it cold where you are?

Do you want to get on a plane

and go where it is warm?

Where the water is green, blue, and clear,

or do you choose to stay and embrace

the white of the snow,

the warmth of the fire?

Will you embrace

the time to stay inside

and work, to write, to be creative

when outside fun may be hindered by the cold.

What is your creative calling?

Do you not know?

It is time to find out?

Where is your creative capital?

Painting, writing, designing,

crafting, movie making?

There are so many options.

It is time to cook up your creativity

if you wish and find your unique recipes!

Every moment this year can be filled

by you to discover your very own escape.

 

Thank you for reading, liking, or commenting. Have a creative day!

 

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New, Change, And Control By Not Controlling

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Eyes up, mind Up

Your life can be yours

just like the DNA

you were born with.

What will you keep

the same this year,

your furniture arrangement,

your clothing style,

the way you treat your friends.

Do you need to change anything?

Will your life change without your permission?

Are you ready?

Do you want to control your life,

like a millwheel controls water.

Can you handle allowing

something out of your control

yet having the patience

to wait to do your part.

Having an open mind

to get to know someone you don’t.

The circle loves to ostracize something different.

There is always something to learn,

like how to cook that Cornish hen,

or what has that person done in their life

that is different from everyone else’s.

Here’s to the ones who brave to be different.

Here’s to the ones that see life new every day.

Never ask three major favor’s from a person

that saves you a lot of money and might inconvenience

them yet they are willing to be hospitable on

very short notice.

Strange to make them pay for the lunch or dinner,

and not even bring them a bottle of wine

or treats, or something.

It is just bad manners.

Are you looking for power

when there really is none, anywhere.

Have you realized we are powerless

yet we have to keep smiling anyway?

Sitting on the porch

sipping a cup of coffee

watching the mountains

is still an amazing feeling.

 

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Quiet In Nature

 

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Natural as a Strawberry

Red like a strawberry for Christmas,

her cheeks reddened in the cold air.

Awaiting Santa Claus in the moonlight,

she knew her mom would wonder

where she was.

She stared at the sparkling stars,

and looked with hope for movement.

Ah, there was something, ah it is a plane.

The smell of pumpkin pie nudged her

before her mom yelled at her to come

 

back in. She wanted to stay out where it

 

 

was quiet. Where Santa Claus would be.

She wanted to stay with the twinkling

snow in the moonlight, where beauty

said nothing. Where no one complained

and the world was without tension.

The nature of warmth called her in

 

she obeyed so she could look for the next

 

 

natural beauty to find.

 

Natural Beauty

 

 

 

Snow For Clarity

The window opens.

The snow breeze cools

my face and heart!

This is good as the chill

is like little hands

pushing me through the day.

I can accomplish

something as a woman,

as a person.

The mix of food is calling

me in the fridge.

What am I going to create

today? What mystery of spices

is going to warm my samplers soul.

They may be a victim

if the taste isn’t good.

The judgment can be harsh,

as we all have our own tongue.

Frosting is white, white cheddar

soup is white, maybe a little broccoli

representing the pines in the snow.

Do I go high fat or low calorie,

so many options.

Marshmallow snow cookies,

this may be the thing to bake,

while the chill of winter

pours into the bowl of

air outside.

 

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Searching For A Christmas Formula

The green Christmas tree

stands tall in living rooms.

Some may be small or white,

or with poinsettia blooms.

 

A little bit of nature inside

our houses and minds,

the lights  take flight

in our eyes, for life

with spirit is worth

living  and presents

to be. Where are you

at any present moment,

but a moment away from

the fence. A boundary from

freedom, but ready to fly

away free.

 

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