Saturday, February 8, 2014

Grandparenting With Grace: Five Minute Friday Prompt Write

 Lisa-Jo Baker encourages,

“. . .on Fridays a group of people who love to throw caution to the wind and just write without worrying if it’s just right gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes.”  (See more at )
   Today’s prompt for Five Minute Friday is WRITE.

I’m a bit late for the Five Minute Friday rush, but here is my 5 minutes worth:

To write is a sacred experience; the sharing of one’s heart.  There is always uncertainty in how one will be accepted, if one will be understood. To write can bring pain, but to not write is indeed painful. Writing transcends the now. It carries one through, furthering this journey called life as it works out the kinks, smooths out one’s rough edges, and brings a calm amidst the rolling storms. Writing gives a voice when verbal communiqué cannot be risked. When one’s speech seems inadequate, when words become lodged mid-utterance- to write can be an egress to the soul. To write gives life to one’s life.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Grandparenting with Grace: Another try at Tweetspeak's poerty prompt; this week it's Spanish Lace

Another poetry prompt from Tweetspeak. If you enjoy mine read more poems inspired by  Spanish Lace  here.
Her Life as Woven Lace

Julie A. Olson

It’s there woven by time on her face.
The intricate design
called life.
Each seam painstakingly stitched
as in a piece of artistic
hand-woven Spanish Lace.

The beauty in the piece she holds
has long lost precision
of edge.
Retrospection of life,
disentangled from emotion,
has worked loose
it’s intricate thread.

Recollections are all interlaced,
with those she loves
Relationships unraveled, repaired.
Crisp edges are softened and blurred
by the Creator’s original design.

These textures of living are hers.
All the joys, laughter,
and tears.
Abrupt lines yield-
sway and twirl
The cogent angle of clarity now curves.

A life woven as intricate lace.  

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