from Barbara Allan on Seize the Poem / facebook
Please my friends in this group : (Seize the Poem)
Please share this poem .
There has been another beheading of another innocent journalist .
This poem was written from my heart for MR . Foley and his family.
Oh my God !
and good man .
So cruelly executed .
How this sickens
and infuriates me .
How my heart breaks
for his family . . . .
For him .
His young life lost .
A kind and generous life .
Cut short with a brutal
and wicked end .
I pray for your warrior
Your brave soul .
And I pray for your family
note: 9/2/2014 Isis also killed by beheading
Steven Sotloff, Journalist from Fla, whom I add to my prayers
with his friends and family. Siggi Saradunn
Tanka prompt: dealing with the vicissitudes, the problems of life … how old would you feel if you didn’t know how old your are ?September 2, 2014
Kathabela Wilson wrote for the prompt:
We all know that life is challenging, changeable full of the unexpected and difficult.
How do we deal with this?
We’ve seen animals adapting to loss, and incapacity,
and we all have such examples in our own lives and those we love.
What are the ways of coping, confronting the natural and unnatural forces of life,
the mishaps and the tragedies?
What have you observed,
felt, what tangible examples
of dealing with life’s challenges
can you express in your tanka?
How have you done this yourself?
Sometimes we can help each other,
but ultimately it is our own task and
we are prey to the weaknesses of chemistry,
environment and life itself.
MY RESPONSE: (I am 70 as I write this)
my mind says
I’m in my twenties…
body says, “you wish’
mind says ok forty
body says get a walker
I find it is true … what “elderly” people
told me when I worked in a nursing facility.
If they didn’t have what ever problem required
them to be in a nursing facility,
they felt usually in their 30’s mentally.
At 70, I find it difficult to believe that I cannot
do, have the stamina to do what I did when I was
in my twenties, thirties, even older.
Poinciana ~ Hibiscus trees
riot of color
landscaping the yard
it was amazing to be able to walk
out side and see the gorgeous Poinciana
and Hibiscus trees in bloom.
copywrite free photo
no back bone for me
I know now
my voice silenced by fear
found my voice ~ deaf to yours
photo: Red Admiral butterfly;
Charlotte Rhodes Butterfly Park photo
Southwest Harbor, Maine, USA
Monarchs on roses
flying flower to flower
joined by painted ladies
mourning cloaks ~ red admirals
Rhodes Butterfly Park
Charlotte Rhodes Butterfly Park in Southwwest Harbor, Maine, USA
is a favorite place for me to visit… by myself, or with painters group
to paint plein aire.