Daily Prompt: Smoke
Alone in this dark place, I light a candle.
Mesmerized by the flame’s dance
as the smoke gracefully emerges
from the fire.
The smell of forest
comes from the wax,
takes me to a quiet place.
Silence finally fills my mind
and makes room for me to dream
in this dark place.
Daily Prompt: Artificial
No Longer Artificial
Censoring my speech
trying to be perfect
trying to avoid awkwardness
and embarrassment I’ll carry for years.
But that’s not the true me.
I may say something that’s geeky
or try to add relevance to a story you
triggered in my memory.
So tired of being an artificial being
that is silently afraid of society’s judgement.
From now on I”ll be real,
not ashamed to share my insights
and opinions and will admit
whenever I’m mistaken and be
willing to admit my faults.
Daily Prompt: Waiting
I’m Starting Now
Waiting for brighter days
waiting to wake up excited
waiting for a life I’ve always wanted.
But why should I wait?
I should live the life I have now
to the fullest so I can enjoy
the changes that come later to
their fullest as well.
I should make the most of every moment
and cherish every breath I take.
I am no longer waiting,
I’m starting now.
Daily Prompt: Urgent
The mind is far from silent
and in a tough predicament
the heart’s a pounding
alarms are sounding
in a situation that’s quite urgent.
Daily Prompt: Trust
I Trust You
When my life is in danger
there’s no doubt You’ll save me.
When I cry You’ll comfort me and
dry my tears.
You’ll hold me close in Your
I apologize for ever doubting You.
You’re orchestrating my life
I shouldn’t worry nor doubt
everything is in Your Hands.
Lord, I trust You, You hold this Earth dear.
I’ll forever lean on You for You are perfect.
Daily Prompt: Subdued
He cringes as he and his family
sit in awkward silence.
Forks and knives
scraping across dinner plates
are the only noises to be heard
after bitterness and envy made
“What happened to us? When did they get so angry?
When did we grow so far apart?”
he asked in his mind.
Little did he know everyone was thinking the same things.
He tries to eat but can’t. He sees some others struggling as well.
A quiet, broken apology is heard.
Forgiveness is desired so badly tears emerge.
More tears around the table, more apologies.
He knows this just the beginning, but it’s the
beginning of a beautiful thing,
What She Wished For
Grateful for all the people around her
yet still missing her true love.
They bring the cake with dozens of lit candles on top
and they sing the usual song.
She closes her eyes and wishes with all her might.
She blows out the candles as they applaud.
What did she wish for? For him to be there
so she can hear his voice
make new memories with him?
To look into his eyes and embrace and for
them to never be apart again?
No, although she would want that very much,
what she wished for was his happiness.
She wished for his safety and that he’d never
grow weary. She wished that he’d stay healthy
and that he’ll always have strength and prosperity.
Daily Prompt: Clumsy
Butterflies Get the Best of Me
I really try not to be clumsy,
but the butterflies get the best of me
when you hold my hand
I can barely stand,
causing you to fall too, sorry.
Daily Prompt: Promises
I’ll never leave you
I’ll always support you
I’ll never take you for granted
I’ll always love you.
Please don’t take what I say lightly
these, these are promises that I will