In This Dark Place

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

hope again

in this dark place.



No Longer Artificial

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.

I’m Starting Now

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.

I Trust You

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

everlasting arms.


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

themselves known.


“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


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.