hope

Eternal Hope

photo credit: Joe Kenney

photo credit: Joe Kenney

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ETERNAL HOPE

At last, I
cross the final bridge
of the road
less traveled;
the warmth of a life well lived
my soul companion.

2016-07-20
P. Wanken

 

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Shoreline

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Shoreline (by Elizabeth)

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SHORELINE

With anchor lifted and tethers removed, she drifted along the familiar shoreline until an unseen force moved her to deeper waters. The fear of the unknown, and sense of despair in being alone, lapped against her. Surrounded by familiar shades of blue, she was led through calm seas as well as storms as she trusted that her current path would lead her to a shoreline once again.

Calm water
and choppy seas ~
life’s journey

2016-04-24
P. Wanken

Shared at 1Sojournal for NaPoWriMo – Day 24.

Kristallnacht Dreams

abandoned - margo roby promptKRISTALLNACHT DREAMS

My home was
abandoned the night
hell broke loose—
not my dreams.
Concentrating on them helped
me survive the camp.

I dreamed of
having a baby
of my own.
Not a doll,
but being a grown woman.
Married. With children.

Years passed…I
would think about the
doll I had
left behind,
wondering if anyone
found her and loved her.

Or did they
hate the baby doll
as much as
they hated
the Jew who’d loved her first? Would
I ever be loved?

Now, watching
my granddaughter with
her baby
girl, I am
crystal clear on this: never
abandon your dreams.

2016-01-26
P. Wanken

Shared at Margo’s Wordgathering

Four Corners Coming Full Circle

…a series of shadormas…

SEASONS CHANGE

The heat of
summer is waning.
I have known
this season
would come to an end. Yet, I’m
sad to see it go.

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SEASON OF CHANGE

Hot and cold,
Autumn has them both.
Green then gold,
each day holds
something different than the
day that came before.

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CHANGE IN DUE SEASON

There’s an un-
deniable chill
in the air,
a shift in
life as I know it. Time to
lie dormant and wait.

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SEASON TO CHANGE

The wait is
over, hope springs forth
from frozen,
fallow earth.
The promise of new life grows
with the renewed warmth.

2015-08-10
P. Wanken

Shared at Phoenix Rising