burned by two fires
one no one could see
tied and surrounded by enemies
they thought they caught her
they thought to end her
but as the flames grew hotter at her feet
the secret inside her burned brighter
she must not tell
they couldn’t know
the heat in her heart filled her head to toe
she’d rather die than let it out
but she had no control
the fire charring her knees
fed the one raging in her soul
the crackling cords rough against her feet
the choking smoke rough inside her throat
the flames leapt higher
and seared her bones
her clothes fell away like so much ash
her skin felt tight
her blood boiled in her veins
she could no longer take the heat
her secret she could no longer keep
she drew in one last breath
and the fire poured out
as she screamed at the sky
the fire storm raged and burned the whole town
no building left standing
enemies and innocents all fallen
burned as she was to burn
one set of foot prints in the ashes
leading away from her would be pyre
she walks away crying
her soul still on fire
burned by two fires
loneliness is my
constant companion in my
hollow broken heart
all alone and far away
no one and nothing
loyal and friendly
keeping me from loneliness
they are my best friends
alone in the dark
alone but never lonely
surrounded by stars
soft and sad and sweet
in the space between my thoughts
darkness is my soul
blind to beauty and kindness
soul of loneliness
one – take the first step
second – take another one
until the journey’s end
delaying only brings pain
journeys never end
don’t live for your death
learn to enjoy what you find
along life’s journey
warm hearth and warm food
safe, cozy, home is waiting
at your journey’s end
one foot in the grave
afraid to take one more step
the last great journey
epic journey out
into the dangerous world
to check the mailbox
It’s been a long time
Since I’ve written anything
my journey’s not done
April Fool’s Day is coming up. I love thinking about all the crazy and bizarre pranks I would pull if I could.
Back in 2011, I had the idea of bringing a couple of horses to work and turning some co-worker’s cubicles into stalls. I was unable to borrow any horses, and if I did, I’m not sure I could have gotten them in the building, let alone on the third floor.
And I can only imagine the trouble I’d have gotten in if I did. Especially since one of those cubicles is where my boss works!
But at least another co-worker, Kellie, was willing to work her magic with Photoshop:
Today I was talking to a soon to-be-former co-worker. We mentioned how we could still keep in touch via Facebook, and I jokingly said “Until Facebook decides to randomly un-friend everybody.”
If I was Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, I would do that on April Fool’s Day. I would un-friend everybody from everybody else, and then give everyone a new friends list made up of random people from around the world.
Of course, I’d set it up so everyone got their old friends back on April 2nd, but it’s still probably a very good thing I’ll never have the chance to pull this prank…
What crazy April Fool’s Day pranks would you pull off if you could? What would you do if your Facebook friends list was replaced with random people?
Me staring down at me staring down at me
Treetops gently swaying side to side
Clouds slowly drifting by
In a deep, bright blue sky
Oh, the amazing things that abide
In simple rain puddles for you and I to see
This is my entry in the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge for this week, which calls for “reflection”. The poem of mine I’ve posted before, but felt it fit with my photos and because “Reflection” is it’s title.
The photos I took back in May of 2011. We had a lot of rain that month. A river overflowed in places, flooding sections of a walking path I use a lot, and parts of an apartment complex the path runs behind.
This is my one hundred and fifty-second post. Not so many considering I started this blog on 12/5/2012. Over a year ago. About 500 days, give or take a few. That’s an average of about one post every three days or so, but of course it didn’t work out that way. I missed most of May, most of July, and all of August and September last year. Talk about inconsistent. I’m working on that.
I’ve had a lot of fun with this here bloggity blog of mine, learned a few (a lot of) things,
(Did you know that if you have more than 15 categories and tags (combined) then that post won’t show up in the WordPress Reader? I found that out just a few days ago.)
met a lot of amazing people, changed my theme about 15 times, been inspired, and perhaps – if I’m lucky – even inspired a few people myself.
I’ve decided to work on expanding my internet footprint, so to speak, since it’s fun and doesn’t do much to expand my carbon footprint, my actual footprint, or cost much money. Well, let’s face it, it’s free. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to do it.
So with that in mind, I have created a Facebook page specifically for my blog. If you’re interested, you’re welcome to follow me over there.
It’ll be fun. I promise. I have cookies!
Oh yeah, I also have a brand new Twitter account: @iunremarkable
This is my entry for this weeks Which Way Photo Challenge hosted by Cee’s Photography. These winding, twisting paths, merging and splitting, really caught my eye. I wonder where they lead. If they go anywhere. They are so twisted I can imagine meeting myself coming the other way if I were to
try to walk them.