Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Vacation

Elated, adjective: in high spirits; exultant or proud.
Flicker, verb: (of light or a source of light) shine unsteadily; vary rapidly in brightness, of a flame) burn fitfully, alternately flaring up and dying down, (of a feeling or emotion) be experienced or show itself briefly and faintly, especially in someone's eyes, make small, quick movements; flutter rapidly, (of someone's eyes) move quickly in a particular direction in order to look at something; noun: an unsteady movement of a flame or light that causes rapid variations in brightness, a tiny movement, a brief feeling or indication of emotion.
Halting, adjective: slow and hesitant, especially through lack of confidence; faltering.

A flicker of awareness

Elated to find
The world of nature 

Can be a halting 
Haunting and lovely
Visiting another place
Unfamiliar and so different

A wonderful place 

To escape the pressures
Of everyday life

With loved ones
For nature's favour given
Renewal begins
©Sheilagh Lee March 30, 2016

The first two pictures are of Lake Louise, the third Banff, the next the badlands in Drumheller where the Tyrrell Museum is,  a dinosaur relic  from the museum, penguins from the Calgary Zoo and the Bow River in downtown Calgary, the Calgary skyline,  and downtown Calgary.)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Uncovered

Three Word Wednesday - Uncovered

Uncovered, verb: remove a cover or covering from, discover (something previously secret or unknown).
Vacant, adjective: (of premises) having no fixtures, furniture, or inhabitants; empty, (of a position or office) not filled, (of a person or their expression) having or showing no intelligence or interest.
Abrupt, adjective: sudden and unexpected, brief to the point of rudeness, curt, steep, precipitous, (of a style of speech or writing) not flowing smoothly; disjointed.

         This is fiction; but I have known people who when I've met just feel wrong to me, usually I avoid them and find out later that the feeling didn't steer me wrong they were trouble in one way or another. 

That vacant stare
He wears
Abruptly disappears
And a feeling of fear
Overwhelms me
As the stare turns to
Flight or fear impulse
I turn
To take a stand
Another fake smile
Takes over 
But I'm not fooled
His evil is evident
In every move
I walk away
To fight another day
Cautioning others
Who only see the snake
Inside when he strikes
They listen not
And when he is finally 
Seen for the devil
He is
I want to rejoice
But there is no time
For a new evil
Has already risen
A new fight has begun

©Sheilagh Lee March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Prayer

Three Word Wednesday- Prayer
Prompts: Naked, adjective: (of a person or part of the body) without clothes, (of an object) without the usual covering or protection, (of a tree, plant, or animal) without leaves, hairs, scales, shell, etc., exposed to harm; unprotected or vulnerable, (of something such as feelings or behavior) undisguised; blatant.
Obey, verb: comply with the command, direction, or request of (a person or a law); submit to the authority of, carry out (a command or instruction), behave in accordance with (a general principle, natural law, etc.).
Piercing, adjective: (of eyes or a look) appearing to see through someone; searching, (of wind or extreme temperature) seeming to cut through one, (of a feeling) affecting one keenly or deeply, (of mental attributes) sharp; profound.

I kneel before God naked
In my mind and thoughts
The piercing gaze of my maker
Seeing my true self
Even though I try hard
To obey God’s commandments
I am humbled by forgiveness
For transgressions that I make
I pray for insightfulness
To make the world around me
Better for myself and others
For the strength to forgive
Those who have wronged me
And the goodness of heart
To spread kindness and charity to all
For we are all God’s children
Deserving of love and friendship
Created in God’s image
We are one
 ©Sheilagh Lee March 2, 2016