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Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.14 – Exquisite

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Today’s Prompt: Mark Helprin: “It was a mad and beautiful thing … “

Exquisite

That summer was one of

Surprises

Change

Love

and…

Loss

 

When I think of those

hot summer nights

and even hotter days

the only word that

comes to mind is

Fireworks!

 

We met and started

out white-hot as a

bottle rocket

Continued to flame

and blaze through

day after day seeing

fireworks in everything

at every turn …

from wild and crazy

lightning storms risking

everything to get just

the right picture as

a single streak

connecting with

the ground

Celebrating the

4th of July at

the city parks

fireworks show

once again risking

it all to get just the

right exposure of

fireworks in the sky

All in all that summer

as Helprin so perfectly said:

“It was a mad and beautiful thing … “

 

Looking back to those memories

Remembering the fireworks not

only in the sky, but in our hearts

We could have had it all

But for one thing …

Commitment

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Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

 

 

Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 46 – Solitude

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Solitude

Much of my life has

been spent being alone

But …

Rarely lonely

 

Some people and I am one

need a time of solitude of

being alone … one on one

with nature to be able to

recharge…

create…

unwind…

find ourselves …

 

Relish and enjoy those

periods of solitude

You will most likely find

something you are not

looking for

Yet …

Something that will bring

you much joy

enrich your life in ways

you never expected

 

If you rarely have

personal solitude

begin carving out little

snippets of time just

for you and experience

the wonder of you …

I will be life changing …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Too Much – Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 32

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Prompt for the week of 3/13/16

“If you could go back and change just one thing about your life, would you? and if you did, would that change make your life better? Or would that change ultimately break your heart? or break the heart of another? would you choose an entirely different path? or would you change just one thing? just one moment – one moment that you always wanted back.”
~ Lucas Scott

Too Much

I have always been

the one to wear my

heart on my sleeve

The one who

cared too much…

loved too much…

became involved

more than others

in my life

 

I have tried over

and over again not

to care…

to love…

to become involved…

but it seems my

nature to do so

 

I want to go

back in time

And

be the hard one…

the cold one…

the one who does

the hurting not

the one being hurt

 

My life would have

taken so many

different turns

so many different

paths

Maybe leading

to ultimate loneliness

But …

Keeping me from

being used…

being broken…

being ignored…

being an after thought

 

I would be a

different person

had I not given so

much more than

I ever received…

Better …

Worse …

Who knows …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

What If? – Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 30

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What if? – Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 30

This prompt for this week is:

February 28 What if …

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What If?

It would be wonderful

if we could turn back

time and start over

knowing then what

we know now and having

the luxury of doing every

thing right this time around

 

What if …

We met again and had

different ground rules

Sharing expectations

and sticking by both

No hidden agendas…

No lies…

No doubts…

Open …

Honest …

Communication

The only key to

keeping things real

and no one

getting hurt because

egos got in the way

 

What if …

Loyalty was honored

and trust was

the priority

 

What if …

You let me be me

Honored and

respected me

as I have always

done for you

 

What if …

things could be

different now …

 

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

Always Searching – Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 28

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Prompt – 28: From the below words list, use the genre of your choice to respond using all or your choice of the words from the word list:

unlocked                 open

closed                      locked

emotions                senses

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Always Searching

Reaching …

Looking …

Trying always

Searching always

For the right to

change the wrong

To unlock the locked

Open the closed

My deep emotions

And…

My senses lead me

to do the right thing

However …

Some wrongs will

never ever be

made right …

Copyright © 2016 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

I Really Don’t Know …

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The above is for Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 16 …

I am struggling with an issue of loyalty right now … Look at the quote … Answer these — does it really still exist … Yes … No … Why … How do you know … Use the above for the prompt this week.

I Really Don’t Know …

When did it leave…

When did loyalty get to be

nothing more than a word…

Forgotten meaning…

Lost trust…

Something I give

Yet…

Never get in return…

 

© 2015 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crying …

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Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 15

This week has seen several rainy days. Rain creates many different feelings, emotions, reactions for each of us. Use the picture to write your response to this week’s prompt.

 

Crying …

The world is at a loss

Too much hatred

Too much senseless death

Too much destruction

of the …

Mind…

Body…

Soul…

 

As I cry, so does

the World with me

Shedding raindrops

like tears of pain…

Tears attempting

to wash away all

the death

the destruction

looking for

the sun to

light the way

to compassion…

to peace…

to caring…

to humanity…

 

If only a few tears

a few raindrops

could change the

hatred of the world

and lead us as

humans to find

our way to

universal peace …

 

© 2015 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

 

If I Let You In …

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If you let me in... prompt 14

Look at the picture. Use the picture alone, the quote alone or the two together for your response to this prompt. You decide!

Writing Outside the Lines … Prompt 14

If I Let You In …

I am unsure …

Time is not

on my side

I stand outside

waiting for

something…

anything…

But …

The past has

not been kind

 

My life…

My heart…

My soul…

My everything…

Is fragile

 

I cannot go

through more

hurt…

pain…

disappointment…

 

I want to trust again

But …

I cannot

 

If I let you in

there are no

guarantees things

will not turn out

the same

No guarantees

I will not be

broken again

There are so few

pieces of me left

intact …

I just cannot

open that door …

 

 

© 2015 Annie Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

If I Could Only Say …

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In response to Writing Outside the Lines challenge Prompt 7 for the week of September 20, 2015:

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In our lives there are people, sometimes several, that we have things we want to talk to them about, something to tell them, something to share – good or bad, but the timing just is never right and those things go unsaid. Those things you could never tell go with you to the grave or at least are lost to the person you needed to tell when they go to theirs.

If I Could Only Say …

There are so many words

in my heart

in my mind

in my soul

that need to be said

that need to be shared

that need to be discussed

 

Yet…

Fear is keeping them to

myself … at least for now

Perhaps I will write them

all down and put them

in an envelope addressed

to you …

One that will be found by

some random individual

going through the detritus

of my sad life when I am

no more than dust on

a forgotten mantel

 

Maybe it will be mailed

perhaps it will be tossed

with all the other bits

and pieces collected for

years that no longer

have significance to

anyone …

living or dead

 

There is no guarantee

if mailed it will find

you …

Perhaps you have gone

ahead to pave the way

in the Universe for my

arrival …

Maybe then …

we will reconnect and

I can tell you

my thoughts…

my fears…

what all I held back

for years that needed

to be said…

And…

We will both laugh

because in the end

it really didn’t matter…

Copyright © 2015 Annie – Original Poetry
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

 

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