Harsh Light Haiku

moonflower vine,moonflower blossom,closed moonflower,moonflower close up,

not wanting to be
judged in the harsh light of day
closed moonflower bloom

8-14-2015

Some days you just want to curl up into a ball and ignore the fact that it is day.

Mildew Haiku

moonflower blossom,wilting flower,inside out bloom,strange,

Inside out moonflower bloom, something went wrong!

weeds in the bed
powdery mildew on the blooms
neglected flowers

 

I am trying to keep the mildew off of my blog. Please share one of my posts/poems today. I have a search bar at the top of the page where you can search my blog for your favorite post. Share to any social media, the share buttons are at the bottom of every post!

What do you do to keep the mildew off of your blog?

That’s Not a Proverb

Proverbs 19:17 He who is gracious and lends a hand to the poor lends to the Lord, And the Lord will repay him for his good deed.

freshwater pearls,mom's pearl necklace,triple strand pearl necklace,
So last year I started looking at the Bible in a different way.
I have been reading the Bible since I could read. I have read through the Bible, from beginning to end. So I know what’s in there. 
Last year I started asking myself, what’s not in there?
The last lesson I learned from asking myself this question – “Perform a background check on a person before giving them food.” is not a proverb.
“Only show the love of Christ if you are sure you are not being taken advantage of.” is not a proverb.
“If you give someone money, and they buy drugs with it, you lose your blessing.” Is not a proverb.
“Go and tell people about the gospel except if they live in a bad neighborhood.” is not in the New Testament. 
“Make sure the one you are giving to is truly poor.” is not a proverb.
So basically, if it’s not in there I need to think about it. Because “love your neighbor as yourself” is in there. Giving to the poor is mentioned several times, as is not being a gossip. Most of us know that. But today I would encourage you to think about what’s not in there. 

Sparks

 

neon lights
alcohol draws people in
bug zapper sparks

2-18-15

 

I am really happy with this haiku. Haiku are supposed to have juxtaposition and I think I did a good job of that in this one.

The quote about the 3 gifts.

salmon sky,pink sky,light fading,sunlight,pink clouds,

Life is the first gift, love is the second, understanding the third.  –Marge Piercy

Here is your quote for the weekend. I hope you can be understanding, in that I’ve gone through a lot this year. Please keep visiting my blog. It is my outlet and something that makes me happy.

 

No Blossom

moonflower plant,full bloom,blossoms,moonflowers at night time,

no blossom
on the moonflower vine
all is darkness
6-2-15

So things continue to be crazy. We are now 8 months into the year, and I cannot wait for December to get here. I made it 29 years without breaking a bone, but I broke one on the 10th. I broke my pinky toe.

And I know what most of you are thinking: It’s just a toe and the doctors can’t do anything for you. Just wear your flip-flops until you feel better.

Well, if you know about my foot and leg, you might realize that it is not that easy. And yes, it was the toe on my left foot. The foot on which I have had surgery. If you have not read through my testimony page, I will try to sum it up for you. I am missing some muscles in my left foot and my left leg. My left leg is also 1/4 inch shorter than my right left, so I have to insert a rubber lift into my left shoe. That shoe cannot be a high heel because I don’t really have an ankle so I can’t keep shoes like that on my feet. I also have limited movement in that ankle/foot. When the doctors cut the foot to move a large muscle, those cuts severed some nerves. The top of my foot in front of my toes, and the tops of my toes are numb. But they still have some feeling! Although I almost walk in a normal fashion (which was the point of the surgery) I cannot flex my toes up, and my left foot doesn’t flex all the way up.

I cannot wear flip-flops or any open shoe because the lift falls out, and shoes like that usually fall off of my left foot. Then my back works itself out-of-place and puts me in pain. Even though I wear my lift in appropriate shoes (sneakers) 95% of the time, my back still works itself out-of-place. Then the domino effect happens: my rib heads twist and my pelvic bones twist, and after they are all inflamed, my neck vertebrae will work themselves out-of-place and give me major headaches. I do Pilates and stretches in an effort to keep my muscles strong and everything in place, but I still have problems.

Anyway, I managed to break my pinky toe by stubbing it on the wheel of a roll-y chair. I was home sick from work, with a fever. So I took some cold medicine that always makes me nauseous and dizzy. I figured since I was going to be home, it was okay to feel that yucky. I got up to walk back to my bedroom for a ponytail holder, and as I was walking past the computer chair to step into the hallway, I hit my toe on the chair. Also, the day before I had to have blood drawn for a test so I was extra weak from that. Yeah, it’s been a fantastic week.

This occasion was all the more ludicrous because the 10th of August marked the 11th year of my husband and I being together. Our Wedding Anniversary is in July, but we have now been “together” for 11 years. I spent the day in bed, and my husband spent the day entertaining our son in the living room and bringing me stuff. I promised him that next year would be better.

Today is the 5th Anniversary of me blogging. I promise to try to do better next year. Stick with me and we’ll see how I do.

Love & Madness

When love is not madness, it is not love. –Pedro Calderon de la Barca

 

I really like this quote. What do you think? After 9 years of marriage, I understand this quote even more.

grass clippings,mowed grass,heart in grass,blog pic,

Love Binds

Love rules without a sword, Love binds without a cord. –Anonymous

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend!

seahorse at sealife,spikey seahorses,

 

Exercising Senryu

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newfangled sprayer
filling buckets with water
more exercise that way

 

Whenever things get difficult physically, I try to console myself with the fact that at least I am getting exercise.

 

This Girl is Gonna

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Dancing on the Devil’s Head
I’ve prayed long enuff
Now Ima gonna write a 
Sermon to the devil
This girl is gonna
Dance on the devil’s head
I feel the Holy Ghost risin’
The Spirit is fillin’ the room
No need to pout and doubt
I’ll just dance and sing
I feel the Spirit risin’
I dare him to shut me down
I’m going to dance ’til
The demons give up and flee
Walls will fall and men faint
But I will march on
I’ve prayed long enuff
It’s time to get off of my knees
And pick up a battle axe

  July 18,2015
 
 
A heartsoup prompt helped me grow this poem from 5 lines to what it is now.

Just As Annoying

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the native grasses
just as annoying as
an invasive weed

 
 
I have heard a lot of people whine about invasive species, but some of the local species as just as hard to contend with. Especially when you’re stressed, and pressed for time, and barely have time to weed your beds.

Tap Tapping Haiku

berries,tree branch against sky,elm trees,

Fall winds
tap tap of the tree branch
chores left undone

 

 

 

 

It is the little things, that once you get into bed, make noises and keep you awake.

Sorry I didn’t post anything on Monday. I got thrown for yet another loop at work. This is a difficult year, and I’m only halfway through it. But I know that I am growing and becoming a stronger person with more skills. What skills did you learn this week? Or did you get thrown for a loop too?