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    Please pardon my temporary absence due to an emergency situation with one of my children.

    by lovenotes_from_carolyn
    An awareness of deep pain
    And the knowledge of great pleasure
    A lifetime of laments
    Several heartaches, for good measure

    A wild imagination
    Inquisitive, by nature
    A disdain for rigid rules
    A distaste for nomenclature

    Inspired by art and beauty
    And enlightening conversations
    Intrigued by the sky above
    The moon and constellations

    A love for the written word
    That borders on obsession
    A flair for artful penning
    A knack for self-expression

    When all the above come together
    Quite soon, before you know it
    If the time and place are right
    Everyone becomes a poet.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/26/2021

    #end #wod #miraquill #writersnetwork

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5d

    by lovenotes_from_carolyn
    How come we editing models
    Yo, ain't they already pretty?
    I need someone to explain this
    I guess I'm just not that witty

    We wiping out imperfections
    While adding filters galore
    All day we splicing and dicing
    'Til nothing's real any more

    We photo shoppin' them models
    We poppin' pills, drinkin' bottles
    We think we livin' the life
    Full speed ahead, on full throttle

    Yo, now we messin' with music
    Tunes sound all whacked out and crazy
    Been edited to perfection
    Man, this is trifling and lazy!

    Meanwhile, nobody's listening
    And nobody learned
    But knowledge ain't free friend
    You gonna get what you earned

    Y'all hear that deafening silence?
    Let me explain the distinction
    It's getting scary out there
    Mankind is facing extinction

    But don't get me wrong folks
    I'm cheerfully pessimistic
    Sometimes I get on a soapbox
    And go a little ballistic

    Hey yo, I think what we need is
    An epilogue to this story
    It's 'bout that time for a full stop
    Stop chasing after false glory

    Let's put an end to this nonsense
    By drawing up a conclusion
    Let's do away with the drama
    It's time to quell the confusion

    But if you think that it's over
    You've clearly misunderstood
    'Cause this is just the beginning
    We changing bad up to good

    How 'bout we really be real?
    What a relief that would bring!
    Alright, I'm done with this preaching
    Come on, let's go do this thing!
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/23/2021

    @miraquill @writersnetwork Many kind thanks for Editor's Choice, as well as for your supportive efforts throughout the forum!! ����

    #oxymoron #wod #writersnetwork #miraquill #epiloguec #writersbay

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    This is for the one's who refused to burn! ✊

    ~Hail ye sisters of the light
    The witch shall rise tonight!~

    Empowered ones, in beauty born
    They are the ones you shunned with scorn
    But now they come to set wrongs right
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    Gaia's keepers, pure and true
    Whom never posed a threat to you
    In their demise, you did delight
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    Omniscient ones, from ancient days
    You failed to understand their ways
    You silenced them and stole their light
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    At home, you sit, all safe and warm
    Not knowing you've unleashed a storm
    You'll soon be wracked with chills and fright
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    You slandered them with baseless lies
    Behold the truth now, in their eyes
    The time has come, it's their birthright
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    Why run and hide, you hapless hounds?
    'Tis much too late, the truth abounds
    Your reign now ends, give up the fight
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    With fiery flames, you sought to shame them
    You failed, for you could not contain them
    Your wicked ways bespeak your plight
    The witch shall rise tonight!

    Rise oh sisters, claim your glory
    Share with us your fated story
    You're free at last, your path shines bright
    Oh the witch did rise tonight!
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/20/2021

    #refrain #stormc #writersbay #wod #writersnetwork #miraquill

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    Come hither, my dear ones
    Gather round for the rhyme
    And I'll tell you of blue
    One shade at a time.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 2021

    by lovenotes_from_carolyn
    It's a bevy of emotions
    With an oceanic view
    It's the serenity of nightfall
    It's the magic within you
    It's the artful inculcation
    Of this luminescent hue
    It's the quietude of winter
    When stark white arrives anew
    Like the prayerful benediction
    That whiles away the hours
    Or a longstanding lament
    To which the world
    Responds with flowers
    Like the lithe and lovely Larkspur
    Or the sky blue Morning Glory
    And the ever present Asters
    Wherein each bloom reveals a story
    Like a ponderous portrayal
    On a rain soaked afternoon
    Like the silence of the stars
    And the whispers of the moon
    It's a thought and it's a word
    It's a feeling and a notion
    It's a color, as we know
    It's a mood and an emotion
    Consequently, while I'm at it
    I think I'll add this bit of news
    Every poet should rejoice
    For blue surely is a muse
    So you've asked me "what is blue?"
    And I've said all of this, howbeit
    I'd like to mention one thing more
    Blue is as you choose to see it.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/19/2021

    #onec #writersbay #writersnetwork #miraquill #iloveblue

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 2w

    THE DIADEM: A Fairy's Tale
    by lovenotes_from_carolyn
    Within the land of seraphim
    The Fae Queen lost her diadem
    Someone grabbed it, on a whim
    Perhaps a playful cherubim
    Oh what to do, what to do?!
    You see, the truth - she never knew!
    She thought her power all was found
    There within the missing crown
    For, years ago, a sight unseen
    Befell the royal Fairy Queen
    A djinn had cursed her with a spell
    An evil curse, the djinn knew well
    The djinn had made the Queen believe
    Without the crown, her power would leave
    All for the sake of jealous pride
    So cunningly, the djinn had lied
    Alas, the Fae Queen was forlorn
    She'd had that crown since she was born
    A gift bequeathed her, by her mother
    'Twas rare, and unlike any other
    And by her mum, these words were said
    Whilst she placed it, on her head
    "Wear this proudly, from this day
    Behold! You're now the Queen of Fae!
    Be humble, daughter; lead with grace
    You represent the Fairy race
    Let this thought guide your every hour
    Inside yourself, you'll find your power"
    But lo! Those words were all for naught
    The curse erased what she'd been taught!
    The djinn was jumping 'round with glee
    Carrying on triumphantly
    Long years, she'd waited for this chance
    She couldn't help but sing and dance
    And now, the djinn could take control
    As was her long awaited goal
    The Fairy race would due her bidding
    They'd be her slaves, no I'm not kidding
    One and all would be her slave
    That no one but the Queen could save
    The Queen was pacing, to and fro
    Pondering where the crown did go
    When something dreadful reached her ears
    The cries of Fae folk's pain and tears
    And when the Fae Queen spied the djinn
    A burst of power surged within
    From tips of toes, upward it spread
    Then like a crown, it wreathed her head
    The Queen, who now had grasped the truth
    Was feeling rather bulletproof
    She boldly walked up to the djinn
    Methinks we all know who did win
    The djinn was vanquished from the realm
    The Queen, of course, reclaimed the helm
    Her diadem was soon returned
    The cherubim had lived and learned
    What started as some harmless fun
    Had caused the curse to come undone
    The Queen released him, free and clear
    Thus he thanked her, with a tear
    That night, whilst sipping cinnamon tea
    The Queen sat thinking, gratefully
    The facts, now known, her people freed
    The djinn, long gone, exiled indeed
    She'd rule with grace, throughout her days
    Forgoing all egoic ways
    For there's no need of feckless pride
    When one beholds their power inside.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/15/2021

    #cinnamonc #writersbay #writersnetwork #miraquill #challenge #fairy #crown #diadem #fairytale

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 2w

    This piece serves as my attempt at multiple recent challenges. Thank you so much for reading! Also, I need to request your patience in regard to reading/reposts, because as our cross country move is drawing near, my presence here will be sporadic for a month or two. Thanks for understanding and bearing with me. ♥️

    The Merchant Marine & His Irish Queen
    by lovenotes_from_carolyn
    A wild and winsome wayfarer
    Set sail with the Merchant Marines
    To a land called the Emerald Isle
    That's decked out in the loveliest greens

    'Twas perhaps the luck o' the Irish
    That led up to next event
    For there, in the naval office
    'Twas a gal who looked heaven-sent!

    A bright lass was she, named Jenny
    With brown hair and eyes of blue
    For him, it was love at first sight
    And I reckon it was for her too

    Yes, that was my gramps and my gran
    In a meeting designed by fate
    There's a whole lot more to that story
    But the hour is growing quite late

    Fast forward to one whole year later
    Oh that Irish lass, gramps sure did miss
    So he brought her back here, to the States
    Where they married, in wedded bliss

    They got on with the usual business
    Of living their day to day life
    And soon enough, gramps did discover
    He had a fine cook for a wife!

    She prepared all the food to perfection
    From hors d'oeuvres to roasted meats
    To veggies and soups and salads
    And of course, all the goodies and sweets

    Huge feasts she'd create to delight us
    Not a single time e'er did she fail
    For as soon as she'd bring out the food
    Cheers of delight would prevail

    Her pies were sweet and superb
    Her cookies, a chewy delight
    And she'd send us on home with the extras
    When we left at the end of the night

    In the chill of midwinter on Sundays
    I'd sit right by gran at her feet
    As she'd tell me the tales of her childhood
    While munching on goodies to eat

    By then, she had barely an accent
    But still, it was there in some way
    And oh, was I fond of her voice
    Which lives on in my heart to this day

    Looking back on these tender moments
    I recall the young Merchant Marine
    And I'm so glad he sailed off to Dublin
    And returned with his Irish queen.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/12/2021

    #sundayc #momentsc #tenderc #grandma #imagery #wod #writersbay #writersnetwork #miraquill

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    by lovenotes_from_carolyn
    I love a man who's both caring and gentle
    He's thoughtful and sweet, and he's so sentimental
    He's stubborn as heck,  but I really don't mind
    We balance each other, yeah we're two of a kind
    I've loved him forever, well beyond these Earth years
    And together we share all our joys and our fears
    He's quiet and timely, I'm chatty and late
    I'm calm and I'm patient, he can't stand to wait
    So handsome is he, with his eyes of bright blue
    And he's got a good heart, always steadfast and true
    It hasn't been easy at all in this life
    But together we've faced all the turmoil and strife
    There are challenges plenty, life's a long, bumpy ride
    So we take things one day at a time, side by side
    All the while, I will dream up, manifest, and envision
    A harmonious life, born of mutual decision
    Oh I'll love this man for always and ever
    He's the light of my life, he's my grandest endeavor
    From this world to the next, 'til the end of my days
    Love him, I shall, in so many ways.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/7/2021

    #start #idreamc #wod #writersbay #miraquill #writersnetwork #handsomehubby #blueeyedman

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    I praise thee, blessed passage of time
    Like a healing balm, you soothe us
    And indeed, you can assuage any sorrow
    Oh time, you heal what ails us
    And thereby offer us a better morrow
    Your noble ways are so very sublime
    I wish to thank thee, dearest time.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/6/2021

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    Like the rarest rose
    I bloom for your love alone
    You sustain me, like the sun.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/5/2021

    #katuata #wod #writersnetwork #miraquill

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    Like the rarest rose
    I bloom for your love alone
    You sustain me, like the sun.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/5/2021

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    Miles apart, we are
    Yet our hearts are ever near
    Our love endures forever.
    ©lovenotes_from_carolyn 10/5/2021