Balm #RDP #Ragtag Daily Prompt

Life is stressful, we all know.
Mine’s no different, winds that blow
Come bursting out of skies of gray
And blow debris every which way.

I try and try to keep my head
From spinning, spinning full of dread…
The stress keeps me from keeping peace,
But love’s a precious balm to me.

It makes me think and cry in pain,
But never ever ends the same.
For love that changes everything
In healing hands is holding me.

I must remember as I go
Through life so fast and winds that blow,
That all is well and all is sure
In love that heals forevermore.

My response to today’s
#Ragtag Daily Prompt #RDP #Balm


Rivers of Song

I have written songs,
Unrelated to each other
Yet related to me
And relationships I have,
Have had,
Or would like to have.

Love the Broken Ones

Salty Tears

Soul Reflection

Every song
Is a river –
Or longed for.

Cry me a river?
No, I cry my own
In song.

And I feel
For the cry.

And the river of my life
Flows onward!

My response to Amaya’s prompt, “Cry Me a River,” at

Reflection on Sea

The sea reflects our brilliant sun
Until another day is done.

It carries me so wide and far,
A sailor following the stars.

I take a journey in my mind;
*I ask, I seek, I knock – and find.

The voyage ends and waters part
With sun reflecting in my heart.

*“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
–Matthew 7:7-8 (NKJV)

My response to Sue Vincent’s
#writephoto Prompt: Yearning.

Sue, thank you for describing the image! 🙂


Song of the Sea

Soul Reflection

You Still Have My Love

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Discernment is extremely important in all relationships. We use our discernment (judgement, sensitivity, enlightenment, discrimination, taste) in communication, behavior, speech, and of course, in choosing partners and the kind of relationship to have with them. Written in 2017, this song came out of that discernment for me. I ended that relationship, and Freddy and I became closer. We are married now, another positive discernment!

You Still Have My Love – Lyrics

1. I have feelings of sweetness for you
And all these dreams that I want to come true.
I have wishes, but I’m not confused.

I know that I can’t be your honey, honey,
But you still have my love.

2. Life happens, and people get hurt.
Tables turn, and relationships don’t work.
Looking forward, I am alert.

3. Love is a tree with fruits untold
And all the beauty of life to behold.
If we cut it down, love can’t unfold.

4. I have feelings that tell me to stay
And all these dreams that are gonna have to wait.
I have wishes, and I keep them at bay.

No, I can’t be your honey, honey,
But you, you still have my love.

Our Winning Hand #RDP #Ragtag Daily Prompt

I lay down a card on the table,
My friendship that came from the heart.
You added in kind, and it made us
Much more than the sum of our parts.

You lay down a loyalty strengthened
By losses and wins you came through.
I gave you the same, and we flourished
As equals in trusting and truth.

You raised me a love full of sweetness
That never before had I known.
I prayed that my dealing could match you,
And since then our winnings have grown!

We pooled everything and we married;
Love, friendship and loyalty stand.
The sum of our hearts now is priceless,
Our cards laid by God’s loving hand.

Written in response to “sum,” today’s
Ragtag Daily Prompt.


Ace in the Hole

How you Play the Game

Blind and Blessed

Blind and Blessed

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

A Bird sits in a tree.
Ships sail over the seas.

What’s life’s destiny for you and me?
Can the Blind truly see?

If not, are we really free?
Or just slaves to the darkness, unending and deep?

With the inner eye, we can see the truth,
Each one of us, down to me and you.

Who are we then to judge another?
After all, are we not sister and brother?

We live in the shadows every day
With only the Light of the Lord to guide the way.

At times the peace we feel can’t be replaced,
Not taking part in the hustle and bustle,
Nor giving into the chase.

Life is surely fast enough.
Take time to sit and ponder
And deal with your inner stuff.

Even in darkness we show no fear,
Because God is with us, always near.

His plan has already been mapped out;
It’s up to us to carry it out.

Your faith in God should never be broken.
These words ring true. The Blind Poet has spoken! 🙂
–The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

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