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Black and White #1Liner Wednesday

This song has been running through my brain since I awoke this morning; and although the song writer may have had another inspiration, all forms of art inspire each of us in different ways. As I scrolled through my images, this one struck me as the way my soul is feeling about life right now. The world is still so full of beautiful things while Nature continues her struggle to be brilliant and survive our ever increasing brutal assault against her without conscience. Still,  there is something decidedly different about life in these times, something...less.There seems to be less brilliance, less exuberance, less enthusiasm, a lack of vibrance and energy...a lack of color.


Is it my eyes, seeing the world I love through the haze of  disenchantment?

I often feel alone in trying to shine on through the dismal outlook of the masses..

as they tremble under the watchful gaze of the hungry that wait for the smoke to clear, eager to feed.

I feel cast out, adrift on a sea of vast hope and woeful refle…
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This one seems appropriate to me right now. 
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Ole Blue Eyes

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Hello sweetheart..

There’s that ‘nictitating’ eyelid. 🤭
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Where Am I? #SoCS

Where is the clarity that once was me? I held it firmly in my grasp only hours ago.
My mind is a blur and the world a whir of inconsistent incongruity of poorest quality.
Free falling I grope for the elusive rope of sanity that defined my purpose in living.
The world seems to be of low to medium quality, although with every breath I whisper words of hope.
My mantra now and always “Seek your joy in all the days” for each could be the last you’ll know its gifts.
Of late I’m feeling older as humanity grows colder- a pale reflection of  myself without direction. 
Doppelgängers, she and I, in battle for the me and my that guide ourselves into our destiny. 
Medium defines it well as far as either one can tell. We patiently observe and wait  for wonderful to slay the Awful beast. 
Then, arising, we devour  every new and waking hour- a Phoenix from the ash of   dark and dour.

CKP copyright words and image 2020 Today’s post is in response to Linda Hill’s prompt ‘medium’


The Angels Weep

The angels are crying in heaven tonight,but their tears go unheard as we bicker and fight.Their hearts are so heavy, they’ve got tears in their eyesfor the loud angry voices that rise to whisper lies.The angels are crying in heaven tonight cuz they can’t understand whywe follow the depths of darkness, missing the rainbow in the sky.Why can’t we find the light and end the useless fight,for none but death shall winas it walks us to the endso that Earth might live againin Peace. Mother Nature is our friendyet we, but dust in the wind,wage war upon her faceas we promote such a disgraceas hatred, greed and apathy-whence comes that sweet epiphanyto save us from erase?The angels weepAs we, asleep,create a nightmare from the dream.
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