Photo challenge Share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story


A wind came up out of the sea,

And said, “O mists, make room for me.”

It hailed the ships, and cried, “Sail on,

Ye mariners, the night is gone.”

And hurried landward far away,

Crying, “Awake! it is the day.”

It said unto the forest, “Shout!

Hang all your leafy banners out!”

It touched the wood-bird’s folded wing,

And said, “O bird, awake and sing.”

And o’er the farms, “O chanticleer,

Your clarion blow; the day is near.”

It whispered to the fields of corn,

“Bow down, and hail the coming morn.”

It shouted through the belfry-tower,

“Awake, O bell! proclaim the hour.”

It crossed the churchyard with a sigh,

And said, “Not yet! in quiet lie.”

Until Next Time,



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Writing Prompt: Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?


I’m going to pick a place where few people have ever gone…..inside my heart (how’s that for being poetic?)

Inside My Heart

Inside my heart, I love you
With a love that shines so deep,
So I will say I will love you forever
And forever, your love I shall keep.
I will love you when I stand alone
I will love you like no one else
I will love you till the day I die
I will love you more than myself.
Inside my heart, there is only you
In my eyes, your all they see
So for you I will do all I can
And those words you can always believe.
I will give you all that I do own,
I will give you all that you do wish
I will give you all that you need
And all I ask, is a simple kiss.
Inside my heart, it beats alone
With a beat that only I can hear,
And when you wish, or when you hope
It knows, that you are standing near.
I love you, so I must give all,
That stands for all tomorrows and today’s,
So ask what you want, it I will give
And remember, I will love you; always
–  Randy L. McClave



Until Next Time

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Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving!

By Joanna Fuchs