“Alone” ~ by Poe (video reading)

"Alone" by Edgar Allan Poe From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were—I have not seen As others saw—I could not bring My passions from a common spring— From the same source I have not taken My sorrow—I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone— And all I lov’d—I …

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the second before a metamorphosis

The protective veil is gone I felt it leave             fierce it tore, like a commanding lover burning violet flames in his core I could do nothing to stop the veil from slipping                       away only a second to say farewell             to all I’d clung to                   to all I’d known only a second to prepare for …

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Sun fractures darkness

the further I drove, the closer I got to me distance restored my equilibrium and my regard for humanity traveling toward ten thousand stars only one needed to make a wish not on the brightest,             but on one that stood out                   make a wish, I did I held tight to that wish, I did everything …

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A Special Spotlight and Celebration!

Ode to 2022 by Charles Schilling It gave us round three “2020 two”! It gave us more tension and more lessons too. More are dead in the streets, more bombs dropped overseas. Another trillion or so dollars spent and another broken family. Tell me friend, can you say, if your fears have been relieved? It’s …

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Destination unknown

A single point briefly suspended Expansion in every direction Pilgrims prepare for the next voyage Surrender to the unknown their only luggage Ancestral stories folded within become newly formed Welcome to 2023. Enjoy the journey! 💗 Michele Photos: my images, Solana Beach, California © 2022 MyInspiredLife

Strolling through a Poem

In the mystical mist vision is limited but the possibilities are endless The mist whispers the promise of poets who scribble furiously and endlessly lines that give meaning to living and dying The lovers breathe it in every molecule, a thousand poetry collections every inhale, a tsunami of emotions Merging and morphing blending and believing …

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Melting point

On the fourth day the far-reaching fog lifted rushing bodies become silhouettes at sunset eyes witness the melting of gold into one single point origin and destiny fold Photos: my images, Christmas sunset, Solana Beach, California © 2022 MyInspiredLife

Shake things Up

Shaken for several generations Longer than any of us can remember Always the same scene captivating A final shake made the globe break Familiar scene fractured predictability shattered Magic poured out into the streets Some cried over the loss of same Others rejoiced We are free! Once made, snow globes never change. Unlike the big, …

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Light & Fluffy

I make popcorn the old-fashioned way. My dad’s way. I heat the oil. The perfect hot. Then I sprinkle kernels across. Smack Smack Smack Smack Smack Smack Smack Scatter but don’t double-stack. Then the dance begins. Watching. Right hand – lifting and shaking the pan. Return to the heat. Repeat. Shaking Shaking Shaking Metal and …

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A Heart Speaks

There is an average size to the human heart – a few ounces more if it pumps life through a man compared to a woman, or grams if that’s your method of measurement, though some things cannot be measured, and one size does not fit all. How can a heart weigh less compared to other …

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