The Open Heart Attracts Miracles – Five Minute Friday

Open Heart Affirmation by Rebekah

I’m linking up with the Five Minute Friday Community today to write on the word of the week as usual.   Because I am working on my poetry books, I won’t be writing today’s post in poetry form (but I did read a poem by Walt Whitman in today’s Poetic Friday Podcast).   Today I’m free flow writing unfiltered and straight from the heart.  The word is OPEN.  When I hear that word, the next word I think of is heart.  I think of both the difficulties we face when having open hearts, and the miracles.  The miracles always trump the difficulties.  I thought I’d write on how the open heart attracts miracles today!         Years ago I probably would have said that the open heart attracts drama … Continue Reading

Are We Ever Really Ready? A Poem About Letting Go

freedom quote

For those of you who love my poetry and look forward to seeing what I concoct with the word of the day on these Five Minute Fridays-I’m sorry it’s been awhile!  For weeks I couldn’t find FMF and thought it was on a hiatus, but I just learned that it has moved to another website.  So, I have my word of the day.  Today’s word is READY.  A rhyming poem is what came out, as I thought to myself “Are We Ever Really Ready?”  Changes are not always easy, and with Fall coming quickly upon us, we must bend and change a little along with the seasons.  I hope you enjoy today’s inspiring poem!     Are We Ever Really Ready?   When is the butterfly ready to emerge from … Continue Reading

Morning Has Broken-Inspirational Poetry in Five

Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens

It’s Friday again and you know what that means!  Inspiration in the form of Poetry in Five.  I love linking up with the ladies at Lisa-Jo’s site because they are the most wonderful ladies!  Feel free to check us out sometime and join in for your own Five Minute Friday.  Today’s word is BROKEN and actually I think we did this word before as I wrote a story about “Broken Vessels” (click left to read that one) and one of those God things I experienced several years ago when I donated a prayer shawl to a stranger on the other side of the USA.  So I guess today I will take this word in a different direction.   Go   Morning Has Broken   Morning has broken and Dawn turns to … Continue Reading

Where I Belong – Poetry in Five and Some News for You!

Ivy Growing up Garden gate

The past two weeks I have been delinquent with my Friday poetry, so I have an especially lovely treat to make up for that today!  This treat comes along with news I have been meaning to share, but was waiting until everything was final before spilling the beans.  Today’s word Lisa Jo asked us to write on was the word BELONG.  I chose to write a rhyming poem about my garden!  So the big news is that after years of struggles, and then 2 years after being second in line for homes and a few disappointments, Matt and I have bought our first home!!   God has given me more than I could have ever imagined, and I have been so busy with it all.  SO much excitement and so … Continue Reading

In Between Miracles-Poetry in Five

Inspiring Rainbows

Sorry I missed last week’s Five Minute Friday, but I am back today to see what inspiration I can bring you in just five minutes with the word prompt this week of IN BETWEEN.  When I heard the word(s) today I immediately started singing a fav. Dave Matthews Band song called The Space Between.  I have no idea how listening to that song inspired me to think of the phrase “In Between Miracles” but that is where I am going writing wise today and I don’t know if it will rhyme or not.  We shall see!  I am going to offer you a fresh perspective that is popping in my head though.  A different way of viewing life.   Go   In Between Miracles:   What if we lived as … Continue Reading

Listen is a Verb-Poetry in Five

shared joy doubled shared sorrow half sorrow

It’s Five Min. Friday, and you know what that means!  I will be linking up with my writing friends at Lisa Jo’s and bringing you my own twist of the exercise which I call “Poetry in Five” (you can click on that to read past poems).  I ended up doing Free Verse today instead of rhyme.  The word I had to write on today was LISTEN. Go Listen is a Verb:   It is when I Stop to listen that I truly HEAR. What’s not being said outright, but what is being spoken without words. (Those gentle nuances that say so much more than words do alone) Do you take time to really Listen to your fellow man? To listen to the cries of their heart- To not just be … Continue Reading

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