Spring’s Thaw

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All is silent All is cold Wrapped around me like a blanket of ice. I can’t move There’s no air I wait and wait and try to sleep For what feels like an endless period of time. Then the cold white surrounding me suddenly breaks Cracking like the shell of an egg And the snow … Continue reading Spring’s Thaw

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Jesus’ Scars, an Easter #poem

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This poem was written by my mother, and since the theme is on Easter and Jesus' resurrection, it feels like the perfect time to share it. Scars Some things in heaven Are made by man These are the scars In my Savior’s hands He walked the road To Calvary, Carried a cross My soul to … Continue reading Jesus’ Scars, an Easter #poem

#poem inspired by The Falconer series

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“What Could Have Been” A sad smile as the snowflakes fall Is all that I’m left with as he turns to leave, As he drifts into the shadows And the darkness swallows him whole. What could have been What would have been If we’d had a chance If we’d had a longer life to share … Continue reading #poem inspired by The Falconer series

The Dead’s Mistakes #poem #flashfiction

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I pause on the little stone bridge That overlooks the brook. The water passes beneath the arch of stones Gurgling over pebbles and bubbling past weeds. I listen to the voice of the brook A voice that has lived much longer than I have, A voice that has witnessed days of gladness And days of … Continue reading The Dead’s Mistakes #poem #flashfiction

#poem “Can There Be A Way?”

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I look out a window at the tree that grows too close to the power lines A gorgeous oak tree, vibrant and strong. But it must be cut down, Because of this increasingly claustrophobic, industrial world There’s little room for nature to grow. Pavement replaces soil Streetlamps replace trees Stars are blinded out by false … Continue reading #poem “Can There Be A Way?”

#poem Autumn’s Wonder

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“Autumn’s Wonder” The maple tree changes Into a bouquet of gold and orange Like a sunburst sunset Capturing my heart and my sense of wonder. What tells the tree to change its leaves? What warning has it been given that winter will soon draw near? That soon will come the time for slumber and wait … Continue reading #poem Autumn’s Wonder

“Battle Against The Fae” & “Negotiation” #haiku #microfiction #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week's words: Hope & Stay. "Battle Against The Fae" The Seal was fixed, dark Fae fell back into their Realm, Hope stayed for Ireland. ~ "Negotiation" The dragon approached. Rin's sword stayed at the ready, Hoping for a truce...   © 2017-present E.E. Rawls & RawlsE.wordpress.com Don't forget to subscribe to … Continue reading “Battle Against The Fae” & “Negotiation” #haiku #microfiction #poems

“Go Out On A Limb” #tanka #poems

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For RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity that helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Amused & Irate. This grew into a Tanka style poem, 5/7/5/7 syllables. “Go Out On A Limb” Up she reached and reached Yet the peach dangled too high. Others were laughing Amused by her vain attempt To reach the … Continue reading “Go Out On A Limb” #tanka #poems

“Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Miracle & Save. “Hope” “I’ll save you, somehow,” The girl rose from Mother’s side “Miracles are real.” ~ “Bravery” The army approached. No miracle could save them, But she would … Continue reading “Hope” & “Bravery” #haiku #poems

Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Leap & Throb. “Cost Of Victory” Her heart throbbed with pain Though it also leaped with joy The victory won Though at a terrible price Many lives altered. ~ “Determination” … Continue reading Cost Of Victory & Determination #haiku #poems