a touch of crimson

and he claimed her with a touch of crimson in place of vermilion tears of kohl trickle his pledge to return bound by blood *** when at last he returned but not as she had imagined she tied a crimson ribbon on his casket, protesting a broken promise

war, for peace

Yesterday's prompt was War, for Peace. Here is my contribution: Seems like it's easier to go to war, for peace requires restraint, forgiveness, forgetting and moving on But which will make you happier? Which reminded me of what my younger daughter had declared (at age 7): Peace smells like ice cream And here is the … Continue reading war, for peace

an imperfect god

just as I seek to better myself, so god also strives for improvement he must seek ways to make himself known to the questioning young minds, and those who no longer believe refusing to accept fate’s cruelty destruction disease disability surely which creator would torment its own creation thus? and so god must innovate steadily … Continue reading an imperfect god

hues of red

hues of red in a common thread vermillion through blood to rose petals scattered over the white shroud but she stands proud a sacrifice so bold she would repeat double-fold ~ may the offerings of the oppressed be accepted ~

A Necessary War

It was a necessary war . . . Stifled by silence, denied by justice Where oppressors reign, unexpressed pain Perhaps to battle is our nature As lava sometimes needs to rupture Released from a mountain’s tyranny Seeking its own harmony Eventually From valley to horizon, their land becomes a prison Suffocated speech, freedom out of … Continue reading A Necessary War

Through the eyes of a 12 year old

The title for Dungeon Prompts Week 11 is Peace - Just a word? What does it mean to you? Well whenever I hear the word "Peace" I immediately think of the poem my daughter aged 12 at the time wrote. If I tried, I could not express "Peace" in a better way. In particular, I … Continue reading Through the eyes of a 12 year old


Peace - Some wise thoughts from KimberLite (then aged 12) The war breaks out once again Will there be benefits to gain? Oh Allah, please help us Please bring us peace Do we really need war? Do we have to fight each other? Do they not realize That they cause pain and cries But what … Continue reading Peace