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    I have removed my previous post because quite honestly I have neither the energy nor the desire to argue and fight over statements made about me that have no basis in truth, and as you will believe what you choose to believe regardless, it's not a good use of my time to involve myself in this. What will be will be. May we soon return to being an app for writing, and not for unnecessary unkindness, nor for spreading gossip and rumors. You are talented and creative individuals, I'd encourage you to use your abilities toward that end.

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    Hello one and all! I'll be getting back to reading and reposting soon. Please bear with me in that regard as I'm moving a bit slower these days. Respectfully asking that you continue to use #ceesreposts to tag me to your work, rather than my account name.

    #writersnetwork #mirakee

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    by Carolyn Glackin
    Subterfuge and avarice
    Have left me rather wary
    Friendly faces I once knew
    Now nondescript, contrary

    In a maelstrom of minutiae
    I watch the clock unwind
    Bereft of predilection
    Ergo the ties that bind

    Slippery is the wayward slope
    That leads to indignation
    And oft the road less traveled
    Doth lead to isolation

    Building castles in the sky
    Only to watch them fall
    A world based on illusions
    Can't last long at all

    What's real shall stand the test of time
    Thus only time can tell
    If reality is what it seems
    Be it heaven, or be it hell

    These eyes have seen the bitter truth
    They've watched Olympus fall
    So too, they've watched love build back up
    The lowliest of all

    Lo! I've had my share of doubts
    I've had my fill of dread
    Yet this I say to you my child
    There's a light on up ahead.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 9/12/2019.

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 4w

    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: As I stated several weeks ago, due to a conflict of interest, and because I'm not fully knowledgeable about both sides of the situation, I will not be and have not been rendering verdicts on any posts pertaining to the India/Kashmir/Pakistan situation or the boycott/strike situation. If necessary, please check with Mirakee for further verification.

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    Verbal warfare is still a form of war. It kills minds, hearts, and souls instead of bodies.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 8/16/2019

    Let it be known that my only interest as an admin and as a human is to foster and cultivate peace among all people. Per my perspective, there is no 'we' versus 'them,' because I can't and won't draw lines in the sand. In fact, if the human race is to draw lines in the sand, I certainly hope we're all on the same side together because that's the only way peace can be achieved. So instead of seeing 'we' and 'them,' I choose to see only 'us,' because that is my unshakable truth. In terms of recent discord here on Mirakee, my only objective is to uphold the rules stated in the Terms of Use. It would be incredibly wrongful of me to show any bias or favoritism; so I am here to support all members, as I always have been, and I am here to maintain equality for all members. As a nondenominational ordained minister, I have no religious affiliation, so there's no issue there. As someone who sees herself as a citizen of this whole Earth, rather than any one country, there's no issue there. So please do not ask or expect me to draw lines in the sand or choose sides, because I cannot and will not do that. I choose only peace, and I choose it for all of us. I fully understand that people have good reason to be hurt, upset, and angry, but in an ongoing effort to help you keep your accounts in good standing, I respectfully remind you to adhere to Mirakee's Terms of Use, and I ask that you not partake in any bullying, harassment, hate speech, or discrimination of any kind, against any member or group of members for any reason in any post or comment section. Again, if we truly want peace in the world, we ourselves must be peaceful.
    Admin Carolyn

    P.S. There is to be no harassment or hate speech toward or among members in this comment section. We can have our own personal views, beliefs, and opinions while respecting those of others.

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    My very dear fellow Mirakeeans, how could I possibly thank you all properly for all the love you've lavished upon me today?? I'm not sure that it is possible, but please know that I'm so honored, blessed, and truly grateful; and I appreciate each and every word and birthday greeting that you took the time to write on my behalf. I hope to respond to each comment some time before my next birthday. I jest, but seriously it will take me a moment to reply to all of them; but please know how dearly I cherish each and every one!
    With huge, heartfelt thanks,

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 6w

    The following piece was borne of a request from my dear Ruchita of @the_procrastinating_poet, thus I dedicate it to her with a lot of love. ♥️

    by Carolyn Glackin
    Yes, I would send you
    Three angels and more
    All for a dear one
    The heavens adore
    To lovingly guide you
    To keep you on track
    To seek you and find you
    To bring you right back
    To lead you here to us
    So you don't go astray
    To shine their bright light
    So you'll find your way
    Yes, I would send you
    Three angels and more
    And straight to the heavens
    I'd always implore
    That the Lord's loving presence
    Is there by your side
    So you've nothing to fear
    And no reason to hide
    For long is the path
    And dark is the night
    But you deserve peace
    It's your God given right!
    So, always I'll send you
    Three angels and more
    And remind you of good things
    This life has in store
    You're never alone
    You're never unloved
    Neither here on this Earth
    Nor the heavens above
    And I'd tell you one last thing
    If kindly, you'll bear me
    It's very important
    So I hope that you'll hear me
    Yes, I would send you
    Three angels, my dear
    But there's really no need
    'Cause they're already near.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 8/3/2019.

    The beautiful painting is solely credited to the artist, whose name wasn't provided.

    P.S. I'm still on hiatus from reading and reposting. Take good care and see y'all soon.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #dedication #forRuchita #the_procrastinating_poet
    #angels #love #faith #guidance #protection #divineguidance

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    May peace be with each of us, now and always.

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    I'm taking a brief break from reading, reposting, commenting, and responding to comments right now, so thank you for bearing with me on that. Posting this piece I wrote back in September of 2018 for today's challenge, as hosted by Mirakee, featuring the word 'sword.' Thank you for reading.

    The line 'Jesus ain't coming tonight' was borrowed from @engaged_guilty, whom we miss and hope will be rejoining us soon. ♥️

    Huge, heartfelt thanks to @writersnetwork for the repost. ♥️

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #challenge #writingchallenge #dailychallenge #wod #sword #faith #hope #personalpeace #redemption #selfempowerment #originalpiece #WritersAgainstPlagiarism

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    by Carolyn Glackin
    The clouds are on fire
    Yet the moon bears no light
    A naggling tune
    Bespeaks my dire plight
    There's a sword in my soul
    For which I must fight
    And Jesus ain't comin' tonight
    A thought in my head
    Drones on like a hymn
    Lost moments in time
    All lead back to him
    It's high time to set
    All my wrongs back to right
    But Jesus ain't coming tonight
    With a prayer in my heart
    And stars in my eyes
    And a satchel of grief
    That makes me capsize
    I desperately wonder
    Who turned out the light
    Lord, Jesus ain't coming tonight
    I lie here awaiting
    Divine intervention
    But the hour is nigh
    And I'm way past redemption
    The past has outdone me
    Long lost is the fight
    And dear Jesus ain't coming tonight
    A basket of heartache
    Wrapped up in sorrow
    Desperately grieving
    A brighter tomorrow
    A world draped in darkness
    No angels in sight
    And Jesus ain't coming tonight
    Morbidly listless
    Achingly numb
    Bemoaning the nightmare
    My life has become
    And I can't bear the thought
    I must go it alone
    So with a grand show of effort
    And a menacing groan
    I harness my power
    What little is left
    I focus my mind
    No longer bereft
    I shine up my aura
    And center my chi
    I restore my Zen mindset
    And finally, I'm free
    I dust off my pride
    And patch up my wounds
    With a hope and a prayer
    I get out of this room
    Off in the distance
    Not a moment too soon
    As the clouds dissipate
    By the light of the moon
    My faith is restored
    As I behold a great sight
    Jesus IS coming tonight.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 9/15/18.

    They say that the Lord helps those who help themselves. Perhaps it's high time that we were our own saviours.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 2018

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 8w

    This is my submission for the daily challenge hosted by Mirakee, featuring today's word 'embers.' The words 'to all things, there's a season' are attributed to Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 of the King James bible. Blessings, and thank you for reading.

    by Carolyn Glackin
    Like salt to the wound
    Always bleeding you dry
    Parched like the desert
    No tears left to cry

    Like the smoldering embers
    In a dwindling fire
    Or the final remains
    Of a once true desire

    Like the words to that love song
    You've long since forgotten
    Now they leave your mouth dry
    As if filled up with cotton

    Like the plans you once made
    But they changed over time
    Now they're lost and disjointed
    Like the poem that once rhymed

    Like the unanswered question
    That still burns in your heart
    But you try to ignore it
    'Cause it tears you apart

    Like the day without night
    And the night without end
    Or the relentless truth
    That won't let you pretend

    Like the moth to the flame
    'Cause it just can't resist
    Like the gal past her prime
    Who still hasn't been kissed

    Like the trees without leaves
    Or the birds without song
    At a glance, things seem fine
    But you know something's wrong

    So you're wracking your brain
    Trying to suss out the reason
    But it seems you've forgotten
    To all things, there's a season

    You've been trying too hard
    You've been forcing things through
    Now you're anxious and restless
    You don't know what to do

    Take a breath, close your eyes
    Then get centered within
    Now just let it all flow
    And start living again

    Be open, be willing
    Let life follow its course
    And if you can do that
    You'll have little remorse

    Take time to enjoy
    With delight and dismay
    All the natural beauty
    The world's sending your way

    Honor your wisdom
    Follow your path
    Seek not revenge
    Leave out hatred and wrath

    Keep your eyes open wide
    And your mind and heart too
    And there won't be a limit
    To the things you can do

    Now I leave you in peace
    To consider each word
    And I offer my thanks
    It's a gift to be heard.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 7/26/2019.

    *Image rights and credits go solely to the artist/owner.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #wordoftheday #dailychallenge #wod #embers #WritersAgainstPlagiarism

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    I prefer to avoid judgemental souls who wrongfully call innocent people demons.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 7/25/2019

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    This is my comical submission for the Mirakee daily challenge, featuring today's word 'ignorant.' Thank you for reading.

    "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise."
    -Thomas Gray

    by Carolyn Glackin
    Say what you will of the ignorant
    I say ignorance is bliss!
    And if I should fail to mention
    I surely would be remiss!

    For who can resist the pleasure
    A living a life without pain
    By avoiding any and all risk
    Though little would one have to gain

    Away in a world of their making
    Whilst avoiding the true one at hand
    Surely they're quite like the ostrich
    Who buries its head in the sand!

    Their problems and worries are few
    Oh gee, I wish I could be 'em
    By simply avoiding harsh truths
    They never have to see 'em!

    Oh what a wondrous affair
    Our life on this planet would be
    If we simply stopped using our brains
    And embraced stupidity.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 7/23/2019.

    *Image credits go to the owner.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #wordoftheday #dailychallenge #wod #wordprompt #original #ignorant

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