As always, huge thanks and appreciation to all of you amazing souls out there who lend your time, talent, support, and participation to the challenges!! ❤ There'll be a brief break for a day or two, and then I'll return with a new challenge that's so exciting it's almost guaranteed to knock your socks off... or at least get your pens going! ✍ In the meantime, here's an adorable image of my beloved friendly felines to distract you while I'm gone. See you soon! ♀️
P.S. On behalf of the canines in this household, they would like me to mention that we also have two dogs, and they're rather tired of hearing about the cats all the time.
*The image of five sweet and sassy Siamese Lynx Point kittens (who are now much older), is credited to myself, as I took the photo.
So many of you were out there supporting the participants by reading, commenting on, and reposting their submissions, and I was truly overjoyed to see that, so a huge and heartfelt thank you goes out to you!! ♥️♥️♥️
Some months ago, as part of a writing exercise, I accepted a small amount of volunteers that I would write up an intro for, as if introducing them in a book. I put a different spin on things though, and wrote them all as nonfiction. This one for @shriradhey_apt is certainly all true. Poonam, you have been right there with your words of encouragement for probably about as long as my time here on Mirakee. You have offered supportive words during more than one difficult moment in my personal life, you have allowed me to do the same for you. You are the epitome of a strong, proud, kind, caring, and graceful woman. It is truly a pleasure and a blessing to know you! And now, after far too long (did I mention that she's also very patient?!), here is your intro that I can only hope does you justice. The image I chose depicts two beautiful friends, with one offering words of support and encouragement to the other, just as you do all the time. God bless you Poonam, and bless your beautiful heart always. Ameen.
For Poonam by Carolyn Glackin And never could I hope to find A heart as true, a soul as kind A smile upon her graceful face That illuminates this very place But was it luck, pure happenstance That led me to meet This friend, perchance? Nay says I, 'tis not true For coincidences are rare and few Meetings like this are all decreed By plans we make that all precede The timing of our arrival here This I know, this truth is clear So here I stand as if to say 'Twas fate that sent This soul my way A woman proud, yet humble too A saintly nature Through and through Supportive words, she has on end An encourager, a genuine friend Also a wife, and a wonderful mother She's one of a kind There is no other And so with gratitude in my heart With these words, I hope to impart How very, truly glad I am To have met this dear one My friend, Poonam. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2018.
*Image found on Pinterest and is credited to the rightful artist.
Poonam, it's been several years now since I posted this birthday dedication for you; and I'm very blessed to still know you and count you among my treasured friends! You are a beautiful soul, a very talented writer, and an amazing woman who has a positive influence on everyone around! Wishing you so much happiness not only on your birthday, but on every day, the whole year through!! ❤
This is an answer to @cindrellamnli poem 'Call of the Wild' So head over to her page and read that to get the context of this one Its therefore rightfully inspired by their submission and the creator of this challenge as I was informed later
Thank you to @_luvnotz_outpost for creating this challenge and for your kind repost as well as kind review.
Walking down the street of balladries on the lanes of heartbreak, a hallucination of my beloved kept on enchanting: "Does the dreams of our past glories bring tears to your eyes? Does the clasp of our gallant stories draw from your bosom tender sighs? Oh! Grieve not for our love to drown we have seen camphor and matchsticks too burning down. In the wisdom of illusions, we've seen their flames rising with ravishing glamour, And now, the inflection of our hearts will reinstate rousing the fate lines of our amour."
It wasn't just a moment of epiphany but a call of wild for me.
Now, My heart rotates 180° on the axis of self worth, where the last ounce of my strength dig up the burried roar of this wounded lioness living in the veil of teenage girl, and a pragmatic voice arouse from the thunder of my flooded eyes to re-establish my obliterating love and a prolonged howl rise beneath the moon of my sanguine soul to redefine the beauty which was imprisoned by the ethics of this society.
Nothing is impossible as long as you've faith in your own self, you just need to seek the call of wild within you...