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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 4d

    A touch verbose perhaps; but well intentioned nonetheless. Thank you for reading!

    by Carolyn Glackin
    I colored you blue with the palette of my love because I find blue so soulful, sensual, and romantic
    You adorned me with pink twilight kisses that delighted my nocturnal, sentient, starlight soul in an endlessly ongoing manner
    Our memorable merging resulted in a love whose color shall have no name, because it's purity and beauty can never be defined by the errant ethos of this Earth; thus I shan't allow it to be subjected to such cacophonous conjecture
    The byproduct of our love was several sunny and salient souls, whose bold yellowy brightness never fails to amaze me; particularly when dark times assail us. Oh how I continue to enjoy their ebullient charm and endearing effervescence!
    Though my ways may be wayward, and my sojourner soul oft goes on sabbatical; I leave traces of my multicolored hues behind, as a promise of my eventual return
    And the sanguine shades of unconditional love imprint me with a cookie crumb trail of heartwarming goodness that always leads me right back home to myself, where I bask happily in the afterglow of the harmoniously heartwarming hues.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/31/2020

    *Image found on Pinterest and credited to the unknown rightful owner.

    #afterglow #colors_of_life #alliteration #freeverse #palette_of_love #harmonious_hues

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    As we're about to discover, my mind is still quite fixated on the whole Vikings, Valkyries, Valhalla scenario. In the following poem, I've attempted to portray the Valkyries role in Norse mythology. Depicted as tall, strong, immortal women who rescued fallen soldiers from the battlefield and took them to Valhalla; the Valkyries were honored and revered among the Vikings.
    If the title sounds familiar, it may draw to mind the famous operatic overture called "The Ride of the Valkyries," by the German composer Richard Wagner. You've probably heard it at some point, but just for fun, you might consider giving it another listen. At any rate, before I digress any further, I'll hush up and let you read. Thank you for doing so.

    by Carolyn Glackin
    Oh praise ye woman, tall and strong
    Whose tales are told through poem and song
    Of blood and bones, and grain and grit
    And intellect of highest wit

    There in the harvest of the dead
    To eternity, their souls soon fled
    Among the Aesir, true and fair
    No pantheon could quite compare

    On winged horses, deft and swift
    Where sun doth shine and snow doth drift
    From north to south to east to west
    The Valkyries ride at your behest

    On mountaintops where cool mists rise
    To grand Valhalla, in the skies
    With fallen soldiers, freshly slain
    The guides to thee eternal plane

    Where Odin rules o'er all he sees
    In a banquet hall that's sure to please
    'Tis here the Valkyries bring these men
    Whom in their death, are born again

    Rise now soldiers, time to fight!
    Ye warriors of eternal night
    You'll fight and die and rise again
    As is the way of Viking men

    And in between, you'll dine and feast
    On finest ale and slaughtered beast
    Your pain now gone, your body strong
    You'll pass the time with war and song

    Oh Valkyries of valiant heart
    Their job now done, they soon depart
    If proof ye need, look to the skies
    'Tis there you'll see the Valkyries rise.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/29/2020

    *Art credit: Phil Curie.

    #valkries #vikings #valhalla #odin

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    Every once in a while, I like to write my own lyrics for a particular song. In this case, I've rewritten the lyrics for a song called "If I Had a Heart," which is the theme song of the "Vikings" series on Hulu. The writer of the original song (which has been performed by several bands) is Karin Dreijer Andersson. In the rewrite below, all words are my own. Thank you for reading.

    by Carolyn Glackin
    Anointed by blood, I can feel you
    Deep in my bones you remain
    I look in the mirror and see you
    So often you cry out my name

    The passage of time changes nothing
    Your presence lives on nonetheless
    What is it you want, won't you tell me?
    For now all I have is a guess

    War, always war, always war
    Why do they all long for war?
    War, always war, always war
    Why do they all long for war?

    In the eye of the storm I await you
    Yet still you've not answered my call
    Are you a ghost, merely watching
    Oh were you ever with us at all?

    Mighty are those come before us
    Valhalla lives on in their eyes
    And oh how they plead and implore us
    To join them above in the skies

    The mud of the Earth will anoint you
    The sea and the skies know your name
    Though the faces have changed through the years
    The yearning is always the same

    War, always war, always war
    Why do they all long for war?
    War, always war, always war
    Why do they all long for war?

    By tasting the blood, you awaken
    Returning to all you once knew
    Seeing you now, I'm quite shaken
    What is it that you've come to do?

    Will you still be what you once were?
    The mightiest man among men
    A taste both for blood and for glory
    Is your story repeating again?

    How soon my resolve starts to weaken
    As I'm graced by the blue of your eyes
    And how could I ever deny you
    When it's me that you've claimed as your prize?

    War, give them war, give them war
    Always they'll come back for more
    War give them war, give them war
    Always they'll come back for more.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/25/2020

    *Image via Pinterest.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #songs #music #lyrics #vikings #valhalla #battlecry #war #love #lyricalrewrite

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    by Carolyn Glackin
    We need to make it ACCEPTABLE for people with depression to feel valid and worthy, and to know that we take them seriously.

    We need to make it ACCEPTABLE for those with a mental illness to be active, cherished, and respected members of society.

    We need to make it ACCEPTABLE for all survivors of rape (both male and female), to feel safe and supported in their communities so that they can reach out and get the help and healing they desperately need instead of feeling scared, powerless, ashamed, and alone.

    And we need to start doing all of the above NOW because people are taking their own lives due to these issues, and that is NOT ACCEPTABLE!
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/20/2020

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    by Carolyn Glackin
    Oh Adonai! Release me!
    Reveal me from within
    Don't let me live in vain
    Let not my Light grow dim

    And may my darkest hour,
    However fraught with strife
    Be not the final moment
    Which binds me to this life!

    Ever fervently I pray
    That I'm delivered from my past
    For, that which can't define me
    'Twas never meant to last

    In truth, I do beseech thee
    I tremble in your wake
    Creator of us all
    Oh how my breath doth take!

    In wonderment, I watch thee
    Thy timelessness endures
    Just as thy love doth heal
    Thy presence reassures

    Adonai, the Ancient!
    Oh sanctus Domine!
    My true Lord, I implore you
    Make whole of me, this day!

    How I waver on this road
    Long gone, the days of youth
    Much older now, but wiser?
    By thy Light and grace, forsooth!

    Though the sun doth shineth on me
    Whence I walk on yonder field
    'Tis only you, dear Goddess
    Through whom I am revealed.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/8/2020

    *As I have a very open/accepting awareness of that which I perceive as the Creator, I've used multiple terms for God throughout this piece.

    *Art credit: The Adi Shakti image was found on Pinterest. All credit goes to the artist, whose name wasn't provided.

    #primalsource #alphaomega #divinecreator #allisone #unitythroughspirit #iampresence

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    This was my submission to the "If I Ruled the World" challenge. ♥️��♥️

    by Carolyn Glackin
    If I ruled the world
    There'd be kittens galore
    And each day there'd be chocolate
    Dropped right at your door
    There'd be laughter and singing
    Throughout all the land
    And delicious food always
    Oh! Won't it be grand?!
    There'd be peace for all people
    And equality too
    And kids would be taught
    There's not a thing they can't do
    There'd be less hours of work
    And more hours to play
    Life would be joyful
    All throughout every day
    If I ruled the world
    I would preach about love
    For we're all divine beings
    Who hail from above
    I'd convey the importance
    Of self-love and self-worth
    For we're worthy and precious
    Each soul on this Earth 
    And then, in a clear voice
    Quite often, I'd shout:
    "If you spend time within,
    You won't go without!"
    And those are the things
    That would soon be unfurled
    If so ever it happens
    That I rule this world.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/3/2020

    *Painting via Pinterest. All credit goes to the artist, whose name wasn't provided.

    #challenge #dailychallenge #phraseprompt #themeprompt #cees_rulers #peaceonearth #unity #oneworldonepeople #selflove #selfrespect #selfworth

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w


    Jack, my serious piece for you is in the image area; but me being me, you know I couldn't resist doing something kinda funny! ��

    THE BIG 50
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Happy birthday dear friend!
    So you're now the big fifty!
    Hey, there's no need to fret
    You're still young, hip, and nifty!
    Your mind is still brilliant
    Your words still revered
    So things really aren't nearly
    Half as bad as you'd feared
    Have some cake and some ice cream
    Perhaps go for a drive
    And I'll be right here
    Thanking God I'm 45!! ��
    ©Carolyn Glackin 4/28/2020

    On behalf of Jeel and I, we really wish you all the best today, tomorrow, and always! A very happy birthday to you, dear Jack!! ����������������

    @john_solomon ����
    @jeelpatel ����


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    A birthday dedication collaboration for Jack of @john_solomon, presented by myself and Jeel of @jeelpatel.

    by Carolyn Glackin
    He's a weaver of words
    With a penchant for science
    He's the king of haiku
    Thus we call him "your highness"
    He's noble and loyal
    A true man of his word
    On his goals, he stays focused
    And he won't be deterred
    A good son to his mother
    Always helpful and caring
    With a charm that's quite boyish
    He's oft dashing and daring
    As a man of convictions
    He believes in what's right
    And when it comes to injustice
    He'll put up a fight
    A believer in Christ
    Who walks with the Lord
    His prayers are his shield
    His words are his sword
    He's funny and witty
    And to his dismay
    He turns the big "fifty"
    On this very day!!
    ©Carolyn Glackin 5/2/2020

    From Jeel:
    Happy birthday dear Jack
    The brave soul of this lifetime
    Weave words of magic with rare rhymes
    Heart of kindness, brain of brilliance
    Let's celebrate your big birthday
    Under the healthy sky
    On some good tunes of breeze
    With loved ones around
    Say goodbye to pain and worry
    For an erstwhile
    I would be here so far
    But you can see me at the night
    As you say I'm your little star

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    I'm entering this older piece for a challenge on my other account. ��‍♀️

    by Carolyn Glackin
    She had a mind for whimsical things
    Happy-go-lucky, carefree, with no strings
    A joie de vivre junkie, always after a fix
    With a whole lot of silly thrown into the mix
    She had nary a care, save but for a few
    Some minor pet peeves, but just one or two
    With an excess of nonsense
    She was quite prone to laughter
    She lived in the moment
    From now 'til hereafter
    Growing up was unheard of
    She just wouldn't dare!
    Though she gave the appearance
    Through her savoir faire
    With the heart of a child and the soul of a fairy
    She managed quite well and was rarely contrary
    Buoyant and bubbly, bouncily bright
    She thrived on elation, mirth, and delight
    Her mind like a playground where creativity soared
    Imagination ran wild and she never grew bored
    She had a penchant for goodies and sweets
    Chocolate confections and all sorts of treats
    Cookies and pies and baked goods galore
    Just a taste here and there
    She needn't much more
    She was rather thick skinned, not easily hurt
    When faced with unkindness she was civil and curt
    A practical sort, she was not one to dwell
    She moved on in peace, and wished one and all well
    Any hurts she might cause were never intended
    And she believed in the thought
    That all could be mended
    She wouldn't play favorites, take sides or lay blame
    A believer in fairness, regarding all just the same
    No more and no lesser, none better or worse
    Some thought it a blessing, some thought it a curse
    In her mind at all times
    This thought she would see:
    We are all branches, upon the same tree
    If we're hurting the one, we're hurting the other
    Thus we're hurting ourselves
    And each sister and brother
    Clearly, that's madness, and perhaps quite insane
    So she focused on peace, to minimize pain
    She cut no one out, even if they did part
    She carried them with her, for all time, in her heart
    Because life is so fleeting
    And it's precious and true
    Petty fights just aren't worth it
    And this, she well knew
    So she forged on ahead, with hope in her heart
    Each day a true blessing, and a brand new fresh start.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 12/20/2018

    *Art credit: One of my very favorite fairy paintings by Howard David Johnson. ��‍♀️

    #challenge #dailychallenge #cees_fff_chall #food #fairy #fairies #joiedevivre #shenanigans #tomfoolery #mischief #fun #silliness #zaniness #insanity

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    A slightly dystopic fictional piece with a semi-positive ending.

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    by Carolyn Glackin
    'Twas in the ebbing twilight
    Of my sordid woeful years
    When I reached out past the folly
    Of my neverending tears
    My mind, a cluttered wasteland
    Wherein, my train of thought derailed
    My resolve was lying dormant
    Like a ship that never sailed
    Maligned by outside forces
    Whose names I never knew
    Their spurious conjecture
    'Twas a thing I did eschew
    And woe betide the bedrock
    On which this town was built
    'Tis now reduced to rubble
    A harbinger of guilt
    A future deigned uncertain
    A past that's blocked by pills
    The present moment squandered
    By seekers of cheap thrills
    Yet we must resolve this madness
    Let's not forego it one more season
    The results could be quite dreadful
    I bespeak the truth of reason
    Oh the lexicon of youth
    Shall lead us all astray
    Straight down the rabbit's hole
    Where poor Alice went to play
    Enticed by new surroundings
    Blinded by distractions
    Yet soon we understand
    Neither bring us satisfaction
    And to undo what we have done
    Will require a change in thinking
    I pray it happens soon
    For the ship's already sinking
    Although my armaments are words
    And oft verbose are my munitions
    I'll not wage a verbal war
    At the risk of my perdition
    Yet all the while my faith is strong
    Ever present through the years
    Ergo, with hope and love and trust
    One day we'll rise above our tears.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/27/2020

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    by Carolyn Glackin
    Sleeping, sleeping, safely keeping
    Eyes are closed, no light for peeping
    Reticently reminisce
    Ponder moments steeped in bliss
    Breadcrumb trails to fleeting notions
    Angelic whisperings, divine devotions
    Oh mon amie! Et sacre bleu!
    It seems I'm struck with déjà vu!
    The Ancients whisper in my ear
    Conveying truths, absolving fear
    The path before me deeply turns
    And soon it seems, the ground will burn
    Colors flashing, lights abound
    People talking, not a sound
    Buzzy feeling, twilight glow
    Energetic overflow
    Stillness comes, I catch my breath
    All is calm when kissed by death
    Eyes wide open, I awaken
    Safe and sound now, somewhat shaken
    For if I've lived all that before
    What might my future hold in store?
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/25/2020

    Art credit: Dorina Costras.


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