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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 9h

    Prelude:
    Emotions are meant
    To make us feel
    They guide us
    And they help us heal
    They aren't always pleasant
    But they're seldom wrong
    Acknowledge them
    So they can move along.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 6/17/19

    EMOTIONS: THE REAL DEAL ON ALL THE FEELS
    by Carolyn Glackin
    No emotion is inherently good or evil; rather, all emotions are teachers that have intrinsic value and unlimited learning possibilities. Through our emotions, we learn what to do as well as what not to do. They are meant to guide us, but not to dictate our whole lives. Again, there are no 'bad' or 'wrong' emotions, so long as we allow them to guide us in the right way of thinking, behaving, and conducting ourselves. A way that honors and respects all people, including ourselves, and harms no one.
    Jealousy, for example, is a passive emotion. It's essentially inactive and counterproductive; UNLESS, you allow it to spur you on to positive action. Actions such as the planning and attaining of whatever it is that you're jealous of.
    If you put all of your effort into accomplishing or attaining whatever it is, and it still doesn't come to fruition, be willing to consider the possibility that whatever it is, it's not part of your life's plan. That is not a sign of failure! It's a sign of a new possibility! The possibility of something that's not only meant for you, but also far better suited to you and your current life situation.
    It may take some time (patience is always key in these matters), as well as a willingness to 'go with the flow,' and the ability to surrender to what's in your highest good, rather than trying to control things based on what you think you want; but rest assured, your good awaits you.
    Take care not to micromanage how or when it'll arrive, and avoid prejudging the process or burying it under a deluge of preconceived notions or false expectations. Time, space, humility, and openness are vital and necessary so as to allow the Universe to deliver your good to you, unhindered and without delay.
    Admittedly, if you're stubborn and controlling by nature, making those changes and shifts in perception will undoubtedly prove to be very challenging; however, if the outcome is the attainment of all the good that awaits you, isn't it worth the Herculean effort?!
    Not only is IT worth it, but YOU are worth it. So leave jealousy aside. Focus on being genuinely happy for the accomplishments and achievements of others. Then, one day soon, they'll be celebrating your accomplishments and achievements with you.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 6/15/2019.

    A huge thank you for reading. ❤

    *Image credits go to the artist.

    *Feel free to participate in the short piece challenge on my other account.
    ( @carolyns_challenge_account )

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #poetry #poet #poem #prose #originalpiece #feelings #emotions #jealousy #peace #joy #happiness #gratitude #WritersAgainstPlagiarism

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 2d

    Occasionally I like to write my own lyrics to a song that already exists. It's challenging, but a lot of fun too. This is a lyrical rewrite I've penned for a song written and performed by the American country singer/songwriter Travis Tritt. The words '10 feet tall and bulletproof' are credited solely to Travis Tritt. All other words/lyrics are my own. Thank you for reading. ��
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #song #lyrics #songrewrite #cees10feetchal #WritersAgainstPlagiarism

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    To whom it may concern...

    10 FEET TALL AND BULLETPROOF
    by Carolyn Glackin
    If you had the chance to meet me
    Then maybe you'd know the truth
    That I'm not ten feet tall
    Nor am I bulletproof
    I'm not made out of stone
    Nor was I forged from steel
    Thus when you set out to hurt me
    The hurtin' hurts for real
    Now I never did you no wrong
    Heck, I don't even know your name
    And I don't know what you're after
    And maybe this is some kind of game
    But the hatred you sent my way
    Will be countered by peace from me
    And I wish no harm upon you
    So let's set one another free
    You attacked my reputation
    You tried to degrade my name
    I wish that I understood why
    Because I'm not the one to blame
    The accusations you made
    Don't carry a shred of truth
    But my friend, the pain is quite real
    'Cause I'm not 10 feet tall or bulletproof
    Peace be with you.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 6/14/2019.

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 4d

    Through this word of the day piece (featuring the word 'dormant,' as provided by Mirakee), I've attempted to depict what a soul might experience in those first few moments post-mortem. Thank you for reading.
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    WHILE LOVED ONES WEEP
    by Carolyn Glackin
    And off I go while loved ones weep
    What life hath sown
    Now death shall reap
    And there ahead, a golden light
    That draws me near, in dark of night
    My body, dormant; my spirit, free
    I'm beckoned by eternity
    The earthly life, no longer mine
    I now return to the Divine
    As memories flood and fill my mind
    I think of those I leave behind
    Precious moments and timeless love
    Shall raise me up, beyond, above
    The dawn awaits, thus I must go
    My dear ones, please!
    I hope you know!
    That every moment, great and small
    I now take with me, one and all
    And in my heart a light shall burn
    For all I lived, and loved, and learned
    The glow of it shall not grow dim
    Not by wick, or trick, or whim
    And there ahead, through heaven's door
    I'll wait for you forevermore
    Goodbye at last. Adieu, adieu!
    Remember me, as I will you.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 6/14/2019.

    Image credit goes to the owner.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #wordoftheday #dailychallenge #originalpoetry #WritersAgainstPlagiarism

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    Here's my entry for my 'Word Invention Wednesday' challenge. This is a piece I wrote back in January 2017. The word I invented was 'sereptitude.' In order to qualify for the @mirakee daily challenge, I've added an additional stanza which includes today's challenge word: 'multitude.' Thank you for reading.
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    Sereptitude: An adjective meaning the quiet, peaceful beauty of the natural world.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 2017

    GLOWING EMBERS
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Glowing embers in the ethers
    Magic in the mountains
    An ever present sereptitude
    Springing forth from fountains

    A long and lovely soliloquy
    Bursting forth from canyons
    Resolving all disquietude
    Making out of us companions

    A multititude of endless joy
    In which we all rejoice
    As we glorify the unity
    Of nature's one true voice

    Offering Gaia's finest treasures
    To hearts both young and old
    Not restricted to nobility
    Yet no less than finest gold

    Bounty of the Gods
    Herein made manifest
    Reminds us to be humble
    And shows us that we're blessed

    For all the Earth's an offering 
    A precious gift of sacred beauty
    To receive it all with open hearts
    Is perhaps the noblest duty.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 1/14/2017.

    Image credited to the respective owner.

    *If you'd like to participate in the challenge, please see the post before this one in my account.

    #mirakee #multitude #writersnetwork #challenge #nature #beauty #mountains #bounty #blessings #ceeswordinvent

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    *THIS CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED*

    It's time to let
    Imaginations soar!
    Invent a word
    That we all can adore!!
    ©Carolyn Glackin 6/11/19

    For today's challenge, you need to invent a word of your own making that doesn't currently exist anywhere except in your own mind. BE SURE TO PUT YOUR WORD AND ITS MEANING IN YOUR CAPTION, and let us know whether it's a noun, adjective, verb, etc. Using your newly invented word, write an original piece of 25 lines or less.

    -Please Google your word before posting to make sure it doesn't already exist.
    -English posts only.
    -Strictly NO plagiarism!
    -ONE submission per person only.
    -No foul/inappropriate words or images.
    -Be sure to put the hashtag provided below in your caption area.
    -Your submission must be no more than 25 lines.

    DURATION: This challenge will expire 24 hours after the time of posting (ends at 8 pm on Wednesday my time). When it says '1d' in the upper right hand corner of the post, the challenge has ended. Please don't submit after that time.

    MANDATORY HASHTAG: Please tag your submission to #ceeswordinvent

    Happy writing! ��✍

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #wordinventionchallenge #letsgetcreative #thinkoutsidethebox

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    This challenge is CLOSED. Thank you to all who participated!

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    This is my entry for the wonderful book title challenge hosted by the equally wonderful @laughing_soul, in which participants were asked to use five or more book titles to create their poem. I've listed the titles used below, and they are in all caps in the poem. The title of my poem is French for 'love story.'
    Thank you for reading.
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    Book Titles Used:
    ▪Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell
    ▪The Sound of Music - Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse
    ▪Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson
    ▪The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
    ▪For Whom the Bell Tolls - Ernest Hemingway
    ▪The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
    ▪Beloved - Toni Morrison
    ▪Love story - Erich Segal
    ▪A River Runs Through It - Norman Maclean

    HISTOIRE D'AMOUR
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Oh but how I was GONE WITH THE WIND
    As I listened to THE SOUND OF MUSIC
    Created by SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
    My LOVELY BONES swooned at the sounds and sights in the eventide of such a celestial night
    I sat and pondered the age old question: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
    And searched for THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
    But upon reaching no conclusion, I realized that the entire universe is our BELOVED LOVE STORY
    And rather than question it, I would embrace it wholly and go with the flow, just as A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT
    And so it was that I became one with the universe and allowed it to work its wonders on me for all time.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 6/10/2019.

    Image credited to the respective owner.

    #book_LS_chal #writersnetwork #mirakee #challenge #original #WritersAgainstPlagiarism #mirakee_reposter

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    I wanted to offer my heartfelt thanks to @mirakee for posting our Featured Writer interviews via @mirakee_reposter!! ������
    I'm honored and grateful to have received the title of 'Mirakee Featured Writer' in April of 2016! You can check out all the other wonderful interviews there too. ��
    As one of the admins here, I'd also like to strongly encourage everyone to check out the updated Terms of Use (posted in two separate posts) on @mirakee_reposter, because following the rules therein will help you to keep your account in good standing. It's important to remember that we all agreed to the terms of use the moment we created our account here. So please do read and follow the rules. That way I won't have to see you in reports. ����
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    Image credited to the rightful owner.

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    The term 'afterglow' is a noun referring to the light remaining in the sky after sunset, or the enjoyable feelings remaining after a pleasurable experience. Through this poem, I've attempted to combine and include both meanings. Thank you for reading.
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    AFTERGLOW
    By Carolyn Glackin
    Streaks of gold and crimson hues
    Adding beauty to their views
    The sun has set not long ago
    And so begins the afterglow

    Warm night air, the stars out shining
    Hand in hand, two hearts aligning
    Their spirits high, their voices low
    Their heated passion starts off slow

    Their loves plays out beside the fire
    Driven by a wild desire
    Where fools rush in, these two now go
    Headed toward the afterglow

    A tidal wave with grand crescendo
    Started off by innuendos
    The flirty ways that lovers know
    Surround them in the afterglow

    A thrilling rush, a wild ride
    Leaving them both satisfied
    Starry eyed, their dreams now flow
    Two lovers in the afterglow

    Moon above shines gentle beams
    Day is done for now, it seems
    In love's embrace, to sleep they go
    While basking in the afterglow.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/6/2019.

    Image credited to the respective owner.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #original #afterglow #love #lovers #romance #crescendo

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 2w

    Thank you to everyone who used the designated hashtag (which is now expired), to tag me to their favorite piece. I'll be going through them over the next few days. Otherwise, I'm back on hiatus until further notice. I'll stop by with various repost incentives as often as I can. Take good care and much love to all.

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    We often wonder what happens to us in the moments following the death of our human existence; through this piece, I explore that notion. Thank you for reading, and please bare in mind that while I'm on break I may post occasionally, but I will not be reading and reposting the work of others. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    KARMIC CONTEMPLATIONS
    by Carolyn Glackin
    I was found in golden waters
    Of a crystalline lake
    In a land beyond time
    My human slate wiped clean
    There, I met neither tomb nor doom
    And faced not my destruction
    But rather, I was in a sense reborn
    Fresh, new, made whole by the Eternal
    As a seeker of truth and Light
    I sought out and visited
    The One who brings glory to All
    We spoke not through words, but visions
    And I listened not with mind nor ears
    But through my heart
    There, the truth was laid out before me
    Things I knew, things I'd forgotten
    And a few horrors
    Better left unmentioned
    I saw that all had their place in my life
    All had their purpose and reason
    Rather than to scoff and question
    I'd have greater peace
    If I instead chose to understand and know
    Memories continued to flood my consciousness
    They all fit together like a puzzle
    That had finally been solved
    I knew then that the crystalline lake
    Was borne of my tears
    Tears of anger, tears of rage
    Tears of loneliness, suffering, and confusion
    Collected from a multitude of lifetimes
    All of which had led to this eternal moment of now
    In which a new kind of tears
    Sprang forth from my eyes
    Tears of thanks, gratitude, and praise
    Tears of acceptance and humility
    And tears of overwhelming joy
    Yes, joy... for having the experience of being part of it all
    The blood, the sweat, the tears
    The struggles throughout the years
    The old, the young, the new
    And most certainly, for you
    And so it was that I wept and prayed and prayed and wept
    I sang hymns that glorified my Creator
    And after a time, I was sent back down to Earth
    A new body, hale and hearty, a new birth.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/30/19


    Image credited to the respective owner.

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #original #lifeafterdeath #rebirth #reincarnation #karma #tears #creator

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