Shelter (dVerse haibun)

https://dversepoets.com/2022/08/29/haibun-monday-give-me-shelter/

Instructions from host, Michelle Beauchamp:

“Today, I’d like you to incorporate the theme of “shelter” into your haibun. If you are new to the form, a haibun is made up of no more than three tight paragraphs that are non-fiction/autobiographical and usually written in present tense. The prose is followed by a haiku that makes reference to a season with an image of nature. Often the haiku adds another depth or layer to the prose.”

🏡🏠🏚

Growing up, I lived in a house envied for its custom-designed beauty (mere veneer of “home”).  Dysfunction resided within, peopled by anger, secrets, deceits, a domineering and comfortless spirit of shaming humiliation.  This nurtured paralyzing fear and insecurity, a sense of abandonment, life-long difficulties.  I never felt sheltered—it was perilous to speak, my cares were dismissed.  I had no hope, heart homeless.

Memory-scars remain tender (‘forgiveness is a process’).  Thus, I’m daily grateful for my Heavenly Father’s embrace, the Good Shepherd’s gentle voice, Holy Spirit.  His love endures forever, new mercies every morning. 

I’m sustained in ‘the shelter of His wings’.

~♥~

First hearts ne’er sheltered

Their ice encased soul till it

Found true Haven’s warmth

©Leyde/Leslie Rene, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent…” Psalm 27:5, English Standard Version

“I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings.” Psalm 61:4, New King James Version

“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.” Psalm 91:4, New Living Translation

“For You have been a stronghold for the helpless… A shelter from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of tyrants Is like a rainstorm against a wall.” Isaiah 25:4, Amplified Bible

Humor, Best Medicine (3TC)

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/08/29/three-things-challenge-m70/

Prompt words:  giggle, silly, infectious

Some days she giggles

When tired, she’s often silly

Laughter’s infectious…

She’s surrounded by folks who

Know best medicine’s Humor

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

“A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing ~ ” Proverbs 17:22, Amplified Bible

Victor and Vivienne

https://nopenotpam.com/2022/08/28/a-letter-a-week-v/

This week our letter is “V”.  Click the link above to learn more and join in.  I’ve used our talented host’s drawing and her 5 prompt words:  vast, vigor, vocalize, Vicuna and Vanuatu. 

Additionally, I’ve combined several other prompts including Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt (“opera”—95-words, I counted them by hand😊).  Links are at the end.

At least annually

Victor and Vivienne

Had the same disagreement

Where to go on holiday…

Vivienne repeated her

Longed-for choice:

“Vanuatu”

Rolling eyes heavenward

Victor began to vocalize his

Typical lament with vigor

Opera-style:

“It’s a volcanic island…”

“Where’s your sense

Of romance?  Passion

Is enhanced when there’s

A bit of danger,” Vivienne

Countered, with her

Come-hither smile.

“Viv, the world is a vast

Venue for adventure—

Romance can be had anywhere.”

“But I ‘vant’ Vanuatu.”

“Okay—it’s gonna cost you”, he paused…

“The painting we saw at the museum

Last month—of the Vicuna.”

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://sammiscribbles.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/weekend-writing-prompt-274-opera/

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/08/27/fowc-with-fandango-disagreement/

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2022/08/21/heavenwardness/

Not ‘Cabbages and Kings’ Again

“The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
      To talk of many things…
      Of cabbages — and kings”
Lewis Carroll, The Walrus & the Carpenter

~~*~~

Let us not speak

Of cabbages and kings

One merely green

The other rarely seen

I can’t enjoy this repast, nor

Your consuming celeb trivia

Do look beyond latest trend

All the glitz of social media…

For, there are challenges

Which must be resolved

World problems to solve

Post-haste, without fail

However feasible

Surely not unreasonable…

Something of genius

A genuine plan

Nothing subversive

No, sparkling, creative!

Shall we ponder, dear

Discuss those things?

And pray—if we expect

To continue living.

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/20/cabbages/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/28/genius/

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/08/28/fowc-with-fandango-fail/

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/08/26/fowc-with-fandango-look/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2022/08/21/your-daily-word-prompt-repast-ydwordprompt-august-21-2022/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2022/08/23/your-daily-word-prompt-genuine-ydwordprompt-august-23-2022/

The Still Breeze

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/opposing-forces-saturday-mix-27-august-2022/

Not sure I met the criteria for “opposing forces”…but I gave it a whirl😉

The still breeze blew both

East, west at once…odd, even

To foreigners, friends

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Pilgrim of The Way

Buffeted some days

Pilgrim in this foreign land…

Qualifications

Have I none, but of The Way

Soul is ardent follower—

The Shepherd leads me

Onward, places undefined…

Faith, trust built stronger

With every step, mile we gain

His Presence ever remains

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/26/buffet/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/23/pilgrim/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2022/08/22/qualification/

https://fivedotoh.com/2022/08/24/fowc-with-fandango-ardent/

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2022/08/27/undefined/