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

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/

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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/

A Voice That Sings… (dverse-prosery-monday)

https://dversepoets.com/2022/08/15/dverse-prosery-monday-a-voice-that-sings/

To Lisa, at dVerse:  This is my first ever attempt at writing prosery, so I hope to heck I’ve got it half-right.😉

Lisa is hosting Monday Prosery adventure. Today’s prompt line is from Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr—and instructions for writing prosery follow quote:

Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:
–by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., from The Chambered Nautilus

Instructions:  Prosery can be flash-fiction or creative non-fiction; cannot exceed 144 words in total (sans title); must not be poetry (no versification, line breaks, meter, etc); and must include the given poetry line, word for word, within the prose.

~~♥~~

Through the deep caves of thought I hear a voice that sings:  it is the siren song of my love, ever calling me from this misted life to be joined within myth’s exquisite swirl…no thought for tomorrow, tasks at hand, only companionable exchanges and reflections there.  How long have we waited…I’ve forgotten; but I see blue eyes from depth afar…and I doubt I can abide here anymore.

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

To Be and Do Peace

(dove from Leyde’s collection

This quotation by Susan David set me to pondering, resulting in the poem which follows ~

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  Emotional Agility, Susan David, PhD

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How I long to slow

The process, hold still in space

Between what triggers

My speed-of-light reactions

Quick words and deeds bursting forth

There’s no calling back

Birds impulsively darting—

White feather may fall

Love, reconciliation…

Sometimes, fresh droplets of blood

~*~

I wish to catch pause

Stay there while heart thinks, ponders

Before responding

‘Twould decrease slammed doors; prevent

Embarrassing conjectures

I pray for wisdom

To feel freedom, show kindness

Thus, be and do peace

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

“Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving];” James 1:19, Amplified Bible

https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2022/07/31/think/

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