To Lose Is To Gain – WWP Week #1

One day I went from well-liked to outcast
Utterly disregarded and ignored
The only friend I have is loneliness and Jesus.
Cut off from the in-crowd
Alone – will no one wants to be my friend now
Still standing tall, throughout, because
To lose all that I have is to gain all that He is.


This was in response to the Weekend Writing Prompt #1, Outcast. The poetry challenge was to do an acrostic of outcast, so here it is. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link to the submission guidelines for the anthology. The deadline is August 10th. 🙂

In The Puddle

It’s week 123 of Three Line Tales, and here is the photo prompt and my response. If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link! This time, I’m opting to try out a Haiku style poem. 🙂

photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin via Unsplash

Step in the puddle

Enter another world where

Imagination runs wild

A Golden Sunset And Other Nighttime Photography

These are photos that I hinted at last week that I was posting this week – photos of a sunset, taken over a 30 minute period of time. It’s so interesting to see how the colors changed!

The sunset started with beautiful golden colors!

When I backed off the zoom, it didn’t look as golden; but you can see the purples and pinks overhead.

I also love how the clouds were kind of layered on the sky.

This is an attempt to reflect the sunset off the mudhole. It kinda worked…? 😆

It was still very golden near the horizon.

And so pink and purple overhead!

But then, the pinks and purples overhead started to creep into the golden layers. It was so captivating!

And it happened so quickly. The pink and purple horizon only lasted what seemed like ten minutes. I didn’t have a watch out there with me, so I’m just guessing.

The pinks and purples started turning gray…

And then the sky just looked gray until the sunset was over. And this has been a visual storytelling of a sunset. 🙂


Also, because Cee’s challenge includes night-time photography this week, here are a couple of bonus photos that I took on different nights. These are among the first photos I took with my new camera back in September of 2017.

Raindrops

In response to the photo prompt, Shapes… circles! Here in Arkansas, we’ve been getting a lot of rain; so much, in fact, that few schools were closed due to flooding last week. I went outside to take some photos of the flooding and got stuck out there during a shower. Instead of running inside like a normal person, I hunched over the camera to try to shelter it from the water and took these photos because I thought it might be fun to see the circles as the raindrops hit the water. 😄

The Day Will Be Born!

It’s week 54 of 100 Word Wednesday, and here is the photo prompt and my response – on time, unlike last week! 😅 If you’d like to join in the fun, just click the link! 😉

**I wrote this before looking at the photo full screen; after getting a closer look, I realized that there ARE cars on the road. Oops. 😅 But I’m posting this as it is anyway.

Photo by Roman Logov

I glance down at a skyscraper
That reached up toward the clouds,
It was seen clearly through the foggy vapor
Because winds blew away the shroud…

I saw no cars or people on the roadways this morn.
It was almost time! Have they no clue?
The sun will rise, the day will be born!
I sang the song, “Hello sun, good morning to you!”

I fluttered on by, getting a bird’s eye view,
My vermillion wings catching the air;
I felt the wind in my feathers as I flew
Away; my job here, done. Time to sing elsewhere!

Faith of a Mustard Seed

This was supposed to have been posted for week 53 of 100 Word Wednesday, but somehow I messed up the scheduling. 😅 Anyway, here is the photo prompt and my response, even though I’m a week late.

Photo by Ivana Cajina

Look at the mountains before us
With the faith of a mustard seed
“God will move them,” said Jesus.

Plant the faith seed and let it grow
And don’t hide, for you need
To let the strong winds blow

Because that’s what makes
Faith stronger, for sure.
Yes, it is for your own sakes.

Now look at the water before us
With mere words, He calmed the seas
“Oh ye of little faith,” said Jesus.

Did He not create it? Will it not obey?
Oh, let your faith mature
And follow Him; He’s the only Way.