Below is a list of things we already know, but need to be reminded of sometimes…  Phrases stated by those from the past who have spoken with such eloquence that their statements have transcended through time… Quotations from those of the present that have gifted us a portion of their brilliance… Because… after numerous years of learning many things, we need to be reminded of the basics.  We need to check the foundations that we have previously built and ensure that the appropriate level of maintenance has been kept.

So I am sorry, but also not sorry, of the Redun-Dance.  This, again, is just a reminder to re-solidify your foundation to ensure that the floor is stable enough for you to get up and keep dancing.  And when you do dance again, remember that life has a tendency to take the lead – but even then, remember that life is a tease and pulls back sometimes… but only take it as an opportunity to grab hold and pull her closer… so close that you hear her pant with exhausted murmurs of your blessings.

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” ― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart





tainted leaves

that caress my soul

consumed by grievance

autumn leaves to make me whole


because my heart is falling

into the pits of despair

on my knees crawling

heaving; looking for air





If I were a book, you would be the terrorizing fire burning all my pages out of spite.

because -your brutal flames negate the beauty of light.


If I were a book, you would be the flames feeding off of the words you don’t know

devouring everything that comes along that may challenge your inferno


because you have refused the brightness which was bestowed upon you

light that’s meant to allow people to see; you manipulated the embers that flew



you are your own pyre, in your damn empire; alone

you can burn my pages, but you’ll never burn my bones




I recorded at a studio for the first time the other night.  That feeling of creating something… I don’t know whether it was the ambiance, the aesthetic… or whether it was because I was like an alcoholic taking a drink after sobriety;

the release of emotions, an inner addiction being fulfilled once again.

I was exposed; raw.  It was as though my soul was nude after an immensely long period of time; untouched.

An amorous advance to music.


via Daily Prompt: Exposed