Awash with color

The sky is awash with vibrant colors

The magentas and pinks mixing with

Midnight blue and burnt orange

To create a vista as if an artist

Has painted the canvas with a brush

That has been washed with magic

➰➰➰

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wash/awash.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you like. Bonus points for using both. Enjoy!

Written for Linda’s SoCS- Wash/ awash

#Keepitalive

#SoCS

A simmering pool

➰➰➰

When I close my eyes and think back
To those bygone days of my youth
I see a pool of memories Simmering in silver moonlight
Dipping my fingers in the water
I catch an elusive memory
Of times of silliness and childish joy
That brings a big smile to my face
Or something that causes me to cringe with embarrassment
But I cherish all my memories
Because these are a treasure
That can never be replaced

➰➰➰

Written for;Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Memory, hosted by Sue W and GC

Also included weekly prompt- Wednesday challenge from Susan and GC is POOL.

#Keepitalive

#WeeklyPrompts

The paths we have treaded

A single line prompt for this week –

The only ghost that scares is a past version of you.

➰➰➰

No one said that loving was easy
No one ever said life and living were easy
The journey is convoluted
It’s riddled with traps
A one-way ticket that has no returns
So what scares me is to relieve the past
To face the challenges I have already conquered
To relive the trials and tribulations of yesterday
And worst of all to face the past version of you
You…
Who has evolved with me
You who have changed and mellowed
You, now a person I’m proud of now
I dare to go into a future yet unknown

Than to return a past that I have already traveled

➰➰➰

Written for RXC #241, hosted by Reena

#Keepitalive

#RXC

Dramatic Displays

Dramatic displays 
We like children
Entranced with the view
The theater of nature
Shows perspectives extraordinaire

➰➰➰

Written for; Moon-washed Weekly Challenge- Dramatic – July 26, 2022, hosted by Eugenia

Also included; Tuesday writing prompt: Write a poem using the words theater, children, and perspective

#Keepitalive

#MoonWashedMusings

#TWP

WDYS # 143 -A Roundup post

Hesitantly I lift my pen

The music echoes in my ears

But the words of the song elude me

My feelings for you are strong

But my words fail to do justice

I start to write without thinking

And I have the perfect lyrics

For the song I will sing at your wedding

➰➰➰

Great responses again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; Insights

Michnavs; Song

Brian; Piano man

David; Note or a composition

Lady Lee Manila; Music coming from heaven

Diana; Music

Maria; Intact

Jude; Cooking poetry and fractured romance

Keith; Lacrimosa

Melanie; WDYS # 143

Di; Lost for words

Jim; working on a rap song

Grace; Today’s song

Punam; And the music died

Susi; Work then play

Echoes of the soul; My buried musical notes

Aboli; Sheet music

Suzette; Notes

Eugenia; Words cannot express

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Mayuri; Swirling melodies

Fandango; Shame on me

Indira; What do you see # 143

Ken; Musical love notes

Yinglan; Dear Mom

Kittyverses; Amidst daily life

Nope, not Pam; Confession

Jules; Al Salvataggio

The inkdrop; Getting the band back together

Goutam; A song

Maya; Haiku

Pamelap; Blush of words

Jenna; A letter written

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

Avoiding the extremes

Sometimes we are motivated to go to the extremes

Extreme diets and extreme workouts all to get instant results

But life works at its own pace and has a way to equalize everything

So starving yourself seldom works in the long run

And overexerting with physical exercise doesn’t work the way we want

In the end, it’s slow and steady that wins the race for us

But all’s well that ends well when we do it in moderation

➰➰➰

Written for; WednesdayThoughts, hosted by Jim; you can write anything that you feel is appropriate, as long as you use the title phrase of “All’s well that ends well”

Also written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Extreme, hosted by Sue W and GC

#Keepitalive

#WeeklyPrompts

#WednesdayThoughts

Changes we cannot see

This week Reena has given us a collage as the prompt;

There is no restriction on length or format of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.

➰➰➰

A hype
Instilling fear
Apprehension in hearts
Resulted in something entirely different
Views of vistas unprecedented, awesome
A sigh of relief from those concerned
Nothing bad happened!


But there are changes 
Our eyes cannot perceive
Too minute to be noticeable
On a day to day basis by common people
Only the very sensitive equipment can record theses changes
But most of us are oblivious to them
We go about our daily lives in total disregard
The changes seem and unseen both
Can have far reaching implications
Consider all your actions
Weigh all the risks
Beware of the unseen

A crack opened in earth’s magnetic field and stayed open for 14 hours

➰➰➰

Written for; RXC PROMPT #240, hosted by Reena

#Keepitalive

#RXC

Leaves me speechless

The strength of human spirit leaves me speechless

When faced with a challenge, we think we won’t be able to achieve it

But the resilience and fortitude of our potential is astounding

We not only manage to attempt, but usually complete our tasks

Never underestimate what we we are capable of

Have faith in your abilities and keep on challenging yourself!

➰➰➰

Written for; Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Astounding – July 19, 2022

#Keepitalive

#EugisCauserie

WDYS # 142 -A Roundup post

Sometimes 
It feels good
To be one with the nature
To abandon caution and enjoy
The thrill of adventure
To step in a perilous situation
Sometimes it feels good
To be just free and careless

➰➰➰

Fantastic entries this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Michnavs; Rivers of tears

Reena; Gist of life

Sangeetha; Water

David; Life’s comforts or crushing conditions

Echoes of the soul; The quiet place

Keith; She’s back

Komaljeet; One to two

Susi; Human kindness

Di; Last photo

Christine; What do you see # 142

Eugenia; Together in paradise

Melanie; What do you see # 142

Grace; BFF

Diana; A day to remember

Suzette; Driftwood

Radhika; Catharsis

Jude; Invisible strings, the bonds we weave

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Fandango; Knew me

Yinglan; No swimming allowed

Maria; Adventures in the outdoors

Jules; Worry free

Nope, not Pam; Coffee

Punam; Limitless love

Indira; What do you see # 142

Goutam; Peace

Jane; Unbounded love

Pamelap; Relaxing mist

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS