Lucky Dip, poetry

The Youth and Senior Citizens

Writing a poem in the Villanelle poetry form, at least for me, was a brain exercise.  Yet, I need  a brain workout today!   
Mindlovemiserymenagerie posted instructions on how to write a Villanelle.
A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.
The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).   You can read a great example on their post by clicking here.

My humble attempt can be read below.
I was hoping to express how those of us who are considered to be SEPTUAGENARIAN OR OLDER really feel inside our souls.  

The youth will never engage   
That our souls will never get old
Upon arriving at old age

Inside — Seniors feel caged
The aged will uphold
The youth will never engage

We old citizens feel as if onstage
Not at all controlled
Upon arriving at old age

We imagine; deem not changed
We can dance and feel quite bold
The youth will never engage

Our thinking never disengaged
We are as if thirty-three years yet untold
Upon arriving at old age

The truth of the soul will never assuage
To one who hasn't reached what fate molds
The youth will never engage
Upon arriving at old age   

Friday Fictioneers

Stop! — PERFECT!

Friday Fictioneers story with 100 words including the prompt image below:

“Okay, students,” the drama teacher yelped out! “We need some new ideas, our next assignment is coming up, and it’s up to you!”
“We are going for a long ride today to discover.”
As they drove along for hours, they passed rural roads, crossed bridges, and passed deserted areas; interesting sites, yes!
Yet, they could not agree.
Suddenly they all screamed harmoniously — STOP!

PHOTO PROMPT © Carole Erdman-Grant

“Let your imagination get to work; many ideas to work with right here! Remember that abandoned movie set years ago,” said the teacher. “Little did they know then what we can do with it today!”


Miracles do happen!


A Blessed Easter to all!

Today truly a joyous day, however, when a awoke I found this in my email, difficult to watch I know but glorious at the same time to know that God was looking and working His Care during the making of the movie “Passion of Christ.” This actor known as Jim Caviezel who played the role of Jesus during the creation of this movie has been outcasted by Hollywood for his part, proving how much Hollywood hates goodness and Truth. Yet, the interesting point about this short clip here is how Jim Caviezel almost gave his own life for the making of this film.

Please watch! A Miracle and VICTORY!

No doubt about this VICTORY STORY

Back in time, Weekly Prompt

EMPTY — but not for long!

Yesterday was Good Friday, and I spent several hours in Church participating in the liturgies of the memories, as we are encouraged by Holy Church.
Today, the Church refers to as Holy Saturday; I feel empty, knowing many Christians want His Resurrection but not His Cross; I cry!
Remembering how He was placed into the tomb and closed, separated, I feel deep mourning. We, the laity and the Church spend at Our Lord’s sepulcher, this day meditating on His Sacred Passion and Death. There is no Mass; the sacred altar is bare.

Knowing that Jesus at any time could have said NO!
STOP!  I will redeem them without all this suffering, 
but would we appreciate it if He did?

This is the Mystery of our Faith!  Remember too, how SHORT
our life is on earth, even 100 years is short compared to eternity!

Holy Thursday… TODAY!

My Easter Quote… “The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” ~ Kate McGahan

Writer’s Quotes challenge, join in with an Easter Quote, click here

Easter is the most important day for those following the Church because it proves that Jesus Christ is God, who else could have risen from the dead, and the Jewish people never denied that fact! God bless them!

Today is Holy Thursday, it reminds us of the First Mass that Traditional Catholics enjoy, although hard to find these days not unlike the modern service you will find in your neighbor churches. The True Mass of all times actually suspends time. Believe it!

There we will meet Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul, and His Divinity at Holy Communion.

Today while searching for something spiritual to watch, I found this video, perhaps you too will find it interesting about Holy Thursday. Video link

Ah! Another Challenge, Whatsoever IS

Prompt for the Letter “B”

Try this prompt, its fun click here to participate HERE


Years ago I did a series of drawings/paintings of bees, which I put into a story for my grandchildren; which was inspired by these bumblebees living in my garden at that time.

Today the prompt is for the LETTER ‘B’. Please be kind to my creation I humbly show off along with the suggested rules from the prompt; Place, Emotion, Adjective, Verb, and animal/insect as seen below the above image.

Backyard beauties birds 
 and Bees buzzing cheerfully
All brave and busy
All-day long
 doing what they are 
Created to do
Praising God and mankind too!

What can be more lovely than a bumblebee, I submit my image for WhatSoEver is Lovely

#YDWord, Word of the Day Challenge, Word Prompts

BEWARE of the unforgivable!

Make sure your Faith is not considered KAPUT for lack of a better word, the word prompt for today! Kaput

Mark 3:28-29, ….” But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never have forgiveness but is guilty of an everlasting sin.” 

We can’t live a life of sin while hoping that we still will make it to heaven one day.


Of Christians who believe ONLY in words, “believe in Jesus Christ and be saved.” Redeemed, yes, but to be saved, they must act. But they continue their lives of living in sin, believing that they will be held unaccounted for — without a change — since Jesus died for our sins. They forget that He redeemed them, but they must amend their lives, not presume they are saved without giving up their sins.  

PRESUMPTION is one of several sins against the Holy Ghost.

It is not ME, warning, it is the WRITTEN WORD & I QUOTE. Here we can read not only FAITH; we must amend our life.

James 2:22-24

“Seest thou, that faith did co-operate with his works; and by works faith was made perfect? … Do you see that by works a man is justified; and not by faith only?”

Or if you prefer the Protestant version see below

King James Version (KJV 1900)22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? verse 22 – You see, his faith and his actions worked together.  His actions made his faith complete.  The actions are works, not just words. Beware of presumption, meaning to only presume you are saved and continue a life of living in sin. 

Forgive me if I sound like I am pointing at you or judging, I am NOT! I feel inspired to write this because it happened to me, the evil one deceived me into actually believing that God was pleased with my life, although I knew in my heart, I was living in sin. Deception is a true chimera delusion.

Photo Challenge

#WritePhoto — Distance Calls!

Look out there and see
You are not alone
Off in the distance, see the light
It's there!
Just reach out!
Don't give up; stretch, reach across!
Deception keeps you apart —
Ignore that torrent!
A chimera an illusion
Delay NOT!
It's later than you think!

Distance – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writersthe image shows an island across a stretch of water. Upon which you can see some ruins and a white lighthouse.



What the World Needs Now

Can’t say it enough!

I Believe, BECAUSE -

dVerse a poem

The Rosary

Beads to hold between fingers.
Living, breathing, life’s weapon!
We pray first through the short links—
Represent — our life, short! Next
The endless circle — Eternity!
Suggesting infinity! Never-ending beads
Slip along the ring around a blessed
String. Perfumed as the scent of a rose
Rising to heaven! She offers us her
Baby Son! It all began with the angel’s
Words, “Hail Mary full of grace.”
God’s creation perfectly as His Mother
Must be! She gave us the rosary!

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Ah! Another Challenge

All About the LETTER “E”


The LETTER E is the theme for today; some of my favorite words begin with the letter E. Eternity for one! Yes, I live in the real world, which is not this world; thank God it’s not since all I see is misery. No wonder God said, my Kingdom is not of this world.

Yes I see the misery, but with God’s grace, I am NO LONGER, part of it! Misery loves company, doesn’t it?

Now that I am coming to the end of my journey, I will say that I have lived the happiest life one could hope to live on this EARTH. Yes, I have regrets, mainly my sins; they were the only misery I experienced. Today the world’s sins are greater (opinion) than Sodom and Gomorrah. Perhaps that is why we are warned today about preparing for worse things to come.

Some other E words I am fond of are my EYES and EARS; thank you, God, I can see your truths and hear them too! How do I know they are His truths? His proof is enough for me. Read my series on why do I believe if interested.

I love this word “EAT” … now they say be prepared for world starvation; I just read “bird flu” is killing billions, or was that millions of chickens in the state of Iowa. Did you know you can freeze eggs, another E word, EGGS?

Click this link if you are looking for a special E word not listed within my post. EASY (another good one) RESEARCH.

Reena’s Xploration

Tell the Truth but do it tactfully

Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do, and what is right to do. I have a right, to tell the truth, and to do it tactfully!

A couple of quotes, there are so many but I liked these two.

 “Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”- Spencer Johnson.

 “Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.”- Albert Schweitzer. — Abortion comes to my mind!

Be happy, be ethical. 

Reena Saxena