Flower of the Day Challenge #31: Bloomerang Dark Purple Lilac 1st Blooms

Bloomerang dark purple lilac—beautiful and fragrant 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the blog here👈 “Like” and comment👇I love hearing from you.In creative solidarity, Dee

BirthMONTH—Day 19: I Affirm Today to Love the Way My Heart Knows How to Love

I will not make excuses for the way my heart loves I will love ❤️ honestly I will love ❤️ naturally I will love ❤️ completely I will love the way my heart knows how to love Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more …

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Shabbat Shalom: What In God’s Name?! The Summary

Click👆to listen to audio of this post Shabbat Shalom! Welcome to the summary post of the “What in God’s Name?!” series we wrapped up last week. On this journey to the heart of God through exploring His names, we saw the backstory revealing each name as almost always one of “hide and go seek”. Only …

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POETS UNITE: World Poetry Day 2022

“Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values.”From: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldpoetryday

Lost Between Forever & Always©

Love Meandering through the malaise of what could have been Dodging word-wars hurled in fiery exchanges Delicate foreskin of its fortitude penetrated Breaking down its defenses Love Wandering brokenly Unsure and afraid Not finding its way Lost somewhere between forever and always 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign. All rights reserved. Thank you for reading! First time to the …

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Smoke & Water© [a Haiku]

Autumn smoky-orange Escapes across water’s glass Reflection, cascades Written in response to Ronovon’s Weekly Haiku Prompt inspired by the image above. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! Feel free to “like” or drop a comment, I love hearing from you. You may start here👈 and …

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Celebrating Women & Girls Everywhere: International Women’s Day

On this International Woman’s Day: Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, just and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along. …

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Refugee©

Right now the world is in solidarity with Ukraine as it fights for freedom, and rightly so. While there is aggression from without there’s aggression within. Again we see that racism and discrimination know no boundaries and that hurt people hurt people. In addition to the trauma of war, Black people are being detained at borders and animals/pets given safe passage while they are being pushed off trains. As we pray for Ukraine we pray for ALL people—regardless of race or nationality, to have equal access to cross borders to safety.

Shabbat Shalom: Prayer For Peace & Ukraine

Click👆to listen to audio of this post In light of what is taking place in Ukraine and its heart-rending and life-altering impact, I’ll pause the “What In God’s Name” series today to instead offer a prayer for peace. However, before the prayer I’d like to go back to a giant statue that was put up …

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The Eternal Gift of Christmas©

Image credit: Jonathan Borba @ Pixels Under a Christmas tree I’m not displayed for show Nor wrapped in paper ornate brown, tied with a bow I’m God birthed as babe in a manger lowly lie The eternal gift each Christmas and everyday going by 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Written in response to Sadje’s What …

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What’s Christmas About…

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. He is Jesus!Isaiah 9:6 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more …

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Decorate [a Haiku]

The day of the word challenge is “decorate”. How could I not reciprocate when this is December and it’s synonymous with DECORATE!!! Counting down the days Christmas is five sleeps away Last chance! Decorate! Interior Christmas decor by http://www.createdbyDEEsign.com 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! …

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Midweek Boost: Life Mottos from A-Z©

Accept you as you areBelieve in the good, do good Cultivate an attitude of gratitudeDo what you love, do you Embrace the flawsFind peace of mind Give with no expectationsHappiness is fleeting, create joy Invest in experiences, things are ephemeral Jump around in bed some times, find your inner child Kindness is life-changing, be a …

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Midweek Boost: Soul Seasons©

SUMMER comes with such splendor all of creation shows its praise flowers bloom fruits ripen birds sing all things experiencing rebirth all things made anew 'till AUTUMN’s golden redsunshiny yellowcrispy brownleaves letting gofalling peacefully lying in a final resting place‘till WINTER’s milky white delicate snow flakescascadingfallingcovering all in fluffy softness'till SPRING’s revitalizing rain fallsshoweringwashingpouringcleansing life …

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Shabbat Shalom: Heaven’s Grocery Store [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along Today’s Shabbat Shalom post is a poem I used to recite as a child which crossed my path again this week. Stroll with me through heaven’s grocery store. As I was walking down life's highwayA long, long time agoOne day I came upon a sign that read“Heaven’s Grocery Store” …

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Listen To Your Heart©

In the moments when you’re still, you’ll winQuiet the noise—the distractions—withinThat’s when the listening of your heart begins Listen to your heart, it’s calling to youListen to your heart, it’s telling you what to doListen to your heart, it’s giving you the better view Other voices are loudSilence every soundIt’s the virtue best bestowed Listen …

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City Blooms© [a Haiku]

KaleidoscopicDisplay, between city streetsAutumn flowers bloom Smack dab in the middle of the concrete jungle that is NY City appears this rainbow array of floral splendor which stopped me dead in my track. I grabbed my trusty iPhone to capture this photo. It’s deserving of its own Haiku. 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you …

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At the End of the Rainbow

Like a Leprechaun she traveled down life’s many roads searching to find the hidden places of treasures Embracing every loss and every gain till she discovered the most valuable gem The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was always in her 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Thank you for reading! First time …

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I Wish You Enough© [with audio]

👆PLAY👆to listen as you read along I wish you enough hope when all around you feels like sinking sand I wish you enough love, given without compromise, received unconditionally I wish you enough good in life to anchor you through the bad times I wish you enough sunny days to help you appreciate the lessons …

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Love Deep To Deeper©

He’s a man of emotions deep, like ocean’s untapped places and out-of-this-world spaces Intense, they flow like liquid gold from deep within a furnaced heart, words clothed in sultry endearment Each, a language of intimate expressions of deep emotional proportions: Beautiful Babe My love, My queen Each call-out expressing the epitome of affections deep, attaching …

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Ode to The Lady & Her Fighter

👆Play👆to listen along as you read Every lady needs a fighterA defender of her honorNot a squire or a pageA mounted man-at-armsDevoted to his ladyActs of chivalry a champion trueA knight in shimmering armorSwirling about in colors brightSpectacular fins for swordThe lady and her fighter—Fish Meet my Tyson. No, no, not Mike! MY-Tyson—my fighter fish …

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Don’t Let Go©

Don’t let goFlashing lights, billboards aglowWatching life beneath him flowPeople cluelessly dithering to and froWhat’s dangling above, they do not knowGrisly thoughts, they’re starting slowFeelings of trepidation, quickly growGotta turn it around, change it somehowBreathe—calm erratic heart, pulsing slowRegaining composure, decidedly avowMaintaining grip, even soDon’t let go 2021 ©createdbyDEEsignAll rights reserved This piece is in …

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Celebrating Girls: International Day of the Girl Child

Today (11 October) is the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face realizing them. This year the theme is “Digital Generation: Technology and innovation as accelerators of girls’ bodily autonomy”. Let’s celebrate girls in the digital generation who are harnessing the power of new …

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Focus©

Unending lists of things “to-do”, less check marks on the side, I view Moving hither and thither am I, all around is stimuli Linking breath with motion, getting present in body to mind devotion Breathing-in-breathing-out, finding equilibrium all about Finding drishti, finding mountain, palms at center of heart—that’s certain Foot pressed into inner thigh, extending …

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How I Show Up For Myself

I am worthy of my own time, my own attention, my own love. I honor my spiritual, mental, emotional, physical needs. I show up for myself 100% committed.Period 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All rights reserved Thank you for journeying along! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In …

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One Year Anniversary: 🎉🎈🎊Honoring Small Beginnings

I almost missed it — it’s my 1-year anniversary (October 3rd)!! To all 367 of you who chose to be here: THANK YOU! Thank you for: 11,758 views 5,917 visits 5,412 likes1,756 comments571 best views ever for a post Join me in honoring the principle of celebrating “small beginnings” 🎊 🎈 🎉 2021 ©createdbyDEEsign All …

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Pay Day© [A Haibun]

She recalled her dead mamma’s words: “Child, if you run from something you’ll run from everything. There are some things you gotta fight for. Some battles God fight for you and others He fights through you”. Her mamma’s words—palpable and empowering—stayed on replay till she found her fighting strength. Emboldened. Bags packed in waitingDrunken footsteps …

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Six Word Story: Heroic

A mother’s love is most heroic.© Written for Six Word Story prompt hosted by Shweta, today’s word is heroic. Thank you for reading! First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee

Endemic Flora© Haiku

Summer alive inHimalayan vale—flowers,Mountains—glorious In 1980, Indian Government created the Valley of Flowers National Park, which in 2002, was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This rich area of Biodiversity is also home to rare and endangered animals and birds. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start …

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Nature’s Cloud Serenade© Haiku

Sun sets sky alive Orange clouds dance across blue In effusive praise After-word: Sitting outside, hard at work on the computer when an orange glow danced across the screen. I looked up to see the sky evoking this beautiful orange that cascaded all around me. An experience to capture and freeze in a photo moment …

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