Battle of the Doors/#Thursdaydoors

For today’s Thursday Doors post for Norm’s weekly prompt I decided to post two doors. Both lead to joy for me but, in fact, are at odds with one another right now. Still, they are worthy of appreciation.     And ladies, … Continue reading Battle of the Doors/#Thursdaydoors

A Tribute/Happy Father’s Day/This Old Tree/Poetry

Originally posted on Tropical Affair:
This Old Tree by Cheryl Pennington 2014 This old tree, though appearances deceive, has led a rich life, you must believe. It’s branches, now gnarled, its fingers grown lean, were there to uphold  as a lifeline unseen. The skin, once rugged and tanned to the bone  showing lines, may seem weak-now without tone. Do not be fooled, for its fortitude lasts, Mighty ships sail, its arms as their masts. So, did I sail neath that shadow of love, that maddening grip all too soon was shed of as I stood on the bow of my… Continue reading A Tribute/Happy Father’s Day/This Old Tree/Poetry

The Artful Dodger/Poetry

Originally posted on Tropical Affair:
    The Artful Dodger Pain, Pain, go away, she sees you lurking there, just around the corner of her fortress.   She is too swift for your cruel intentions, as she slips  into the shadows  of anonymity.   Clever girl learns to smile. So brilliant, the brave farce of tranquil abundant peace she conveys.   ‘Tis merely slight of hand, the magic of the unseen, for the apathetic audience fooled.   Icy fingers grasp her hair as she trembles ‘neath the cold chill of sorrow closing in.   Lights her candle in the dark… Continue reading The Artful Dodger/Poetry