Foreigner – A Haiku

Foreigner - A Haiku

my identity
crisis unfolds – worlds collide
where do I belong?

born in the midst of
those who see me, as the one
belonging elsewhere

lost, I search for a
little compassion, just once
so fear can subside

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

This post was inspired by a television show on Germany TV, where comedians and poets, who happen to be Muslim – and have spent most of their lives, if not all of it, in Germany – ┬ádeal with the current tension, by using humor, art, and words to relief some of the fear of extremism.

Extremism goes both ways – not only from those whom we see murdering people, but also in our reaction to those who share nationality and/or faith with those whom done those atrocities. The veiled woman in the store, or the Middle Eastern gentleman passing by is not responsible in a personal sense for these deaths. Lets keep that in mind, and create dialogue, instead of more fear and hate.

 

Express Yourself Meme – Resolutions

Express Yourself - January

Express Yourself is back – well, actually it was never gone, but somehow I did not find the time for the majority of the last few months to post as a part of this blog hop. This year, however, I am a much more organized (cough) blogger – I hope, so I decided this would be a good time to try this again.

This week, we are asked to write about our resolutions. I am going to limit it here to my writing and blogging goals – I blogged about my more personal, and otherwise categorized resolutions on my spiritual blog already.

Here they are:

1. blog more regularily and with purpose. I am building a brand – me – so that means I have to be a more responsible and directed, mission-oriented blogger. This goes for all three of my blogs.

2. balance three blogs, and not neglect any of them. Every one of my blogs covers an area of my life I am very passioned about. Because they really are not related, and putting them into one would be an unorganized mess, I have three. Spirituality, Productivity, and of course, this one about writing/reading.

3. connect – I want to build relationships, and maybe even friendships through these blogs. Writing means not much without an audience, and caring for this audience is a part of this years mission.

I am looking forward to reading all of your different resolutions!

Wishing you all the most wonderful 2015!

Claudia

My Safe Place – A Haiku

Image "Untitled" by Meggie Royer http://shrsl.com/?~7fu5

Image “Untitled” by Meggie Royer http://shrsl.com/?~7fu5

lost in the pages
embraced by the floating song
of words, I am safe

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

(Disclaimer: the image is by an artist named Meggie Royer, and it is available at RedBubble, of which I am an affiliate – supporting independent artist, and helping them to reach a wider audience)

P.S. This post is a Daily Prompt post, based on the prompt: “Oasis” – A Safe Place

 

 

Loving Mother

Loving Mother

kindness
benevolent love
protectress of those in your care
tenderness and ultimate
compassion

This poem was inspired by my connection to the Mother Goddess, in her form of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion. The poem is written in the form of cinquain.

Here is what other bloggers posted:

http://readingwritingeverything-heather.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/celebrating-summer-holidays-week-one-of.html

http://jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com/2014/08/celebrate-small-things-1-august-ctst.html

http://eclecticali.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/whats-your-angle/

http://www.cherdoontheflipside.com/2014/07/friday-whyday-once-again.html

 

 

 

Have a blessed day!