Prison

 

Prison – A Haiku

self-imposed is
the prison holding me now
I long to be free

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Gratitude Post – Hug Edition

Claudia H. Blanton: "Hugs"

                                                    Hugs by Claudia H. Blanton

 

As I am sitting here this morning, trying to think of what  I am grateful for, I must admit, I was taken out of the momentum, by losing my connection and having to crash my computer. It was easy to practice gratitude from the point of preparation, but moving through the unexpected occurrences and annoyances of living here, and dealing with issues I would not have to deal with, where we still living in Tampa, undid the state of mind, I so carefully constructed for myself.

But is that not a part of life, wanting to stay in the moment of gratitude and appreciation, staying upbeat and following the laws that govern us to be happy in the now, even when life happens?

Within the moments of disruption is a chance to practice our vibrational alignment  to gratitude, a fact alone that we should be grateful for. The lesson within is important – no matter what the perceived reality is bringing toward us, we can stay in a constant stream of appreciation.

In that sense, that is what I am –  this week, this morning grateful for – the chance to practice my alignment to gratitude and through that to what I seek.

– What are you grateful for this week? Why not share it with our blog hop and connect with us via our wonderful host Lexa Cain! We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Blessings

Claudia

Travel – A Haiku

Travel – A Haiku

Lost in a daydream
motor rumbling beneath me
endless empty road

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

In June and July, we spend a lot of time traveling throughout the United States. Even though we saw some interesting places and people along the way, the driving itself could be monotone and dreary at times. I wrote this Haiku while we were traveling through rural areas of North Dakota, which even in June felt chilly, especially for someone traveling from Florida.

Battlefield – A Haiku

Battlefield

Gone long before us,

their silent tears covered fields

patchy blood-soaked grass

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Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

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Responsibilities – A Haiku

obligatory
smiles make my face hurt, soul break
swaying with the wind

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

The above poster ” Autumn Tree”  is by Purple And Sparkle and available on Zazzle here.

“The Long Road Home” – A Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: The Long Road Home

“The Long Road Home” by Avalon Media available here:
http://shrsl.com/?~8swh

Despite numerous diversions, I had followed through on my plans to make the trip to Santa Fe.
No matter what the Universe threw at me, I was determined to follow through, after all, I had made the promise to stand by my sisters side on her special day, even though I loathed weddings and knew it would mean I would have to encounter slimy old Uncle Thomas.
None of that mattered, nothing did, because I was happy for her, more importantly for the first time in her life, she was happy.
Diversions or not, I had to go in a hurry, and took a wrong turn that would end my life.

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

This post was inspired by this weeks prompt “Diversions” by Lillie McFerrin. The above image “The Long Road Home” is available on RedBubble here.

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Nightmare – A Haiku

Haiku: Nightmare

“Nightmare” by Avalon Media http://shrsl.com/?~8nb1

Haunted by your dark
twisted soul perverted lies
nightmares burn so deep

Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015

Being touched by darkness, allows us to appreciate being able to see the light. Sometimes the darkness finds itself into my art, nightmares of long ago past, those childhood fears we all come across. Some nightmares are real, others simply a part of an overactive imagination, which can be a curse or a blessing,  depending on how you choose to use it.

“Nightmare” both the digital art print above and the Haiku, though, stem from real nightmares, those who haunt us far into adulthood, long beyond the actual occurrences that scarred us so deep. Expressing those nightmares, rather than burying them into a place where they can fester and grow, are healing experiences.

If you are being haunted by your own personal nightmares, try to find a way to creatively express them. Release them by bringing them into the light. And if those nightmares stem from abuse, get help.

May your days be filled with sunshine and your dreams with hope.

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