Art, Life, Poetry, Writing

TRUST – A #FWF Journey

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Trust me was all that was said
I promise you joy
I promise you peace
I promise you hope
I promise you abundance
I promise you mercy
I promise you love
The words ring hollow in the cold night air
A thousand twinkling stars snicker at the fate
For to trust is the ultimate sacrifice
Of all the dreams,of what was
Of what could and might have been
Left with the reality of what is now
Living inside the memories
Safety is only false comfort
Remembrance of what was turns
Balanced on thoughts of yesterday
For within each moment is a choice
To fade out and fade away
Or to hold your heart open
And trust again

~Mark Schutter ©2014

The above was written for Free Write Friday from the word prompt  “Trust” using what is called stream of consciousness writing, no editing, no proofing just writing! Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday Image for more information. 

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Art, Life, Poetry, Writing

The Words I Wanted To Say

Under a starlit sky, land of a forgotten day now lays
Full moon illumination, shows a rocky path ahead
Down the ravines, past towering sentinels of evergreen
Ancient mythical words, creation screams with wonder
Whispers on the wind, words I can not comprehend
Trying to speak, my tongue dances behind my lips
A vision of you, rises before in silent beauty
My heart thunder drums, the love I feel escapes in waves
Lost inside my mind, you turn and quietly walk away
To hear you speak, the truth when we believe the lies
No regrets, O’me, O’life…
The words I wanted to say

~Mark Schutter ©2014

The above poem was written for Kellie Elmore’s #FWF.  The following is the speech, and it is your FWF prompt. What will your verse be?

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” — John Keating (Robin Williams) Dead Poets Society

Join the fun and post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun!

Life, Poetry, Writing

The Circle of Life

Walking backwards through life

From dark to light

Death comes first makes no sense

The circle begins

Around it goes forever on and on

Not stopping for long

Birth is now a fresh new start

Forever it comes

Death to life or is it life to death

Matters not the way

We traverse the sphere

For the never-ending circle of life

Continues to roll

~Mark Schutter ©2013

This was written from the prompt – The Circle of Life from Kellie ElmoreFree writing is a stream of consciousness, no editing, no proofing just writing!  Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday Image for more information. Post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun!

Art, Photograph, Poetry, Writing

The Blood Moon

Photo Credit: VegaStar Carpentier Website – http://www.space.com/18307-blood-red-hunters-moon-photo.html

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under the night I walk

under dark I stalk

left alone

in the cold

twinkling stars are overhead

twinkling memories in my head

lost inside

in the fear

the blood within starts to slip

the blood moon begins to drip

Mark Schutter ©2013

This was written for Frefree write friday kellie elmoree Write Friday from the image prompt  above using what is called stream of consciousness writing, no editing, no proofing just writing! Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday Image for more information. 

Post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun!

PS – I am the guest host this week and supplied the image and prompt for Free Write Friday!