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“Prayer Springs Answer!”    by: Marilyn Griffin

Land at last…

In the distance…

The moon sends a cast…

Of it’s existence…

The waves rage high…

As I give my all…

My strength I apply…

Through the squall…

The clouds darken…

Even more…

As heart harkens…

One last roar…

Long lost days…

Have been many…

Eyes in gaze…

Winds airy…

Land in reach…

Prayers answered…

Gulls screech…

Body battered…

Look again…

Beyond the dream…

Say Amen…

Voice lifts to scream…

Moon brighter…

Shadows loom…

Prayer springs answer…

From the doom…

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#FWF Free Write Friday: Ponder This

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Here is your FWF prompt:

Happy Valentine’s Day. Today is a day to celebrate love. We buy flowers and candy and those three words get used in song, in poems, on cards and as whispers on the earlobe. But let’s not forget the most important thing, the most beautiful thing about love… what it feels like.

This is not your typical “describe, define, what is love” post… so keep reading.

Take this time now to find a quiet place and close your eyes. Remember that flutter in your belly. Picture someone who used to stir your heart. See their eyes, replay that first kiss, the first time you touched hands, the first time that the word love was placed in between I and You and fell from their lips. The first time you heard it, the first time you felt it, how it crawled your body and caused you to tingle in places you didn’t know you could and tell me like I have never ever known love. Describe it to me. Make me want to feel it so bad I crave it in my bones. Tell me…how does it feel?

I love you.

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My First True Love!  by: Marilyn Griffin

I’m going back to my First Love…

No, not the little crushes I had in School… but, the first time I saw someone I knew I had to meet!…

A quiet, shy girl… out having fun with friends…

I had graduated High School, had a good job and my first car…

Don’t you know… I was feeling free… with that young innocence… desires building in my body…

All new…

He had it all… at least in my eyes… tall, dark and handsome…

he worked at a job I frequented… and after seeing HIM… I was there every day!…

We talked a few words at first…

My friends letting HIM know I was enchanted…

Thanks, Girls!

But, it seems HE was interested too…

We had our first date…

and as we stood under the porch light… He drew me close…

I was so yearning for that feel… Of him next to me… His head dropped to mine and my first real kiss exploded on my lips…

My insides were fluttering… my heart raced… my hand went to his neck and begged for more… I was shaken to the core… His smell seeped into my nostrils as if I could take Him into my body… A wildness that I had never experienced… came from somewhere inside of me… I was oblivious to where I was… and didn’t care… I wanted to cling to Him and never let go… Nothing had ever satisfied me more!

All of what I dreamed had happened… and more… with that one kiss…

We didn’t want to part… LOVE… seemed to hold us closer than anyone could possibly be…

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#FWF Free Write Friday: Trust

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by: Marilyn Griffin

Reliable … Trusting that person is what he says… Believable…

Good … Trusting that person is clean in heart… Pure…

Confident … Trusting that person is the one you can believe in… Faithful…

Honest … Trusting that person is the one you can give your all to… Loving…

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#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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Does this envelope hold a message for you or someone else? In the words of John Mayer… “say what you need to say…”

I met you when I was so young… k15126501

Immature…

Full of hope…

Love to give… k13240939

No worries…

Wanting freedom…

Ready to see the world…

We fell in love…

We went against some people…

Married before you went to War… hma0070

We wrote each other…

We kept our thoughts on each other…

I longed for your return…

You longed to return…k9479293

We reunited after a long year…

Made our way into the world…

Found our niche…

Work…

Children… bul0163

Ups…

Downs…

Family relationships…

Dealing with every day stress…

Growing our roots… k8763933

Building our home… jba0061

Raising our family…

We are still here…

Life is so interesting…

Bringing with it…

So many changes… k12501724

We are now turning gray…

We are not that youth…

We once were…

Our roots are still strong…

But our bodies are bending…k5983705

But, we are together…k13844820

We are one…

We belong…

To each other…

Happy… as we grow old together…dki0006

Still love you Babe…

Always will!

#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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Wedding Joy     by: Marilyn Griffin

I stand there barely…

My insides kicking…

My day to marry…

My lips licking…

I have said YES!…

My body showing …

To all the rest…

I am growing…

Dressed in white…

Some not agreeing…

Due my plight…

Others beaming!…

My husband to be…

Stands near by…

Looking at me…

Afraid… no lie!…

We’re not that young…

We made our choices…

As we stand among…

Those rejoicing…

We love each other…

Have no regret…

Cling to one another…

Remember when we met…

Love at first sight…

Hearts all aflutter…

Love that night…

Words are muttered…

To death do we part…

We know the lines…

Inside a heart…

Beats in time…

A small one…

Is on the way…

As we become one…

On our wedding day!

Daily Prompt: Imagine All the People

The next time you’re in a public place — a coffeehouse, a park, a store — observe the people around you. Pick a person, a couple, or a group, and imagine what their lives might be like.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us IMAGINE.

I saw a precious lady at a wedding this past weekend… Maybe this is what her life is like…

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Imagine… You Were Me!    by: Marilyn Griffin

I look older at times …

and then some days younger…

My wheel chair binds…

At times I wonder…

I smile a lot…

My hair is long…

My life long fought…

It’s no one’s wrong…

I love my tennis shoes

Bright orange they be…

My body gives clues…

That it’s just me…

I move my arms and hands…

Unable to control…

If only I had plans…

But, now I’m getting old…

I have love…

Surrounding me…

And that’s enough…

To keep me free…

I’m dressed up today…

My hair sprayed…

A red tinted display…

Combed and laid…

I love the look…

I get from a stranger…

Looking from nook…

As if there’s danger…

I’m not to fear…

Just a little different…

Come on near…

My heads just bent…

My illness…

I’m born with…

Is relentless…

Just forget that myth…

I’m just like you…

Just caught in this form…

Laughing – wanting to do…

Just the way I was born…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Quote Prompt

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“Surrounded”     by Marilyn Griffin

Surrounded by people…

Opinions are flying…

I look toward this ruckus…

Seems they are lying…

Surrounded by people…

I hear the voices…

I listen to words…

I have to make choices…

Surrounded by people…

They keep telling me…

I have my ideas…

Can’t they not see?

Surrounded by people…

I don’t like their sounds…

I will close my mind…

Or I will drown…

Surrounded by people…

I filter them out…

I’m wrapped in a love…

I have no doubts…

Surrounded by people…

I’ve become strong…

No one can penetrate…

I know right from wrong…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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Feel the Love            by: Marilyn Griffin

Times come and go…

I want better…

but, see no sign…

I make do.

Shelter from rain and sun…

Shade from tree…

A place to lay my head…

Skies seem gray.

The ground is dusty…

Dirt seems to cling…

Walking miles for water…

Returning the next day.

I gaze up at times…

Straining for a sign…

I bend my head…

and feel the love.

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I was leaving… I had planned it for a long time…

With the way the world was becoming… why not!…

I had nothing left here…

He had left … without a word…

I could only imagine he was as fed up with my actions as I was with his…

The life that had been… lost…

 Somewhere between the war… his return… and trying to get back that special something we thought we had…

I believe it had just slowly crumbled…

Like the paint on some of the older homes here… The sun had just faded them… they had lost their brightness… their clarity… their strength to stand upright…

No one lived in them… had been abandoned…

Our lives coincided…

Our love tried so hard to hang onto the happiness once shared… the brightness of smiles… the clarity of the shine in our eyes… the hope that it could be renewed…

Neither felt anything… Time to go…

He had just taken the first step…

and now, here I was…

Hitching a ride to ………………. who knows where…

But, my fingers were feeling the breeze… my face was feeling the sun… my heart was beating in my ears…

maybe… just maybe… I would be able to feel again!

        by: Marilyn Griffin

#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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“It”… by Marilyn Griffin

I dream of it…

I can smell it…

I can taste it…

I feel it…

I almost touch it…

“It”… being that place I can never get to…

Dreaming of love… that aching inside… that means it’s real…

That wafting smell of sweetness… a smell that tantalizes the nostrils… never wanting it to end…

I seldom get to taste… interruptions… awakenings… but, my body longs for that touch of mouth to mouth…

I can lightly feel the strong but, caressing arms as they encircle my body and pull it close…

The “touch”…

“It” almost happens… “It” is almost completed…

“It” is almost there…

No, “it” is not real…

Wishing so… haunted by it… but, not to be mine…

Only in my dreams!