A Quiet Man * You are Remembered

I speak to

you sometimes

in those moments

before

sunset

or

sunrise,

I feel your closeness

within the sound

of the wind through

the trees.

~

I miss

your gentle quiet ways,

comfortable with silence;

your words of wisdom,

offered tenderly;

your ever present smile,

my own given in return;

your calm ice blue eyes,

that always saw my soul.

~

I was like an island,

surrounded by an

endless ocean

of love you held

in your heart

for me.

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*Note: I was lucky to have this gentle man as my father.

This is a photo of my Dad at the age of 21 shortly after my parents were married. My Dad is looking directly into the lens he always did that. He looked people straight in the eye never looking away. As I got older I noticed it made people uncomfortable, sometimes they’d look away. I remember asking my Dad why that was. His response was two fold, either their lying or hiding something deeper they don’t want you to see.

On a side note: I have a photo of my Mother age 17 in the same setting, apparently taken the same day. however she is actually reading (she loved books) the book.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a Happy Fathers Day to the men who choose to be a Dad, Step Dad, Adopt, or Mentor a child, remember be kind, understanding you are molding who they’ll become.

Always 🌎 ✌🏻 πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Chakra’s Mantra (acrostic)*

Praying

Eases

Anxiety

Calms

Effectively

~~~ regaining ~~~

~~~ peace of ~~~

~~~ mind

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*Note: The essential mantras/prayers, for each of the 7 chakras. Below is a link to further understanding what the 7 are.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe

Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means β€œwheel” and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay β€œopen” and aligned, as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical well-being.

https://amodrn.com/the-essential-mantras-you-need-for-each-of-the-7-chakras/

This was written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/03/29/prayer/

Loss (tanka) *

sunglasses obscure~

emotionally filled eyes~

tormented by grief~

loss embedded so deeply~

heart so heavy, might erupt

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*Note: A few words about this song I’ve chosen to go with this poem. To me, it is a song reflection and realization in looking forward to when we all pass and subsequently looking back on your life from there. Realizing through your life the love you experience from everyone is what sticks out and the negativity you experienced is an afterthought. Basically, while your here, enjoy things. Don’t resent people and be happy with what you have and enjoy it. Don’t focus on the negative and you will be a much happier person in the end. If you’ve never listen to their music, do so, it will move you right to your core.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Much love to my fellow bloggers out their baring their hearts and souls.

That Day (tanka)*

internal turmoil~

percolates in that dark place~

minds cognitive ruse~

apprehensively aware~

afraid it will boil over~

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*Note: We’ve all experienced That Day, you know when it all becomes too much. Sometimes it’s hard to suppress our emotions, how you deal with them is what counts. Mine is meditation and music. Close your eyes and listen.

πŸŒŽβœŒπŸ»πŸ’™ Take care, be safe.

Written for: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/internal/