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Daily Quip

How we view the world is directly related to how we view ourselves.


Looking For a Hug


I looked for a hug

From a silly old bug

But his arms were too short

For that kind of sport

So I asked then a deer

Who did magically appear

When he shook his big head

I looked around me instead

There were trees all around

Whose branches were sound

But not gentle their touch

That I wanted so much

So my journey moved on

Til I next saw a swan

Her wings were so wide

But to me she did chide

Look to your own

She said with a groan

You will find what you need

My words you must heed

So I nodded goodbye

As she flew to the sky

Now my heartstrings do tug

As I ask you for a hug


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And so the spirit dies

As in all the world alive

The final chapter written

The day that ends in night.


And now the tears will fall

The pain is on the surface

All alone to ease the hurt

We walk the forest lane.


And yet the world won’t falter

The sun will ever rise

Day to night the cycle

The change is not felt here.


And forward on our steps must tread

For we will never yield

Our destiny awaits ahead

Our spirits rise again.

      The Rain


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The rain will wash away your tears

And you will smile again

Distances must still be tread

The pain must be endured


In time the hurt will lessen

The damage done will ease

But memories will not forget

The author of this pain


Does hope exist in troubled times

It’s hard to know if so

But a day perhaps in time to come

The sun will shine again


So live each day a minute each

And look towards the sky

The sun is lurking near I pray

To shine upon your brow


But yet for now the pain is real

The hurt is deep and fierce

This wound lies heavy on my soul

A bleeding shell of trust

Endlessly twisted


vista mountains

Deliciously creepy

ingenuously so

wicked surrounds us

from above and below

A story is told

about this and of that

meandering journeys

of experiences pat

But wait just a moment

Something’s not tight

a change unexpected

a twist to the right

An unknown is coming

perhaps from behind

an end yet unseen

a trick of the mind

This story is done

a reader’s delight

my interest was held

the ending just right

A Passionate Kind

We all know how to live: breathe in, breathe out, repeat, repeat, repeat.  And I’m pretty sure that most of us do it an uncountable number of times in a 24 hour period.  I’m not talking about the mechanics of being alive.  I’m talking about the ability to have a life.  There are great many things people need to live, to have a life.  We need to be warm when it is cold.  We need shelter and we need friends.  One other thing that I think is paramount to being able to have a good life is passion.

Yes I know when people think of passion they tend to think of the romantic kind between consenting adults.  Passion should permeate our lives.  We should get excited about so many things and I think most of us do.

Passion is something that is manifested through so many venues.  People are passionate about writing, painting, raising children, the list is endless.  I do not want to watch people who are exactly like me doing exactly what I’m doing.  I want to watch passionate people doing something I can’t do and doing it well.  There is a television show I love to watch called ‘Top Shot’.  As the name suggests it is about the individual who is the best at using weapons.

Now this is rather surprising for me as I don’t care for guns or violence of any kind.  And yet this show is not about violence it is about passion and aptitude.  These people are good at shooting guns and bows and many other assorted weapons both past and present.  I love the show!

I also love cooking shows.  I have never cooked at the level of these shows and I’m sure I never will.  But I love to watch the passion and creativity over something that can be as simplistic or as complicated as is warranted.  I love to see the success stories.  I once watched a blind woman out cook, out create and basically out do a large room full of talented home cooks.  It was amazing!

I am passionate about my family.  I am passionate about my friends, my hobbies, my world.  I am passionate about my life.  I’m having fun and I refuse to apologize to anyone who thinks I’m having too much of it!

I’m only halfway through this journey that I began so many years ago.  Why don’t you join me on the rest of my expedition.  It could be epic!