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#NaPoWriMo-Day 30-Directions to My Heart


Follow the pathway along my yesterdays. Take a left just past my shortcomings. Take no heed of these and continue. The path will then turn treacherous, dark and vast. At times you will see pitfalls, things hidden from view that may come to light later in your journey. Stay the course.  If you persist, you will come to a valley that expands out to the horizon. This valley is filled with light and laughter, compassion, and wisdom. It seeks your light. This valley gives from its depths and expects the same from you. Followed precisely, these are the directions to my heart. From here you can see your tomorrow. And mine.  

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson

*Day 30 of NaPoWriMo! Finally!  While most of the prompts on NaPoWriMo’s website were not of much help to me, I did find this one today that seemed to work for me.  The prompt said to write a poem giving directions to someplace real or imagined.  I’m glad that I participated.  It got me back into my writing groove.  Thank you for following along!

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#NaPoWriMo-Day 29-Darkness-Reprised


Materializing
from the deep darkness
of a hollowing
sadness

Insistent
and desperate

This lifeless
labyrinth
born of an
aching emptiness

and broken pieces
you left
behind

has not
stopped me
from
seeking the light

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson

*I must give credit to Chuck at the Reluctant Poet for this reprisal. He saw a brighter version of what was once a very dark poem. Thank you for your help and encouragement, Chuck.  ❤

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#NaPoWriMo-Day 28-Poison


You
cry a river 

you lay
awake at night

you wonder
‘what if’

he was poison
but

but...
what if..

you plotted your
escape

and now
finally free

you long for him
crave him
miss him

you yearn for
the one person
you know
is your
demise

the years of
conditioning
are evident

remind yourself

you are strong
enough

you
are
enough

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson
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#NaPoWriMo-Day 27-Still A Fool


STILL A FOOL
By Penny Wilson And Charles Robert Lindholm

I Was A Fool
My Judgment Was Blurred
Thinking Us Soulmates
Was So Absurd

Drunk On Your Kisses
And Lost In Your Eyes
Longing For Love
I Believed All Your Lies

Craving Your Touch
And Sweet Ecstasy
In Love With Love
And The Fantasy

I Took A Gamble
I Rolled The Dice
I Did What I Did
I Paid The Price


I’m Still A Fool,
I’d Do It Again

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson And Charles Robert Lindholm
All Rights Reserved – 04-16-2021

*Chuck over at The Reluctant Poet agreed to be my ‘writing buddy’ for NaPoWriMo.  It has been such a blessing to have someone in my corner cheering me on, someone to bounce ideas off of and someone to share the experience with!  Chuck suggested a collaboration and this is something that we bounced back & forth between us, before giving birth to it.  I hope you enjoyed it. 

 

 
 
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#NaPoWriMo-Day 26-No Evidence


The red ink 
spatters upon the page
like blood

The truth
should be seen
not hidden inside

like a cancer 

There is no transcript
no evidence
no witnesses

The mental anguish
hidden from public view

Nothing tells the world
who you truly are

There is no one
to judge you

at least not
here on Earth

Let my words
speak
for those who cannot

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

*This was inspired by my writing buddy and Dear Friend, Chuck over
at The Reluctant Poet.  Thank you Chuck, for your kindness, encouragement
and most of all for your friendship.

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay 
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Loving You — Source of Inspiration


REBLOG:  Please don’t miss Pat’s amazing piece!!

Loving You is the only thing I want to do, but how do I love You when I cannot see You, or touch You? Some say You do not exist, but I know they are wrong. Yet I long to love You so completely that there is not a moment that passes that I do […]

Loving You — Source of Inspiration
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#NaPoWriMo-Day-21-Merely Human


She stepped down 
from her pedestal 

Until that moment
he saw her only as
one would envision
a supreme being 

It was shocking to see
her shed her wings

to cast aside the virtuous
halo he had enslaved her with 

He was dismayed
at how imprisoned
she had become

She was merely
human

after all

Copyright © 2021 Penny Wilson

Image by Anja🤗#helpinghands #solidarity#stays healthy🙏 from Pixabay