April 26, 2017

Outsider Art - Being All Alone...

Happy Wednesday to you!

Today's Prompt, for the April-Prompt-A-Day Challenge, over at the Imaginary Garden's With Real Toads
is brought to us Challengers by Karin Gustafson (Sorry, I do not know her blog URL).
The Challenge is to use "Outsider Art" from someone else or write about what it is like to be an "Outsider" or "Alone".

I am choosing "Alone" today.
The picture below is my own. I went to my sink a few weeks back and saw the dirty dishes sitting in the sink just as they are in the photo. It reminded me of how alone I have felt during my recovery from surgery and now something pinching nerves in my back (MRI later today).

My recovery has been a long one compared to other surgeries I have had. Also I live alone now and do not have a significant other. I have not been able to do anything that involves my core muscles, so basically I can just hang out, try to work at art or the Challenges and that's pretty much it.

I do have my oldest son in my neighborhood who has been a great help, my Sissy who comes over any time she gets a chance and usually brings some great goodies with her, along with doing my dishes, washing clothes or anything else that may need doing. I have several friends that I talk to (and the most special one will be reading this today!), listen to music I love, and laugh often.


However being alone can be dangerous for the mind, body and spirit if not kept in check. Alone can be a choice, a health issue or being an outsider of a community we want to belong to.

The heart, the mind, the body
All three so closely aligned
If not careful to tend to each of them
One by one will be lost in short time

SO...

There is always a time when life goes right
To paint, to laugh, to dance
Breathing and loving every moment of that
And never ignoring the chance

Hope you have a GREAT day and can find a reason to smile, to laugh, to reach out, no matter where you may be at.

BIG HUGZ, RASZ

April 23, 2017

Protest and Outrage: Dark Poetry For the Cruelest Month 2017

Focusing and thinking was not happening this week.
The thought of not posting this year made my heart cry.
So here I am, for Magaly's Annual Dark Poetry for the 
Cruelest Month 2017!

And even at this late entry, 
I MADE IT!!!

It amazes me how fast protection can be taken away yet how long it takes to get it. I certainly do not want to be political here, it's not just politics. It's money, it's payoffs for whoever is the highest bidder. I live on the edge of one of our most beautiful National Forrest in the United States and a cars drive to several others. People are the most dangerous. They want these National Parks yet can disrespect and desecrate them on their yearly camping trips. It's just one little trickle in the poisoned rivers we are creating. Which is where my poem this evening came from.


taking years for the saving
one swipe of a pen
the salvation is now gone


This has been a great theme for this week and I have read some great poems.
Thank you Magaly!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugz, Rasz

April 19, 2017

30/30 in April-The April Prompt-A-Day Challenge...

Hello!
I am posting today for the April Prompt-A-Day Challenge!
The poem a day challenge from the awesome
If you enjoy poetry in all its wonderful forms,
or, like me and just discovering poetry,
go visit  Kerry's blog!

The Challenge today is to write about love with an object that represents love. The poem shared for today on Imaginary Garden with Real Toads is great!



The Heart-Shaped Rock

Do you remember, years ago
Finding our first heart-shaped rock
We held it so tightly in our hands
bringing it home from our magical walk

Do you remember years ago
Taking the dogs for their evening walk
I rarely looked up, as I was on a hunt
To find another heart-shaped rock

Do you remember years ago
Me always hunting for those heart-shaped rocks
I poured all my faith of our love, my dear
for every one I found on our magical walks

No, you cannot remember years ago
The story of the heart-shaped rocks
For, alas, that was just a dream I had
of you and I on a magical walk.


Notes: I hope my writing is poetry, please let me know.    
            I hunted for a picture of my heart-shaped rocks
            I could not find one and no time to take one if 
            I wanted to post. It just wasn't meant to be.





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