Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence


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Glass

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This year I resolve to shatter
That glass ceiling that is my mind
For beautiful as the glass is
The atmosphere weighs heavily
And is but a sparkly, fragile illusion
Better to let the sharp fragments
Rain their color down upon me
Than to stay below the surface
Wanting to be flying above

In response to Patrick Jenning’s Pic and a Word Challenge #120: Atmosphere and
the Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites


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Veil

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My burning desire
Is to cast aside
My veil of self protection
To stand vulnerable
Naked, trembling
No longer transparent
Known
For who I truly am

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #105: Veil


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Harvey

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My heart goes out to my Gulf Coast neighbors. I want to say that the storm will pass and there are rainbows ahead but right now that seems trite and doesn’t bring solace. The impact of these devastating disasters lasts for years. In the current climate of divisiveness and anger, it gives me hope to see folks coming together and showing the best of humanity under such horrible circumstances.

For anyone who wants to help, here is a link to the Hurricane Harvey Facebook page with options for donation.

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #101: Rainbows


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Reflection

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Pause
To take a look
Deep inside

Sometimes
What seems like the best hiding place
Gives us a false sense of security
When what we are really doing
Is trying to hide from ourselves

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #81: Reflections and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Security


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Love

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A time of turmoil
Humanity on the rocks
All compassion gone

Heart hardened like stone
From pain, fear, disappointment
My internal shell

Then this loving face
Acts as the water or wind
I break down and cry

I needed this light
In a time when peace alludes
Love among the hate

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #73: Love
Please click on the link to Patrick’s piece, The Angel. It is exquisite.


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Tears

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Tears flow down my cheeks
Long after the rain has stopped
Puddle at my feet

Your soothing palm on my back
I am no longer alone

In response to CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI: Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #10 Teika’s 4th Tanka Writing Technique – convicting feeling (abandoned beach)