Courage

https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/wordle-309/

Sometimes life falls on you like a beam

There was nothing to do

But shake off the mean past

Pick up the pieces

Of poor-born dreams

Tie them with heart-string

And carry what remained

Of our shredded souls

To the sea ~

It was the one place

Where, if something might

Trigger hard-edged memories,

Salty foam would heal unseen

Cuts, bruises; wash away the

Old, as sand scrubbed us new.

Grabbing a stick of bleached

Driftwood, my flawed hero

Pushed it firmly in the ground,

A marker post for first steps

Into fragile Future—

“No more silences, no wondering ~

All thoughts open to the light.”

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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Tree of Hope

https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/haiku-horizons-prompt-tree/

Tree drips distilled hopes

In this Summer of Courage

Prayers rise as perfume

To Heaven’s censer, God’s throne

He makes haste, calls angel troops

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

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Ruby’s Pluck (Limerick)

It took every bit of Ruby’s pluck

To leave her spouse, greedy raging buck.

He never believed she’d really do it…

Just one aspect he failed to intuit.

Ruby took naught; he kept his selfish bad luck.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

Image credit: Pixabay

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/pluck/