SLOW BURN

This post is created in response to RONOVAN’S WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE # 324 REGARDING FURY AND SLOW.

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Slow Burn

By J. Lillie

Thousand year silence.

Slowness meets swift disaster.

A mountains fury.

Endless Heart

Sammi Cox has issued writing challenge #172.

Here are the parameters: A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

ALTERNATE CHALLENGE:

ENDLESS HEART

by J. Lillie

My friend says reality is killing him:Covid-19, lay-offs, election cycles, family stress, overdue bills, black lives matter and white man’s privlege, Democrats, Republicans and the scraps of whatever is left between them. It’s all too much for one man’s mind to fathom never mind survive.

The land’s enshrouded.

Darkness reigns for the moment

But the sun will burn through.

I tell my friend that Reality doesn’t kill. Reality brings life: love, joy, peace, long- suffering, gentleness, kindness, faith, meekness and self control. Surely sin has bent our perception of what is and made it everything that is not real. Reality is the kingdom of God within us.

Eternity dwells

In jars made of weak clay, so

Endless heart live on.

Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: #318 Meet & Part

This post is created in response to RONOVAN’S WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE #318 REGARDING THE WORDS MEET & PART.

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KISS THE WHEAT

by J. Lillie

The sun will soon meet

In the lap of the garden.

Setting fields ablaze.

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Wheat and tares will burn.

Parted at last in harvest

Sun-kissed wheat will heal.

RONOVAN WRITES WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE EYE AND LIGHT

This post is created in response to RONOVAN’S WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE #317 REGARDING EYE AND LIGHT.

THE SIGHT WITHIN

by J.LILLIE

Everyone says it’s going to be all right. We’ll soon be back to normal…or at least a new normal. My soul sees something different. It ministers in images, like the old man sitting on the corner by the Cumberland Farms, mask down, waiting, just waiting for someone with “the bug” to walk by and breathe on him.

The light is fading.

It splashes across the sky

Beautiful dying.