Category Archives: Poetry

Thursday Inspiration 39

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is boots and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “These Boots Are Made for Walking” recorded by Nancy Sinatra in 1966:

These boots are made for walking
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna
Walk all over you

Yellow boots

~*~

Image from the Happy Color app.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 38

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is sunshine and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” recorded by Jonathan Edwards in 1971:

Sunshine go away today
I don’t feel much like dancing
Some man’s come he’s trying to run my life
He don’t know what he’s asking

Sunshine reflecting in water

~*~

Image from the Happy Color app.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Epiphany

I dreamt I was a lonely soldier
Walking through empty silent chambers,
My footsteps echoing like bullets.
Sword in hand, I marched all night
Until the oppressive dark subsided.
Sunrise flared like a muzzle flash,
Blasting the bricks with golden fire;
The warmth reminded me of desire.
Memories lurked like jungle snipers,
To ambush my tenuous self-control–
I chanted mantras to scare them off
And waved my sword so brash and bold.
A thousand crows flew screaming
And discharged the story of my life:
The joy, the crash, the poison kiss…
And then I knew the bomb that ticks
Inside the prison of my ribs
Was no longer mine… but only his.

~*~

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See?

Image from Pixabay.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Moonglow [socs]

When shadows fall on the meadow

And snowflakes powder the willows,

She hears the owl call to the crows.

Behind her window she vows

To leave this town when the wind slows.

But deep in her marrow she knows

She is but a ghost in a gown,

Doomed to prowl in moonglow forever.

~*~

Image from Pixabay.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 37

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is winding and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Everyday Is A Winding Road” recorded by Sheryl Crow in 1996:

Everyday is a winding road
I get a little bit closer
Everyday is a faded sign
I get a little bit closer to feeling fine

Winding road

~*~

Image from the Happy Color app.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

2020 🥳✨💖

Stars in space

I am my own gaslighter;

I sabotage my dreams;

I whisper insults in my ear;

And dismantle my best themes.

But this time I refuse to yield

To my old self-doubting threat;

I begin to set my sights on stars

And I’ll have my best year yet!

~*~

Image from the Happy Color app.

©️2020 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 36

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is skating and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Skating Away” recorded by Jethro Tull in 1974:

Skating away, skating away, skating away
On the thin ice of the new day

~*~

Image from the Happy Color app

©️2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Thursday Inspiration 34

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂

This week’s theme is city and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “In the City” recorded by Joe Walsh in 1979:

I was born here in the city
With my back against the wall
Nothing grows, and life ain’t very pretty
No one’s there to catch you when you fall

New York taxi

~*~

Image credit to the Happy Color app.

©️2019 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted. Please check out Paula’s books for sale on Amazon.

Song Lyric Sunday ~ Knees

Song Lyric Sunday

Thanks Jim for hosting another great SLS set of prompts. I immediately chose “Layla” from Eric Clapton, a classic rock song. Eric wrote these lyrics in 1970 along with Jim Gordon, and the song was released in 1971 by Derek and the Dominos, Eric’s band at the time. The song contains two layers of meaning. First, it’s based upon an Arabian love story by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, about a man who goes crazy over his unrequited love for a beautiful girl. One of Eric’s friends had given him a book of this poetry. Second, at the time, Eric was in love with Pattie Boyd, the wife of this friend George Harrison, so he was doubly inspired by that particular love story. (Later on, Pattie leaves George and marries Eric.)

“Layla” wasn’t a hit at first, but it became successful over time, eventually achieving the rank of 27 on Rolling Stone‘s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list and winning a Grammy for the 1993 acoustic version.

Onto the lyrics and video! 😻🎶❤️

What’ll you do when you get lonely
And nobody’s waiting by your side?
You’ve been running and hiding much too long
You know it’s just your foolish pride
Layla, you’ve got me on my knees
Layla, I’m begging, darling please
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind
I tried to give you consolation
When your old man had let you down
Like a fool, I fell in love with you
You turned my whole world upside down
Layla, you’ve got me on my knees
Layla, I’m begging, darling please
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind
Make the best of the situation
Before I finally go insane
Please don’t say we’ll never find a way
And tell me all my love’s in vain
Layla, you’ve got me on my knees
Layla, I’m begging, darling please
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind
Layla, you’ve got me on my knees
Layla, I’m begging, darling please
Layla, darling won’t you ease my worried mind

~*~

Image credit to Jim Adams.

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Mirror Lake #writephoto

One shimmering day

Enough to sustain a dream

Long beyond its range

~*~

Written for Sue’s Daily Echo

Image from the prompt site

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