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Empty

Dying rose in the dark

These empty faceless days

Pass in a nameless haze;

A smorgasbord of news bites

Leaves our minds eaten away.

Should we be grateful or afraid?

Tomorrow promises the same;

Isolated from routines,

We adapt to this new distance–

Please stay six feet away.

Flower children, pressed inside

Our individual pages:

We remain solitary,

Confined, safe, waiting

To be allowed to play

Once again. To hold hands,

To hug and dance!

Will it ever be the same?

I wonder what

The history books will say

About us.

~*~

Image credited to Pixabay.

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

Thursday Inspiration 49

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 sharp and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Sharp Dressed Man” written by Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill and recorded in 1983 by ZZ Top.


Cufflinks, stick pin,
When I step out I’m gonna do you in
They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man

~*~

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 48

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 island and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Thunder Island” written by Jay Ferguson in 1977.


Sha, la, la, la, la, la, my lady
In the sun with your hair undone
Can you hear me now
Callin’ your name from across the bay?
A summer’s day laughin’ and a-hidin’
Chasin’ love out on Thunder Island

Island beach canoe palm tree

~*~

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 47

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 game and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Games People Play” written, composed, and performed by Joe South in 1968.


Oh the games people play now
Every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now
Never saying what they mean

Colorful chessboard

~*~

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.

Spiders

She sits at a gilt-edged vanity
In a silky red robe, hairbrush
Placed just so, her skin aglow,
But she does not get too close
To the glass. She knows
That faint network of cracks
Spiderwebbing out from the side
Of the otherwise pristine glass.
When she glides downstairs,
She avoids glancing in dark corners
Where harsh harbingers of new
Contretemps lie in wait,
Growing fat on innuendo
And words better left unsaid.
She imagines their nasty little fangs
And obscenely furry legs,
Eager to latch onto tender flesh.
At the breakfast table, she smiles
At her husband and reaches
For a perfectly ripe strawberry
From the cut crystal bowl,
Never sparing a glance
For the tiny brown recluse
That sinks its teeth into her hand.

~*~

A friend in a poetry workshop shared this week’s challenge with me: write a poem containing a dichotomy. “Spiders” was my response.

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 46

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 rhythm and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Rhythm Of My Heart” written by Marc T. Jordan and John Capek, and recorded by Rod Stewart in in 1990.

Oh, rhythm of my heart
Is beating like a drum
With the words I love you
Rolling off my tongue

Couple dancing

~*~

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 45

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 bottle and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Time in a Bottle” written by Jim Croce in 1972.

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
‘Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

Ship in bottle

~*~

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.

Silent Siren

Siren on the rocks at sunset

The silent siren sits alone, her seductive song long lost to the ravages of time and salt.

Yet the one she waits for hears the melody of her aching heart and sails toward those jagged rocks.

He arrives under a storm-bruised sky, the sea swirling in confusion, only to find the dream he followed was a dark illusion.

~*~

Written for Three Line Tales 212

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Image credit to Unsplash.

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

You Don’t Know How It Feels

Every heartbreak

Floats in its own universe of pain.

People thought I couldn’t,

I shouldn’t,

Hurt as much as I did,

But feelings don’t follow

A spreadsheet of rules.

Now that I know,

I never assume

What anyone else feels

Or how long it might take

Their heart to heal.

[Please note that the song I’ve chosen to go with my poem is about the emotional content, not necessarily the accuracy of the words themselves.]

~*~

Written for Jim’s MM’s Challenge.

Image credit to Mindlovemisery Menagerie.

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

Thursday Inspiration 44

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 potion and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Love Potion No. 9” recorded by the Searchers in 1964:

She looked at my palm and she made a magic sign
She said “What you need is love potion number nine”

Science lab

~*~

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.