Le Retour des Déportés Prompt #25

Lutetia Hotel in Paris, France, Interzone00, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

She stands on a precipice
unmoved by
the passage of time.
Small glimpses of glamor
create the illusion
of a snapshot of civility.

Thin passageways
are membranes
of resistance
shrouded in memories
recorded on slides
showing secrets of the past.

Contrasts of war
with the defiant return
of twenty thousand souls
from the depths…


Celebrating Easter as our world is born again

Photo by Johnny McClung on Unsplash

Easter 2021 is the Easter of the ages because we are not only celebrating the rebirth we celebrate yearly, but we are celebrating the rebirth of our planet, following a year of death, chaos and destruction.

There is nothing we can do about our rebirth. …


Philosophical free verse

Image by Sebastian Flegl from Pixabay

Who are you really? But a mere reflection of who you think you should be? When your blood runs freely with no explanation from you, does it ask your permission?

You are everything you dream about and everything you hope for. You are, yourself, an embodiment of all that you…


Poetry

Lessons from flowers

Photo by Abishek Subba on Unsplash

These are the flowers of inspiration,
They inspire me with their beauty,
The love of my friend on this platform,
Where else would I find a poem
Dedicated to me on my birthday.

Dear Holly, I am thankful to you.
For your love, presenting this poem,
The Hill That Stands Alone, to…


Recognizing your habits will help.

by Khusen Rustamov from Pixabay

It’s easy to get into a routine when you’re in a committed relationship.

When you first meet someone, everything is new and interesting. The sex is exciting, and it feels a bit dangerous.

After you are together for a while, it’s common for partners to get a bit bored, especially…


Everyone wants to be used — the circle of life

created by author

I was talking with my mom yesterday as we headed into the store.

She said, “Makes you feel useful,” in a positive tone.

I stopped and looked at her before responding. My interest was no longer in what we were discussing. …

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