The moment the last drop fell, she hit the door barefoot –
Breathing in the fresh air, she is captivated by the glistening dew.
For her, the light that proceeds a rain, is a cause for celebration.
© LaRonda Moore
Inspired by 3 Line Tales, Week 76.
Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I am not living.
Novel: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Arthur: Jonathan Safran Foer
*The first time I read this quote it gave me chills, literally – such a profound statement. Have you ever felt like this? If so, share your thoughts.
Richard told Mike to meet him at 3pm right behind the old barnyard. That had been their meeting spot since they were kids. But when he pulled up, five minutes late, he is surprised to see that Mike hasn’t made it yet. “Where could he be?” Richard asks himself. Impatiently, he grabs his phone and begins to dial, but just as he does, it rings and startles him.
“Mike, where the hell are you? I’ve here waiting, come on!”
Richard waits for a reply but all that he can hear is the faint sound of a struggle.
“Mike, Mike, are you okay…where are you buddy?”
Richard waits again holding the phone firmly against his ear. His heart is pounding out of his chest as he tries his best to distinguish the sounds. Then suddenly, after what seemed like a lifetime, it’s silent and he can hear loud breathing on the other end of the phone.
“Mike, are you okay, where are you?”
“Sorry, Mike won’t be making his appointment today.”
“Who is this, you son of a bitch, if you hurt him, I swear….”
“Don’t worry Richard, you two will be together shortly. Maybe you should be more careful of who you cross or perhaps it’s not a good idea to only have two meet up spots. I am amazed at how easy it was to find you. I know the hit was Mike’s idea so I won’t make you suffer like I did him. Just turn around slowly and accept your fate.”
© LaRonda Moore
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In the spirit of independence, I ask, who or what do you need emancipation from? Freedom isn’t an abstract notion, and it does come at a cost.
I release the strongholds of shame, guilt, and fear. I walk in righteousness,
free of condemnation.
Keeping in the theme of freedom, check out my poem, My Me (I think you’ll enjoy it – let me know). Below is a quick excerpt.
…So at two seconds from insanity,
when I am suspended in a silhouette of shadow,
I will visualize invisible shackles,
and hear freedom ring as the caged bird sings…
Well Guys, I have been nominated by Charlotte White of Poetic Bliss for the Unique Blog Award. Not only is this a tremendous honor but this is my second nomination by Charlotte – she totally rocks!
I was first introduced to Charlotte through her warm support of my serial fiction piece He Listens. I grew to wait for her feedback after each post (I truly appreciated it). I really love her poetry and 6 word romance series. Be sure to check it out!
- Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you.
- Answer the questions.
- In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate fellow bloggers for the award.
- Ask them 3-5 questions.
Q and A:
- What inspires you most about your blog?
I am most inspired by the creativity that my blog allows me to have. It is my own little spot on the internet and I love it. My day job is pretty serious and doesn’t allow me to really flex my creative juices, but I control the content of my blog and I take that seriously. My craft is important to me and I work hard to publish posts that are authentic, relevant, and relatable.
- What author inspires you?
I am extremely inspired by the poetry of Nikki Giovanni (look for a Poet Praise post on her in the near future). Her collection of poetry “Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day”, made me look at language differently and really helped me to explore the way in which poetry plays with words. Likewise, I am inspired by the captivating fiction tales of Terry McMillan. I attribute her to my venture into fiction writing. I have been writing poetry since I was in elementary school, but fiction didn’t come until much later, after reading her book, “Disappearing Acts” (which I have read like five times!).
- What is your favorite Disney song?
LOL, this question makes me smile (it’s kind of random). At any rate, I have 3 favorite Disney songs: Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas), A Brand New World (Aladdin), and Somewhere Out There (Fieval American Tail).
Below are 5 blogs that I find truly unique to me and worthy of a nod, please be sure to check them out!!
(c) LaRonda Moore
A kiss in the dark,
you are my light and my flame,
cool embers burn slow.
(c) LaRonda Moore
Inspired by RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 155.