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Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!


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Love is…

Michael from The Poetry Channel introduced me to this challenge, and I love both challenges and the topic of love.  (I am a hopeless romantic.)   I wrote it, but then I was gone all weekend.  It may still need some tweaking, and I most certainly want to write another version, because well…you can’t talk enough about the magic of loving another beautiful soul, right?

Love exemplifies beauty

Love sings acceptance

Love envelopes harmony

Love connects spirits

  Love IS…no words

Love breaks barriers

Love softens rigidity

Love bonds hearts

Love communes souls

Love IS… beyond words

Since I’ve been a little out of the loop and don’t have enough people to nominate to do the challenge, I am putting it out there for you to decide if you’d like to take the challenge on yourself.  Here are the parameters.  AND…happy writing!

And don’t forget to check out Michael.  He’s a marvelous poet.

You’ll hear from me again on this topic.  I’m positive!

Have a GRAND week.

Marie


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For you My Daddy – What I Learn from you as You Leave this Mortal Life

My heart is so small
it’s almost invisible.
How can You place 
such big sorrows in it?
 
“Look,” He answered,
“your eyes are even smaller,
yet they behold the world.”  ~ Rumi ~

As you know, I’ve been writing about my daddy and how I had been developing a relationship with this vaulted man, and I began writing his story.  All the while, making daily phone calls, having to get through not only the emotional vault, but the dreaded disease of Alzheimer’s and its effects of fear of people trying to harm him and steal from him.  I took whatever morsels I could get because I knew a little of my dad was better than what many people get, and it was a legacy of stories for my kids and grandkids.

In October, I sent my dad an excerpt from the book so I could see if I was hitting the mark, capturing his story the way he wanted it to be told.  When I received the phone call, I could hardly wait to get feedback to see if I had hit the mark and know where to take the story next.  But I also braced myself for if he hated it.

“Hello dad, how are you?”  I said holding my breath.  His first words were strong and harsh, “Shame on you.”   My heart sunk.  Wow.  I had not expected that.  ‘What had I said?  What was so wrong? ”     He replied, “You made me cry.”  I heaved a huge sigh of audible relief.  I really wanted to get his story right.  He also told me that I had written it as if I were there.  This is my first time writing ANYONE’S story, so it was scary…even scarier because it was my dad.  He told me he was very proud of me..and that he was looking forward to reading more of my story.  The next day, my dad had a stroke.  He couldn’t talk well at all.  The left side of his face was sagging, so his speech was slurred.    My heart crushed again…because my dad’s story book was closing…and I would no longer have access to it.    Within a few days, my dad could not talk at all.  We think he had several more mini strokes..because it was odd we couldn’t hear some except some basic whispers of basic conversatioins.

So now, three months later, my dad still can’t talk.  It’s so very sad…and very difficult to watch.  He knows what is being said all around him, but he can’t communicate his basic needs, nor can he communicate his feelings.  He can no longer write…and even the simpliest communication boards don’t serve him well.

The silver lining is that each day he loses something, and I am more grateful for what I was able to hold onto the day before…which reminds me to just be as present as possible today.

As I go through this process, a million thoughts are writing across my brain.  I feel them…I try to grasp them…but I am clumsy.  However, I KNOW the power of words..and I KNOW they will heal…and I trust that my dad and I still have a few adventures left in us…I am optimistic.  I am grateful.  I am blessed.

Thank you dear God for the blessings, even in these tragic, heart breaking moments.  Let us both find peace and beauty and yes, still some laughter.  That’s what my daddy does best.

Take care my friends,

love your peeps.

Marie


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Time for a Sweet Release

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It is time

For your sweet release

Let go of this physical world

And embrace the spiritual.

 

There we can talk

We can play dominoes

And giggle

We can be whom

We’ve been all along

We won’t be restrained

We won’t feel frustration

It can be just you and me

Having coffee daddy

 

And your voice will be heard

And it will be written

A legacy embraced

And all will be as it should be

 

It is time.

Time for a sweet release

 

Trapped in a steel cage

Of silence

The tongue clumsy

Derelict of its duty

Unable to serve its master

 

 

 

Trapped

Unable to say

What you want

What you need

To be mad out loud

To say how you feel

Or don’t feel about anything

A mind alert without

A voice to support it

Is just that…

A trap…

So unfair

And cruel, and unusual punishment.

Let go.

It is time.

Time for a sweet release


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Flowers in the Fall

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 I’ve never had flowers this late in the fall, so I just have to celebrate their beauty.  Though I’m sad my beloved summer has ended.  I am truly grateful fall has been more of a fall than an early winter and that I’m still so blessed to have this color all around me!

Have a blessed Sunday my friends.

 


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Beauty

This is explains true love so well. So eloquently said Ihsan.

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Where Did I Go? (7 MACROS)

Amy is an amazing flower photographer. She’s also inspiring with her words. Her work should be everywhere! ~ Namaste Amy

Connecting Beyond

Senses a’spinnin’
head a’whirl
mouth a’gapin’
finger a’dancin’ …
 
— The Lines,  the Colors,  the BEAUTY —
 
the Amazement,  the Wonder,  the Absolute 
“Pinch me!  Is this a’happenin’?”
 
Just what Faerie Path
was I led on this time?
 
WOW!
 

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Wordless Wednesday – Because the Pictures Say it All

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So, I’m cheating on Wordless Wednesday

because aren’t these little piggies the cutest?

 

** These pictures were taken on the Boise Green Belt while on a walk with a friend.   Awe inspiring.  Other adventures are HERE.