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Farewell haiku king Blessed journeys 'mongst the stars We shall meet again. ©CG 2021

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5h

    Announcing the passing of a longtime, cherished member...

    Dear Fellow Mirakeeans,
    I come bearing some very startling and unexpected news, which I learned from my dear friend's mother @imterwms (whom is also my dear friend), whereupon she asked that I convey this to all of you.
    Jack (of @john_solomon), has been a writer, member, friend, mentor, encourager, and source of inspiration here for several years now. He enjoyed combining science, metaphysics, and spirituality in a poetic manner, and his admirable ability to do so was incomparable, and one that I'd not ever seen before.
    Like myself, Jack enjoyed supporting and encouraging the many youngsters here onsite, and he liked to laugh and always insisted on finding something positive, in any given situation; thus it wasn't too surprising that he and I would become dear friends.
    Since Jack and I spoke almost daily, his was a well known name in my home; and he knew of everyone here, including my husband (in fact, they're from the same state), my three children, and all of our cats and dogs. He made it a point to always ask about each of us, and he would rejoice with us in all of our happy moments, as well as pray for us in our times of challenge.
    Jack spent the majority of his time doing for others. He was a loving son and caretaker to his mother, a cherished brother to his two younger sisters, and a friend and mentor to all. He often donated his time and assistance to those in need; and much like Christ the Savior, whom he dearly loved, Jack led a humble life devoid of unnecessary material goods, yet if something was ever needed, he'd be the first person to make sure that you had it.
    Although Jack had just reached 51 years, he was a kid at heart and had a wonderful sense of humor, along with a boyish charm. He was also a self-proclaimed hippie who loved music profoundly, particularly that of the 70's and 80's. In fact, due to attending so many rock concerts, Jack had partial hearing loss in one ear, and he was rather proud that the damage had occurred at an Eric Clapton concert. ��
    Around here, Jack was known as the "haiku king," due to his fondness for haiku poetry, and his penchant for penning them. He preferred the Americanized version of the traditional Japanese haiku, which is a three line, non rhyming, untitled poem on the topic of nature that has a total of 17 syllables, dispersed as 5/7/5 respectively. So it was only natural that I'd include a haiku poem for him in this tribute piece. One that has him soaring amongst his beloved stars.
    In closing, I'm sure that members are shocked and have questions. All we know at this time is that Jack's death was not covid related. In fact, he seemed to be in very good health and had no known physical illness. Right now, the cause of his sudden, unexpected death on the evening of May 9th, is presumed to be a stroke, although the official coroner's report hasn't been released yet.
    Several of us (my husband and I, and Jack's sister) have already heard from Jack since he ascended from this world. He is indeed alive and well, and very much at peace, in an eternal dimension existing outside of time and space. So, although his loss is tremendous, he really hasn't gone very far, as he'll forever shine above us, as the heavens brightest star. Farewell, my dear friend. And no, I'm not nearly done lecturing you for leaving us so early!
    Blessings,
    Admin Carolyn

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    Popping in for a quick hello while still on break (graduation countdown: T-minus 2 days left to go! ��), and submitting to the #iconography and #contagiousc challenges. ��‍♀️��

    PRELUDE:
    May our laughter be contagious
    And our sorrows kept at bay
    May our hearts be ever gladdened
    By those we meet, along the way.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 5/8/2021

    JOYFUL JOURNEYS
    by Carolyn Glackin
    And perhaps one day we'll see
    That every teardrop on our face
    Has served to pave the way
    To a more peaceful state of grace
    And though we've all endured much hardship
    Endless turmoil, strife, and fears
    On the other side of that
    Awaits the happiest of years
    For it all amounts to something
    Each time a lesson's learned
    And each one has its purpose
    For each teaching has been earned
    So may the path of peace e'er guide us
    May inner wisdom lead the way
    May truth and love unite us
    Throughout our journeys, come what may.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin May 8, 2021

    Art credit: J Alsina.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #writersbay #joyfuljourneys #peace #unity #oneness #wisdom #laughter #lessons

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    DISAMBIGUATION OF THE SOUL DIVER
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Sometimes, the smallness of this world seems huge to me; but then again, so does its bigness
    The thought overwhelms me, and I don't really know how to reconcile it in my mind
    There's so much to do here, so much yet to be done
    I dive deep, swim like mad for a while and then come up for air
    I don't waste time thinking about how much is left to be done, because I know I'll be right back at it tomorrow
    Instead, I'm simply grateful for the opportunity
    The opportunity to do some good, to bring some change, to direct the flow, to dive deep without fear, so that once in a while, I can actually save someone from drowning
    There are a lot of near death experiences here; all presumably caused by the largeness and smallness of things, because you wouldn't believe how that stuff tends to weigh on the mind and cause folks to start drowning, right there in the perpetuity of their own self-created puddles
    I learned to swim early on though
    Didn't matter if I wanted to or not, I didn't have the luxury of choice at the time; and come to think of it, I'm glad I didn't, because I might have said no, and then the two of us would both be drowning, praying like mad for some experienced soul diver to come and save us, and by God, that lot can be mighty hard to find...
    You don't have to look too hard for me though, because nowadays I actually like swimming, and I do it often
    Sure, I get in too deep now and then, take on a little too much, try to hold on to a few too many, all while knowing I can't possibly help or save them all
    I got you though, and I'm not letting go, ok?
    'Cause I know there's plenty of air up at the top for both of us; and you know what? We're gonna rise up together! Amen.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/19/2021

    *Artwork credited to azza1070.

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #originalpiece #souldeep #souldiver

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 4w

    It occurred to me that the awesomely amazing souls at @writersbay are deserving of a dedication piece too, so this one's for them! Please pardon the simplicity of it, as it's not intended as a challenge submission, it's merely meant to thank and acknowledge them for all that they do for us each day. ♥️

    Dear wondrous challenge weavers at Writers Bay, your #weekendc challenge has fostered and spread so much love and joie de vivre throughout the forum this weekend (special thanks to @antarraal for my dedication piece ♥️), that I couldn't let the moment pass without offering you a few well deserved words of appreciation!
    Thank you for continually motivating, inspiring, and encouraging us through your innovative, creative, wonderful challenges! So many members here look forward to them, as they eagerly await the new challenge post each day!
    We also appreciate your considerable efforts to read and comment on the submissions, which in turn inspires members to keep writing and participating.
    Your commendable contributions here are much needed and much appreciated. We hope you'll continue to grace us with your auspicious presence, and stoke our literary fires for a long time to come!
    Huge, heartfelt thanks for doing all that you do!
    Blessings,
    Carolyn

    P.S. Still on break, missing everybody, and doing my best to get back here soon. ♥️

    *Image credit goes to the owner.

    #gratitude #thanks #praise #appreciation #writersbay #writersnetwork #mirakee

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    Submitting for today's #lunaticc challenge, via #writersbay ...

    This piece was inspired by the nausea and vertigo I've been dealing with for about a week now. As there's not much that I can do about it, I did what we writers do when we're unable to do anything else. I wrote about it. Thank you for reading!

    P.S. I'll be mostly inactive until this situation resolves. See you soon. ��‍♀️

    VERTIGO
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Boy, you got me reeling
    Like I'm spinning in space
    Swaying back and forth
    E'er since I first saw your face
    Caught up in this motion
    I don't know what to do
    Going nowhere, yet I'm moving
    Ever closer to you
    Don't know how it happened
    Guess you caught me off guard
    Feelin' like a lunatic
    Life is hittin' me hard
    Babe you got me rockin'
    Like the waves in the ocean
    But it's time to cool it down
    I need to quell this commotion
    You shook the ground before me
    When you stepped on this Earth
    You showed me your true power
    So I'd know what you're worth
    No need to get it twisted
    Don't pull the rug from beneath me
    You gotta know by now
    I prize the love you bequeath me
    Never mind the past
    Let's move together in time
    Come find me in the beat
    Of every word that I rhyme
    You can be my rock
    'Cause you're so steady and strong
    And I can keep us grounded
    We won't waver for long
    You got me straight up syncopatin'
    In this unchecked syncope
    Gettin' vertical with vertigo
    Between you and me
    Come on, let's shake it loose
    We'll be together, yet free.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/9/2021

    Although song/book/movie/etc. titles can't be copyrighted, I'd still like to mention that I make no claim on the title "Vertigo," as it's been used multiple times by multiple people. Aside from that, and the painting, all else is of my own creation.

    Art credit: "Vertigo," by Louise Adams.

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #originalcreation #challengepiece #vertigo #personification

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    NOTE: Please do not tag anyone to this post for the intention of shaming, blaming, fighting, or harassing. That is the very last thing we need more of.

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    ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS:

    As a reminder, please DO NOT post screenshots of content belonging to others. This includes (but is not limited to) comments, posts, images, writings, and any/all materials belonging to someone other than yourself. Doing so is a violation of the Terms of Use and I don't want to see any trouble come to anyone unnecessarily. I would also like to request a ceasefire in the current dispute which is now widespread amongst multiple members. We are better than this. Let's not tear each other or our writing home apart. Speak respectfully or remove yourself from the situation until you're calm enough to do so. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes, but this clearly is not the solution.
    Admin Carolyn

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    I'll never tire of your attire
    For you bedeck me in desire.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 4/5/2021

    ACCOUTREMENT
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Let your love be my one and only adornment
    And that will be enough
    Let me be draped exclusively
    In the ornate finery that is you
    Let your kisses cover me from head to toe
    Like a sparkling gossamer gown
    Shining and resplendent
    And as soft as eiderdown
    Let the fiery heat of your passion
    Enrobe me with its sultry glow
    As that would be the finest garment
    This skin could ever know
    Decked out to the nines
    Oh how your ardour makes me shine
    Silky satin, so sublime
    It all withstands the test of time
    Never cold and never bare
    Despite the crispness of the air
    Your loving arms are always there
    They give me comfort, like a prayer
    Thus if I could choose one accoutrement
    I wouldn't mind the hue
    Style and fabric wouldn't matter
    So long as it was you
    So dress me in your love, my darling
    And I'll dress you in mine
    We'll revel in love's wardrobe
    Our sacred union, so divine.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/6/2021

    *Artwork credited to one of my favorite artists: Ines Honfi.

    P.S. Thank you for your continued patience while I remain on a brief break from reading and reposting.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #originalpiece #lovers #truelove #EternalLove #romance #soulmates #twinflames #BlueEyedMan #handsomehubby

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 6w

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEEL!! ��♥️��

    @jeelpatel ♥️

    Note to Members: I'm taking a brief break from reading and reposting, but keep your pens fired up, 'cause I'll be back soon to read ya! ��✍��

    P.S. It ain't easy figuring out something to rhyme with "homo sapien." Had to dip into some French terms, and voilà - that did the trick!! Dieu merci! ��

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 6w

    Heartfelt thanks to all of the genuine readers and supporters out there, because you are what motivates a writer to keep writing, and you are all so truly appreciated!! ♥️

    @mirakee and @writersnetwork Teams, the motion, inspiration, support, and encouragement y'all provide for us on a daily basis are extremely appreciated and beyond compare!! Thank you wholeheartedly for doing what you do! ♥️

    Submitting for the #bagpack and #bridgec challenges. Thank you for reading!

    DEARLY DEPARTING
    by Carolyn Glackin
    I guess I'll go now, fade away
    I'll bid adieu, I've naught to say
    Words are scarce when times are tough
    Please let me go, don't call my bluff
    The time has come, this now must end
    Please understand, I beg you friend
    You're burning bridges, I'm mending fences
    And there shall be no recompenses
    You've filled me up with sad saudade
    I should have known, I overstayed
    Sweet chantilly, linen, lace
    Forever strewn about your face
    And nothing dearer can e'er replace
    The truth of you, your saving grace
    You're building castles in the skies
    With rosy glasses o'er your eyes
    And here I stand as I surmise
    I'm better off without replies
    So goodbye kitchen, fare thee well
    Goodbye house of untold hell
    So long bedroom, I'll miss you most
    I'm there no more, I'll be a ghost
    Arrivederci, bon voyage!
    I'm taking leave of this montage
    The scene is set, the curtains drawn
    Goodbye old friend, adios, I'm gone.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 3/29/2021

    Gotta love that artwork, right?! That's one way to leave home, I suppose. ��

    *Image credit goes to Percy Tarrant.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #fiction #challengepiece #writersbay #wod

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 6w

    Wishing a very joyful, happy, healthy, peaceful, fun, and safe Holi to all those who celebrate!! ��❤����������

    #holi2021

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