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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1d

    Written with love for my husband, back in 2016. Wishing a very happy Father's Day to all the amazing fathers (and those in the role of a father) throughout the world!!

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #handsomehubby #blueeyedman #originalpiece #fathersday2021

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    DAD'S HOME!!
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Rest assured,
    When those words are heard
    This household is bursting with life
    The kittens all scurry
    The dog's in a hurry
    A smile is seen on the wife
    For all through the day
    While dad is away
    Doing the thing that he does
    He's never forgotten
    No, not for one moment
    By nary a one of us.
    Though our house is quite lovely
    And it's warm and it's cozy
    Somehow it's just not quite right
    'Til that magical time
    At the end of the day
    When dad comes home
    For the night.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 2016.

  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 1w

    There are STILL good people in this world. If you can't find one, please be one. ♥️��♥️

    GOOD PEOPLE
    by Carolyn Glackin
    There are people who give, without thought of receiving
    And folks with great faith, always believing
    People who listen, without need to be heard
    And those who so often dole out a kind word
    There are those who love all, without expectation
    And those who save children from bad situations (I call them heroes)
    People who cheer us and uplift us each day
    Whilst chasing our sadness and blues far away
    There are those who check on us, making sure we're alright
    And those who pray for us, before bedtime each night
    Perhaps they're all angels, dressed up in disguise
    They look just like us, but they hail from the skies
    Sure, there are bad folks, but those I won't mention
    For it does us no good to give them attention
    The point that I'm making, which by now, you have heard
    Is one worth considering, so please read each word
    When it seems that the good is outweighed by the bad
    And you're sorely let down by this world that's gone mad
    I hope the next notion, in your conscience unfurls:
    Be it women or men, be it boys, be it girls
    Good folks surround us, in every crowd
    We simply don't notice, 'cause they're not very loud
    They do what they do, without show or fanfare
    Albeit, they're quiet, yet I assure you - they're there.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 6/13/2021

    *Image credit goes to the rightful owner/artist.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #originalpiece #goodpeople

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    This is my submission to the #pastelc challenge, hosted by #writersbay ...
    The image was taken by me, a few miles from where I live. No filters were used, no edits made, and it's completely unretouched. Thank you for reading!

    PASTEL SKIES
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Pastel skies bewitched my eyes
    So beauteous was this surprise
    The splendor of each shade, so grand
    Pure artistry, by nature's hand!
    A touch of pink, I think I've seen
    With puffy clouds, oh how serene!
    A dab of purple, a bit of blue
    Such merriment, in every hue!
    A rosy blush did paint the night
    And there it stayed, 'til sun was bright
    As I observed, with gratitude
    This lovely pastel interlude.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 6/2/2021

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #originalpiece

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 3w

    On behalf of the Williams family, those of you who know and love Jack (@john_solomon) can visit his obituary and leave your condolences via the link in my bio. ��

    FOR JACK: LUMEN DEI
    by Carolyn Glackin
    I'm glad that you're at peace, dear friend
    In a world beyond tomorrow
    But here we struggle with the loss
    And grapple with such sorrow

    Here we wonder how we'll fill
    The space your absence left
    For the silence in that empty space
    Has rendered us bereft

    We're struck here by the echoes
    That once your laughter filled
    And we still await your writing
    In which you were so skilled

    Our eyes look for the comments
    You so graciously did pen
    And I, for one, cannot accept
    That we won't see them again

    For our hearts, it's hard to fathom
    That you're forever gone
    As endlessly we seek you
    With the coming of each dawn

    Here you touched so many lives
    And brightened up our days
    You made this world a better place
    In countless little ways

    Yet, it seems that for some reason
    One that perhaps we'll never know
    The Lord saw fit to call you home
    Too soon, you had to go

    For the death knell hath been tolling
    And the hour grows e'er late
    'Twas nothing we could do
    To stop the hands of fate

    There's a bright light up ahead now
    As a soft voice calls your name
    And as you take leave of this world
    Things here will never be the same

    But in our hearts you'll live on
    And in our thoughts you'll stay
    For the blessing to have known you
    Was worth this pain we feel today

    Lo! Heaven's gates now open!
    Oh how the angels sing!
    And there stand all the poetic greats
    To greet the haiku king.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/15/2021

    *Image credits go solely to the owner/artist.

    #writersnetwork #mirakee #originalpiece

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 4w

    This is meant to be my submission to the cg_city_chall; however, last night I unexpectedly fell asleep for hours unaware (due to narcolepsy), and missed my own challenge. Unbelievable, eh?! ��
    Gotta play by the rules though, so I'm not hashtagging it. Thank you for reading!

    STAR CROSSED
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Though it's been told
    In timeworn tales
    Of that which soothes
    Thy mortal beast
    Throughout all
    My endless searches
    I've found naught,
    To say the least
    But one fine day
    I did find him
    We two were destined
    So it seemed
    Thus the future
    Now much brighter
    With such hope
    It finally gleamed
    I was his inamorata
    And he, my paramour
    But never could we know
    Just what the future
    Held in store
    It seems that time
    Will have its way
    Quite often sooner
    Then its due course
    And fate
    The grand decider
    Is the one
    We cannot force
    We were star crossed
    He and I
    Like Romeo and Juliet
    The slow demise
    Of what we were
    Is one I never shall forget
    We were those two ships
    Always passing
    Never meeting
    In the night
    One moment
    He was there
    In the next
    Gone, out of sight
    So in a twinkling
    'Fore I knew it
    'Twas all over
    In a blur
    And therein lies
    The culmination
    Of the city
    We never were.
    ©Carolyn Glackin 5/24/2021

    *The line "the city we never were" is credited to @galvanizedthoughts, the creator of the challenge.

    *Art credited to Frank Dicksee.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #phraseprompt #conceptprompt

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 4w

    This submission to the #alien challenge is my depiction of what a soul experiences during the first moments of separating from the body, at the time of physical death. Thank you for reading!

    ANGEL ASCENDING
    by Carolyn Glackin
    Darkness calling
    Falling, falling
    Body giving way
    Pain within
    Unhinged, but then
    Just can't seem to stay
    Grand illusion
    Mass confusion
    Turmoil, chaos, strife
    Mortal coil
    Which caused such toil
    Untethered now, from life
    Confused, berated
    Alienated
    Can't dwell here anymore
    Uncertain of direction
    Seeking heaven's door
    Senses heightened
    No longer frightened
    Awareness comes to light
    Perception growing
    Somehow knowing
    All shall be alright
    And in review
    Life's every hue
    Now flowing through the mind
    Things said, things done
    Wars lost, wars won
    Are all there, on rewind
    Then in a blinking
    No longer sinking
    Establishing direction
    For in the end
    There is no death
    There's only resurrection
    Rising, rising
    Soul reprising
    As every angel sings
    And just arrived
    Well and alive
    The new one gets his wings.
    Copyright Carolyn Glackin 5/20/2021

    Art credit: Name not mentioned. All credit goes to the true owner/artist.

    #angel #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    Originally written and posted in August of 2018. Reposting today for the #mosaic challenge.

    Art credit: Alexandre Brouzes.

    #mirakee #writersnetwork #challenge #wordprompt #challengepost #challengepiece

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  • lovenotes_from_carolyn 5w

    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. Although no longer here on this Earth, his spirit lives on in an eternal dimension, existing outside of time and space, and he is very much at peace. 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 6w

    Popping in for a quick hello while still on break (graduation countdown: T-minus 0 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 9w

    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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