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
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! ♥️
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.
UPDATE: I had a misunderstanding about Joey's previous correspondence and it turns out that he did not have his first procedure yet. What happened was that he and his mother were hit by a car while en route to the hospital and as a result of the accident, his hand was badly broken! Now he has to have an additional surgery tomorrow to correct that! I can't even believe this! Despite that unfortunate occurrence, Joey was in good spirits, just like always! What an admirable soul he is!!
Also wishing a joyful and blessed Holi for all those who celebrate the festival of love and colors!! ❤
Several years ago, right here on this phenomenal forum, I had the good fortune of meeting a rather wonderful individual named Joey, of the @poetrydelivery account. Joey had turned up on one of my posts on that fortuitous day, and right away I became aware of what a warm and friendly, humorous and kindhearted individual he was/is. In fact, I often tell my querido amigo (dear friend), that él tiene el corazón más grande alrededor (he has the biggest heart around). I'm not kidding when I say that either, he truly does; and he also puts his whole heart into everything he does, including his writing. Joey pens a wonderful variety of short pieces and quotes; some of which are humorous, many are insightful, some are romantic, but all of them contain the essence of his good heart. He is also a wonderful supporter of so many of us throughout the forum, and he always has a kind and encouraging word to offer when commenting. If this world was inhabited by more people like my querido amigo, this crazy rock we're all spinning around on would be a far better place, I can tell you that for sure! At any rate, I suppose I should get to the point before I digress any further. So, here it is... Mi amigo Joey has gone through a tremendous amount of physical trials and tribulations in recent years, and he's had to undergo many corrective surgeries. On this very day, he is once again being admitted to the hospital where he'll patiently await his turn for another corrective surgery. In all, he may be in the hospital for up to a month. With all of that said, I would like to request your prayers and encouraging words for a very dear individual who spends his time selflessly encouraging so many of us. So please feel free to leave your comments for him on this post and don't forget to tag his account (once again it's @poetrydelivery), because it will help boost him and carry him through his time in the hospital. I thank you wholeheartedly in advance, as it means a lot to me too, that you would lend your prayers and support on Joey's behalf. ♥️♥️♥️
Amigo, tienes esta cosa, ok? Eres un poderoso guerrero y siempre triunfas!! Esto ni siquiera es una cosa, en comparación con usted!! Te tenemos en esto, y también Dios! Todo estará bien. Cuídate amigo, y mantenme informado. Tanto amor para ti.