Tag Archives: Hope

Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

Weekend Writing Prompt #13 – Light

“Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.” – Sammi Cox


Villanelle Poem – Light and Dark


The end of tunnel was finally in sight

Travel of a long journey found in no vain

Energized my weary body moved toward the light


The road taken was not one I had chosen

Unexpected trail and body half frozen

The end of tunnel was finally in sight


Trotting in darkness with heavy feet

Hope, my only strength to pick up the beat

Energized my weary body moved toward the light


Long hall of darkness with pain in veins

Comfort in heart stopped me from faint

The end of tunnel was finally in sight


Throbbing pain head to toes subsided

Medication and nutrition worked two-sided

Energized my weary body moved toward the light


Six months of cancer treatment had completed

Only follow up appointments needed to be repeated

The end of tunnel was finally in sight

Energized my weary body moved toward the light

~     ~     ~

Hi Sammi, The Villanelle poem is a 19-line poem, sorry for writing more than 15 line.
The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines.  https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/villanelle-poetic-form

Sunrise in Reed City, Michigan

Sunrise in Reed City Michigan by Ramona Seath-Lubke

The big ball of fire behind

The silhouette of trees,

Raised up its head and

Greeted the earth with

all its warmth, brightness and energy.

Its ray colored the sky with

red, pink, purple, blue and orange.

Signaled to the beloved people

The hope of a new day.

 *        *       *

Photo was taken by my friend Ramona Seath-Lubke in Reed City, Michigan USA, on April 5, 2017.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Atop Views above the Clouds


When I fly on a plane, I like the window seat. It allows me to take photos of the views from the airplane, especially when the plane is above the clouds.

So often what I gaze toward the sky from the ground, I just see clouds, especially on a dark and heavy rainy day. Without the energy from the sun, I’m less motivated to get going. There were moments in my life; all I saw was dark and heavy clouds. I yearn for sunshine and blue sky to make my heart lighter, my spirit higher, and my steps swifter. Where was the sun?

When the plane flies above the clouds, right in my sight, the clear blue sky and the bright sun. They are there all the time, whether I see them from the ground or not. Of course I can’t see through the clouds, just knowing that they are always there give me encouragement. The clouds eventually will go away and the sun will shine upon my face once more.

We took this trip coming from home of southern California to Portland, Oregon; to visit our daughter and son-in-law. I got the window seat and took photos from above the clouds. I took a few photos as we approached Portland – one above the clouds with clear blue sky, one above Portland, and one above Columbia River by the airport. I inserted a photo of the sun above the clouds from our trip to Key West .




Featured Image -- 9727

Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

« Older Entries