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About Peaceful Journey

My first nature is to see the world as I desire. But, I also have a realistic perspective, therefore, I am forced to see the world as it is. My analytical approach to societal occurrences is reflective in my writings. The writings are variations of social issues which are representative of the elements of individualism.

It’s My Birthday

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I Celebrate another year’s milestone of life.  It’s my birthday. While I have never cared about making a big deal about it, I’m appreciative of seeing another year. There are so many I know who did not make it this year.  For me, it’s more about gratitude. I just had to take a moment to give thanks, not only for this day, but for life. Here’s to life….

 

`Yvonne L.

 

 

 

Welcome to the Family Reunion

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COME ON Y’ALL TO GRANDDAD AND GRANDMA’S HOUSE.
WE’RE HAVING A FAMILY REUNION.
AUNTIE SALLY AND UNCLE GEORGE WILL BE THERE.
SO BRING SOME POTATO SALAD AND CORNBREAD.
I SURE HOPE AUNTIE SUSIE COOKED THOSE COLLARD GREENS TOO.
I’LL BE HAPPY IF GRANDMA BAKED HER TURKEY AND PEACH COBBLER.
I WONDER WOULD MY AUNT CAROL BAKE MY FAVORITE CAKE AND
UNCLE DAVE BARBEQUE HIS BEEF RIBS?
I KNOW COUSIN PEANUT WILL BE THERE.
I SURE HOPE HE DOES NOT SHOW OUT THIS TIME.
YES, THERE WILL BE DANCING AND DOING THE BUS STOP.
THERE WE’LL FORGET ALL ABOUT OUR CARES.
NO WORRIES, NO PROBLEMS, JUST KICKING BACK
AND HAVING SOME FUN.

 

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`Yvonne L.

Why Deprive Me?

Peaceful Journey

Deprive

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Just something to think about:

I am thinking about the state of the nation. I have a question, “why deprive me to get what you want?” In other words, why should I give up my rights to give you your rights? Why if I stand on my morals and convictions, and you find it an offense, but I am required to give up what I stand for to make you comfortable to stand for what you want? Without a compromise, there is no equal exchange. I’m only giving up my rights to support your rights. Where is the liberty and justice for all? Where’s the equality? Why deprive me?

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~Yvonne L

Response to the Daily Prompt Challenge – Today’s word (Deprive)

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Contemplation

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If I stand here in contemplation,

I’ll never get to where I’m going.

I could plan and never fail

because my plans are never a threat

for success nor failure.

My goals would remain only goals

because they are always something

to look forward to becoming.

I wculd find myself in complacency

if I find myself only contemplating.

Why bother having thoughts, ideas

or plans if my intentions

never follow through?

Why have dreams or want more

if I can never see myself achieving

what I desire?

At times it seems easier taking the path of

least resistance.

If I go that route I could settle for contentment.

But, then I’m like the lame man from birth

who sat at the gate called Beautiful

begging.

But, there are other alternatives,

I could do as he and move beyond

the place of “do nothing”

and “do something”

to exceed the expectation

of any limitations.

So, contemplation,

I’m not only contemplating

on leaving you behind.

I’m already gone.

`Yvonne L.