End Zone

For the last alphabet, Z, I chose the word zone.

I feel I have been in two zones the month of April. One blogging in the A-to-Z Blog Challenge. The other blogging in the National Poetry Writing Challenge.

I believe I completed almost all of the blogs for each day though I was sidelined with a dental issue I’m still recuperating from.

It is my second year for the A-to-Z Challenge and my first for the Poetry Challenge. I enjoyed both of them more than I imagined I would.

I met a lot of nice people who read my blogs and whose blogs I read. I loved all the comments and encouragement I was given.

Thanks for helping me to strive to become a better writer.

Starting May 1 I will be crossing over to a new zone. I will be trying to write something I’ve never considered before. I will be attempting to write a fiction short story. After I get it written I will enter it into a contest. I don’t know what contest but that’s at the end of the task.

My greatest accomplishment will be when it is finished and submitted. Winning would be icing on the cake but when I submit it I will be winning. I will have won over fear. Defeated it with my foot on its neck. I will then be a force to be reckoned with. Ha, ha, ha.

I will continue to hang out in the blogging zone and I will be working diligently in the new zone also.

Thanks for hanging out with me this month and making it a productive and satisfying month for me.

Blessings to all.

I Release You

I wrote this one day when I was fed up with being held captive by something that had no right or authority over me-fear. I declared that day I will no longer be held in bondage and I was breaking free to be who I was born to be. Today I face any fear that tries to rear its ugly head. I overcome it.

You’ve been with me a long time

Right by my side

Everywhere I go

You cling to me like there’s no tomorrow.

Today I release you

Time to part company

You’re no long my crutch

I will not receive the lies you’ve been feeding me

No longer do I need you to be a part of me

I release you.

Recognize there’s something new about me

I found out today that I could be set free

From the tricks and lies you’ve been handing me

That had me thinking I couldn’t be

All that was prophesied to me

I release you.

My eyes fell upon the Word

That went straight to my heart

It did major surgery

And ripped us apart

It set me free

To be who I’m suppose to be

Today I release you

You have to go

Leave my presence

Don’t come back no more

I will not take you back I’m staying on track

To be who I’m suppose to be

I release you.

Yesterday

Yesterday is in the past

What happened then is gone forever

Nothing can be done

No matter how clever

That can bring it back

To clean up the track

Of mess that was made

The wrong words said

That shouldn’t have been heard

Things that shouldn’t have been seen

Yesterday is gone

Today is here

Watch carefully

What is said and done

So when tomorrow comes

And today is gone

There won’t be a concern

About what went wrong

X-Cite

Having a little trouble finding an X word to write about. I’m having to manipulate a word a bit. The word I’m going to write about is x-cite.

Some things that x-cite me are:

Music-I love music, especially smooth jazz. Some people say it’s not real jazz but it’s real enough for me. It’s smooth jazz for a smooth operator.

Writing-has been a deliverance tool for me. The more I write the freer I become. I may not be good at writing, it is helps me face hard things I would normally not address.

It would really x-cite me to hug, kiss and hold my grand babies. I would be x-cited to see the twinkle in their eyes and the cute way their mouths curve into a smile knowing that their grandma was lovingly hugging them.

I could go on but I’m sure you get the idea.

What x-cites you?

If Only I Could Sing

There’s a song in me

I wish I could be

The best darn singer

In all eternity.

I would sing

The high notes

And low notes too

To the beat of the drums

And the tune of the bass

Songs of joy

Some of blues

Ones I’d put away

Others I’d use

A melody that speaks for itself

A tune that makes you glow

A sultry sound that awakens the soul

A little country with a lot of giddy-up

I’d open my heart

Let the tunes flow free

That’s locked up inside of me

If only I could sing