Prisoners of Hope

Prompts ~

Morning stars melt like magic

Air is moist

Prisoners of hope awake

Embrace cup of perfumed eternity

“Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.” Zechariah 9:12, New Living Translation

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Paint Me A Window

Paint me a window

In mind’s blue-shadowed attic

Where dim ghosts murmur

Paint it like cathedral glass

Hues of Heaven’s front porch glow


Paint grace-scrubbed windows

Filled with dawn light, fireworks night

Hosannas’ shimmer

Let me see longed-for faces

Recollections no more shamed


Wide painted window

May open with whimsy’s breeze


Lift heart’s thoughts on seabirds’ wings

Rain salt-tang-hope ‘mid winter

 ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Keepsake Light

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When hearts’ all seemed lost

E’er gone, irretrievably 

Far too dark for words…

You brought light in a bottle

Love’s shooting stars, dancing sea


Filling azure glass

Every moonbeam, hope with wings

Winter shadows flee

‘Mid swirl of love-light’s wonder

Keepsake bottle’s legacy

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