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Wing and a Prayer

God sent me a wish today.
On a wing.
I opened the door,
And there it was.
As if waiting for me to stop by.

Don't know what kind of wing it was.
But that it was big and colorful.
And alone.
Where was the butterfly or moth
That had undoubtedly lost its life?
Where was this wonderful creature
Whose wing made me pause and marvel at its beauty?
I saw nothing on the ground but stones.
No butterfly corpses
No moth carcasses.

The wing must have flown there somehow.
On the breath of God's wind.
So I picked it up
So light and delicate
It seemed still alive
As the slightest breath
Made it flutter and hop in my hand,
Its false eye winking at me.
So I held it close and said a prayer
That had all my hopes and dreams
I them blew on it.
Sent it flying back to God.

I saw a tiny moth the night before.
Pure white.
I've seen all colors.
Yellows, browns, grays, and even bright pink.

I always think they might be angels in disguise.
Wing and a Prayer
Rediscovered poem. Originally written 06/09.
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If I Had a Handful

As I felt the sun go down
It surely seemed to be
A big premiere red carpet show
That was only meant for me.

The changing colors were added flair
With a wispy cloud or two
Distant thunder as an introduction
Lightning, the camera crew.

But there was no lady moon tonight
It was her time to be away
And as I watched, I realized
The stars had come out to play.

Hello, you boiling diamonds!
So nice to see you shine!
Every dot a light of joy
Perfect in design.

And if I had a handful,
My heart then I would fill
I too would truly sparkle
Even if I just stood still.
Hey, peeps. As many of you know, I am a poet. I have written quite a few over the years, but never really knew what I should do with them. 
Thanks to a friend of mine, I am going to become an officially published author, to the tune of $125. To start, I'm going to publish 10 poems, with a few illustrations, soft cover bound. 20 books in all.
(Now, scraping that together will take some time. I asked what 50 books would cost,  and I got back $300. Ouch. Great deal, but ouch.)
I'm thinking $7-8 per book, and of course I'll do the illustrations and cover.
My focus now is which 10 poems will make the most sense? (No worries, Dancing in My Pineapple Pants is a given, along with Nursery Crime and The Hole of Night.) This first bunch is probably going to all rhyme and have a little whimsy. Then I have to decide which 3 to illustrate,  and with what. Color is allowed, which is actually very generous. 
Thoughts? Any comments on poem choice or drawing ideas are welcome, or if you just want a copy, let me know. I'll get a list going. If there's a strong enough response, maybe I can do something like a 50 book run through Kickstarter.
  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Casting Crowns-Praise You in the Storm
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: People :|
  • Playing: Crossy Road
  • Eating: 90% vegetarian. Nobody's perfect.
  • Drinking: Water
Hey, peeps. As many of you know, I am a poet. I have written quite a few over the years, but never really knew what I should do with them. 
Thanks to a friend of mine, I am going to become an officially published author, to the tune of $125. To start, I'm going to publish 10 poems, with a few illustrations, soft cover bound. 20 books in all.
(Now, scraping that together will take some time. I asked what 50 books would cost,  and I got back $300. Ouch. Great deal, but ouch.)
I'm thinking $7-8 per book, and of course I'll do the illustrations and cover.
My focus now is which 10 poems will make the most sense? (No worries, Dancing in My Pineapple Pants is a given, along with Nursery Crime and The Hole of Night.) This first bunch is probably going to all rhyme and have a little whimsy. Then I have to decide which 3 to illustrate,  and with what. Color is allowed, which is actually very generous. 
Thoughts? Any comments on poem choice or drawing ideas are welcome, or if you just want a copy, let me know. I'll get a list going. If there's a strong enough response, maybe I can do something like a 50 book run through Kickstarter.
  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Casting Crowns-Praise You in the Storm
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: People :|
  • Playing: Crossy Road
  • Eating: 90% vegetarian. Nobody's perfect.
  • Drinking: Water

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Christian, artist, poet, writer, storyteller. Old enough to know better, young enough not to care. ^^ Oh, and I'm a bonefide Cheesehead. Currently working 2 jobs, trying to find my way in the world.

Current Residence: Wisconsin, USA
Favourite genre of music: Hard Rock, Christian, Pop, Nature, Classical
Favourite photographer: Everybody in National Geographic
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Bugs Bunny, Ebenezer & Snooch <-(www.twolumps.net)
Personal Quote: Just do what you can with what you have.
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Classically-DePunk Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Recently, I read your prayer request on :iconjesus-loves-you: .

Please know we (myself and the other members) are praying ardently for you and your family.

As someone who faces a similar situation, I understand empathize with your concern.
If I can pray for anything else, or if you need any spiritual support, please feel free to note me.
I deeply apologize if this comes across as excessively forward, but reading your prayer request, I felt compelled to message you.
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, that's very kind. :hug:

My grandma is incredible.  For whatever reason, she's still hanging on. My aunt is far, far away in another state. She and my mom told her it's okay to let go, but she's still here. Also, what I didn't mention, is that she has two sisters who are also actively dying. They have Alzheimer's. Maybe she wants to outlast them, I don't know. :D
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TheEternalSophia Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the fav!:hugs: 
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D 
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TakaTheSquirrel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!  Rocket
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YW!
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Jompie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Thank you by Jompie
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D 
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justmeina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:s
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Wackyjax Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D 
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