photo-challenge-abandoned #haiku #photography #agriculture

busy yesterdays

windmills talking to the sky

today – silent hinges

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Today’s prompt for the photo challenge is Abandoned. I think there is beauty and sadness in the abandoned barns in the Central Valley.

Discover beauty and mystery in these works of photography:

  1. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Journeyman
  2. Weekly. Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Journeyman
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Stephen Chapman
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Ese’ s Voice
  5. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned
  6. Photo Friday: Rhyolite Ghost Town (Nevada) | JGTravels
  7. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned Haveli
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abondoned | Chittle Chattle
  9. New York Abandoned (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
  10. Beaumont-le-Roger | Empire of Lights
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | roastbeefandrakija
  12. Abandoned beauty | Crap I Blog About
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned. | The Ambitious Drifter
  14. Photoworld 28-2-14 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Paths Unwritten
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | Just Snaps
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge : Abandoned | I see beauty all around by rob paine
  19. Abandoned | Hope* the happy hugger
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Pa-BLAM!
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Denied Access | Under the Monkey Tree
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | This, that and the other thing
  23. Staying with the Tour Insults My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  24. The Friday photo challenges |
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | castelsarrasin
  26. The abandoned corners of my heart. | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Rooktopia
  28. Offspring of the Abandoned Ones (We Like`em Wild) | janna hill
  29. Spying the ruins | Shayan Lens
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  31. Breakaer | Monochrome
  32. ABANDONED – THE SHACKS OF HADLEY | SERENDIPITY
  33. Weekly Writing Challenge – Abandoned – Boy racer got old |
  34. A Specious Blossom | U Be Cute – Follow the child inside of you…
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandonded « LargeSelf
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Wandering Iris
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | MK photographs
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge -Abandoned | Sonya Lira Photography
  39. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Lucid Gypsy
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Different Isn’t Wrong, It’s Just Different
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | Perceptive Pot Clueless Kettle
  42. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | A mom’s blog
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Travel. Garden. Eat.
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Northwest Frame of Mind
  45. WPC: Abandoned |
  46. If Video Killed The Radio Star Then Who Killed The Television Star? | Steve Says…
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Lost in Translation
  49. abandoned or re-visioned? | sarahscapes
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | My Father’s Garden
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  52. Abandoned: Old Sneakers | Musings of a Soul Eclectic
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge | Abandoned playground & BIG!!! announcement 😉 | IvyMosquito
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | marthalisek
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge – Abandoned | Lins Doodles
  56. Abandoned « Jag gör världen vackrare
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | What Is It?!?
  58. Forsaken & Forgotten……. | The Urge To Wander
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | بيسان
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | one hundred thousand beats per day
  61. WPC: Abandoned | Nature on the Edge
  62. ABANDONED | Francine In Retirement
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge | Abandoned Mine | PonderTheIrrelevant
  64. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | Alice through the Macro Lens
  65. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned | paintedwords
  66. WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Abandoned… | Lakshmi Loves To Shop
  67. weekly photo challenge: abandoned « wise monkeys abroad

Zeek #atozchallenge #napowrimo

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Happy boy

you melt our hearts

we hold you tight

against the dark

for leopards prowl

too close it seems

and safety’s watch

in your sweet dreams

grow up big

stalwart and tall

a man of grace

who will not fall

This poem is for my cousin “Zeek” who was abandoned at a hospital door. His parents had been hoping and praying for a little boy to join their happy family.

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This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.

The Fatherless Child #Father’s Day

Some of us

never had a dad

to play with us

hold our hearts when we were sad

**

we felt the absence

every night

no one  tucked us in

sweet whispers  ‘”Love you … sleep tight”

**

there were the men

who took the place

showed us things

put a smile on our face

**

the man who loved me

as his own

never was told

never was shown

**

shared his love

with a fatherless child

he gave himself

walked the extra mile

Thanks to the men who step in and love children not their own – just because.

My “Dad” happened to be my best friend’s father. He welcomed me as his third daughter

Happy Father’s Day – Dad  (Kenneth Lincoln)

Photo Attribution Sharon Pruitt : http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinkstockphotos/5263483743/lightbox/