Castles

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After years of censorship-

not unlike living in a world of dictatorship in which no one disgraces its King.

I dared not.

I would not-

speak of the burdens of the flesh.

It was merely self-preservation.

Not, that of loyalty to my King, but fear of retaliation.

My weapons, were few.

None, were tangible.

Daily, walking a skewed line of love and hate, careful not to stray from script.

I left a trail of breadcrumbs for the observant.

There were no takers.

Inevitably, my body cringed and vigilance prevailed.

As, I resumed an all too familiar task of, ‘keeper of the gate’.

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Food–My Favorite Obsession

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To all of you who have bravely taken on the 21-day challenge, I’m glad I’m not alone.

Food for comfort.

Boredom.

Escape.

Countless reasons.

I’m either entertaining the thought of my next meal with pleasure or, deciding upon my limited choices, as of recent.

The moment I decided to take on the challenge, I recalled every food I could not have and longed for it.

I still do.

However, despite the many enemies in house, I will keep them at bay.

My hope, is that I will arise from the challenge victorious in just 18 short days.

All the best!

 

Dee

Ode to New Years

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We string frayed paper and don noise makers-

while exchanging well-wishes and loving embraces.

We, mesh glasses filled with our favorite beverage-

as meaningful pledges fall from our lips.

The night is full of promise-

and, our hopes, they are high.

It’s with quiet reflection, that we welcome a second chance-

while, giving our yesterdays,

a final glance!

DOROTHEA FORD DECEMBER 31, 2016

A little Something About Me!

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I listen to opera because it moves me.

I seek exhilaration in the faces of others.

I anticipate sunsets, while coveting the ocean.

I witness the waves, gracefully collide.

i seek solitude in the arms of nature.

And, kiss the moon, as it quietly subsides!

DOROTHEA FORD 2016