Haiku – Chaste & Blush

I enjoy days like today now that we have it all figured out.  No stress, no fuss, no muss.  No more waiting for special occasions to do something special.  Everyday is Christmas Eve <insert your own special occasion of choice> or it can be.

Sitting here in comfy PJs, flavored coffee that I should NOT be drinking at hand, I am taken to another place.  I hear pleasant sounds.  The dryer, the hum of the refrigerator,  hard boiled eggs being cracked.

I think of the challenge words: Chaste and blush.  Kya from “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, is the epitome of those two words.  She is also free and untamed.  Like many of us, she has a dual nature which cannot be defined.

Wow I am preachy today.  You’d think I already nipped at the brandy but nope.  No Kahlua in my coffee either.  Anyways, today’s Haiku offering is a two-fer.  Thank you Ronovan for providing the space to release these words from my mind.

Heron flew above

Unblemished sandy beaches

Glowing scarlet flush

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The pink on her cheeks

Eyes closed anticipating

The first kiss of love

XOXOXO – Wishing you well this season and into 2019.  May it be the BEST year yet 🙂

Written for RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #233 Chaste&Blush

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Ghosts of Christmas past …

Lulu refused to sit on Santa’s lap and actually never believed … sort of sad.  She always knew the reason for the season though. She was just a miniature adult. Very intuitive and questioning. The whole how does he get in our house if we do NOT have a fireplace etc… How does he get around the world in one night … ya right ?!?!?

Pony on the other hand BELIEVED and loved to visit Santa and would go multiple times – with my parents. Then my mother-in-law would take him and I’d be like I am the mommy and I’d take him AGAIN. The year this pic was taken … at Windsor Park Mall which is now closed … it was a record hot one. He is wearing a Mickey Mouse short set! LOL and the reindeer antlers that he took home and wore for days … love my sonshine.