Wordle 194 (Audio)


Brenda Warren


When does belief constitute a shelter?

When does belief constitute a prison?

When does resolve yield to revolution?

And given the casualty afforded our design

Can a win ever escape the requisite failures?

To dedicate oneself to review is to invite opposition

And yet who are we without the contradiction?

To shine one must endure a degree of abrasion

To sing one must understand the necessity of silence.

When is it my turn? When did linear constructs

Replace our instincts? Today as everyday I am new.

Today as everyday I am choked with insecurities.

Sometimes the only steps executed, recoil.

But who can deny me the intention to live?

I haven’t done a reading in a while because I find my accent embarrassing haha




Prompt 21 My Story


This weeks prompt is My Story any of you who read my post “My Story” got a preview. Hopefully you’ve been contemplating, maybe you’ve even gotten started, maybe you’ve even finished. For those of you who didn’t read the prompt preview or for those of you who just need a reminder choose a period of your life to relate (if ambitious you can do an abridged version of key moments of your life up until this point).  My own story attempts to answer the question “What triggered you to write?” I want your story to answer a question as well but it need not be the same question in fact it can be any question at all “What is the driving force in your life?” “What is love?” “What is the most profound spiritual experience you’ve ever had?” The question can be deep or it can be much simpler “Why do I love penguins?” “Why do I hate hotdogs?” The story you share can be light-hearted and funny or it can be the kind of story that leaves your audience in tears or it can be something in between. You can be the hero, the villain, or just a neutral character in the story. I have shared some dark elements of my nature and past. I have shown some of my character flaws,  you do not have to share anything you do not feel comfortable sharing. If you want to talk about summer camp and you loved summer camp talk about summer camp. It is up to you. If you want to share a photo or artwork share something particularly meaningful to you, a work that you are especially pleased with). Your entries this week might be long so it will take me longer to read and comment on them. I will get to all of them though as I always do. I have a busy weekend so I may not get started until next week.