~the good word~

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I have never met a word I didn’t like. I started writing stuff in second grade near as I can remember. As soon as I was able to round up a few of those critters (words), I began the process of arranging them in pen sentences and paragraph corrals. That was fifty-five years ago. They escaped their cages, crawled into my brain. What follows is a few of “the good ones” I have taken out for a walk lately.

~epiphany~

the good word

~epiphany~

~there it is~
~in the eyes of the newborn child~
~the reflection of every face adoring~
~gazing upon the awesome wonder of life~

~destiny~

the good word

~destiny~

~neither manifest shared or preordained~
~instantaneous & momentous~
~as unpredictable as a choice made~
~at an unknown crossroad~

~resultant of actions~
~promises made & kept~
~or not~
~& ghost breaths~
~nuances of providence~

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~whimsy~

the good word

~whimsy~

~children are whimsical masters~
~we may relearn from them~
~to allow our spirits to guide us by simply~
~(though it is not simple at first)~
~letting go~
~as in following a kitten chasing a butterfly~
~strolling leisurely through a lightning storm~
~acting on a whim~
~an impulse~
~releasing fear & restraint as if they don’t exist~
~& suddenly they do not~


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~truth~

the good word

~truth~

~whose absence~
~is an intolerable burden to bear~
~has a tendency to work its way~
~through stacks of lies~
~to reach the top where it belongs~
~a noble purpose the seeking of truth~
~while maintaining the integrity to ask of others~
~only that which you give freely yourself~

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~wisdom~

the good word

~wisdom~

~whose face~
~is an incalculably steep~
~stone mountain edifice~
~we are challenged to ascend~
~our rate of ascendency proportionate~
~to the patience & lessons we learn~
~on the journey~

~that we may reach the clouds~
~deepest earth~
~then welcome wisdom as a reach~
~whose humble rewards are many~
~from the lesson of learning to accept life as it is~
~to security in the concept of infinity at face value~

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~fear~

the good word

~fear~

~recognized as~
~a vital response to danger~
~elemental~
~intuitive & learned~
~through experience & reasoning~
~a necessary tool in the art of survival~
~mastering & trusting our instincts~
~when to stand & fight~
~cut & run~
~pride & curiosity are poor messengers~
~whose voices may serve a meddling vanity~
~in the face of dire reality~

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~enchantment~

the good word

~enchantment~

~is the aura encompassing~
~a word I use to describe what I feel~
~whenever I think of them~
~especially when I am with them~
~my children & grandchildren~

~I have been under their spell all my adult life~
~fascinated & charmed~
~by their lives~
~the connections~
~we are gifted of generation~
~with an inclination to believe in magic~
~as we do in each other~
~old & young/hand in hand~
~‘neath the all-encompassing~
~spiritual umbrella of family~


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~promises~

the good word

~promises~

~given careful consideration~
~before they are given~
~what gift compares~
~to a promise made held & kept~

~a treasure doubled~
~when vouchsafed to self~
~for example:~
~a vow to be more kind to others~
~to heighten your awareness~
~in respect to their space & feelings~
~a simple hello may kindle a fire~
~to feed the spirit within~
~elation you see because acts of kindness~
~are a reward in & of themselves~

~known only & kept~
~by the actions of the maker~
~the warmth of keeping~
~validation of doing~

~short strokes~
~lord of overword~
~best intentions~

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Avant-Garde Writing, Blogging, Destiny, Enchantment, Epiphany, Experiential, Experimental, Fear, Graphic Art, Life, Philosophy, Photography, Poetry, Promises, Providence, The Good Word, Tom Wordwulf Sterner, Truth, Whimsy, Wisdom

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I write novels, poetry, songs,nonsense & lies. Sometimes truth sneaks in when I ain't lookin'.

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author avatar A K Rao
8th Aug 2012 (#)

That is a pleasntly nice piece of work worth sincere appreciations dear friend! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
8th Aug 2012 (#)

Sir, we have not heard from you in such a long time and this is an occasion where absence makes the heart grow fonder. Loved your contribution.

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author avatar Denise O
9th Aug 2012 (#)

Just a great piece of art, from the top to the bottom, love it. Great to see you, it has been awhile. I hope all is well with you and yours. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar WordWulf
10th Aug 2012 (#)

Thank-you all. Kathy & I are back in Colorado with my children & grandchildren. I will make a sincere attempt to engage more here. There is an incredible depth in the eyes of my people, the inspiration & confirmation that just maybe I did something basically right in my cycle of life. It's wonderful to hear from fellow Wikinuts:-)

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
13th Apr 2014 (#)

Good morning, WordWulf, found you today and pleased that I did. Many of your words are my favorites as well. Masterfully defined and illustrated. Thank you for writing this. ~Marilyn

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author avatar WordWulf
13th Apr 2014 (#)

Good morning, Marilyn,
Glad you stopped by. Thanks for leaving a message.
Best,
Tom

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