Is This Still Me?

is this still me? …. by VJ Knutson

One Woman's Quest

Was that really me
fought for feminine rights,
persistent to the win?

And was that me
lied about her age
strapped on work clothes
bore responsibility?

And did you know her
that obstinate teen
who defied tradition
and chased an education?

Where did she go,
a faint memory now,
how life tamed her,
taught her subservience

to bury her light
in the shadow of men’s
dreams, that toil should be
selfless, and love for other.

Listen, and you will hear
her echo, faint but growing,
the sound of a mind burning,
the laughter of a soul on fire.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge: Was that really me?, and Eugi’s Weekly prompt: laughter.  Image from personal collection.)

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absent networks dissolving devices selfies may not reach planet Earth   how I wish to hop back on equipped spaceships Connectivity restored…

Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 118 – Options

Options .. by Sadje

Keep it alive

Reenais the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.

Here’s our prompt for this week…


This is a free-flow format of no rules and a space for exploration.


From the moment we are born, we are offered options in life. To a baby, these may just be to cry or not to cry, but as we grow older, the scope of the choices widens.

And when we become adults, there are serious choices to be made; career, place of residence, life partner, etc. it gets harder and harder because the options keep on multiplying. It’s like trying to find our way on a map where there are arrows pointing every which way!

How do we decide?

Do we blindly pick a path and follow it, or we make an educated guess?

Do we leave it to fate to guide our feet to the right path! All difficult questions…

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Call to Order

Call to order …. by rivrvlogr


Call to Order

Neither here nor there,
this place we find ourselves.

All direction lost,
we wander within boundaries

imposed, yet never observed,
the chaos of partisan politics

the true indicator
of our own limitations.

This is my response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118.

Image source: / drdevience
(edited here)

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The scroll of the screen continued even after she closed her eyes.   Outside, the monitor is showing a straight line, and the doctor has pulled the sheet on her face, declaring death. There is a lot of turbulence inside her - unfulfilled wishes, unanswered questions, anger, resentment, desire to see how he world reacts to …

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #118 — One way?

One way … by Jade Li/Lisa

Tao Talk

Mainstream arrows all point the same
Consume, borrow, compete, obey
When thoughts ping pong another way
With pills, snorts, sips – “if” fades away

It’s chancy if you choose to play
Mind wanders, careful what you say
Land of the free – til you resist
Drowning waves come, you get my gist?

Get your message out, some will agree
Plant your acorns, some sprouting trees
Dig your own way, stories, art, poems
Warm truth lights. See? We’re not alone!

Reena Saxena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
This is a free-flow format of no rules, and a space for exploration.  Choose your best mode of expression, and give vent to whatever you need to let out.

Today’s offering is a quatrain form poem.

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Renee’s Exploration Challenge Week 118

Nova Namaste’s take on Exploration Challenge #118

Nova's Namastè 365 Online

Find all the details for this exciting challenge here 😀

In a world that tirelessly pulls

Us in every direction,

All of which claim, has the “best” of

Intentions. We must remain true

To our soul intuition, allowing it to

Guide us, without hesitation.

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

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