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What do you See?Feb/19/2019

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Tuesday Weekly Challenge

February 19, 2019

Weekly challenge


Mondays, I post a “Roundup” of all links showing in the comment section of this post.

RULES:  write your post on your own blog.

Link back with a “Pingback”  OR copy/paste the *link of your own post* into the comment section of this prompt.

Prompt: Feb/19/2019: Poetry, stories, whatever you see/feel about this photo.  I look forward to your replies.  (Check that your link shows up in the comment section).

Photo prompt for this week:


What do you See? Feb/19/2019 photo prompt Challenge

Have Fun!




What do you See? Roundup Feb/12/2019


Photo prompt: What do you See? February 12, 2019


Thank you all for joining the challenge this week.  If anyone is stuck in the maze, sorry, but we can’t help you out.  Cry all you want, you gotta walk out by yourself.

Restroom Maze


Participants – Brave  journey seekers 

Deepa at Syncwithdeep

Paul Vincent Cannon at Parallax

Jules at Jules Longer Strands of Gems

Tom at Beyond The Sphere

Michael at Morpethroad

Susi Bocks at I Write Her

Sadje at Keep it alive

Radhika at Radhikasreflections

Jim at MHaikuPoetry

Mich at Michnavs

V.J. Knutson at One Woman’s Quest II

Christine Bolton at Poetry For Healing

Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

Eugenia at ThusNSuch

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Heather Carr – Rowe at Sgeoil

Tessa at Tessa Can Do It

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Dr. Lim Keng Huat at Wonkywizard

Violet at Thru Violet’s Lentz

Irma at I Do Run

Susan Marie Shuman at The Abject Muse

Jordy at Jordy’s Streamings


Come back tomorrow, Tuesday Feb/19/2019, for our next prompt.


This Maze


Photo prompt: What do you See? February 12, 2019



Written for:  What do you See? Challenge photo prompt: Maze


In choosing this photo for our week’s prompt I was sure it would prove to be a good subject of spiritual exploration for us all.

After looking at this photo all week, it opened a wound of dark fear and panic for me, this part of me brewing deep inside peering its ugly head every now and again.  I can cleverly manage to push it back inside but it continues to live there and provokes me gleefully at each onset of yet another fearful attack.

Episodes of doom,

the fear of being forgotten,

no one will care,

no one will help,

I will get lost,

all alone,




even God has abandoned me.

This is something I face over and over in my life,

it comes unannounced with panic.

From early childhood,

it keeps building momentum.

appearing at each life and death experience.

Today I see myself at the entrance of this maze,

with panic in the center of my belly,

looking around me, there is no one in sight.

Nobody will know I am there, forgotten, lost.

I know I must do this on my own,

all my life’s challenges cannot be taken care of by anyone else but me.

I need to get on and face it, try it out, embrace my fear,

trust that I can do it.

I keep tracing the maze

with my computer mouse pointer

to see if there really is a way out.


©Hélène Vaillant


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