An Ode to Darkness

Darkness, if it weren’t for thee, What would we know of light? We’d sweat and toil on endlessly If there were not a night Where would we hide our greatest sins But the darkness of our souls? We needn’t take a Savior in, If we’re ever pure and whole. We could not see the timeContinue reading “An Ode to Darkness”

Lyin’ or King?

For this prompt, I have created two very different responses. I hope each one evokes an emotional reaction. King? Who am I? My name’s Claude. Some call me “King of the Beasts.” Don’t let the name fool you. The hyennas still charge me WAY too much for coffee. They say I’m getting a “royal” discountContinue reading “Lyin’ or King?”

Impossible Request

Play me a song, piano man; Grant me this request, if you can. I’m feeling down since my love left; I’m lost without him, sad, bereft; Are your skills worthy, honed, and deft? Play a tune that’s sad, but not grim, That causes the lights here to dim, Fills my eyes with tears to theContinue reading “Impossible Request”

National Singles Day

Celebrating Singleness Yes, today is National Singles Day–a day that we are supposed to celebrate our “singleness.” First, I should say that I do enjoy my alone time. I sometimes drive to work with the radio turned off so I can think. I turn off the TV while I’m writing so I can concentrate, andContinue reading “National Singles Day”

500+ Followers!

Congratulations to Ushma Patel for being my 502nd follower and receiving a free copy of my book Tell Me No Secret! If you would like to visit her page, you can find it here: https://ushmapatelblog.wordpress.com/ I started this blog in July of 2020, but after blogging for about a year, I took a year off.Continue reading “500+ Followers!”

Drumsticks, Social Butterflies, and Wallflowers

Brandon writes about different types of social personalities and how they function in group settings.

Be

Baby boy, be brave, Be benevolent, behave. Be unburdened, bare and bold, But obedient to what you’re told. Before you begin to be, Break no bonds with me. My wee beloved bairn, Brilliant, beyond compare, Be humble, but be proud; Let bounteous blessings abound. I begat your beginning breath, But bid you goodbye in death.Continue reading “Be”

Serene Facade

Morning sun shines upon the hill, Carpeted lush and green.Warmth spreads across the surface, Of an otherwise cold and lonely place.Silken flowers adorn the stones, And all is quiet, serene;And as the sun is setting, A shadow grows, Upon the grave of my beloved. Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich Thank you for stopping by andContinue reading “Serene Facade”