Hands clasped

head bowed

knees bent to wooden slabs.

I asked for the impossible…

and for a brief bright shining moment

I stood in the light

soaked in the warmth

allowing myself to dream.


Love, I believe I’ve met your twin.


Did Grace say that, too? 

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Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Yes indeed love and grace should go together—
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  2. Those “brief bright shining moments” are what keep hope alive.

    Beautiful take on the prompt, Kir.
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  3. Hope is love’s twin. I love that idea!

    May your Monday be beautiful!
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  4. Enjoyed the ethereal images that you have created here. Well done!
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  5. You move so beautifully–through vivid images–from the concrete to the ethereal.
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  6. Great writing
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  7. Beautiful words.
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  8. You captured so perfectly what we all live for–those brief moments that make life worth living.

    Well done!
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  9. This is absolutely brilliant. You have outdone yourself! ♥
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  10. Last line is bulls’eye, Kir! Love this take.

  11. Very prettily put, Kir! Hope will get you there if anything will!
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  12. Hope and love. Yes that’s perfect. I like you “bright shining moment”!
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  13. Wow, this was incredible! Thank you for writing a powerful piece.
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  14. Hi Kir, you created this so beautifully. Hope is definitely love’s twin.
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  15. Oh, very nice, Love and Hope :-)
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  16. Wow Kir, a very beautiful image you create here!

  17. Lovely!!!
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  18. Love and Hope, brought together by Grace. What a lovely concept, Kir! Sweet and romantic, as always. Very nicely done. Thanks for gargleblasting!
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  19. Wonderful last line – love and hope as twins – the perfect combination.
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  20. Love this take on the prompt!
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  21. Lovely. I love the lyricism of this:

    Hands clasped
    head bowed
    knees bent to wooden slabs.
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  22. Love the piety inherent in your poem. Nice work, Kir!

  23. Love and hope – yes, they should go hand in hand.
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