Day 31 Endless #OctPoWriMo 2018

Day 31 Endless #OctPoWriMo 2018

I will have written 31 poems for #octpowrimo2018. Some are silly slapping words down just to do it. A few others felt right and good. I had tried the NaPoWriMo but don’t think I finished. I’ve decided to pull all of these poems in a booklet to enjoy my accomplishment. And now for today’s haiku.


Halloween brought an
Endless assortment of folks
Dressed to get candy

@Ruth October 2018

Day 29 By the Number 3 #OctPoWriMo 2018

Day 29 By the Number 3 #OctPoWriMo 2018

*Many times I have said that I am in my third life. Numerology says my number is 5 and that the war cry of the Life Path 5 is “Freedom! So… I know nothing about numerology but I will use the words life path, freedom and the number 3 as prompts.


Birth-first marriage
First marriage-divorce


Birth Religion-remarriage questioning
Question and changing beliefs
No religion–skeptic


1) I was born into fundamentalism
Unquestioning acceptance and belief
Things I didn’t like but well–
That’s just the way it was

2) Left home to marry
Hindsight it shouldn’t have been
Two children and a relaxation of rules
A realization my parents weren’t saints
Yet still bound by childhood religion


3) Divorce entered my life
Then a new love and
A threat of being disowned
A new church (not accepted by birth parents)
Lots of happiness mingled with grief
Grieving the loss of close family ties
Grief that is diminishing still
And questions leading to
Skepticism and humanism
Not Christian–FREEDOM!

@Ruth October 2018