New Meaning

Burnt Barn...

Forced Solitary
Old walls come down
We must talk
Light breaks the darkness
Building bridges heart to heart
Words hold new meaning

“Barn’s burnt down, now I can see the moon.”
~Mizuta Masahide

Mish, at d’verse, asked what we can learn from all unsettling things that are happening around us. The quote by Mizuta Masahide shows that good can come from what most would consider tragedy. She asked us to write with this quote in mind.

Join us at:




Wonderful utterances lighting the mind

Reaching into the soul driving emotions

Running down memory’s path with lightning speed

Synapses fusing past and present


Stirring our inner being

Springs of love and hate

Driving actions seemingly beyond our control

Bringing together pushing apart


Expressions of kindness

The balm of the soul from deep wells within

The water of life healing springs that ease the pain

Of loneliness rejection and loss


Triggers of desire and attraction

Turning on spigots of hormones

Flooding emotion drowning reason

Bathing in pools of mutual oneness


Whips and chains that bind the soul

Dashing hopes crushing dreams

Ruining self-confidence stealing security

Evil words from the pit of hell


Defining human kind

Separating animal from man

Allowing expression of mind and spirit

Finding common bonds and mutual sharing

In ways only God knows


Pboto: Dwight L. Roth

First Impressions


First impressions are important, but they don’t tell the whole story. There is much you don’t see that only comes from learning to know someone. Listening and communicating takes you to a much deeper level than first your impression. In some cases, first impressions might not draw you to a person, but after learning to know them you find there is a whole other side to them that no one sees.  These photos are the other side of the guitar I repaired and painted. Yesterday you saw only the front first impression. Here it the other side!

First impressions

What you see is not always what you get

Surface images  just one-sided perception

Seeing superficially without depth

Judging quickly from first impressions

Assuming we know the whole by a part

First slide on our screen incomplete

Browse mind’s leaves to see hidden wonders

Images of beauty depth beyond our first impressions

Jewels of wonder amazement  and knowledge


Crystals buried deep in geodes of the mind

Waiting to be cracked open and beauty revealed



Knowing first impression’s  evoke invitations to delve deeper

Wonders and knowledge beyond imagination

Not ascertained at first impression

eer_0158Guitar Painting and Photos: Dwight L. Roth