365 Creativity Project-Day 143

Journal entry:

Journal 5-31-20120001

The poem today was inspired by the prompt at Trifecta. You should visit the site if you are in need of inspiration.

My Decline

I decay daily
My lined face falls into ruin,
I am diminished
My appeal fades slow away,
But I am not discouraged.

I still have great worth
Beyond the physical form,
My love increases
As the time quickly passes,
My wisdom grows more astute.

I reach out for new
Experience enriching
My ongoing life,
I build up a treasure trove
Of victory over waste.

Faith continues on
Becoming ever stronger,
Belief becomes more
Easily applied to days
Wherein I grow still older.

Even as decay
Works against my advancing,
I fight on each hour
Moving toward perfection
Furnished by my vibrant soul.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Thursday, May 31, 2012



Mom’s Homebound Buddies, Frances and Wendell, who visit every month or so to bring literature and recordings from our church.


Me, as I usually am… not as I imagine myself to be…


Penny cooperating with the camera…


Ko-Ko and Hope lounging with Mom…

I am grateful:

1.   I woke up from a laughing dream early this morning and chose to stay up.
2.   I took a shower and dressed instead of staying in pajamas.
3.   Wendell and Frances visited.
4.   My daughter-in-law, Laura, called and we had a wonderful conversation that lasted nearly an hour and a half.
5.   I completed my creative work very early.

I hope you are enjoying this last day of May. If you have been following my promptings you should have a store of creative work from this month. Reflect on it today and do something more.

There was an interesting article I read, and I want to pass along the link to you: Ode Magazine. This dealt with the health benefits of writing, and I want you to know that your creative endeavors can have a lasting positive influence on your life. I encourage you to do creative work for your well being and happiness.

I hope you will leave me a comment expressing your thoughts. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by martykilian on May 31, 2012 - 7:58 pm

    Do you enjoy it? If so, then yes! I appreciate reading when I can. Thanks!

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on May 31, 2012 - 10:48 pm


      Most of the time I do enjoy it, though finding inspiration is sometimes a great challenge. Thank you for reading and leaving me a comment. You are so kind.

      Jo Ann

  2. #3 by Laura Diane on May 31, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    Hi Jo Ann,
    I’d love to see you continue a poem a day. Once a habit is formed (it takes approximately 3 weeks) I feel it is good to stick with it as long as it is enjoyable to you.

    Your thoughts today are something that’s entered my mind a bit this week too. Age seems to be creeping, but I don’t feel any older than I did in my 20s. The looks tell the age, but the heart still beats as a youngster.

    Have a wonderful evening.

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on May 31, 2012 - 10:55 pm


      It is a difficult habit that has me searching all over the internet and books for inspiration. Thankfully I have found some places to acquire prompts. I do enjoy it though.

      I wonder if the work is getting any better. I have some books coming that should give me some new forms to attempt.

      The prompt today just led me from one word to another and that poem came forth… I don’t feel old, but the gray in my hair, and the lines on my face tell another story. I am comfortable with growing older, because I never thought I would be here this long and I am still learning and enjoying life.

      Thank you again for reading and commenting. I appreciate your thoughts so much.

      Jo Ann

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