Dungeon of Mind





In mind’s dungeon no rest is found

Nothing satisfies dour assemblage…

Every facet of faces is sepia frown

Their words—constant clanging

Haranguing—are physical battery

…Reproof, rebukes.

There’s no such thing as quiet

Not for a moment, hour, day…

No peace exists; dimmest corner

Ripples reverberations…defeat

Shame, pound chronic migraine.

Specters of the dead, shadows of

People still living—somewhere—

Writhe, serpents in agony.

Tears don’t appease, nor repentant

Prayer, pleas for absolution.

Memory’s verbal rats gnaw feet…

Can’t sleep, on guard against

Something larger…toxic, toothier.

People who don’t believe Hell’s

A real place have yet to experience

Mental dungeon where everything

You ever feared, recall—each cruel

Betrayal, humiliation, shunning and

Mockery—whatever is horror, grief

Becomes bitter flame which burns

The flesh, sears tongue, blinds eye

Turns heart and soul to ash…

But leaves mind alert to suffer.

Those who escape discovered secret:

Dungeon keeper’s been around for

Eons, nothing new about him; he

Merely repeats what old voices speak

Copy/pastes stinging untruths…he’s

Lucifer, the Liar.

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Image: Pixabay.com

Theme Reveal, Thank-you & Royal Pi


I wanted to thank everybody who has treated me like royalty, since opening this blog—I’m WOW’d by the support and wonderful comments I’ve received.  WordPress is a great neighborhood to live in.

As with anything else I write here, I say that sincerely—which now leads me to offer an apology in advance:  this weekend I’ll be having dinner guests (see poem which follows), and it’s likely I’ll be a less attentive reader of your posts, and not as “comment-y” in the boxes…due to the necessary preparations.  I rarely have guests, and I’ve been longing to dress up my blessed table…and serve actual (not imaginary) people🙂

Final note:  I had initially signed up for April’s A to Z Challenge with no theme in mind…figured I’d just go “Eclectic”, as usual🙂  But I’ve felt immensely blessed of late, JOY returning…so I think it’s only suiting that I announce “Faith” as my theme.  Some days (& alphabet letters) may be more challenging than others, which means posts could reflect mercurial moods…but all in the context of my genuine, authentic Faith.  Hopefully it will go well and I won’t completely lose my mind…by doing April’s NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo at the same time.

Again, my huge and heartfelt gratitude to EVERYONE who visits here…you have been harbingers of spring and a much improved year And now, the poem:

Royal dinner guests


Who might become good


Invitation to blessed table, mine

For, who knows, I may be entertaining angels unaware.

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  Hebrews 13:2, NASB (Bible Verse: biblehub.com)

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The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.

Table setting Image: Pixabay.com

Curmudgeonette on Fidelity


Perhaps I’m curmudgeonette


Is there short supply—


Popular phrase tossed around: “I’ve

Got your back”…unless it’s inconvenient, fraught with risk.

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What Shall We Do, Dear?


https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/three-things-challenge-pl34/ Today’s prompt: guitar, forest, caviar

Doubt I’d care for caviar

Perhaps pizza, I’ve cash to spare

Forest get-away sounds too far…

Let’s do stay-cation, shall we dare?

You can play “come-hitherguitar

We’ll turn off phone, enjoy lovers’ lair.

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Image: Pixabay.com

Armor of God


Six vital pieces


Of God insures I


 Against Destroyer in daily battle

Almighty fights for, with me…Victory won at Cross.


Armor of God


Righteousness, gospel of peace


Salvation, Spirit—Word of God

Belt, breastplate, shoes of readiness, shield, helmet, sword…STAND.

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Image and text which follows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armor_of_God

The full quote as outlined in the King James Bible, is from Paul the Apostle‘s letter to the Ephesians 6:10–18:

(10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11) Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;[1]

The biblical text of Ephesians chapter 6 mentions six pieces of armor: belt, breastplate, footwear, shield, helmet, sword

These pieces are described in Ephesians as follows: loins girt with truth (belt of truth), breastplate of righteousness, feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace (peace), shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit/word of God.[5]

The helmet of Salvation and the breastplate of Righteousness also appear in Isaiah 59:17[6][7]

Hoard Hope



Heaped in excess


Books, dry beans, pens


Cleaning products, fresh notebooks, bread…

More crucial need:  I must learn to hoard HOPE.

©Ennle Madresan, 2019 ~ All rights reserved.

Image: Pixabay.com

The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.

Love Worth Losing All For


What do you See? March 12, 2019

Photo credit : Alarie Tano


He knew what it would mean

Turning back from choice assignment

Riding through mist, across frosty bridge

The consequences significant…

Everything he’d studied, sweated for

Childhood dream he had aspired to…

But he’d counted well and long the cost

And some things were worth

Losing all else for.

Too many times he’d ridden past her

Window, gazed as she worked busily

On yet another tapestry…essentially

Imprisoned—isolated, shunned by

Townsfolk whose shallow minds

Captured nothing about the girl

With complex spirit, beauty.

He’d observed soul’s sorrow tinting

Smile she offered when he briefly

Stopped, bowed before her on one knee…

The Lady of Shalott.

This day, he’d take them both away…

Break curse which kept her bound

To garret gloom…and prevented her

From stealing path to fairest Camelot.

His once desired prize now lost, but not…

Better trade claimed heart…for love, he’d

Yielded Round Table, Court of Camelot.


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