A Shade of Ash # 3 – (Altared Youth)

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Hey everybody,

I hope you’re all doing well.

Next up… I delve into uncharted territory with the below prompt with special guest, God. So, without further adieu, let’s see what we got.

Do you still have the same religious beliefs that you had as a child? If so, why? If not, how and why did they change?

I could take that question in a couple directions, but I think I might just go with the general topic of ‘religion and faith and me’. Though, I may end up answering the questions above anyway, we’ll see. Let me stretch my fingers and see where it takes me. I’ve played with the idea of making a post with faith as the main topic before, looks as if my new prompt category will finally get it out me. Actually, there’s been a few situations in my life recently that have also made me think about religion more than I have ever have in years. Another reason I felt this prompt was interesting enough to explore.

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(Something I found that I wrote for my mother a long time ago)

Happy Birthday to my mom, to my lovely mother;
your beauty compares, to no other.
Your eyes always glow and twinkle when you smile;
I think back at old times and thought for awhile.
I’m blessed to have a mom with such a big heart and warm soul;
Every day of my life my love for you grows.
I miss you all the time, I wish I was near;
To give you a birthday kiss; to hold you my dear.
Another year as gone by, another year has passed;
Some days we have cried some days we have laughed.
You’re a special person mother, so giving of yourself;
Happiness is all you seek, more than treasures and wealth.
You cared for us all, and always there you would be;
Whether it was the role of a daughter, or a mom to three.

I wrote this today after thinking of you;
I thought to myself what can I do?
So read these lines and listen to what I say;
I want you to celebrate your very special day.
And remember birthdays are but a number, just one more trip around the sun;
It’s your time now mother so go have some fun.
Love Ash