Daring to Dazzle

There is a saying that the more a diamond is cut, the more it sparkles.

Well God knows I have felt the chisel.

Left to wonder, what hurts most?

The self inflicted or deliberate?

No matter, the blood it lets is always crimson.

Sadly, I always yielded to those blades.

I wasn’t listening, deafened by the noise of disappointment.

I closed my ears to the sweet chime of my own twinkle, paying no heed to the bright glimmer inside myself that could light the way.

Yet, in the end;

Cuts heal, ears open and diamonds dazzle.

And so will I.

 

100 Word Challenge writing prompt

Velvet at Velvet Verbosity offered us the task (and word) of LISTENING.

Mama Kat’s (PRETTY MUCH  WORLD FAMOUS) Writing Workshop

Mama’s Losin’ It 

had a prompt about using the word SPARKLE and it spoke to me this week.

Thank you for visiting today, hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season.

 

 

 

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49 Responses to Daring to Dazzle
  1. Alison
    November 29, 2012 | 1:31 am

    You blind me frequently, I feel like I’m staring straight at the sun.
    Because you’re my sunshine when days are hard.
    So sparkle away my friend. You’ve always been a gem to me.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:45 am

      this is the other comment I won’t erase from my phone, I read it, tears spring to my eyes and I wonder how I got so freaking lucky as to have YOU as a friend. To have YOU think good things about me.
      I love you Lady Bug, I hope you know that…without a doubt. You are my sunshine. Always.

  2. Kir
    November 29, 2012 | 6:51 am

    Oh Alison, you are the stunning one, the one that dazzles me. I know that having you in my life has been the sunshine I NEEDED most.

    this comment is going to keep me teary (and feeling so blessed) all day long.
    xo

  3. Jamie@SouthMainMuse
    November 29, 2012 | 7:33 am

    I don’t feel much like a sparkly person. But hopefully weathering the tough things do make me a little more shiny. Great use of word and writing.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:10 am

      I used to..be a lot more sparkly. I wonder where that went?
      Yes, I do believe the hard times help us find our dazzle, it hurts for sure, but then we know why.
      I’m so glad you’re here, thank you for reading. Means a great deal to me.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:43 am

      HI Jamie..
      thank you..I feel like I’ve lost my sparkle and I need to find it. Writing through it is helping me and comments likke yours are lifting me up. I appreciate them more than you know.

  4. lceel
    November 29, 2012 | 8:05 am

    Dazzle? Will dazzle? You already DO Dazzle. And always will.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:41 am

      I kept this comment on my phone..I won’t delete it, because I love it so much.
      I tell you often (but not enough) that you make me smile every single day….and I am so happy that fate or the internet brought you into my life and my blog.

      there are no words for my appreciation of that Lou.
      xoxo

  5. angela
    November 29, 2012 | 8:22 am

    Yes! You are sparkle personified :)

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:40 am

      *just tears* you know that I don’t feel much like sparkling lately…but thank you for letting me sit in your light until I do. xoxo

  6. Ruby Manchanda
    November 29, 2012 | 8:40 am

    This is beautiful.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:39 am

      HI Ruby…
      thank you, thank you for that. You don’t know how much I needed it.

  7. Jen
    November 29, 2012 | 9:17 am

    Through it all… we must sparkle. :-)

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:39 am

      AMEN. Yes, the hard times will be hard, but if we get through them the LIGHT is coming.

      thank you for this beautiful comment. Much appreciated.

  8. Sue
    November 29, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Well. It looks like I’ve come across something bigger and more meaningful than what the prompt implied. Hoping your day shines, Kir.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:38 am

      I’m sorry if I made you uncomfortable..I apologize. I’ve been going through something the past few months and the writing is helping me purge it.
      thank you for reading it and deciding to comment anyway, that means so much to me. My day is actually a lot more BRIGHT because you did.

  9. Katie
    November 29, 2012 | 11:23 am

    I love that you incorporated your prompts so seamlessly. This is excellent.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:37 am

      Oh. thank you…so much. Thank you for coming over to read it and for leaving such a truly wonderful comment. I appreciate it more than you could ever know.

  10. Tara R.
    November 29, 2012 | 12:01 pm

    Amen sistah friend! Shine on…

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:36 am

      You’re helping me to shine you know? You are…and it’s making me smile.
      thank you. xo

  11. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf
    November 29, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    This is so beautifully written Kir. I don’t think that anyone could dull your sparkle.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:35 am

      You’d be surprised, but thank you…because you help me to sparkle…simply by letting me sit in YOUR LIGHT, where YOU dazzle me.
      thank you for coming over to read this…it meant so much to have you here to read these words.

  12. Headstrong Damsel
    November 29, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    The cuts always hurt, self inflicted or not, evne more so when they are deliberate. But the sparkle is worth it in the end.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:33 am

      HI :)
      thank you so much for coming over to comment, that means so much to me.
      thank you for your words, you’re right of course that it hurts, but getting through it makes the light shine.

  13. Kimberly
    November 29, 2012 | 5:36 pm

    Oh, you definitely are sparkle! Don’t let anyone dull it. It’s one thing I love about you.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:32 am

      I’m trying very hard not to let anyone near my sparkle..some times that is hard, but then I think of friends like YOU who teach me all about being Dazzling and I sit in that light and hope it rubs off.
      I love ya Kimber…so much.

  14. Jackie
    November 29, 2012 | 7:50 pm

    I think that you dazzle & sparkle all the time!

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:31 am

      I wish I felt like I did. I’ve had a hard year. But thank you, thank you for seeing me like this, for being a friend that helps me to sparkle…I do hope I do the same for you. You dazzle me all the time with your life, your writing, your talent. Always.

  15. Velvet Verbosity
    November 29, 2012 | 10:01 pm

    You DAZZLE gurl!

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:28 am

      You help me do it, with this wonderful prompts. I’m so glad I found you this year. :)

      • Velvet Verbosity
        December 2, 2012 | 11:36 pm

        That’s no nice to hear! It’s always good to know that your work is helping someone in some way. In my case I hope to inspire and to create a safe space for people to grow with their writing. :D

        • kir
          December 3, 2012 | 11:39 am

          you do and I am extremely grateful for it. I have learned so much from you.

  16. Sarcasm Goddess
    November 29, 2012 | 11:21 pm

    Dazzle on, girl! I can see your sparkle all the way through the internets.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:30 am

      WOW. For YOU to say that To me? I mean, what a lovely thing to say. Truly. I don’t know if you know that I needed those words, but thank you so much for saying them.

  17. Cameron
    November 30, 2012 | 12:36 pm

    Sparkle on, beautiful!

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:24 am

      well YOU help me do it, help me see it.
      What a beautiful FRIEND I have in you.

      xo

  18. Jennifer
    November 30, 2012 | 3:27 pm

    YOU are definitely dazzling dahling.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:24 am

      oh. Wow. I’m humbled to think you think so. xo
      *tears*

  19. barbara
    December 1, 2012 | 3:25 am

    sparkle on, my friend.

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:15 am

      it’s friends like you who help me do that…thank you so much for that

  20. Marian
    December 1, 2012 | 10:06 pm

    ahhhhh shine on, you crazy diamond

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:13 am

      sniffle…you help me do that you know? :)

  21. Kat
    December 1, 2012 | 11:21 pm

    Love this! You have such a beautiful way with words!

    • kir
      December 2, 2012 | 9:13 am

      OH Kat, first thank you for coming over…I know how busy you are. Next, thank you for this comment..sometimes I really need words like this from other people. I appreciate them more than you know.

  22. By Word of Mouth Musings
    December 2, 2012 | 9:29 pm

    You know sweet love … diamonds are so very strong, and not brittle or fake. If cut too shallow, their light is lost. Once cut and polished, their shine cannot be dulled, and yet only a portion of its light is reflected since the rest travels thro it … like you. Light radiates from you, you sparkle from deep within and glimmer with brilliance.
    So very lovely xxxx

    • kir
      December 3, 2012 | 11:35 am

      You help me to Sparkle you know. It’s you being in my life, hugging me when I need it, slapping me when I deserve it and reminding me of what and who I am.

      thank you for being part of the LIGHT inside me. I love you Nic. xo

  23. Shell
    December 3, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Wow. So beautifully written, my sweet friend!

    • kir
      December 3, 2012 | 11:32 am

      I was so happy to see you in my email and in my corner. Thank you for helping me to DAZZLE…for being such a sparkling part of my life.

  24. Elaine A.
    December 3, 2012 | 9:13 pm

    Oooh, I LOVE this! You do sparkle, BRIGHT and PRETTY, Kir!

    Fabulous way to use those 100 words!!

    xo

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