Magic Wand

Wish I had a magic wand
Always keep it strapped right on

Wave it once or thrice a day
Melancholy kept at bay

The trials of life imbued they be
Weighed down until no longer free

Doubts within begin to grow
Circumstances take control

Dark of night closing in
Gone is past future’s dim

Look at the flip side of the coin
In contentment all can join

As each new day dawns fresh morn
Hope eternal stands reborn


Inspired by Daily Prompt – Believe

Happy 150th Anniversary

Nebraska became a state in 1867.
This year marks its sesquicentennial.

One of many activities celebrating this
milestone included a public art project
“Nebraska by Heart.”

Nebraska artists created 89 sculptures
symbolizing Nebraska as America’s
Heartland and the love its citizens
feel for their state.

All 89 Hearts will be auctioned this
Friday, with proceeds divided equally
between two Lincoln-based non-profit
organizations and the artist.

My husband and I sponsored one of the
artists, Ann Whitesell, who created the
sculpture, “Melting H’Art”, pictured.

She worked in the style of glass artist
Dale Chihuly, but using plastic formed
by heating, decorated with alcohol-based
inks. The effect is stunning.

My hope is that Nebraskans will take
interest in this worthwhile event and turn
out in good number to bid on the Hearts.


Daily Prompt – Interest