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SoCS: Beyond


Today’s Stream of Consciousness prompt: Take the title of the last movie you watched (just the title, not the premise of the movie), and base your post on that title.

colored glass in window 2


She loved decorating her little home

With blue glass in the windows,

Feeding the birds,

Taking care of her plants,

Talking with the trees.

She loved being safe

Beyond the madding crowd,

Beyond the political angst,

Beyond conventional thinking.

Sometimes though,

Like when twisting from warrior 2

To triangle pose,

Looking up through the pine trees

Glistening in the sun,

She imagined exploring

Beyond the picket fence

Into new realms

Of star ships and adventure,

Or old realms

Of elves and wizards.

She had big ideas

For such a simple woman

Reaching beyond the dichotomy

Of good and evil,

Rich and poor,

Beyond i phones and laptops,

Beyond brand names and fashion,

Beyond religion and government.

Part of her wanted to explore,

To journey into deeper, broader dimensions.

But sometimes she settled for comfort

And wore sneakers with a skirt.



The last movie I watched was Star Trek Beyond. It’s far from my favorite Star Trek movie, but it’s fun and full of action and adventure. I wonder if it’s odd that I love nature and Jesus with a passion, but I also like science fiction. A lot. Then of course there’s The Lord of the Rings…. 

Another movie I watched recently was Ender’s Game. I just want to mention it because the ending surprised me with an important message. If you ever get a chance to watch Ender’s Game, make sure you watch it to the very end.  Here’s a hint:


Anyway, here’s my favorite trailer for Star Trek Beyond. 

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

32 thoughts on “SoCS: Beyond

  1. I enjoyed your poem, and following your yoga poses through the gaze up at the pine trees. I also enjoy science fiction but have not seen Ender’s game. I really enjoyed the Firefly series. So lovely and refreshing to experience all the ranges of offerings on Earth and beyond!

    • I have not seen Firefly, but maybe some day I will. Ender’s game is not the type of movie I would normally seek out. I happened to catch the ending one day and decided I’d watch it next time it came within reach. On the surface, it would appeal most to video gamers and the main character, a teenager, has to deal with serious bullying. But the apparent target audience and our leaders need the lessons about reality and seeking to communicate and understand rather than destroy.

  2. I love the photo (that’s what caught my attention), I love your poem and thank you for the recommendation – I will check out those movies.

  3. I am still trying to understand your poem as I have not seen Star Trek Beyond yet, but I guess there is a normal simple woman in the movie that wants to explore. Anyway I thought it was beautiful.

    • Thanks, Jim. I’m happy that you thought my poem was beautiful. I didn’t base the poem on the movie, and only used the title as a prompt, though the star ships made their way into the poem. There are probably other ST movies that speak more to who I am. This one was pretty action, adventure oriented.

  4. Lord of the rings is my favourite too. I love that book and I have read it so many times, over the years.

    • It’s been a long time since I’ve read the books, but I watch LOTR movies every chance I get. I’ve been thinking of looking back into the books though. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Beautifully said ❤
    I enjoy science fiction movies and have seen all the movies you've mentioned. Great sci-fi stories have the power to not only take us beyond our limited vision to unimaginable possibilities, but to also question our current beliefs about the human condition.

  6. I read all the Ender series of books and loved them. I have not seen the movie, though. Thanks for the little bit of it. 🙂

  7. Nice post. Here’s to exploring new realms in tennis shoes and skirts.

  8. Nicely crafted. Sneakers with a skirt is wonderful

  9. Oh MY! Aside from the fact that you wrote something so perfectly connected to the movie, and in such a dreamlike way … if not for me knowing you were writing about a movie I would say to you, yes … yes me too, I resonate with each word and I align with all that energy put into scribe. That was not only beautifully written and expressed, but so very connected (to me anyway). Wonderful JoAnna, and the picture is absolutely beautiful. You are so blessed to live in an area that exists in my dreams. So lovely, every part of it. As for playing the game, I just watched the Three Christs last night (great movie based on a true story) and I’m not even going to attempt to express it as connected and beautifully as you have here. ❤

    My apologies for my M.I.A. situation, which isn't near over yet – much going on in relation to the broken butterfly and unfair despair (put that one private) situation. I do pop in every very blue moon when able … and as I did today, always make sure to visit you. A very belated Happy and Abundantly Blessed New Year & Decade To You. 💖

  10. I want to do yoga with you in that spot! I enjoyed the playful way your words danced on the screen and floated off and then grounded back down into sneakers in a skirt! Nice job! Thanks for the movie recommendation too – I haven’ seen Ender’s Game, but it does look interesting.

    • Thanks, Shelley. I love how your described my poem. 🙂 I’ve gotten a couple of responses about people reading the Enders Game novels. They sound like science fiction with a conscience.

  11. Love the poem, and the photo atop. Love them.

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