Butterfly Kisses – Poem by Muse

~Butterfly Kisses~
~
Aged imperfection ~
Stitched upon my face…
Years and years ~ Of wisdom…
Earned by Holy Grace.
Quiet solitude ~In a humble home…
All the family scattered ~
Like nomads ~ Do they roam.
Then a gift ~
Sent from above…
A memory ~Pure and tangible…
Wrapped in innocence ~And unquestioning love.
A butterfly kiss ~
Lands gently upon my cheek…
From an unseen child ~
A kiss most sweet…
Heaven grants grace ~ And tears follow…
As youth revisits ~This tired empty hollow.
~
(muse from book Enigmatic Evolution)

Pansylee VanMeteren Illustrator, Author, Poet, Songwriter Lyricst, Artist of WV - The Muse - Poetic Pastries

 

 

~ Spiritual Poetry – Time by Muse ~

 

Giving no quarter…
To neither man nor beast…
The sun rises…
From the heaven’s East…
Time’s companions…
Are life and death…
Taking and giving…
One man’s breath…Powerless and powerful…
We are blessed in this life…
By a wondrous Creator…
Who keeps us in His sight…
For He alone…
Controls the sands…
That shift from within…
For He alone…
Controls the lives…
Of beasts and men. Yes, He alone…
Will turn the orb…
In the twinkling of an eye…
Watching ancient grains of sand…
Slipping sweetly by. Yes He alone will stay the orb…
When our time has come to pass…
Those ancient grains of sand…
Lying peacefully in the glass

Pansylee VanMeteren Illustrator, Author, Poet, Songwriter Lyricst, Artist of WV - The Muse - Poetic Pastries

~ Exploitation of Your Password ~

 

Pssst… hey, what’s your password? It surely is not on this list, I hope.

admin
 123456
 password
 12345678
 666666
 111111
 1234567
 qwerty
 siteadmin
 administrator
 root
 123123
 123321
 1234567890
 letmein123
 test123
 demo123
 pass123
 123qwe
 qwe123
 654321
 loveyou
 adminadmin123

Can be it true? According to Sucuri, (an internet security company) it is indeed a list of the top internet passwords. Oh how we loathe to create these digital font monsters. Once we get used to a certain one …BAM! We have to change it up. “Security,  buscurity (<that is a made up word people) … I’m just not going to change it, by gosh I have had enough.” hmmm does that sound familiar?

If so ~ read on … If not, please read on….

Sucuri also notes that when most sites and blogs are compromised it is done by a “brute force” user. This is when an individual or “bot” gains access by running random guesses of password combinations to your blog. They seek out weak points and look for entry; like a thief checking open windows and unlocked doors. It is not unheard of to have 1000’s of combinations tried on the most simple of sites. Stunning, simply stunning.

 

You may be saying to yourself at this point, “oh that would never happen to me – my blog is only important me”.  Regrettably that is just enough reason for some. They are not in it for the money but for sheer joy of wreaking havoc. To better understand a hacker’s mindset, they see any and all personal information as cyber coinage. Exploration of identity, finances and much more is easily in the realm of possibility if they gain enough knowledge.

Hackers have even been know to hold sites hostage. What would you today if you were locked out, if all your images of family and friends were gone. If your art or long suffering writing had been stripped from your access. You would try to get them back I’m sure. Would you succeed? That entirely depends upon two things. 1. your blog security/backup and 2. the level of malicious hacking involved. Often, sites are picked down to bare bones leaving bloggers, site owners, writers with nothing left but the domain.

So today, pause a moment and lock your doors, won’t you? I know I will.

(this is not an endorsement for Sucuri – they are linked as they printed the password list).

Pansylee VanMeteren Illustrator, Author, Poet, Songwriter Lyricst, Artist of WV - The Muse - Poetic Pastries

 

 

Supper Is Ready – by Muse

Memories of my childhood days bring back the sharp pungent smell of river catfish, the earthy smell of sweet golden corn, the light buttery smell of mashed potatoes, the floury smell of homemade biscuits and the delicious aroma of fresh apples being stewed in sugar and cinnamon. Even though supper was not served until the sun started fading in the sky, my Nanny would start laboring in the kitchen long before. Continue reading “Supper Is Ready – by Muse”