Guest blogger: Ben Snyder – Clouds and Determination


Image: Sue Vincent

A startled gaze starts the day, as the clouds flow away. Everyone always has to say “Isn’t this a lovely day”. As the winds shift the clouds roll in quick. The temperature drops, as the wind never stops. I know what is coming, I can feel the rain storm lunging. It is getting closer to me, in the distance I can see. But the day started out so nice, I never thought a cloud would show up twice.  Weather is weird like that, it is always wise to bring hat. You never know what the day may bring; it could even begin to start icing.

So don’t look at each day in only one way, you have to roll with the punches and learn what to say. If you adapt to what is around you, then it is easy to keep your cool. Every day brings new challenges and everyday you manage the imbalances. When life throws you a curve ball, stand up to it, and when you don’t know what to do adapt to it. But always look for a compassionate way, because then you make may make a friend along the way.


Image: Sue Vincent

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  About Ben

Musician, Philosopher, Poet, and Artist. Ben Snyder creates new imagery, words and sound. He has been playing percussion for over 25 years in a wide variety of bands including jazz, jam band, classic rock, techno, electronica, heavy metal, progressive rock and bluegrass. Starting early on in school he worked on honing his skills in music, art and poetry. Then in college he majored in philosophy focusing on a unifying theory of peace. After college, he continued with bands and published many works for magazines, reviews, books and more. Today he works tirelessly spreading the word of peace, charity and cooperation in hopes of helping the world become more caring and loving.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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12 Responses to Guest blogger: Ben Snyder – Clouds and Determination

  1. Reblogged this on Poetry & Philosophy and commented:
    Thank you for sharing my poetry Sue!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Thank you so much for posting my poetry Sue!


  3. Dina says:

    Thank you so much for introducing Ben and his lovely work to us all, Sue!


  4. Jennie says:

    This is lovely. Just lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Great 👍 and loved the beautiful way it was written with the right picture. 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌


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