Close your eyes! I've a surprise for you. Walk with me her Mother said.
She took her daughter's hand and together they walked outside.
"What is it " the girl asked,"there's nothing here".
"Oh yes there is"replied her Mother.
" Open your eyes,open your heart and you will see the sunrise,the birds ,the flowers and trees and the road leading to somewhere ".
" Take that road and go out and live,you are spending too much time inside on technology,Facebook Instragram,Twitter,that's not life,switch it off and go outside and live".
"Whatever" the girl responded,shrugged her shoulders and went back inside.
Well,the Mother thought,as she bent to switch off the Internet connect, that was the e...
Poetry - Weather
Cold crispy cold
When the winter sun shines
Ice crunches in puddles
Snuggled up warm in coat scarf and gloves
Only a red nose showing
Mild Autumn days ,the sun losing its heat
Sunlight highlighting the gold and brown leaves
Leaf piles to kick through,treasures to be found
A shiny brown conker,a pine cone on the ground
Spring days ,a watery sun
For snowdrops and crocuses to lift their heads to
New life beginning, pushing through the ground
Winter is over,warmer days will abound
The hot summer sun blazing its heat
Making it unbearable,not a treat
Skin burning if you stay out too long
Sweat forming at the slightest exertion
I think you can tell which seasons and weather I l...
I remember gazing into the flames ,past my crimson tipped toes which were beginning to shed winters icy claws and draw in the warmth from the fire.
Thee firelight cast a warm glow around the room and the lamp lit the shade in the corner.
My sisters and I would gaze into the fire and see a world beyond out consciousness.
Castles on crags,a dragons head puffing smoke from its nostrils. An occasional flame flickering from the molten lava pit where the evil king lived. Sparks leaping into fireworks to entertain the fairies who lived in the castle on the crags.
The clock ticked its regular rhythm creating a peaceful relaxing air in which we would doze and dream.
"Get your fe...
You never did like to dance
You never took to the floor
But I was lucky
You never stopped me dancing
You clapped and called for more
You don't know what this means to me
To be given a new job
I feel like this is a new start in life
I can provide for my family
Thank you for choosing me
These are tears of happiness
Yes, I have shed tears of despair
But come 8 o clock Monday morning
When you open the office doors
I'll be there
His work never really interested him. So once again he found himself staring out of the window. It was at that moment he felt something he had never experienced before. He saw her,in her yellow dress. The wind played with her dress as she turned around and they locked eyes.
He had to go home ,she had to come with him,he had to paint her.
Why was he not doing the thing he loved most. He needed her to sit for him,he needed to capture the colours that radiated between then.
Art was his life,colours were his life and they had muted to grey.
He rose from his chair and rushed out to meet her.
" Hey,where are you going" his manager called
"To follow my hearts desire" he called back.
Please look a little deeper
There is no hidden meaning
It is my conscious choice
I am a respectable women
Who wears a niqab for my spiritual well being
It takes inner strength and fortitude
Moral boundaries between unrelated men and women are respected
I ensure my modesty
I am not wrapped and hidden
Please respect my choice
Don't let your misunderstanding cause any despair
Words taken from The Advent Calendar by Steven Croft
Walk on the path of gladness
It is a good path to walk
Take the turning from sadness
Face raised to the sun
Walk on the path of gladness
Feel the wind and rain
Look at the blessings around you
Live in hope that such sadness
You will never have to feel again💞
His eyes were green and mesmerising
They flashed with a wild light
The predator was on the lookout
Dawn arrived after a cold foggy night
Chilled to the bone he rose from the park bench
Which had been his bed for the night
Cold ,tired and hungry
He set of for the town
Would today be a good day
Would someone see his need
Stand him for a coffee
Or see his need to feed
Would someone show him compassion
Help him on his way
Reach out and touch his lonely heart
Would it be today
Winter came faster than expected. She wasn't prepared.
She shivered uncontrollably as she walked past the houses with their lights shining brightly and smoke curling from the chimneypieces indicating a roaring fire inside.
She clutched the money in her pocket tightly,hoping upon hope it would be enough.
The bell above the door jangled as she entered and she felt the warmth sting her face.
The woman sitting at the counter stood to greet her,
" I'm so pleased to see you,come sit by the fire,you look frozen."
She helped her open her coat and cuddled the bundle wrapped inside.
" Hello little man ,come and get warm".
The baby smiled at her showing his one little tooth.
" I've saved so...
Oh what a brilliant challenge for me. All my life I have enjoyed playing games.
I have many childhood memories of playing games. We always had a new game for Christmas.
Every Sunday night was game night. We didn't have a television when I was growing up. The radio would be playing ...Sing something simple... and we would gather round the kitchen table and play Memory game,card games,board games and Beetle,a brilliant dice game.
My Grandparents taught us card games,Newmarket and Queenie and at every family occasion we would all play cards for pennies.
This continued when I had my own child and he loved to and still loves to play games.
He plays games with his children and I...
This year I want more positivity and less negativity
If I had to choose one word to focus on this year it would be hope
I want to stop doing crying and start doing smiling and keep doing smiling
My greatest worry or concern this year is coping with grief
This year I will embrace always look on the bright side as my Dad taught me.💞
From the ashes of despair
There grows a tiny seed of life changing hope
Young and fragile at first,then growing sturdy and strong
Never stop believing and never give up hope
Hope springs eternal.
Track down prey
Power and strength
Wild ,wonderful wolf
I don't want to know what you had for your dinner
I don't want to know what colour you painted your nails
I don't want to know you've had a bikini wax
I don't want to know you've got 200 emails
I don't want to know you've face planted the pavement
Because you're very drunk
I don't want to know you've been chatted up
By a woman who smells like a skunk
I don't want to know every little thing
About what you do in a day
It just makes you seem insecure
Go out and get a life!!!!
( must be an age thing for me at 60!!!)
I'd get to see your face again
I'd get to see your smile
I'd feel your loving arms around me
If only for a while
I'd tell you how much I love and miss you
We'd laugh and share a joke
I'd let you go with a lingering kiss
Although it would break my heart again💔
Darkness falls slowly bringing cold sleety rain
Dampening my enthusiasm but not my aim
Feeling excited, I'm city bound ,alone
Following the bustle of the busy crowds
Umbrella ready to give shelter
Neon lights blazing
Sleigh bells ring
The neon lights are bright
I try to stay near them the whole of the night
Hiding under my umbrella, sheltering from the rain
At dawns first light I slowly wend my way home
It matters not where I go
I go there alone, in the darkness
The shadows of the afterlife follow me ready to invade
I go to the busy city
The shadows of the afterlife give up at dawn's first light.
I return home exhausted to sleep another day away
I know that as dusk falls the shadows will be back
So I begin my eternal walking
It matters not where I go
I go there alone
The shadows of the afterlife following ready to invade
She rose from the water and kissed him
But under the water she hid her mermaid tail
She embraced him with passion and longing
He lost all trace of earthly belonging
She pulled him under the water
He had no time to hesitate
His breathe slowly left him
His time on land was at an end
She had chosen him as her partner
For him there was no escape
She foresaw their fate in a lucid dream
She washed her hands in the running stream
She placed Obsidian on its bank
To offer protection and into the mud it sank
Encased in darkness its magic seeped out
About its power she had no doubt
It filled the stream with a life giving force
It gave strength to their weakness and a will to go on
It nourished their children for a future life
Their fate was not sealed,their future not bleak
Her power drained,she rested in a deep sleep
The queen is sat with a smile on her face as she watches her husband drink from a chalice she has poisoned.
She sits upright as he chokes and slumps forward,dying before her eyes.
She calls for the guard and pretends to be upset.
The healer is called for but is unable to do anything.
He suspects it is heart failure.
The queen holds a state funeral .
After the funeral she she sends for her lady in waiting.
Lady Anne is very upset as she was sleeping with the king.
The queen informs her she is to become lady in waiting to the queen mother who lives in solitude in the countryside.
Lady Anne questions the role her husband will undertake,as he is a high ranking guard in the palace.
She was standing in her art gallery giving her speech on how her art came to be.
There is nothing like your first love she said as she points to a painting on the wall of two lovers kissing.
As she looks into the audience she stops talking and her cheeks turn red.
" I wanted to do this tonight as I would not be here if it were not for Greg supporting me throughout. I dedicate this picture to you Greg and want to ask you in front of all our family and friends ,Will you marry me?.
The painting on the wall of two lovers kissing was reenacted and bought to life.
I am grateful I am loved and can share love,it has made me who I am. It has made me confident strong and resilient.
Wherever I go,whatever I do
I feel home calling to me
Its my safe secure place
Although you are not here I feel the essence of you
I love my home
Is molten lava
Used for protection
Lucid thoughts giving mind clarity
Magic has no beauty to behold
God foresaw our future giving life
Life everlasting in Gods holy hands
Spirit ascending to Gods side
No trading with the devil kind
No magic in the moonlight
Only love from Gods heart
Fills all our daily needs
The fountain flows
I would want to be there
When they opened Tutankhamen's tomb
Took the first step on the moon
Threw confetti at my parents wedding
To be the person smiling as they unshackled slaves
I wouldn't want to witness
Jack the Ripper killing in the London gloom
Soldiers being killed as they fought in the war
Children being trapped in a cotton loom
Can I be greedy and have more than one go in the time machine
There's so much I want to see
I reply can't decide, there's so much history