Month: February 2017

inspired haiku senryu “Nobodies child”

The art and joys of being able to put what we observe and experience into words and share with the world. What a gift it is. A boarding house experience beautifully surmised by Mick E Talbot. That a song and I inspired this poem is awesome!

Mick E Talbot Poems

“nobodies child”

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how i longed for home
boarding school one whole term
broken heart lost love

eleven year old
deported against my will
my parents too

unbeknown new
a rule that hurt us all
weekend disasters

to far to travel
one day there one day back
no time for visits

homesick lonely nights
my parents too were crying
a whole term dying

summer break and home
empathy resolved my straits
home loving parents

while I was there
respite for me was nature
now still besotted

long story cut short
as back then was a life time
despair misery

now a happy home
a wife three children
grand and great too

like all we face
trials and tribulations
together resolved

My life back then invoked
by you and a old song
both invoking tears

Invoked memory by Aweni
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© Mick E Talbot 2017/66

The First Verse

I’m nobodies child

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One voice, else we lose

In this world of ours Sometimes so full of promise Sometimes so arid We all run around Trying to live out our days The best way we know Jiggling and juggling We face our life's challenges Facing it head on No time to waste here Yet some think they are center Of this universe They … Continue reading One voice, else we lose

The tale of his defeat

He hated them He swore never to touch them Never to live with them Or have any business with them Until..... He sniffed the sweet talc And saw the light and fluffy dust On buttocks so soft and pink The button nose On a face round and cherub He heard the gentle coos From heart-shaped … Continue reading The tale of his defeat

Leeches in my blood

  Have you heard? There are leeches in my blood Draining the life out of me   Society has labelled me Tagging me untouchable They stand judging me   Even though these leeches Already cripple me In my mind and in my bones   Grisly leeches Memoirs of a time gone Times now rued   … Continue reading Leeches in my blood

#cinderellamythmakers – a collaborative project

This is an opportunity to be part of a beautiful concept to bring our blogging community together and inspire more people to write. #cinderellamythmakers

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Inspiration – Cinderella

“On the night of the grand ball/she in white, the prince in blue and gold/floating two inches above the floor/while her sisters, breathing their oatmeal breath/watch through keyhole eyes/their neck veins throbbing jealous blood.” – John Dickson, “Cinderella”

Cinderella by Elisabeth is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.Creative Commons License
Cinderella by Elisabeth is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Project

Anne J. (Anna Jailene Aguilar-Van Der Merwe) and I launched a collaborative project back in January 2017 – a call for bloggers and writers to create their own tale that calls back to the folk tale of Cinderella.  Don’t forget!  The due date is Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, by midnight (your local time).

Our Invitation

“Cinderella has been told and re-told in myriad cultures around the world, and we are challenging the blogging/writing community to come up with your own Cinderella-themed tale.  As co-curators, Anne and I will be gathering the stories for…

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Sanctum

  He's my sanctuary In this world that knows no peace In his arms I'm safe   via Daily Prompt: Hideout Photo credit: JDMcginley

Chronicles of a girl boarder

  "Squat!!!!" They squealed, all three of them red in the face with anger "How could a junior be so confident?" They thought "Another pair of wings to break!" One of them shouted. They had asked for her bowl of rice But she would not let it go She grabbed onto it like her life … Continue reading Chronicles of a girl boarder

The man and Life

I once heard a conversation between a man and Life. The man thought his fate the worst of all. All he had to provide for his son and wife was a guitar. He sat with his guitar, while Life stood by silently, listening to him. "I have looked inwards", he said to Life. "All I … Continue reading The man and Life

If only you knew

You criticize Put me down Belittle me Aim to make me feel unwanted To feel foolish and incapable If only you knew That for every criticism, I learn And I perfect Every time I am put down, I rise to a greater height With every belittling I become larger than life Because the universe wants … Continue reading If only you knew

MY FIVE HOMELAND gODS!

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