Category: Every day life

Jungli

No fuss, frills, or trims Jungli in walk, talk and dreams Hiss, kiss, same to her Untamed, she tames land and sea Her nature is nature's best. ©Aweni Adams September 2019 This was written and illustrated in response to Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, the words are synonyms of CHARACTER and WILD.

The sweetest jam is shared jam.

"I love you," Labake said, smiling sweetly at Ajoke. "Uh uh... you always say that. Why don't you show me instead," Ajoke said offhandedly as she opened a bowl of cherries. "Here," Labake offered a jar of orange jam to Ajoke, "I give you the yummiest jam on earth." Ajoke rolled her eyes and smiled, … Continue reading The sweetest jam is shared jam.

Who did it?

“Who did this?!” Uriel asked incredulously. “Not me!” Joey said, looking guilty. Looking mortified, Adam muttered, “not me!” “You both have some explaining to do. I’ve been gone but for a short while and the tree of life is gone! No leaves,…” Uriel looked at Joey, “…nor trunk.” He looked at Adam. “Ha, perhaps we shall … Continue reading Who did it?

Chants

I hear chants, Chants! Chants! Chants! Behind closed doors. They assail my ears From The coven The temple The church The mosque So much in common But they beg to differ Do you? Sun asks sea and land "Who struts like he owns the earth?" "He who makes fire." ❤Aweni Adams July 2019

Rain drops

Pitter patter I thump Gently then loudly on their roofs Their thin veils And their moods My aid is at hand Wrapped as one We make sure They feel our wrath and love He tells me where to go I know what to do I wet the appetite of the lil babe Buried deep in … Continue reading Rain drops

What do you see?

"Why do you paint a gloomy picture? You are quite adept at making the best situation look dire. Do you want to have another go?" "Yes, please. So, I see a lady in a red swimsuit lying on her back. She is quite close to the sea... so close." He throws his hand up in … Continue reading What do you see?

The listening ear

My solace was in his dark hollow place From the air, through a maze of hairy routes, I came to rest. His lips needn't move. His eyes told me I was in the right place. Songs of birds echo Never for us or their foes But for a light chest ❤Aweni

Dream with care

Sings all day, ne'er cries Knows no pain, joys or sorrows She is a mermaid I had a dream To break boundaries To be a star My hopes started with a flicker now they are large, larger than life A raging fire Threatening to engulf from within They must breath, else I can't be On … Continue reading Dream with care

May light be yours

O'er you may be gloom Tears may drip, but 'twill be fine Like stars in the night Daintly hanging up above Let hope shine through the dark ❤Aweni It's international widow's day. Give yourself the chance to find the light again. It may be hard, but please hang in there. ❤Aweni

Watermelon girl

Enid tricked this girl Golliwogs were just her dolls Come alive in books The world woke her up 'Watermelon lips' she's called Glass ceilings in place Her heart's untarnished Though obvious ills unspoken Assail her daily Her lips and skin speak "Watermelon girl, you're 'spesh'!" Leave the unread be ❤Aweni Image and poetry ©Aweni Adams … Continue reading Watermelon girl