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Melody of those in the Same boat

My cow bells are a little bit off par
My serenade seemingly won’t separate the stars

They’re dying
Earth bound

Trees won’t surround my natural state of being.

Everything I feel
My inner sight.

I’m meant to be singing a stream of consciousness of my inner plight
To gloat I’m on another planet.

If only I knew how to consistently cope

In this moment
In this dimension
I might have a bit of hope.

A full fleshed 3 D character would awash with the flostam
Starting from the Knee deep creeping up to reveal my fragile throat.

I’m you, man.
You are me, men and women.

We’re all floating in the same boat.

Different directions
In water we still get soaked.

A place we try to fathom
No .
stake as our own.

If not to deem ours authentically
Then atleast to titillate to titivate
With a decorum of sensuality

Melody of the same boat

My cow bells are a little bit off par

My serenade seemingly won’t separate the stars

They’re dying

Earth bound

Trees won’t surround my natural state of being.

Everything I feel

My inner sight.

I’m meant to be singing a stream of consciousness of my inner plight

To gloat I’m on another planet.

If only I knew how to consistently cope

In this moment

In this dimension
I might have a bit of hope.

A full fleshed 3 D character would awash with the flostam

Starting from the Knee deep creeping up to reveal my fragile throat.

I’m you, man.

You are me, men and women.

We’re all floating in the same boat

Different directions

In water we still get soaked.

A place we try to fathom

No .

stake as our own

If not to deem ours authentically

Then atleast to titillate to titivate

With a decorum of sensuality

Hope-2021

Here I stand

On a mountain 🗻 of solid gold

Praise be for the choices I’ve made.

The toxicity of my past ends with recriminations with my inner foe

Self-respect glimmers

Good riddance to the self-destruction of the days now old

A clean closet reveals a door ajar

Bestows

a journey of new beginnings

If I vow to lift the cloak of doubt

Find the courage to replace it with hope.

Daisy not a death sentence

D utifully fights death with hope
A ccepts pain will help shed its old purpose
I n light it seeks for a rebirth – instincts prevail
S adness embrace – for loss will lead to freedom
Y esterday is a forget me not – a death sentence.

Nature is immortal

*Image prompt*
Swinging beneath the oak tree
I hear the tinkle of her laughter

I feel the breeze light
Peek through the tops of branches, undiluted sunshine ☀️flashes
it’s eyes looks down upon me.

Free,
In awe,

The sight of the flowers so striking

I remember them so vividly.

My gaze momentarily suspended
My heart
beats blessed to be in this moment.


Mother and child together preserved in this portrait

My memory states nature is immortal for eternity.

Truth

Tell me what you want to know.

Rainy days included, storms do pass

Under the bridge the homeless huddle around a fire trying not to cause too much trouble.

Together their eyes vacant, some stumble some stutter.

Hoping society will give them a second glance, a second chance.

Hope

We all have a different interpretation of what the word hope means to us.

To want something to happen or to be true, and usually have a good reason to think that it might

The Cambridge dictionary definition of hope.
So I’ve decided to think about what the word Hope means to me.

Hope is the ability to see the silver lining in one’s darkest moments.
Hope is about having the strength to hold on to a belief that no matter how scary and overwhelming life can be at times -we can get through those moments because we have done before.
Hope is holding into the belief that we can get better. We can grow and achieve our goals, dreams, and become the person we want to or aspire to be.
We all find different meanings in words. There is no wrong answer. 

I decided to start writing ✏️ down words that I associate with the word Hope

  • Trust
  • Life
  • Goals
  • Opportunities
  • Achieving
  • Honesty
  • Love
  • Truth
  • Family
  • My daughter
  • Friends
  • Desire
  • Action
  • Education
  • Humanity
  • Creative outlets
  • Growth
  • Confidence
  • Emotions
  • Dreams
  • Fears

  • Here is 3-minute Acrostic poem I wrote about hope 🙏

    H ear heavenly angels descent.
    O pen ears; wings in full flight.
    P assion stirred; Fears dissolve.
    E motions soar; new day begun.

    Hangman’s noose -Don’t give in

    Never give up!

    Nina sang it well: it’s a new dawn, a new day….

    When you look at yourself straight on in the mirror – chant his name three times.

    The Grim Reaper is more likely to pay a visit and say ‘wassup?

    Thinking about all those folk who want to live. Don’t have a cat’s chance or a lucky clover to pray over.

    Last night, life became mission impossible. If you read it – I’m free flowing this to say

    Don’t give up.

    Don’t give in.

    When it feels like you are at the end of Hangman’s noose about to kick the bucket from under your feet

    that’s the moment we’ve the opportunity to reveal our true soul’s pathos.

    Don’t you think the cloaked hooded figure has a lot of soul collecting to get on with?

    I’m not saying that what we feel at the time is an illusion.

    I pointing out -change is the only constant

     That can lead to desperate ,devastating confusion.

    Inside – I’m trembling worrying , wondering. What am I gonna do? Can I do this?

    Question after question more questions fogging up my third eye- it’s enough to make any mind spin.

    Stop. Hammer time.

    Warped sense of humour.

    Effective

    Enough to keep all the rattling bones and bolts inside me cast a  glow over my demeanour.

    Hope.

    Look around. You see a flower wilt or bloom inspite of his brethren humming out sad tunes.

    Hope.

    That’s Life continuing in spite of all that strife.

    Hope .

    One Seed.Of.Hope. Get through this second,hour, this evening.

    Take the seed, germinate it, nurture it, feed it, love it , talk  to it.

    Take the time – make it thine.

    Watch it grow into a mighty oak – proud and on display.

    Seems impossible to define.

    Plant it. Don’t throw it away.

    Keep a hold of it. It may be the one thing that  carries you over the struggle D-day line.

    On the surface – flowers, trees, icebergs – all look fantastical – magical even.

    Look below the surface. There is a formula – you can build on that too –

    No magic. No miracles.

    Approach thyself with an examining eye.

    Make it  your number one priority to get to know what makes you  tick.

    If heart’s Hope stops make it your priority to know where to go to get a battery replacement. Get it resuscitated.

    Know what makes you well

    Reach out to that alien.

    Get out of that comfort zone.

    Scream ,yell, type, don’t bottle it  up .

    We have the technology – make a call -pick the phone up.

    We have a voice – use it. Listen..

    Sweet melodic freedom – we’re the only ones with the unlock and escape from our own self made prison key.

    Hope.

    Never give up.

    Life gets difficult

    Life gets complicated.

    There is more to this space than a  one-dimensional prism.

     I know it’s scary – to feel caught up in that schism.

    Pieces of the mind caving in -thoughts toppling over like being a Chilean miner being held hostage underground.

    Two months of no light . A sorrowful plight.

    It’s dark but you are still breathing. You may be the only one but time is not about to start giving in.

    Chin up. Keep looking for a strategy.

    An exit route.

    Use that sombre time to recollect . Hell, soak up the dramaturgy.

    We come into this world kicking, screaming, wondering, possibly even believing. We mustn’t give up unless time says  ‘okay enough’.

    So, I say go the way you came in . If it is not  our time – fight with every muscle. All the nerve you can summon up.

    Truth  or  dare?

    I  have truth spilling out of my aura like pennies falling into the slot machine- the one in  working  order.

    Dare to have.  slip on your shades if you have to – things might just get a little brighter.

    You might levitate – feel lithe even a little lighter.

    Don’t be afraid to succeed.

    Don’t afraid to be happy.

    You don’t need to go to the dentist to get your two front teeth divided so you can look like some Go  Lucky Gappy.

    Photo credit Francesca Woodman – White Socks, Providence, Rhode Island, 1976.

    Be Happy or Die Trying day 2

    Day 2 of the Action for Happiness,  Today the focus is on staying optimistic. Life is a challenge for all of us at times. The truth is I decided to do this course to give me Hope and the strength to set goals to achieve a sense of achievement. I have to be real and say I feel anything but optimistic.

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with being  honest about stating I don’t feel hopeful today. 

    That is not to say that I will never have hope again. 

    It is important to be realistic about our goals and futures and understand that cultivating realistic optimism is healthier and helps prepare person to understand that sometimes in spite of believing that nothing can go wrong as  long as we keep being positive and refusing to acknowledge that we don’t have control over our future is an unrealistic expectation. It is important for self growth to accept that we won’t always get what we want no matter how optimistic we are but we can learn how to deal with our emotions if the outcome of a goal is not what we expected. 

    Happiness and optimism does not mean that we don’t feel sad or that our emotions change frequently.

    Are their  “wrong” feelings and emotions”?

     

     

    No body can be fine all the time because our emotions fluctuate and has an effect on how we feel and behave. Happiness is a an emotion that is so fleeting just like other emotions and feelings. What is wrong with accepting and instead of pushing away so called “negative” feelings allow yourself to express those emotions. Hiding those feelings and ignoring them is to deny the fact that we will feel a spectrum of emotions about what life throws our way or what we are experiencing at any given moment.

    How can we achieve a sense of happiness and make goals and try to change our mindset if we don’t accept that it is okay to feel and express all of our emotions. Understaning our emotions leads to growth and a better understanding of ourself. We can connect with other people because we will know that we all have the same emotions and by knowing ourselves better.

     Society expects us to push away emotions that are deemed to be negative. I know the point of doing this challenge is to find happiness. I am beginning to wonder if by pushing my so called “negative” feelings away and scrolling through Pinterest for positive quotes. Plastering a smile on my face is actually counter productive  in my goals to find Happiness. Happiness means different things to people. One thing I ascooate  with Happiness is inner peace and to find the strength to accept my self, understand myself and get better with my mental health issues. 

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    Spindrift Nouveau depart

    A true union of hearts was joined one summer in late June.

    The birds chirruped, the sun shone – the two became one -reflected for all to see by La Luna- the moon
    Air and Water – shouldn’t cross paths.
    These two elements casually ignore each other in nature’s form-its innate core.
    He of Air –
    She of Water.

    The energy that caused the spindrift was something not even these elements could ignore.

    Le Mistral caught up in a steamy, heady mood.
    Strode across the sky scowling, blowing curses – chaos surely ensued .

    La Mer
    – she was winding down for the day.

    The tide had come in, and she was ready to listen to a mermaid wax lyrical her classic tale of Babe Ruth.

    The wind so vexed was he – he deafened her with one strike of his herculean hair -clouded by his inability to self- soothe.

    La Mer reacted in bad form. He struck her so hard, – her mind swelled up with great licks of waves – crashing and thrashing her mental whereabouts.

    Never interrupt an element so passionate about listening to her favorite composer.

    Le Mistral and La Mer could ignore one another no more. She would make him feel the repercussions of his foolish, senseless,not-so-well thought out Strop.

    Now he would have to face his conjurer.
    A tidal wave of thoughts arose inside her.

    He would pay dearly for interrupting her meditative state of mind.

    He had no clue what feud he had started.

    Fire and Earth were shrewd not to intervene. They knew when to stay out of the way of a combination of this kind.

    They witnessed how the passion of this great unforeseen union came to be.

    The product of this affront was simply not even what the conflicted two could continue to deplore.

    Witnessed by two friends .
    Wind and Water created the very first image of love .

    Spindrift -a physical feeling of exhilaration consolidated the two .
    They were now ready for a new adventure – together -ready to explore each other, become the couple -who looked to the other with eyes that said ‘j’t‘adore.’

    Definitions for spindrift
    spray swept by a violent wind along the surface of the sea.

    ( written two months after I got married to my husband – Gaz. He is as Mercurial as Air and I more of a deep waters run still lass. Air & water are two elements that ignore each other. I used to read up all my family, friends, and boyfriends astrology signs when i was younger. I used to read the Aquarius sign and think that is the kind of man I want to be with . Trust us to be incompatible according to our zodiac). 😀 then I went to marry an Aquarius man & it turns out he is my soul mate. Nouveau depart)