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Tears flowing in thankfulness
Of all gifts bestowed undeserved
Given like a river in the desert
Quenching my barren heart...
Life brings the wind fiercely
Dissipated dreams broken
Lost in a sea of regret
Lessons learned through pain...
My parched soul longing
Finding strength within this blessing
Eradicating all repentance
Discovering the eternal fountain of life...
The earth shuddered
Shaking to awaken my soul
The swell of tears released
Surrendered to God's love...... (more)
They sit in the kitchen – Mr and Mrs L – overlooking a backyard of woodpiles, wheelbarrows and tussocks of native grass. It’s early autumn. The pungent scent of the last of a rambling Chinese jasmine wafts across the yard and mingles with the smell of last night’s rain. The weekend menagerie headcount is underway over fruit toast and espresso.
Being Saturday, it’ll be hours before Little L, now 19 years old, emerges to join the human race. Inheriting Mrs L's good looks, he’s prone to late nights and a string of girlfriends.
At the rear of the yard the chickenhouse sits under giant... (more)
A courageous rooster crows in the sleepy village below. I’m on the southern island of Kadavu. Spirals of smoke rise from cooking fires to a lazy sky of Fiji blue. I clamber up concrete stairs by the dining room and along a spur straddling huts of palm frond thatch and sheets of rusted iron. Monster mango trees throw a shroud of welcome shade – cool and dark – over ragamuffin fence posts and loose strands of random wire. Motley chickens scratch along the path.
On the highest knoll I sit by a wind-bent palm, sun on my back, gazing across the Pacific at Nabukulevu; an extinct cloud-topped... (more)
TRUTHI will not hide
from this naked truth
even though it crushes my soul
let me look it straight in the eye
embrace the pain it brings me...
Knowing the umbilical truth
as I amble forward
never looking backwards
like dressing and undressing
my mind looking within...
Finding myself and knowing
what I value and trust
has importance beyond
the narrow thinking you
wish to accuse me of...
Truth always stands firm
no matter how much you may try
to twist it to justify your actions... (more)
...for someone. It does not have to be a huge gesture to carry meaning or be appreciated. There are times though, that we are in the right place, at the right time, being able to help another human being . This is why I always think of going out as a new adventure, because I never know whose life I may touch in a small way. I was disappointed in myself when this happened the other day. I knew almost instantly that I could not walk by and do nothing. When I was walking into the store I saw a young black man standing outside. He had asked me if I could help him with some money for... (more)
...are and loved for this, or in spite of this. Please remember, if you are ever feeling this way, to reaffirm what it means to be created and protected by someone larger than yourself. You are a child of God. Knowing and believing this, gives me the strength I need to face any obstacle that life can throw at me. Go into the silence of your soul. Quiet yourself...look within...listen to hear what is told to you. Yes, there are voices that do speak to us. You may call this whatever you are comfortable with. I personally, know it is a higher power that directs my actions and choices,... (more)
I tried to recall life without social media. Wasn’t it just a few years ago when I walked around without a portable device strapped to my waist, a device willing to announce my every grunt, burp and fart to the external world, if I only let it?
Without social media, my concentration would improve, that much I am sure. I would not be constantly interrupting my daily chores to go check that infernal device for the latest chat or inspirational message. My self esteem would mature for I would not have those “likes” to prop me up but would have to “like” myself instead. I could spend many... (more)
We sailed the rough seas in life, Chasing a dreamwhich seemed within reach, time was cruel nthrew us off boardSwept away by its strong currents.With shattered dreams,we drifted apart.Your friendship eased my pain, Those times we had nLaughs we shared;still stays afreshLike it was yesterday whereIt started with a ‘hello there'
But it seems I remind youof those hard times,you so long to leave behind.All my efforts to comfort you Seems to hurt you moreso I leave you herewith a heavy heart, hopingnew friends and timecan bring back those smile;I still cherishto remember you by.(more)
Gathering of twinkling stars
Shining with perfection of love
Do you see it?
Reach up and touch it
With your fingertips
Blink and it shall
Fall caressing your soul...
A flower planted giving forth
Seeds which spring into life
Each petal telling it's own story
The fragrance intoxicating
One by one her petals fall
Sprouting into a new spring
Manifesting a new peace...
Step upon this river
Which is frozen now
Breath deeply inhaling
You will find me... (more)
Now when I think about how I was when I reached twenty, all my life behind was only a vague picture to me then. It was like numerous threads stretched parallel not touching each other leaving gaps which I couldn't connect. I kept on trying, looking back again and again but nothing was clear to me. There were times when I could spot the threads that carried the precious moments of happiness and the ones which carried the saddest moments but when I try to think about them my face got sad and it felt like they were just threads laid apart so apart from my life.
I was hopeless and totally... (more)