She stays silent, her voice soft, untested drowned by clamoring thoughts, She keeps numb, swallowing her desires, never spoken for who would heed? Flashes of light and thunder declares, look at me, but like rain clouds that pass everyday, no one misses her coming and going. She bides her time for one day she could… Continue reading Silence
She is afraid of how she'll present in a crowd and to anyone - will she falter, will she seem stupid, will she know the best way to be. And she is fearful of what will happen as her mind tells her stories of worst outcomes of any situation. What if she can't cope? What… Continue reading Stories told
I do not watch horror movies; I shield my eyes in critical moments in a suspense thriller. (No, I'm not missing the “excitement” at all!) Where possible, I choose not to engage in conflict. I have created a peaceful space in my home and in my life in general. I live a relatively simple life.… Continue reading Can we bear it?
My independent streak has led me to many places, and in my memory, all good or at least, most worked out for the best. It has helped me be a better parent and child, supported my career and my sense of accomplishment. Yet I am not without a need for support, a desire for someone… Continue reading Independent badass
Be proud, you are You Stand strong, stay grounded, in Love You’re magnificent. ~ FlorenceT The haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #260. This week's prompt words are pride and fight. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to"… Continue reading “Fight” #Haiku 260
My new favourite song... Oh, these lyrics... listen/read and weep. Tell me somethin', girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for? I'm falling In all the good times I find myself Longin' for change And in the bad times I fear… Continue reading Shallow – “A Star is Born”
he for she, a step for love and equality he and she, true strength. ~ FlorenceT This haiku is a contribution to Ronovan's Haiku Challenge #220. This week's prompt words are he and she. If you are interested in participating, go to RonovanWrites and check out his weekly challenge published every Monday - it comes with "how-to" if… Continue reading Together #Haiku 220
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 196 with prompt words - shy, sweet sweet fragrant orchid shy of sixteen, blossoming strong and unyielding ~ FlorenceT © 2018 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Vulnerability and strength, two words not commonly associated with each other until recent years. Vulnerability tends to be perceived as weakness rather than strength. And how often have I had to remind myself in the candid moments, in the times when being true to myself seemed a betrayal, when the tears flowed and the heart… Continue reading I believe in you
Some of you may know this of me, that I find comfort and inspiration in words. So here are some words I have gathered around me this past weeks on my little trip of introspection and reflection. I hope these words take you on a little side-trip to new territory, or re-visit familiar places of… Continue reading Words on fear and doubt
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 106 with prompt words - Sing, Flower Its song destructive To only rigid constructs Blooms sway in delight. ~ FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Here is a conversation between First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at the recent United State of Women ... ~ FlorenceT
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 101 with prompt words - Fresh, Wind Renewed energy Strengthened to take on the world With the wind of change. ~ FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 87 with prompt words - Class, Firm A class of his own Unyielding in his beliefs His faith plain simple. - FlorenceT © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
This is part of Friday Fiction with RonovanWrites, in which this week we are challenged to write a piece of fiction inspired by a favourite song. I have no idea if poetry qualifies... nonetheless here it is. And of course, the song is 'Strong Enough' by Cher. Yes, a bit of a throwback from… Continue reading Strong enough
Thank you! - FlorenceT © 2015 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
My previous post is a poem of assurance, perhaps a response to questions asked, to confirmation we seek from the ones we love... do you really love me? how much? how long? will you stand by me no matter what? will you be for me? will you catch me if I fall? I know my… Continue reading Would you still love me the same?
If we are 100% certain everything will remain as is then there is no need for positivity, or negativity for the matter. If 'things' are great now, then it's fait accompli. The same for the so-called 'bad stuff'. Realistically, there are few things that are truly 'bad stuff', rather perspectives. Experience is not what happens… Continue reading Positivity is change
It's empty in the valley of your heart The sun, it rises slowly as you walk Away from all the fears And all the faults you've left behind The harvest left no food for you to eat You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see But I have seen the same I know the shame… Continue reading A song for you…
I love lighthouses… what a realisation! I cannot recall a time when I had missed an opportunity to explore one… and this time, I am dragging my children along. Approaching the lighthouse, the inescapable sense of ‘big’…perhaps the vast blue sky and roaring ocean in the background add to the sense of magnificence. Irrespective of… Continue reading Lighthouse and other musings