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 →
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 →
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 →
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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
In this nebulous space Cocooned from the world beyond Alone together Pain and desire swirling Need and love abound Let me in so I may be Show me your hurts and disappointments And I will lay down beside you Hold you till they are healed Show me your joys and triumphs And I will... Continue Reading →
You are enough Enough Gather yourself You are enough No more, sweetheart No more waiting No more anticipating The signs, the love The universe has spoken. Enough Feet on solid ground Reaching for the star Oh, if only to fly And you are home Wherever you may be You are home In your heart... Continue Reading →
“There is a place in you that you must keep inviolate, you must keep it pristine clean, so that nobody has the right to curse you, treat you badly, nobody… ‘cos maybe that is the place you go to when you meet God… say ‘no’ when it’s no, say so, back it up because that... Continue Reading →