Perfection is an illusion That everyone wants to attain. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; That elusive four leaved clover. If perfection is physical beauty, If it is material wealth or social success, Then it is indeed an illusion The dream you’re always chasing. For beauty can fade with age or illness, Material wealth can be squandered, A scandal splashed across … Continue reading Perfection is an Illusion
What kind of world will our kids inherit? Rife with uncontrollable viruses and untreatable cancers Depleted of natural resources like fossil fuels Barren from deforestation Atmosphere polluted Ozone layer fractured Water reserves falling. But worry not, There is hope still. For our children And their children’s children. For they will also inherit Mankind’s unique adaptability and ingenuity. Written for FOWC with Fandango– inherit Continue reading What kind of world will our kids inherit?
I am seven years old, On holiday with my parents. Mother has to go shopping Father and I have time to kill. We go to an ice cream shop, Order a “tutti fruiti” each. It comes in a tall glass With an equally long spoon. Scoops of ice cream Layered with strawberry jelly, And tinned fruit; Topped with whipped cream Drizzled with chocolate sauce, It … Continue reading An ice cream memory
A place of safety. Safety from violence. A place of security, Security and harmony Peace and tranquility. A place of worship Selfless devotion. Word of the Day Challenge–Sanctuary Continue reading Sanctuary
It is curious, Don’t you think ? Cats always land on their paws. A rainbow has no ends. Lightning can be seen Before it is heard. Like Alice said, ” Curiouser and curiouser! “ Written for : FOWC with Fandango– curious Continue reading “Curiouser and curiouser”
Raindrops falling from the sky, Make everything so much prettier. Capturing them on camera Is indeed an art. It requires perception, Not just skill. Written for : Stream of Consciousness Saturday #SoCS May 4/19 Images courtesy : Pixabay. Continue reading Raindrops
A gentle breeze, Gathers the clouds: Fluffy and white, Against the blue sky. Gusts of wind’ Gather more clouds. Turning the sky leaden, As a drizzle begins. I sit in my window’ Watching it rain. With a cup of tea And my favourite book. What began as a drizzle, Becomes a heavy downpour. Soon it stops raining, The sun comes out. Painting a rainbow, Across … Continue reading A Rainy Afternoon
50 Word Thursday 4th April 2019 Image by John Collins from Pixabay “Why are you smiling?” River Dixon, Beyond the Field A Million Reasons To Smile Why are you smiling? Because it’s a new day. Spring is in the air and Flowers are everywhere. Smiling makes you feel good, Even when life is not so good. A cheerful face is always welcome : It can … Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #14, A Million Reasons To Smile
Little hands with pudgy fingers Having fun with playdoh. Squashing, squeezing, Patting, rolling. Modelling things in playgroup, Or making unusual new stuff. A bright pink snake. A blue elephant without legs. Strawberries good enough to eat, Make believe food with a made up name. Going home with Mom. Tired from all the fun. Now helping Mom in the kitchen. Rolling out real cookie dough. … Continue reading Don’t you wish you were three ?
The makeshift bakery, Stood by the carnival gate. Muffins, cookies and scones Baked fresh while you wait. Cupcakes light as air Frosted in rainbow colours. Cookies in shapes that made you laugh; Crocodiles, serpents, even a giraffe. People queued up as far as eyes could see To take these treats home for their tea. Written for: Three Things Challenge PL 32 : rainbow, serpent, … Continue reading The Makeshift Bakery