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
Two old timers Were reminiscing : “Nothing tastes the same Nobody cooks like mum used to. Songs, movies and shows, They are just not the same. The parties, the people, the gossip Everything has lost its sparkle. The world is a different place, It lacks something vital now.” As they chatted, they realized: The missing ingredient is youth. Written for Word of the Day … Continue reading What is missing ?
Regal is her bearing She wears many crowns. Mother, daughter, sister, wife. Factory worker, homemaker, Office worker, entrepreneur. Doctor, nurse, technician, Lawyer, teacher, artist. Not a cog in the machine of life, She is the machine itself. Written for: FOWC with Fandango — regal Continue reading The Woman of Today