Not your typical type of funny Witty and dry humour Quick as a whip and right on the money Clap backs and comebacks She would never let life take its toll Oddly amusing her approach was quite droll Sarcasm was the essence of her repertoire Don’t take it personally she revelled in the irony of life You couldn’t help to embrace her big and bold personality.
Deception always threatens the seemingly unbreakable bonds of trust It never really has the same sweet taste Paranoid, jaded or out of your head The one that once gave you so much life now leaves you feeling zombie-like; half dead A war zone of misconceptions The tiniest suspicious detail can trigger an explosion Emotions erratic so hard to reign in Promises like empty calories provide no satisfaction to a dubious heart A roller coaster: stomach churning, such unease Can we just go back to the thrill of the start? Are you winning or losing? you will never know Lies weave a tangled web, leaving you trapped and unsure You pray not to become bitter they surely can’t all be the same Different places and faces but they all play the same stupid games One of the hardest things to do after your heart has been through so much pain is to pick yourself up Dress your wounds and learn how to love again. Copyright Tachira Wiltshire
Rated as inferior because of the colour of her skin The melanin goddess was never a slave to opinions Never threatened by circumstances and obstacles A succulent blackberry, she remained sweet and flourished wherever she was planted She loved the skin she was in Rocking her crown of kinky coils Who cares if they thought it was unsuitable She knew black signified beauty, excellence and grace The embodiment of resilience Unique, a combination that was unbeatable.
This beat was unfamiliar She found it impossible to adjust Out of practice, off the dance floor for so long Awkward, two left feet, frantic steps Unsteady, unsure of which movements to trust She tried many a partner Their rhythms never synchronised, none ever seemed to be the right fight So many missteps, dramedies Ended up with egg on her face, she was so over it Twisted ankles, repeated injuries she would throw in the towel sit this one out She could not endure the disjointed pace Chaos loomed over the dance floor She lost direction, perhaps she lost her passion Or maybe it was just a phase One day she had an epiphany She really did not need a partner, she could create a masterpiece all on her own One step, two-step a shimmy and a shuffle She embraced her newfound tempo Whipped out her new attitude and went dancing on her own.
It started with a simmer A slow burn A tiny spark between two restless strangers Hearts full of hope Bursting with excitement Merging, becoming one Inexplicable contentment They were the only two people on the planet Whenever they were together As if their souls had met centuries ago Love flourished Withstood every test The lovers inseparable Meant for each other
A loyal viewer Tuned in every week Caught up with the twists, spoilers, intriguing drama Binging every episode; at the edge of your seat The characters become like family, heart heavy as you watch Then they hit you with a cliffhanger. Booom ! It’s the final episode: come on The mystery remains How did it all turn out? Shrugs, Guess we will never know how it all ends. Written By Tachira Wiltshire
When you focus on what is missing You begin to feel like you have nothing The need to chase the material consumes you Lie, cheat and steal just to have ”everything ” The pursuit is futile In an instant, it can all be taken away You could waste your life chasing things that were never meant to stay In reality, we lack nothing A change in perspective helps you to see the world with fresh eyes Give thanks, share love When you celebrate the good it can only get better Expressing gratitude opens a floodgate of blessings in your life Copyright Tachira Wiltshire
As a Libra, I find it really difficult to make up my mind. I honestly try to see all sides of everything. When presented with a choice I never seem to be able to come to a decision right away. Of course, when I finally do it’s almost impossible to deter me from the path that I have chosen. In life we all have preferences. Most of the time is quite challenging to adjust to not getting what you prefer.
Wouldn’t it be ideal if we all could just get whatever we wanted all the time? I surely do not think so. I have longed for some things in the past; now when I look back and wonder if maybe I spent most of my days intoxicated. Oh, life is a real shit show sometimes and you just want to yell why me?
Heavy stuff comes to weigh you down, to test your mettle to challenge you. Try as you may sometimes everything will go contrary to what you envisioned. Life is like an ocean, absolutely unpredictable. Sometimes you just got to ride out the waves or the high tide would wash you away.
What you are presented with now may be less than ideal. Whatever you are feeling don’t suppress it, don’t stay silent. Let it all out and allow yourself to heal. It is not always easy but you just have to take it as it comes. Living in the future and trapped in the past will surely lead you down a path of self-destruction and dissatisfaction.
Now is the only moment you have, make the most of it. A present moment spent longing for a long-lost preference will leave you empty and always wanting. Breathe, just breathe acknowledge that you are still alive. As long as you are, you still can muster that one bit of fight to help you through. When it all goes to hell, and the world is crumbling sometimes breathing, immersing yourself in the moment is all you can do.
Nature tells a story with her vibrant colours The glorious sunset sets the mood for reunited lovers The change in seasons ushers in an orange glow Autumn welcomes playful moments in pumpkin patches A nature lover’s paradise, a chance for family bonding Brown and golden leaves fall, a kaleidoscope of colours A shedding of the old, teaching us the art of letting go of what no longer serves us. Copyright Tachira Wiltshire