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Embrace The Elegance Of Simplicity

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Don’t be defined by the events of the past
Intimidated by the monsters that lurk in the shadows
Life is not a puzzle to be solved, fixed or sorted
It may be messy but it is a miracle

Be open to every possibility
Strip it down, clear your mind
Immerse yourself in the simplicity

Embrace the elegance of life
Be ingenious, be brave enough to face any challenge

Beauty can be found in everything
Celebrate yourself, focus on the good
Forget what you think you know
Find the inspiration in the present moment
Never fight against the flow

Written By Tachira Wiltshire 

Inspired By The Daily Prompt Elegance 

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The Daily Prompt : Live Agelessly

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Are you defined by the amount that is assigned to the number of years you have spent on this plane?

Worried about the gray hairs, the wrinkles, the pending aches and pains

You can feel young at 80 or  heavy laden at 20

 

Age is merely a reflection of how you carry your experiences
It has everything to do with mentality

You can be capable of everything or nothing
It really is all up to you

Just get moving, get off your butt and do what your heart pushes you to do

Don’t be thwarted by the illusion of an expiration date for certain achievements

Once you are living and breathing and you hold your vision
Dreams can be achieved

Forget about the years

Live in the here and now and forget about your age. 

Written By Tachira Wiltshire

A Poem Inspired By The Daily Prompt Age 

 

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The Daily Prompt : The Season Of Sparkle

We often lose the wonder and amazement we possessed as children when we have grown older

I am not sure when life transforms from a magical experience into somewhat of a mad hatter’s tale

It’s the time of year that warms our hearts. The giggles of happy little ones, dazzling  lights, and the tinsel

The merry tunes, the rum and spirits and sweet treats that make our senses tingle

In the Caribbean, we typically take this time to have a clutter clearing session

We strip the house, toss out the old things, freshen up our surroundings with a fresh coat of paint and break out our best in decor

We live for the opportunity to live it up even if it just for a day

We spread joy, share love, good food and spend our day with treasured  company that makes our day truly sparkle

I do not know anyone who does not love Christmas

You can literally feel the joy-buzzing in the air especially when we do not focus on just the commercial

This season let’s focus on spreading positivity, spreading our light and celebrating life
This crazy beautiful miracle.

Written By Tachira Wiltshire

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The Underdog Triumph

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No one should ever be underestimated
Inferior, unworthy, loser these words don’t define you
Limits .. what limits?
The smart ones know they are just self-imposed
Take that dream, those wishes, that vision and nurture them  until they  grow
Belief makes everything possible
You are capable, spread your wings and just soar
Let the cannots  fuel your determination
Prove them wrong, transform that dirt into gold
Do it with passion, your own flair and write the greatest tale of an underdog triumph that was ever told.
Written By Tachira Wiltshire

A Poem inspired by The Daily Prompt Underdog

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The Empty Nest

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Memories of the pitter patter of little feet
A cocktail of laughter and tears, the breakups, the makeups
Building a home is never an easy job
It takes hard work married with creativity
You want to keep your little  ones safely tucked under your wings
With a huge dose of faith and pangs of anxiety, you let them go
Knowing one day they would grow up to do brave and marvelous things
Your will was always tested but you refused to let them stray
The baby bird now grown will always be a baby in her mother’s eyes
You blink and in instant, your little ones have flown away
It’s quiet now, maybe too quiet
The proud mother hen smiles, knowing she did her best
We can only pray to keep them protected, to raise them well and hopefully they will live a good life beyond the nest
Written By Tachira Wiltshire

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Droll : The Daily Prompt

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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.

Written By Tachira Wiltshire 

Some randomness inspired by the Daily Prompt 

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The Dubious Heart

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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

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The Melanin Goddess

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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. 

Written By Tachira Wiltshire 

Inspired by The Daily Prompt Black 

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Dancing On Her Own

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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.

Written By Tachira Wiltshire