Daily prompt, Poetry

Left in a lurch

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She lay broken, bare, confused by it all
Unfortunate circumstances are thrown at her unexpectedly
Stuck in a tornado of tragedies
Unable to view the glass as half full
Clinging to the last sliver of hope
Feeling as though life had left her in the lurch
She clawed out of that dark hole of unfulfilled expectations
Realising a pity party would not resolve the situation
With fresh determination, she would change her focus
Energy surged as she reflected on what was good
Life was not about perfection
Metamorphosis: the pain , the struggles
Would transform her into the beautiful butterfly she was destined to become

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

Photo source https://optiknerve-gr.deviantart.com/art/metamorphosis-004-202658341

Daily post photo challenge, photography

Water baby .. Ooh Shiny !

Always guaranteed to distract me: Water.  This was the highlight of my usual Sunday walk through the park. The fountain is never on. Yesterday it was, what a pleasant surprise! It caught the attention of lots of others who stopped to take pics . I guess I am not the only one in love with water ! So relaxing and pretty. OohShiny!!

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Daily prompt, Poetry

In a trance

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Words flowed from his lips like honey

Buzzing in her head 

Echoes of his whispers 

Memories of soft, sensual caresses 

The lips, the eyes, his chocolate melting into her body 

Heat filled the room 

She reached for him 

In a trance, she awoke searching for her lover 

but alas, it was all a dream 

She lay there drowning in the ocean of wanting 

Hypnotised by memories of his intoxicating essence 

Reminiscing, in a daze, captivated 

Alone and yearning 

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

Image from Deviant Art The erotic void _II by Deignis http://adamakis.blogspot.com/

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Daily prompt, Poetry

Haiku :Trance

 

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Another attempt at Haiku. Challenging  myself as my words just go on for days :)))

 Interpretation of today’s Daily Prompt  Trance  

Awake or half asleep

Is this reality of a bad dream

Struggling to be free 

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire  

Images Via Google 

 

 

Daily prompt, Poetry

A fairytale : Recite

Declarations of love
Recited out loud
Beautiful backdrops
Proud parents and closest friends make up the crowd
A wedding is a true fairy tale , at least that’s what they say

We promise to love each other forever on this day
Till death do us part
Our souls eternally bound
Vows are sacred, a pact
Never to be taken lightly
Marriage was never cut out for those whose spirits are too flighty 
Old-fashioned it may seem to be faithful to one
When one can dabble in the ocean of plenty
I would rather find love, that’s lasting and true
Than feel used up and empty
So I sit here  waiting for Godot to come
I have had my share of loving the wrong ones
Solitary but never lonely

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

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Daily prompt, Poetry

The Joy of Being Solitary

I live for the moments when I can be alone 

I find my light in being solitary

I can strip off the mask 

Be my weird, quirky self 

A welcomed break from the ordinary

A lotus pose, eyes closed 

Celebrating the rhythm of my breath 

Totally in touch with my senses 

Escaping the noise 

Deep conversations with myself 

Creativity sparked, transported to a place so magical 

I am limitless 

Feeling, beautiful, bountiful and blissed 

In tune with my femininity 

Celebrating  the beauty of life 

Engulfed with the joy of being solitary 

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

Motherhood

5 reasons Why Mothers Make Good Managers

When you become a mother you sign a life long contract. You are bound by love to this precious little human. There are no off days, no sick leave and no vacations. Some days are chaotic, others pass like a breeze. In the early years, you are lucky if you manage a decent shower and a couple of hours sleep. Despite all of the up and downs, there is one wonderful constant that is: love. This idea came to me as I was chasing the toddler around the living room .(no I did not write it while I was running . I wish I was that talented . ) Here are five reasons why I think mommies make good managers:

 

A Positive Attitude

It takes a good deal of positivity to get through some days. Patience is a virtue that is taught when you are a mother .Especially when they yell mummy for the millionth time, or you have to watch the same show over and over 😊 Then they are the tantrums, the spills. What gets us through is having a good laugh at our little rascals. Pick up dust off and move on to the next day. Each day brings a new lesson.

We can Multitask

Any good manager is never set in their ways. There are days you will plan . Have your schedule on point and of course having children throws the schedule into a tail spin. You need a great deal of flexibility and I mean that in both ways mentally and physically.Always expect the unexpected. Us mothers must always have a contingency plan . We adapt and adjust according to the circumstances. We try multiple things to see what works ( this is especially valuable when trying to figure out feeding schedules and what they like to eat).Always having to think on our feet; we know how to work under pressure and come up with new ideas in a jiffy.

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We know The Value of Team Work

Any mother knows the value of having a good support system .Especially in the beginning or what I called the start-up phase. There is so much to learn and so much to do. It can become thoroughly overwhelming.Being surrounded by strong and reliable people is a blessing. Those who have more than one child know the value of having the older ones help out with chores and other duties to ensure the environment is less chaotic .Delegation is key . We would love to do it all ourselves but we all know that is not possible unless you want to be stressed out.

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Listening and Making Good Decisions

A mother is the protector . She will fiercely protect her family . They after all her greatest asset. She does what it takes to provide for her family . She guarantees that her family is respected, cared for and always looks out for their best interests . We listen and respond to the needs of everyone. 

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Assertiveness 

We have to make some unpopular decisions sometimes. It’s all for the greater good. No, you can not have a bag of cookies for lunch. Hyperactivity and diabetes are not a good combo.  I think as a mother; I possess all the qualities of a good manager. We have a lot to deal with. Chores, mix-ups, mishaps, and stubbornness. At the end of the day, we handle it all the best way we can and we do it all with love .

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Shout out to all the awesome moms out there.   8e13d674e6f4b5826dd0b54269dfd443--proud-mom-momma-bear

 Love and Blessings Tachi 

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Daily prompt, Inspiration, Poetry

Let love Unfurl

The world as we know it is in a chaotic state

Something dark and ugly triggered

The banner of hate unfurled at an alarming rate

Stories of crashes and bombs and senseless animosity 

Everyday life seemingly has become a cheesy blockbuster movie

Or is this just a replica of reality tv?

I shudder to think that this is the legacy we will leave

for future generations

Each one can make a difference

The lessons always begin at home

Teach our children  the merits  of meditation, diversity, and love 

The value of lending a hand when someone is in need

Teach selflessness, to be selfish is a curse

No one can achieve anything of real meaning

    Without seeing the good in others 

I am a strong believer that love will always trump hate

Spread the message of positivity

Whatever little you can do to heal the human race

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

Inspiration

Thursday Thoughts : Don’t Give Up !

Some days the  load of life’s problems become  so exhausting. You just ask yourself wouldn’t it just be easier to quit? Sometimes despite our best efforts everything just seems to turn to shit. 

Giving up may appear to be the easy way out especially when those roots of frustration set in. Giving up gives the illusion of instant gratification, doesn’t it? On the other side of that coin, you are left wondering what if? What if the very day you decide to chuck it all in, is the day your breakthrough will come.

Whenever I lose focus this is the thought that keeps me going. A slight change in focus can wonderfully transform your thinking.

“Your point of power is in the present moment .” Louise Hay

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God did not create us to settle, be defeated or mediocre. I acknowledge the fact that I have challenges but I will not dwell on them.  Today I will focus on the good. 

Here are a few quotes that I found inspiring this week. I hope they inspire you as well.

What do you do to find inspiration when you feel like giving up? Happy Almost Friday. Love and Blessings Tachi 

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