#DailyPrompt: Distant Sun #Poetry #Photography #MPBooks

An interesting photo that asks you a question.

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Distant Sun

A faint glow of distant sun,
A coming of the dawn,
Or faint glow of distant sun,
A setting causing yawn?


Do you think this was taken near sunrise or sunset?  What do you think of the picture or the poem.  Please let me know your thoughts I’d love to hear from you 🙂 You can also follow me in these places: 

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#MondayMotivation: Be Grateful #Poetry #MPBooks

A special motivational message to brighten up your Monday 🙂

Grateful Woman
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I hope everyone’s had a great week, my internet died on me most of the weekend so I’m a bit behind in catching up with your blogs and getting my own posts out but I hope to be all caught up soon 🙂  In the meantime, it’s #MondayMotivation time…

Although some of us may struggle to find gratitude in life (I certainly have quite often, especially when having a rough time) I hope you all enjoy this motivational message.  Please let me know what you think or any of your thoughts below.  Have a great week everyone ❤

Be Grateful

Be grateful for all you have,
For where you are in life,
Though sometimes you may struggle,
And feel it full of strife.

Be grateful for all you are,
For all that lies within,
Though sometimes you may struggle,
To raise a simple grin.

Be grateful for all you see,
For the world you live inside,
Though sometimes you may struggle,
And feel the urge to hide.

Be grateful for having life,
For being where you are,
Though sometimes you may struggle,
And feel yourself afar.

Be grateful for every day,
Be it good or bad,
Though sometimes you may struggle,
To overcome the sad.

Be grateful you are here,
Moreso when things are hard,
Though sometimes you may struggle,
Feel youself left scarred.

Feel gratitude every moment,
Though life may take its toll,
Though sometimes it takes struggle,
To show true beauty of your soul.


How are you feeling this Monday?  Do you have anything that helps motivate you to start the day/week?  Please let me know your thoughts I’d love to hear from you 🙂  You can also find me in these places: 

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#Poetry: Elastic Skin #MPBooks

A fun and quick poem (and picture) inspired by the daily prompt.

Pet Show Lizard
“Shhh… I’m hiding!”

The above picture is one I took from the London Pet Show last year.  It inspired this brief poem.  Hope it makes sense and you enjoy it, a little different from the usual poetry 🙂

Elastic Skin

You do not see,
You haven’t spied,
Where I stay,
Where I hide.

All you see,
Leaf or bark,
In the light,
In the dark.

A secret skin,
Colour change,
Keeps me safe,
With you in range.

So, you’ll not see,
Will not spy,
Where I stay,
Where I lie.


What do you think of this short poem?  Do you enjoy the fun poetry?  what about the picture?  Please let me know your thoughts I’d love to hear from you 🙂 You can also follow me in these places: 

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#Poetry: Why Did You? #MPBooks

A dark poem on a very dark subject we find difficult to speak about.

crouched in sadness
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I must warn you that the following poem is a dark one with a dark theme which still makes many uncomfortable to speak openly about.  Written at a time I was feeling very down, I thought it was still okay to release it publicly, though it won’t be to everybody’s taste.  If you’d rather not read dark poetry then I’ll understand, but for those that wish to speak about the poem or the subject, please feel free to do so in the comments below ❤

Why Did You?

Why did you?
Family bond disown,
When you came to me,
Who was all alone.

Why did you?
Let me feel a sin,
As your hand did place,
Skin on skin.

Why did you?
Make a child lie,
When others saw,
A touch of thigh.

Why did you?
Never take the blame,
In your heart not once,
Feel the shame.

Why did you?
Think that ‘family’,
Gave you all the rights,
could you not see.

Why did you?
Keep the grin, the smile,
Act ‘all is well’,
While I tasted bile.

Why did you?
Make me feel true hate,
Wish for the day,
I’d see you cremate.

Why did you?
Let me shake and cry,
Wish that you,
Then I would die.

Why did you?


This is a tough topic to talk about but if you wish to leave comments please do, I’d like to hear what anyone wants to say 🙂

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#MondayMotivation: Different is Fine #Poetry #MPBooks

We all feel different sometimes, but here’s a motivational message about feeling different.

Zonkey
A zonkey (a zebra/donkey cross) – Image from Pixabay.com

Everyone is different but sometimes some of us feel as if being different is somehow wrong.  There’s nothing wrong with being different.  If you are odd or peculiar, know that it’s okay and embrace it, our difference is unique and can make us greater than others.  Enjoy this poem for some extra inspiration 🙂  Happy Monday everyone!

Different is Fine

Though you may feel strange inside,
Different from the rest.
Know inside your heart and mind,
You are truly blessed.

Though at times you feel alone,
As if no one does care.
Know inside your heart and mind,
There’s always someone there.

Though you suffer hurt within,
May want to run and hide.
Know inside your heart and mind,
Let truth within you guide.

Be yourself, be who you are,
Inside you are just fine.
Know your path is just delayed,
In time life let’s you shine.


Have you ever felt different?  How did or do you tackle it, if you have?  What do you think of the poem?  I’d love to hear your thoughts so please do comment 🙂  You can also soon find me in these places: 

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#Poetry: A Life Unfurled #MPBooks

A dark poem filled with pain.

Hidden Girl
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I want to warn everyone that today’s poem is dark and weird so those of you who are interested in only cheerful things may not want to read.  It’s a bit of a  weird poem as it was inspired by the emotional place I’ve been in the past, I’m not sure it was worth posting though and don’t worry as this is not a reflection on my life, though there is some truth to parts of it 😮  I hope someone out there ‘enjoys’ reading it 😕  Have a great Friday! ❤

A Life Unfurled

A truth kept hidden,
Always made to hide,
Never could be honest,
What I felt inside.

Felt shame just to meet,
Would never attend,
Any social gathering,
Was without friend.

Grew through the years,
Could never make start,
To be a new person,
Always felt apart.

Wanted to change,
But always afraid,
Soon felt soul,
Would be decayed.

Knew I  was throwing,
My Life away,
Felt I would die,
If I stayed this way,

Wanted to live,
A life of free,
Be rid of the pain,
That’s holding me.

So here I am,
Open to ache,
Will my heart,
Mend or break?

I tell you my story,
To save my own life,
Will you give me air,
Or use a knife?


What are your thoughts after reading this poem?  Reading back I’m not sure what to think myself so I’d love to hear from anyone. 

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#MondayMotivation: The Beautiful Path #Poetry #MPBooks

A motivational message for Monday and a poem.

Pink flower
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Today I’d like to share with you a poem which I hope will inspire and motivate many of you.  We all take a journey from the moment we are born into this strange world.  It is important that no matter what happens we stay true to ourselves and not veer from our true path.  It can be hard to do what we know is best for ourselves, especially with outside influences including people getting in the way.  But if we stay true and follow our own paths, it will lead somewhere rewarding.  I hope you enjoy this message in poem form.  Please let me know what you think too as I’d love to hear any feedback:  Did you enjoy the poem, not enjoy it, or does this message resonate with you and your path?

The Beautiful Path

A lonely bud, contents confined,
Layers of hope not shown.
The world not seen, currently blind,
Untainted, newly sown.

Open self, begin to unwind,
Venture to unknown.
New of heart, new of mind,
Unique, not a clone.

Strength, courage, need to find,
To stay on path unblown.
Remain true, self unmined,
Until fully grown.

No matter, early or behind,
Path direct, windblown.
Life lead the heart assigned,
True beauty always shown.


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