Today’s post comes as a direct response to the news that WordPress’s Daily Post is ending! 😥 It’s so sad and I’ve only just discovered this (yes I know, I really should have scrolled down the Daily Post page to read that post sooner!). I have no idea why the countless daily prompts and weekly photo challenges can’t continue with volunteer bloggers running it. The Daily Post has been a wonderful source of inspiration for me, it helped drive my passion for poetry and I discovered a love of sharing my photography with you all through it’s weekly photo challenges. I’ll still share both things with or without the prompts, but in case anyone reading knows: If you know or have a blog which has prompts for poetry/writing and photography then please let me know. I’d like to find more blogs like this especially ones where you can share your links and discover other’s work too.
After seeing the daily prompt word was Cavity, I decided to search for the word ‘cavity’ on Pixabay.com. The above picture was part of the search results and the following poem came about from my mind. But I have to warn you it’s not a happy one and may upset some people, though it’s an issue close to my heart so I felt it needed to be voiced. ❤Read More »
Today I am bringing you a picture which I think sums up the word silencevery well. With what looks like civilisation so far away, there is a great silence near this water. The only thing you hear is a breeze in your ears but it’s a beautiful silence otherwise and the perfect place to take a moment to yourself and breathe 🙂
Hello everyone. I’m afraid I’m a bit behind since New Year with getting out my posts. They are coming but I’ve been away and so it’s taking longer than planned. Anyway, just a quick poem for you today. Please be aware that this is a poem on the darker side, in case you are not a fan of that type. Enjoy 🙂Read More »
For most of yesterday I’ve been feeling like the cat in the picture. I’ve had a splitting headache, found it hard to function and am struggling hard to shut out thoughts of guilt and sadness which have plagued me since I started coming down with something a few days ago.
I don’t like to admit I’m not feeling good, but the truth is that although the last few days of last week I’d been feeling positive, I started to come down with something and it seems relentless in wanting to put me on bed rest. I feel like I’ve got a sleeping sickness, I’m just so tired all the time and when I sleep, which has been for most of the last two days, I don’t feel refreshed at all 😦Read More »
A few days ago I found out about the sad news of a beautiful creature who sadly died. In care of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a wonderful charity that rescues and raises orphaned elephants and other animals in Africa before returning them to a free and natural life in the wild, a beautiful baby hippo called ‘Humpty’ captured everyone’s hearts. Humpty was rescued after being found alone stuck in a drying mud pool. Alone and without her mother she would have died had it not been for the wonderful people at the Trust who rescued her and then tried to raise her. It was the first baby hippo they had every tried to raise and she was doing very well until she became suddenly ill and died shortly after. As a deep animal lover I was touched by Humpty’s rescue and have felt so saddened by her sudden death. She did, however, have several beautiful months of happiness which she wouldn’t have without being rescued.
Humpty’s death, like the death of so many of our beloved creatures and loved ones can be very hard to cope with, but we must focus on the happy times and the love we have for them. I’ve written a poem which I hope many may relate to. It was my poem for Humpty, but it’s also what I felt when a close individual died.
Goodbye Dear Soul
A beautiful soul, now have passed,
You left this world, all too fast.
A void now where you did depart,
An empty space in my heart.
Your time was not meant so soon,
If only you, I could cocoon.
Protect and save from life askew,
Now empty space, I have in lieu.
Your stay was not meant to be, Tether to world, now set free.
Your beauty, light, will shine always,
Love in heart, a burning blaze.
Remember you for evermore,
Your soul now free, at peace to soar.
To read more about what happened please click here. This is a video commemorating beautiful Humpty:
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