IT Takes Grit

Calm belies the stormdis-ease spawning a flurryfractured ideaspeppered with glints of hope –with focus, I too sparkle. (There have been many instances this week that have tested my grit. I am learning to harness the good moments and hang on. Linking up to my weekly challenge: I’m learning… Image my own.)

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Parenting Lessons

For every childvowed to be the calyxto cradle each budding soulwith a tender heart But I am imperfectideals devolvingin the face of losscross unbearable Tend my own garden nowrecognizing the powerof example overridingoppression of control. (Image my own)

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Failing

Educated in curriculums qualified to lesson plan and structure evaluations far reach from current course – platform inaccessible, only student self – a disagreeable sort take my grievances higher – no response, boss is asleep indifference snoring.

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Keep Learning

Tyrannical,  my father’s reign; the ensuing understanding of relationship dynamics twisted.  Violence and threats peppered with “I love you”, as if one was synonymous with the other.  I cowered with the rest, shame a heavy weight. Oppression dictates warped sense of love, intimate nightmare – relearning. (For Reena’s Exploration challenge #89.  Relationships have been the […]

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In Praise of Watercolour

Art, like a compass, guides my soul – watercolour inspiring life force. (Written for Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge:  art & compass.  The image is a piece I recently started.  It did not turn out so well, but I like the idea. Maybe I’ll start again. Also, I’m linking up to dVerse poetics, which tonight is […]

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Washed Ashore

Was willing to settle even before casting off anchorless, with no compass to guide me, no oar to steer left fate to the currents a vessel adrift, naïve trusted those with power to rescue me, unaware of the target vulnerability made of me, that sharks like to circle wayward boats, certain of a catch no […]

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Enrolment

If life was an English class I’d enroll again for high school, concentrate on the editing, hope to gain something the second time through I’d excel at the assignments – experience adds so much maturity to the written word – and teachers would deliberate and decide that I don’t belong, and where would that leave […]

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Appearances

Testing social waters – that cherished state of interaction – prone to revealing too much, learning have been homebound, studying life without a facilitator, now attempting to penetrate invisibility – see me now? gathering the salvageable bits – minimal fragments of a once whole woman – reaching out, reconnecting – mixed receptions admittedly much has […]

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Always a Teacher

Set me on the open road, encourage me to cross borders; I am hungry for knowledge, to hear a higher calling. Cannot tolerate chained-to- chairs education, imposed immobility, socratic hierarchy demanding conformity spoon-fed compliance – am too much my father’s daughter, born rebellious unable to mold myself to prescribed slots would rather initiate discussion, engage, […]

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