Looking forward, onward and upwards

I have been writing on WordPress for a few months now.  A retired midwife who always had hoped to be a fully fledged author in my retirement years.  Trained from childhood on the Traditional ‘Egli’, that is the oral storytelling culture, I have continued into writing in many genres for myself and family.  I got a poem accepted in a newspaper once but it’s so long I remember the poem or the newspaper.  Is that terrible? No.  I am sure to find it among my many papers one day.  I am doing this course because I started by just jumping in and now learning the fine details of a blog is important to me.

The enjoyment of writing poetry, stories, plays and someone liking it gives me great satisfaction.  I am a mother and Grandma too, from this role there is a well of information with an added flavour of my African heritage.  Oh I mustn’t forget to include food recipes I love and travel tales.

Bloggers to my site will see lots of inspirational poems, prayers and stories.  I would like to have a section dedicated to Pregnancy and Family Advice. Something new has happened since joining WordPress, my love for photography is back and I have been out taking some pictures, which I hope will be good enough to add to the posts I write.  Everything I have written on my blog is new material. I look forward to a successful year of writing in the Daily Prompt Word Community and start publishing some of my old work.  I have made a Guest Author position on Success Inspirers’ World and also many great friends, I call you friends because of the support you’ve given me here.

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Mystery of the Missing Homeless Kids’ Toys: help finish the story.


The Police Department was tense, an elusive trickster had sent a message that he had all the toys.  The toys had been donated by the school children for the new Homeless Family Centre.  Everyone knew they weren’t stolen, just moved to a place and clues would soon be left for them to be found.

So the wait was on but the longer it took to get the first note the more unhappy everyone in the  Appleby Town was. An alternative plan was being hatched to bring back the Community spirit, ……..


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The Lord’s Sanctuary


When I am sitting in the sanctuary

Your presence Oh God do I feel,

Are you comfortable my Lord God,

For I know there’s a lot you listen to,

For there’s a lot I have to tell you,

I forget there are billions bending your ear too,

But it’s not out of selfishness that I hold on to you so tightly,

Your Word says, “Hold thou me up, and shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.” (Psalms 119:117)

Help me to listen to your voice too.


Educate the future makers


Tick tock, the hands are moving on,

Having a clock is useful

For some people it is to wake up on time

In the morning for work,

Or to search with the hope of getting work;

For getting the family ready,

The children need to go to school,

Oh wake up the opportunity for all girls too,

I don’t any boys left out either,

All around the world get them to school,

Educate a child and you educate the future makers.


In response to Daily Prompt: Clock

Slowly healing comes

Slowly healing comes,
When it is a wound of the heart,
The tears fall like the well will never run dry,
Awash is the ache with refreshing fountains,
That gives to serenity a chance to rejuvenate.

Slowly healing comes,
When it is a wound of the mind,
The synapses’ lights are dim, then a flicker starts,
Charged with the will to sustain life,
That gives to joy a chance to reaffirm.

Slowly healing comes,
When it is a wound of the body,
The weakness ensues as ‘chemical currency’ ATP cannot be bought,
Intake of nutrients jump-starts cells to energise,
That gives to health a movement towards recuperation.

Face2Face Forgiveness not Trigger Finger!

Careless! Careless! Careless!
I am talking to you! Trigger finger,
Why do you go a-a-a-a Shooting
Kap-boom! Kap-boom! Kap-boom!

Careless! Careless! Careless!
I am reasoning with you! Trigger finger,
Where is your brain?
Splat! Splat! Splat!

Careless! Careless! Careless!
I am furious with you! Trigger finger,
How do you sleep at night? Bully and victim.
Bzzzzz! Bzzzzz! Bzzzzz!

Careless! Careless! Careless!
I am expressing myself! voice of Trigger finger,
Mum, What did you say? Oh yes, “Politics is a dirty game”?
Keep away! Keep away! Keep away!

Careless! Careless! Careless!
The world and I are astounded at you! heads of trigger finger,
Did you not promise to serve us, not have us targeted by trigger finger,
Screams! Screams! Screams!

Face 2 Face! Forgiveness! Reconciliation! Act Now!