Night segues into day seamlessly
Another year peeps over from the horizon
The shards of broken dreams and regrets lie scattered
But amidst them bloom flowers of gratitude,
Of joy, of hope and of faith
It is time to say goodbye to negativity
To embrace whatever life has to offer
To leave no room for revenge
To follow traditions of loving and forgiving
And live life that is fulfilling
To never consider the glass half empty
But always count my blessings
And each one of you amongst them
So I thank every one of you
For your kind presence, encouraging words
And for making it all so worthwhile.
Pursuing happiness is easy
It is the pursuit of contentment
Which proves elusive
The inception of contentment
Takes place in the dirt soil
Of a heart rooted in simplicity.
I shake my head and blink my eyes
Surely you are not an abstract image
Your warm, silky presence is so promising
Or should I say alluring!
The thought of you melting at my touch
Makes me shiver with delight
Today I want to give in to my temptation
The whole world be damned
I reach out for you, my nerves tingling
When a voice calls out
“Mom! Don’t eat that chocolate, you’re on a diet!”
A cottage in the hills
was a childhood dream
Amassing material comforts
never the goal
But in the rollercoaster
ride of life
I seek adventures
all the time
And the dream remains
a distant dream.
I stain sheet after sheet
As I bleed my heart
To purge it of your thoughts
But the blood-letting is no good
You are embedded in my soul
And I can’t seem to make it bleed.
Tradition demands a lot
Often straitjacketing people
Leaving them caricatures of self
Boxing with their own shadows
For a release.
The sun decided to go on a holiday
In his absence, fog played host
As she descended wearing a thick coat of gloom
People missed light and warmth
Absence leading to the discovery
Of the sun’s true worth.
First of all I would like to wish all my blogger friends and visitors a merry Christmas. May it be a day of family time, happiness and contentment.
Please also accept my apologies for not being able to visit your blogs regularly these past couple of days. I intend to catch up in a day or two.
Taking his friend to meet the family
For the Christmas dinner
Seemed a formidable task
It had to be now or goodbye forever
He had been given the ultimatum
He was aware there would be a barrage of questions
And icy stares galore
But he had to do it
The first step he knew
Would be to make an impact
They both looked resplendent
And immaculately dressed
As they climbed the stairs
To his parents’ townhouse.
Frost finally thaws
drama and intrigue recede