Stepping Stones #poetry #photography #writing

 

 

 

 

Valley water in a good year

 

rough current o’er my path

couldn’t pick a way

no choice but sink or swim

life pulled me down

boulders blocked my life

throw them at the sun

sharp like a knife

writing scribbled frowns

not really smooth

a way in front I see

what lies behind

rushes to the sea

walk in a village

water flowing free

writing with a goal

children read & dream

 

I know poetry is symbolic and cryptic and so many unexplainables. Poetry has been a way for me to move forward (and write) when my path seemed fouled. Use your words no matter how few to set your mind at ease. There is a waterfall of sentences just up ahead.

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Shading #atozchallenge #children

 

give me a crayon

a paper of my own

leave me to create

a space all alone

a quiet, a calm

 a world you can’t touch

when I’m done I’m so proud

happiness doesn’t take much

huts and livestock

trees in the breeze clap their hands

children coloring

It is no surprise that Ugandan children love crafts. Coloring or as Ugandans call it Shading can quiet the loudest group of children. Intent are they to create with color.

Simple Community

you sit so stately

surrounded by a sea of green

heather wafts in the breeze

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the clouds create an almost somber tone

until the voices of children ring down the lane

and the clop clop of draft horses resonates in the air

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you may be small

but you are so much more than size

love , kindness, and family flourish here

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a people endure

and rejoice in each season of life

join us in the revelry

come celebrate

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for today we will unite and be

bound together as a community

the people of the harvest

Llangollen Canal - North Wales