Lesson of the Crocodile

You never know what another may think

While smiling to flirt, with the riddles of the Sphinx

 

The crocodile serenely smiles, but don’t forget his teeth are still sharp

Beguiling false friendliness, hiding contempt with his masked tarp

 

Wicked thoughts run practiced scales, throughout his thick skull

Pirouettes are promised in twirls, all dressed in tulle

 

While questioning your confidence, your life he will pry

So beware and listen to your inner warnings with your third eye

 

You will be lovely, still honoring your natural sweetness

Giving love to all, doesn’t mean you have have to throw away your keenness

 

Keep your distance from these cold-blooded hearts while observing your beautiful worth

Be patient my dear friend…

Your time is coming, where you will inherit great joys of mirth

 

~m


For a very dear friend who is struggling with the harsh realities that not everyone is ‘nice’ or ‘honest’ with the truth of their intentions.
You WILL get through this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Age Graceful

Originally posted on My Trending Stories 6.23.16

 

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Be courageous in how you offer your smile,

Giving little thought to the what’s of the unimportant erstwhile.

Don’t misuse your intelligence in imaginative overthinking to wreck a conclusion,

Especially without holding all the hidden facts, they’re only pesky illusions.

Speak kindness to others who show their lack of expanded understanding,

Patience is a virtue, and implementing its enduring compassion will stay with you everlasting.

Don’t let anyone still the innocence of the child who speaks inside your heart,

That yearning white honor helps to keep us all beautiful, youthful and smart.

Enjoy every millisecond of moment that you are gifted to live,

Even the blackest clouds who hang overhead, can teach us how to forgive.

Chose to be appreciative with all that is abstract while taking time to be grateful,

Walk with shouldered integrity and with your heart open, it’s the only way to age graceful.

 

~m

Patchwork Heart

The seamstress’s original stitching may be a tad frayed,

Daily beatings has reversed tanned it’s leather to suede.

Years of wet tears have damaged the only wooden parts,

But there’s a magical thread stitched in this old Queen’s heart.

The broken pieces have expertly been sewn back in its shape of a box,

Crafty resembling my younger one, so mysterious it’s flummox.

Before the first slivered shatter of my happy heart happened,

Before life showed me truth and tried to color my heart blackened,

I wasn’t as strong and advanced as it is now,

The magical seamstress sewed into it the strength of a vow.

She added in hope and forgiveness with it’s threads,

And  taught me bravery in no hesitation with sending love widespread.

It was her kindness that made me who I am today

She saved me from my self-hate, her beautiful influence had me swayed.

Her sewing abilities have claimed me an original art,

All because she gave kindness, mending my patchwork heart.

 

~m

 

Hydrangea

My hydrangea

I’m not best photographer, so forgive me!

But I  wanted to share my hydrangea and how it is changing colors since I’ve planted it.

It was a gift to me from my mother for Mother’s day this year, and I had never seen one that was maroon in color. Since planting, it is starting to turn bright pinks instead of the crimsons.

My mom found it at a local farmers market, and I can say I’m tickled pink over it.  😉

What do you think AngloSwiss?

 

~m

 

Champion

 

Impress to me,

With eccentric sensibility.

Like a gentleman,

Kiss my praying hands.

Sweep me off,

My dreamering feet.

Your fotress fortitude,

Will teach me to regally stand.

I don’t need

A cartoon savior

Who I need,

Is a dependable friend.

Someone who sees,

The darkness in the corners of my eyes.

And despite its vastness

Always know

Whom I loyally can depend.

~m

Living your dreams

 

(Disneyland’s Swiss Family Robinson’s Tree house)

 

Don’t criticize me for being a dreamer,

My dreams survive like the Swiss Family Robinson.

My tree house

Resides high up in the clouds…

Maybe that’s why

you can’t understand my lofty views?

 

~m


 

This past month my best friend and I, made a huge decision- we have partnered to start a LLC together. It most certainly is not going to make us rich monetarily, but it will (I believe!) give us financial independence and soul satisfaction in doing work we both love and doing it together.  In a few years time, if we have committed to it and established ourselves in the NC arts community, I believe we will be successful enough to at least pay our bills. Or that is the plan anyway!
It is the hardest I have ever worked for or on anything- ever.  Because I want it.
I do have a few apprehensions, but doesn’t every new venture have those? Of course I worry that I’ll be able to stay driven. I worry that I’m investing every dime I have in savings toward it and then some, and it still might not work…  but that’s life right? Risk?  I’m tired of giving my hours of work for someone else who doesn’t appreciate the asset that I am. I know most of us do that and I’m in no way trying to sing my praises or that I am above anyone. I’m not. But I am a hard worker, and currently my day job is slowly sucking my soul away, like the pit of dispaire. And this is not what I was trying to type about here. lol
This poem came out of having my feelings hurt today by a family member because of aforementioned decision in my life.
They told me and they believe, that I am being too unrealistic.
That was their words- You’re being too unrealistic.  Then they dismissed it as not even being worthy of their time to hear anymore of it.
Yes, I am a dreamer. I own and claim that I am. I really am one of the biggest dreamers to have ever lived up to the Pisces attributed definition!
But because I am a dreamer, that doesn’t mean that I am stupid, or that my ideas and dreams are not worth living and trying, right? (And I am talking about good dreams and ideas, not those crazy ‘what if’s’ of winning a lottery type of dreams.) I have crunched numbers, I have gotten advice from small business associations and attorneys- this isn’t a spur of the moment decision for me and my friend. This is something that we have given lots of thought to, given lots of resources to, and still we feel we are making (good)educated decisions going forward on this life changing plan. We accept that there are risk involved but we really feel that we can make a good go of this.
I’m mad at myself, for letting someone get in my head and make me doubt my own abilities. Especially with it being a family member.  I know there is adversity everywhere on the road for this plan. But there is adversity everywhere in life.  I thought I would at least find a little interest in finding who I am? I dunno, maybe I’m just being too sensitive about it all.
If a stranger had said that to me,  that I am too unrealistic… I wouldn’t have batted an eyelash at them. It probably wouldn’t have even registered with me as an insult, but instead as motivation. But because the person who did say those words to me and they mean something to me, it stung and made me doubt this decision. It took a little umph out of my sails.
I am trying to remain open enough to remember we don’t all have to agree, and we don’t always have the same view of the world. But we can still love one another.

 

Sunshine Friend

 

Wearing jeweled glittered laughter with bright sunshine,

Writing words with emotion, she easily entwines.

Quick with a kind words, to raise weary spirit,

And troubles from friends, she gladly stops to hear it.

Energy’s light so joyful from her inner heart brightly glows,

And tells of great love that she’s ready to bestow.

Conscientious appreciation of nature flourishing around her,

Takes time to note and listens when the quiet wind whispers.

She’s rare in beauty, combined with a thoughtful, caring mind,

There is no one else quiet like her, she’s one of a kind.

 

~m


Written in mind of someone who gifts the world and her readers with written sunshine, thank you!  Check out her blog here- Busy Mind Thinking
 Her blog is full of inspiring words, beautiful pictures, and kind words that have given brightness to dark days.

Three Day Quote Challenge- Day 2

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3.  Nominate three bloggers each day.

Thank you for nominating me for this challenge -http://learningtolivelikewaterblog.com . I hope I am up for it!  I’m still the new kid on the block and learning everyone’s distinct personalities. But here is what I have collected about her so far: She inspires with her refusal to quit no matter what life throws her direction. Because of that, she’s became feisty and despite it she stayed sweet. You should check her blog out.

MY QUOTE FOR TODAY:

Charles Schult knew the secret of life! What more could a person ever want with love and chocolate?  🙂

(sorry for repeating again) My nominees today are:

Let it be known that I am a rule breaker. I always have been. 😉  Sorry if I’m ruining the challenge! lol

I don’t want to nominate just 3. Instead I want to challenge and encourage anyone who reads this and wants to participate to join us in a  3 day quote challenge.  You all are inspiring in your own unique way on your own roads of discovery in life, triumph and struggles. I enjoy reading and learning everyone one of you. You are all books to me, but so much more!  I love all your voices for all kinds of different reasons- from a selfish and personal perspective and also more because I’m respectfully impressed with the unique and creative individuality that you each bring to the writing community.  Thank you for sharing and letting me read your thoughts.

hugs* ~m

Three Day Quote Challenge- Day 1

 

 

THE RULES:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2.  Post a quote for three consecutive days.
  3.  Nominate three bloggers each day.

Thank you for nominating me for this challenge -http://learningtolivelikewaterblog.com . I hope I am up for it!  I’m still the new kid on the block and learning everyone’s distinct personalities. But here is what I have collected about her so far: She inspires with her refusal to quit no matter what life throws her direction. Because of that, she’s became feisty and despite it she stayed sweet. You should check her blog out.

MY QUOTE FOR TODAY:

Today’s quote comes from Leo Tolstoy. But I saw two different versions of this quote when I looked for a meme to add to my post. I would be curious to learn which is the one that was really said.

  •  The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
  • The strongest of all warriors are these two- time and patience.

This quote found me. When I opened my laptop. It was on my screensaver waiting right next to Snoopy! 🙂

I don’t know how it ended up there exactly, I think it is some new marketing thing ‘bing’ is promoting to drive more search business their way? Maybe? I mean,  I know the widget that is pre-loaded on this pc, but the quotes it spits out anytime I log on  is completely random.

What ever the reason, it fits me right now. I need to remember to make friends with time and patience so that they will have my back in this bar  fight of ‘life’.

 

My nominees today are:

Let it be known that I am a rule breaker. I always have been. 😉  Sorry if I’m ruining the challenge! lol

I don’t want to nominate just 3. Instead I want to challenge and encourage anyone who reads this and wants to participate to join us in a  3 day quote challenge.  You all are inspiring in your own unique way on your own roads of discovery in life, triumph and struggles. I enjoy reading and learning everyone one of you. You are all books to me, but so much more!  I love all your voices for all kinds of different reasons- from a selfish and personal perspective and also more because I’m respectfully impressed with the unique and creative individuality that you each bring to the writing community.  Thank you for sharing and letting me read your thoughts.

hugs* ~m