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A blast from the past for this Friday. Poetry from My Poetry Book, available from http://lulu.com/spotlight/eloisedesousa
At the edge of our memories and just within sight
Our dreams hover like butterflies on a hazy day
Each step you take to get closer, within reach of the light
These butterflies just dance away.
I watch as each dream flies so slight, playing with the wind and my hair
I see a gun pointed and a shot ring out
Another dream has died in that way.
Push forward you are told and your dreams will come true
Who lied and gave us a false path?
For as you push forward in the future, along tags your past
You will find you’re stuck in the same place.
A stagnant pool that simmers and sighs,
Watching the butterflies dance above it.
You can wait and cry, but it will not change anything.
That is the way life will always stay.
I sit in my play pool, watching the water splash;
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Right, I’m kicking off the evening with a classic. This is a song that brings back fond memories of me dancing to my dad’s guitar as he sang this song to us. I was the go-go girl and my brother accompanied my dad on guitar whilst my mum was the back-up singer and sometimes the percussionist! Fun around the BBQ or as we called it – the braai!
Hope you enjoy it!
The house of the Rising Sun
Another song comes to mind…
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Please join me around the fire. What would you like to hear?
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Hmm, a mouth-watering blog from Be Like Water. Happy National Croissant Day! Feel free to post your filling preferences. I enjoy soft garlic and herb cheese spread and ham on a warm croissant. What’s your favourite?
Happy Wensfriesday everyone!
Have an awesome day!
I’m celebrating tonight. It’s been the shittiest week for a long time and I need a high. My mum fell last Saturday and was admitted into hospital on Tuesday with a bleed to the brain. I have watched her go from a bright, sparkly woman to a slurry spoken, confused stranger. We thought we would lose her on Wednesday night, but have seen a miraculous improvement over the past day and a half.
Tomorrow is going to be a whole new set of challenges and traumas. Today was the choice of staying at the hospital or rushing home to a sickly child throwing up everywhere. Today I want to celebrate the plateau she has reached where she remembers her birthday, can recite the names of her grandchildren and close family and friends after losing the ability. I want to celebrate the fact that the sickly child has eaten dinner and is snuggled up safe and sound with the rest of the family watching movies. Yes, tomorrow’s problems will come but tonight, I’ll enjoy the eye of the storm.
A special thanks to my friends and fellow bloggers who have kept the darkness at bay and given me something to smile about and forget my troubles for a moment. Big hugs to you all. 🙂
I missed out on wishing everyone happy Wensfriesday on Wednesday! It’s a tradition I started with my family to break the long weeks during term time – a middle of the week Friday treat. So instead of them waiting all the way to the end of the week for a treat, they get one on Wednesday and we pretend our week is over!
I know it sounds ridiculous but don’t we all wish for shorter weeks and the weekends closer together? My kids have a gruelling schedule. Because we have one car at the moment, I spend most of my life on the road, fetching, dropping off, driving up and down the motorway to fetch the Hubble (husband) to and from work too. By the end of the day, we only get to settle down and enjoy dinner pretty late. For the younger members, they sometimes can’t last that long and end up falling asleep before dinner. No TV time or playtime, just travelling up and down in between homework runs and afternoon activities. So Wensfriesday was born.
On said middle of the week Friday, the kids get to choose a movie, have a special dinner and a Friday treat. The excited squeals I hear when they discover a chocolate or sweet waiting for them on their pillows makes it all worth it. For the Hubble (husband) he gets his choice of sweet too and a lovely big glass of wine to enjoy in front of the TV once the kids are tucked away in bed. Yes, if we wanted to we could do that every day, but making it a middle of the week event gives it a special feeling and makes us want to earn the privilege.
At the moment during the holidays, we are enjoying haphazard days of waking up late and going to sleep even later. As I type this the house is layered in the sweet mellow sounds of children sleeping peacefully. They will rise and meet the day probably later than ten, but that is their holiday and I think it’s great to get a chance to unwind. And it gives me time to catch up with you all and chat!
So, once the school term begins we shall resume our ritual. The Wensfriesday treat! Why not give it a try and see if you like having a special break mid-week? Remember it doesn’t stop you from having another treat on Friday; it just means you have two Fridays to look forward to in the week!
Happy Friday everyone!
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