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Nelson Mandela International Day

Let’s paint a picture of life’s scheme laced with kindness of spirits buoyed by patience and humility Picture this utopia
 Let’s take it further Imagine one who forgives ...looking beyond  ills to lift his nation’s spirits He pulled heaven closer... Continue Reading →

Treasure Hunt

Beguiled by deep thoughts swimming through your memories Finding  the real you -a soul wrought in purest gold You-as you are meant to be ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Tanka Challenge- bewitch/ treasure synonyms


Don't let life hammer you into blind acceptance Question everything Don't be mesmerised by 'things' they add nothing to your life Rather, be moulded by noble thoughts and goodwill By kindness to all By fanning flames of passion And stomping... Continue Reading →

One Life

  You get but one life to gird your loins with fire You get but one chance to catch that pendulum swing as you smooth that perfect dream ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Tanka Challenge- gather/soft-synonyms only

The Fade of Things

The allure of youth with a beauty that enchants lasts for a season -giving character a chance to reveal its unmasked face ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge # 77 -charm/time synonyms NaPoWriMo -day 1

Being Canny

It's pure ecstasy to run free within my mind shutting out white noise side-stepping anger's pot-holes steering my soul heaven-ward ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Tanka Challenge #76~joy/fury synonyms dVerse OLN

The Patience of Spring

Verdant pastures loom Spring begs our forbearance as seasons battle Surely, winter must depart as spring prepares for triumph  ©Vivian Zems Colleen's Weekly Tanka Challenge #75~patience/green-synonyms only

En garde!

Winter is set to return this weekend when the second ‘Beast from the East’ hits the UK, plunging temperatures to minus figures and even bringing in further snow. Yellow Severe weather warnings are in place across most of the week... Continue Reading →

These Grey Hairs

These little grey hairs were not stimulated by yesterday's difficulties But by the glow of the past adding wisdom to his soul ©Vivian Zems (#Tanka) Colleen's Weekly Poetry Challenge - renew/fresh synonyms    

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