At the Crossroads of Life

 

I’m standing at the crossroads of my life

Wondering which path before me

Is the right one

.

They all look the same

There is no visible sign

Separating one from the other

.

And yet, I must make a choice

I cannot stay here

Dithering forever

.

Indecision rules my heart

Confusion clouds my mind

Anxiety rises; I don’t know what to do

.

Tears well up in my eyes

I’m lost and lacking direction

My life, a roadmap of mistakes

.

Past failures begin to take hold

When a sudden strong breeze shifts my perception:

What’s been has gone; start afresh

.

And that, I decide

Is what I’ll do


Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #12 Indecision

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Aequinoctium

This is a more seasonally appropriate prompt, with the equinox falling on 23rd September 2018.

Written in response to Weekend Writing Prompt # 21 Day and Night.


WWP#21 | Word Prompt: DAY AND NIGHT

Equinox, Evennight
Almost perfect balance between
Day and Night

Evennight, Equinox
Traditional markers for
Seasonal clocks

Marking the beginning of autumn
Or the beginning of spring
Named from the Latin,
Aequinoctium

Afternoon Tea

2 light-hearted acrostic poems on the theme of Afternoon Tea for Weekend Writing Prompt #40


A Holiday Indulgence

All my

Favourite cakes, alongside a pot of

Tea, English Breakfast, of course,

Eccles cakes, Victoria sponge, though it would be

Remiss of me

Not to mention the sandwiches and scones, the latter

Obviously served with jam and clotted cream

On second thoughts, you have the sandwiches

Never really liked them myself, I’d rather a

.

Toasted teacake, spread liberally with butter, while I

Enjoy the view from the window

Across the bay


A Sweet Treat List

Angel cake

Fondant fancies

Treacle tart

Empire biscuits

Rock cakes

Nice biscuits

Orange marmalade cake

Oatie biscuits

Nutmeg on an egg custard tart

.

Tea bread

Eclairs

Apple and cinnamon muffins

A few poems published…

Today I have three poems, Silent Thoughts in an Empty Churchyard, Agoraphobia and Quiet, up over at Nine Muses Poetry.  Thanks to Annest Gwilym for including them 🙂

You can read them here.  If you do, I would love to hear what you think to them.

And, while you’re there, why not check out the other talented poets who’ve had pieces published by Nine Muses Poetry or consider submitting something yourself.  It really is a lovely publication.

Hope you’re having a great weekend 🙂

Solstice Blessings and Ychydig / Little

 

Recently I’ve been collating some of the shorter poems from here on the blog with some new ones I have been scribbling away for a poetry competition on Sweek (which is still open by the way, for any budding poets out there!).

The result is Ychydig / Little, a collection of small poems, which can be found and read for free here.  There are 40 poems in all, none longer than 9 lines – I think.  The poems cover many topics; nature, the moon, stars, dreams, and more besides.  The Sweek stats magicians claim it will only take 4 minutes to read it from beginning to end.

And, in case you didn’t know, “ychydig” is a beautiful Welsh word (and one of my favourites) meaning “little”.  Though the title is Welsh, the poems are all in English.

If you do have a spare minute – or 4 😉 – and decide to take a quick look at the collection, please let me know what you think.  And, if you do enter the competition yourself, post a link to your entry in the comments below and I will gladly have a read.

Wishing you all the Brightest of Summer blessings! Or, if you’re in the southern hemisphere, Wishing you the Brightest of Winter blessings 🙂