Wednesday 22 May 2024

LIFE THROUGH THE LENS by Tahlia Hunter

"LIFE THROUGH THE LENS"
by Tahlia Hunter 

When you learn to view life through the lens of "I am here to grow and evolve," you will no longer see your problems, mistakes or detours as disasters to be avoided, but as treasured opportunities to transform and uncover your strength.
No longer will you see a life filled with no difficulties, dramas, or mishaps as the ultimate ideal; instead, you will fully embrace each obstacle that you encounter, trusting that it is serving a purpose along your path, so that when you reach the end of your life, you will be able to truly say and know within your heart, "I have lived."
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NOBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY TO LOVE ME by Tahlia Hunter


"NOBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY TO LOVE ME"
by by Tahlia Hunter

'Today, as I enter the world,
I will be greeted by many people.
To some, I will appear beautiful,
while to others, I will appear ugly —
but this is not personal,
for their perceptions
merely reflect
their own beliefs and insecurities.
For when they stare at me,
in me, they are seeing a reflection of themselves
and in the same way,
within each person I encounter is my reflection.
And so, people may love me one day
and hate me the next,
for I am mirroring back to them
how they feel about themselves
and the parts of themselves
that they have either accepted or rejected,
but how I see myself
remains with me always
and so this is what counts.
For it is nobody’s responsibility to love me
but my own.'
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I STOOD BESIDE THE RIVERBANK by Joanne Boyle


"I STOOD BESIDE THE RIVERBANK"
by Joanne Boyle

I stood beside the river bank
and watched you float away.
I held on to a piece of you
but I knew you couldn't stay.
And then there was a hundred
or maybe even more,
so many magical moments
rose above the shore.
I saw your favourite dance
as the waves played your tune.
I was mesmerised by it all
and I knew you'd be home soon.
I shouted out your name
it got lost in the light breeze,
I told you to turn around
in fact I shouted please.
I didn't want to leave you
but I knew you had to go.
My love Swam within my memories
underneath a moonlit glow.
I now watch you from the river bank
and our memories go in-between.
A Life is never lost
whilst reliving all that's been.

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Author Joanne Boyle Heartfelt

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PIECES by Becky Hemsley


"PIECES"
by Becky Hemsley

I watched her drop the mirror
Saw her face adopt the fear
That she would now be destined
To bad luck for seven years
But she looked at the pieces
There were hundreds, maybe more
And she noticed how they caught the light
In ways they’d not before
The light was bouncing everywhere
All spirited and bright
A hundred little mirrors
Bringing all that light to life
So she picked up all the pieces
Whilst she still had every chance
And she turned her bad luck
Into opportunities to dance
And if you ever watched her
You’d have noticed how she smiled
How she moved and shimmered
Like her soul had come alive
And if you didn’t know her secret
You would not consider
That the glitterball she danced around
Was once a broken mirror
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Becky Hemsley 2022

Stunning artwork by @ededperkins on Instagram
'Pieces' is from my second collection

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TELL ME TOMORROW by Becky Hemsley


"TELL ME TOMORROW"
by Becky Hemsley

Don’t wait till I’m gone
And then stand up to speak
About all the things
That you loved about me
Don’t sing all my praises
Through all of your tears
When I am no longer
Beside you to hear
Don’t leave all that love
Like a secret unsaid
But tell me tomorrow
Or right now instead
And I’ll tell you too
Of the things I admire
About who you are
And how much you inspire
I’ll speak from my heart
Whilst you’re still here to know
“You are” not “you were”
Or “it used to be so”
I’ll speak of your light
Whilst you’ll still hear the words
And not leave that love
In the darkness, unheard
So tell me tomorrow
Or right now - don’t wait
Because we don’t know
When it might be too late
Because we don’t know
When our time might be up
And we need to hear - while we are here -
That we’re loved
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Beautiful artwork
‘Tell Me Tomorrow’ is a newer poem so it is not in any current collections (but if you like it, you might like ‘Letters from Life’)

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Tuesday 21 May 2024

A funny and true story about the Queen


"A funny and true story about the Queen" (author unknown)
Around 2005, the Queen and her Personal Protection Officer, Dick Griffin, were walking alone one afternoon in the hills near the Scottish royal castle, Balmoral.
Two tourists approached them, and engaged in conversation. Griffin recalls:
"There were two hikers coming towards us, and the Queen would always stop and say hello.
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"They were two Americans on a walking holiday.
"It was clear from the moment we stopped that they hadn't recognized the Queen, which was fine.
"The American gentleman was telling the Queen where they came from, where they were going next, and where they'd been in Britain.
"I could see it coming, and sure enough, he said to Her Majesty: 'And where do you live?'
"She replied: 'Well I live in London, but I've got a holiday home just the other side of the hills.'
"He said: 'How long have you been coming up here?'
"She replied: 'I've been coming up here ever since I was a little girl, so over 80 years.'
"You could see the cogs whirring, so he said: 'Well, if you've been coming up here for over 80 years, you must have met the Queen.'
"Quick as a flash, she said: 'I haven't, but Dick here meets her regularly.'
The hiker then asked Griffin what the monarch was like in person.
"Because I was with her a long time, and I knew I could pull her leg, I said: 'Oh, she can be very cantankerous at times, but she's got a lovely sense of humour.'
The next thing I knew, this guy comes round, puts his arm around my shoulder, and before I could see what was happening, he gets his camera, GIVES IT TO THE QUEEN, and says: 'Can you take a picture of the two of us?'
"Then we swapped places, and I TOOK A PICTURE OF THEM WITH THE QUEEN.
"And we never let on, and we waved goodbye.
"Afterwards, Her Majesty said to me: 'I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he shows those photographs to his friends in America, and hopefully someone tells him who I am'."
Rest in Peace Your Majesty

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I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW DEAR by Joanne Boyle


"I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW DEAR"
by Joanne Boyle

She ran to meet her grandma,
Picking flowers on her way.
Hanging on to memories.
The ones from yesterday.
Always when the clock struck
and on the 11th chime,
She relived the same moment
and travelled back in time.
A time when she remembered
her grandma was still here.
A time without confusion,
when everything was clear.
Passers by would see her chatting,
at the bottom of the lane.
They looked at her with pity.
Time and time again.
She always came back happy
and the flowers were all gone.
Her days were full of love
and her heart played out a song.
Then one day those passing by
Couldn't help but hear,
The voice of an elderly lady,
Saying "I'll see you tomorrow dear."
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Author Joanne Boyle Heartfelt

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STRONG by Becky Hemsley


"STRONG"
by Becky Hemsley 2023

They asked me if she was strong.
And I said yes.
I said yes without hesitation.
Because I’d seen her pick her heavy heart up off the floor, even when it weighed a ton.
Because I’d watched her claw her way back from rock bottom, even when it was a steep and treacherous climb.
Because I’d seen her lift herself up and drag herself through life, even when she was tired and weary to her bones.
Because I’d watched her persevere, persist and press on even when she was carrying the weight of her world on her shoulders.
And they told me I’d misunderstood.
They meant how strong was she physically?
How much could she hold in her hands and carry in her arms?
But it was not me who had misunderstood true strength. It was them.
Because they hadn’t realised that
all too often,
the heaviest things we hold
and the biggest weights we carry
are the things that can’t be seen.
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'Strong' is from my fourth collection 'Letters from Life': https://a.co/d/9XrZH5W

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LIFE THROUGH THE LENS by Tahlia Hunter

"LIFE THROUGH THE LENS" by Tahlia Hunter   When you learn to view life through the lens of "I am here to grow and evolve,&quo...