Writing Prompt: You Were Meant To Know the Night

The below was my submission for the Writing Prompt Challenge : You were meant to know the night which was published on the BraveandRecklessblog.com . It was published there a few days so¬†I can now officially share it with you guys. Hope you like it. ūüôā

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I can feel the warmth of the sun

Going for a run all over my body

Its brilliant light can be seen from left and right

Pushing all the darkness out of sight

I can feel the sun and with it comes the promise of never-ending fun

But this is an illusion

 

As the daylight soon passes

It’s the night’s turn to give his classes

For those of us who prefer the sun

The night signals an end to the fun

For its now time to rest and this goes for even the best

 

Sulking as we each retreat for the night

Back to our homes we return like drones

To¬†our mother’s¬†warm embrace

Insisting that we wash our faces

We must admit we enjoyed those races ūüôā

 

Our stomachs full

It’s time¬†for bed

As mother gently kisses our foreheads

She whispers, “You were meant to know the night.

For although you could play all day,

The night is just a gentle way

Of saying leave some fun for another day.

Sweet dreams.”

 

Cherylene Nicholas

Special

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Special describes ME

And special describes YOU

We’re like specially planted¬† trees,

Placed on this earth to be ALL that we can be

In it all, happy and free.

 

Although people and life can sometimes get us down

We MUST stand firm and HOLD our ground

Don’t be alarmed these are just passing clouds

Their only purpose is to weigh us down

They know our WORTH and this is NO joke

For we are SPECIAL, so own YOUR worth.

 

Through the storms and heavy rain

Our roots in deep, we’ll persevere through the pain

As we hold on tight, FAITH will be our guiding LIGHT

So don’t¬†fear, because our FUTURE is BRIGHT.

Although we can’t see it, that does not mean we can’t be it

For we are SPECIAL.

 

I know sometimes when we’re feeling blue

Special is the last thing we feel, that’s¬†true!

But just look around the world today

There is so much that I can say

But instead,I’ll remind you to pray.

 

Because¬†we don’t have all the answers

We should seek God for guidance

To give us strength and deliverance

From the things that often weigh us down

Stand up straight and wear our crowns

For we ARE special.

 

Hope you’re having a great day.¬† Thanks for stopping by.

 

Heart to Heart

This post was inspired by a piece I read called “I’m scared” written by Elsie over at Elsie LMC blog.¬† She rekindle in me some feelings I get whenever I think of a loved one leaving me before I could share with them all I have to say.

Family is sometimes all we have and those of us who are still fortunate to have people we love in our lives should never take them for granted.  This is to my family.

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So many times I stop and think

We could be no more with just one blink

No more laughter, no more talks

No more browsing on our little walks

So as I prepare this heart to heart

Let’s remove all bitterness from our path¬†

Agreeing to put petty differences aside

Especially those entangled with our pride

Our love for each other we should never hide

So many times I stop and think

How much time was wasted between you and me?

Silence left to pass the time

Because of foolish pettiness

We’ve now reduced our time

So many times I stop and think

If you were to leave me now

My heart would surely sink

For without you in this world

I would feel so empty and cold

As the tears and grief would fill my soul

So I’ve made my decision and with careful precision

I will take the first step because I don’t want to leave this world with regret

Besides I never want you to forget,

I love now and forever

To my mother, father, sister, brother, sons and niece

Knowing each of you in this life

Has truly brought me so much peace

I know we’ve had our moments

But life is short so no more postponements

Live your life and cherish it

Remembering to show your love

While learning to receive it

So let’s put any differences aside

Removing all bitterness and pride

Loving and praying for each other everyday

Because when that day comes there’s only so much we can say

I love you all

Have a blessed day.

 

 

A Storm is Brewing

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A storm is brewing and I can feel it

I know its coming even though I can’t see it

Your intentions are clear and it’s just to cause despair

We both know deep down you don’t truly care

 

A storm is brewing

And as the darkness fills your head

I hope you know your actions you’ll someday dread

The games you play will catch up with you one day

There’s no excuse and you can’t call a truce

For with all of your internal turmoil

Your own plans you will foil

 

I refuse to return to the old days

No more manipulation and stringing’ me along¬†

So keep your distance

I have a new found persistence

Brighter days are ahead

So it’s time for us to put this issue to bed

 

A storm is brewing

As you attempt to disturb my peace and joy

These lives you will not destroy like some kind of toy

I’ll secure all that is near and dear to me

And trust in the Lord to deliver me

A sweet victory.

 

 

We all face various storms in our lives and I’m here to tell you that¬†you¬†CAN overcome them.¬† Don’t let despair and fear keep you from claiming what is truly yours. Stand up for yourself and believe that YOU ARE WORTHY of HAPPINESS and PEACE OF MIND.

Thanks for stopping by.¬† Have a great night. ūüôā

 

 

 

 

 

Awakening and Growth (originally posted 23.09.2017)

You used your words to break me down

And that turned my smile upside down

Blinded by my love for you

I forgot I had to love myself too

 

I allowed my ‘true’ self to be locked away

Not believing deep down I had some say

Or that one day I would find my way

My way back to my true self,

That special me I hid on a shelf

 

Now that my blood no longer runs cold

And a new purpose fills my soul

Not even you could keep me back in this world

As I turn my lessons into ink

I look to the future and can’t help but think

 

Thanks to you I have created a new path

Thanks to you I have made a fresh start

Thanks to you I have seen the light

And I’m happy to report it is beautiful and bright.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by.   Have a wonderful weekend!

 

There’s stillness in the air

There’s stillness in the air

I try to act like I don’t care

Maybe it’s this, maybe it’s that

These are the thoughts I keep playing back

 

There’s a stillness in the air

No phone calls, no emails, no Whatsapp, no details!

When did this friendship train derail?

Have I been so caught up in me?

Too blinded by my life to see

You were quietly slipping away from me

 

There’s a stillness in the air

It’s hard pretending not to care

After all, there’s a special place in my heart for you my dear

I do hope all is well

And that life for you is pretty swell

 

I’m sorry I’ve been so scarce

Life on my side has been good but fierce

Thankfully I’ve made it through

And I’m writing hoping you have too.

 

Have a wonderful night and thanks for stopping by.

The Games We Play

The games we play

When we don’t know what to say

Other than the truth because

We often let our fears get in the way

 

The games we play

When we know how we feel

But let the complexities of life

Build and foster within us unnecessary strife

 

The games we play

As we pretend to others and within ourselves

That what is going on around us has no affect

When the truth is, it is making our hearts bleed

 

The games we play

When we let our selfishness get in the way

We don’t take the emotions of others into play

Causing fractures in our relationships

That sometimes lead to the sinking of the ship

 

Should you decide to play games

With the emotions of others

Don’t say I didn’t warn you

So be true to yourself and don’t do to others

What you don’t want done unto you.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Make today a great one!