Christmas Vibes

It’s that special time of year, when those you love draw near

There’s just something magical about the atmosphere

That no other season can compare

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Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the food

Maybe it’s the beautiful decorations that get us in the mood

The presence of family and friends

Laughter and cheer is more than enough to remind us who really care

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Christmas time though is not all Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho! for everyone

For some Christmas is just no fun 🙁

As it is a reminder of those who have gone

The memories can hit us like a powerful mist

Often so strong we spend countless days trying to dismiss

 

Christmas brings us together for a few days in December

But we should always remember

We never stop loving our loved ones because they aren’t here

For they will always be special and dear

 

So never despair

Cherish the people you still have here

And let’s commemorate those who can’t be there.

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Best wishes for the season.   Have a wonderful evening.

Thank you for stopping by.  🙂

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. 🙂

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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 🙂

 

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

Breakthrough

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Can you feel the tightness in your chest?

It’s so intense it won’t let you rest

The hurt, the pain, the guilt and shame

Enough to drive anyone in insane

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You’ve been through a lot

Most of your life a melting pot

With different contributors along the way

You believed most of what they had to say

And now your happiness seems to just fade away

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Today is a new day and you’ll listen to what I have to say

This type of existence is diminishing your significance

That self-defeating attitude is drying up your gratitude

Blindly you from the truths you seek

That deep down you are FAR from weak

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Sure things have been rough

But you have survived them

Because you are TOUGH

It’s time for you to transition

So break free from this self-imposed prison

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With this new-found clarity

May you finally have prosperity

Happiness was never an illusion

You just lost sight of it in the confusion

So is today your breakthrough?

We won’t know until you walk through.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

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This is only temporary

via Daily Prompt: Temporary

“This is only temporary”, said the unemployed mother

To her hungry son and frail daughter

As she gives them the last of the bread

And a half cup of water

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“This is only temporary”, she says to the landlord

Who after much consideration

Decided not to add to the frustration

And now provides free accommodation

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“I have an interview tomorrow,”  says the mother with a smile

As she tries to mask her sorrow inside

She was a woman once filled with pride

Replaying her situation sometimes

Give her thoughts of suicide

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As the landlord leaves, the mother rolls up her sleeves

Fighting the urge to quit

She decides to bruise her knees a bit

Holding back her tears, she kneels to pray about her fears

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“Dear Lord, do not leave me

Please deliver me from this misery

I understand that this is only temporary.”

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She woke up the next day

All her fears had been taken away

Now filled with purpose,

She was focused

She aced the interview

And learned to humble herself too

Within no time she was back on her feet

And oh how the victory was sweet.

 

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to Heal

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I see no heart within your chest

Only pain and the hurt now fill your vest

Your eyes are dark because you cannot rest

Your heart is broken so you are not your best

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So angry with the world you slowly lose your soul

So much heart-break and pain

You feel nothing but shame

As you accept all the blame

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Maybe you loved them too much

Maybe your love was not enough

What is clear is that they are no longer here

It gets better with time I swear

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One day you’ll see the reason

Why they could not last the season

Don’t let real love pass you by

Because you’re too busy asking why

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Time for you to heal so you can truly feel

As you peel away the hurt and pain

So light and love could breathe again.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

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Living in denial

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I close my eyes so I would not see

I cover my ears  hoping to drown out my fears

I stay silent not to seem defiant

I do not want to rock the boat

Where else would I hang my coat?

So I make myself numb as I listen to the beat of his drum

Maybe this state of  denial  is doing more harm than good

Maybe I should speak up and not just sit here like wood

This illusion, this fantasy, is so far from my reality

How many more sleepless nights?

How many more unnecessary fights?

I’m so tired of  pretending

I’m so weary from constantly defending

My pillow is no longer used for sleeping

It’s new purpose – to conceal my weeping

Things aren’t getting any better

Inner strength I must foster

To improve my life and make it better.

By: Cherylene Nicholas

 

 

Don’t let your PAIN hinder your GROWTH

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Everything happens for a reason both the good and the bad. Some people come into your life to build you up while others try to break you down.  Every encounter has a purpose ultimately it is up to you to use it to make you better, stronger and wiser.

How many of you can say that you’ve never been hurt emotionally, physically or psychologically by another human being?  I’ve been hurt and I don’t feel bad acknowledging this because even Jesus had his share of hurt, pain and disappointments.

How many of you can say that when you were hurt that it did not negatively affect you?   Whenever, I feel hurt sometimes it affects my mood, my appetite and even my interactions with others. The fact is, we all react to pain differently but we all react nonetheless. 

PAIN is a part of life.  There is no way we would be able to go through this life and have everything and everyone in our lives be perfect 24/7.  It is unrealistic because life itself is unpredictable.  We have to learn to handle our pain and emotions in a manner that does not leave us feeling defeated, helpless and broken.

The circumstance may have labelled you the “victim” but you can determine if you accept or reject that label. Take a note of the following, DON’T LET YOUR PAIN… 

  1. STEAL YOUR FUTURE.
  2. HOLD YOU BACK IN LIFE.
  3. PARALYZE YOU.
  4. KEEP YOU STUCK.
  5. FEED YOU EXCUSES FOR STAYING WHERE YOU ARE.
  6. BLIND YOU FROM YOUR TRUTH.
  7. DENY YOU JOY AND HAPPINESS.
  8. SHUT THE PEOPLE OUT WHO REALLY LOVE AND CARE FOR YOU.
  9. SMOTHER YOU ANYMORE.
  10. CONTROL YOUR LIFE.

Some facts I thought you should know:

  1. YOU ARE NOT PERFECT AND THAT’S OKAY. NO ONE IS!
  2. YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE – SO DON’T JUST SIT BACK AND ACCEPT THAT’S HOW IT IS.
  3. YOUR FUTURE IS ULTIMATELY UP TO YOU. 
  4. USE THE PAIN TO YOUR ADVANTAGE – LEARN FROM IT – GROW WISER AND STRONGER. 
  5. PAIN IS NOT OUR WEAKNESS. IT JUST MEANS WE ARE HUMAN.
  6. DON’T GIVE UP.

Time for the healing to begin. Find your purpose.  You were not put on this earth to be mediocre and unhappy.  You have a purpose and you have to find it.  Don’t let your pain stop your growth or keep you stuck in a rot.

Over the years with every situation I realized there was a lesson to be learnt. Not only about the people involved in it but about myself as well.  Ask yourself what is the ‘lesson’ to be learnt from this experience?  What good can you take from these lessons? Find it, so you can move forward.

You’ve made it this far!