Wistful Stranger

Empty names
And empty faces
Mysterious sights
With peculiar graces

I pass by
A stranger
In someone else’s world

Their familiarities
Their everyday hummdrum
More than I could ever see from here
From the outside

To me
It’s all new
A mystery

To them
They know the streets
The ally’s
All those sorts of nooks and crannies

Where she found that five pound note
Where he had his first kiss
Where the twins used to ride their bikes

To me all unknown
But they’re there
Those little stories

The ones which make us human
Joining all the puzzle pieces
To bring a place to life

It will show itself in time

With patience
With love
With care

So maybe
Just maybe

I’ll find my place there too

~

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Heeding Haiku with HA – Piercing Scream

The Scream by Edvard Munch

 

Skin deep, not enough,
Not even the soul would do.
That unearthly sound,
Through my layered walls it dug,
Until it’d carved me out.

~

Another awesome prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, this time to write a haiku or tanka inspired by the painting The Scream by Edvard Munch.

For You? Anything.

To quote another older sibling;
Caring is not an advantage.

I’m sorry,
but I’d have to disagree.

It may not directly help you,
But your care will help another,
And that should make it worth it in the end.

I’d bottle it all up.

A bubbling, boiling cage of emotion.
Of self-hatred.
Of sharp harsh words.

Telling me that I should do more.
That I could be worth something,
But that I wasn’t.

Telling me I had failed.
That what little I had done,
It had all been for nil.

The voice in my head,
It played havoc with my thoughts.
Twisted any words of help or encouragement.

Every last one.

Until I had nothing to offer,
But the bitter truth.
That I had lost that battle with myself.

I’d endure that all for you.
To keep you safe.
To keep you happy.

So yes,
I disagree.

Caring is an advantage.

Not always for yourself,
But always for the ones you love.

~

This one was inspired by/written from my response to Natalie Bowers’ #lastlinefirst prompt, to have a look at my response to that click here 🙂 (It may not have been approved yet but it will be there eventually I hope…)

I was quoting Mycroft Holmes from BBC’s Sherlock.

I am also linking this to the Moonshine grid on #yeahwrite 🙂

Spare Button

I’m the odd one out,
You chose to keep.
Just left aside,
For when you needed.

A fix me up,
For unkept plans.
When things don’t stay,
Just the same.

I’m a stand in,
When your threads unstitch.
Or when your bindings,
Start to fray.

They say I shouldn’t,
That you’re using me.
That I’m just a spare button.

But I’m your spare button…

You see?

Weekend Coffee Share

weekend coffee share

Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.
John Milton  1608-74  English Poet

Hello! I hope you all have had a great week! I sure have – there are a number of things which happened and to say I am a little overwhelmed is an understatement. However I am overwhelmed in the best way, mixed with excitement, which is always the best in a daunting and new situation. 🙂

So first off I just finished my first week at university! I couldn’t be happier right now, though I know that soon enough I will probably be drowning in a concoction of stress and exhaustion, at the moment I am over the moon, and loving the learning! I’ve chosen well in the Bachelor of Arts, I hope to major in English and Psychology next year, but am also doing History and Sociology as electives. I have a heap of reading to do but I love it. And I have a good feeling that I can do this part of my education right, that I can prove to myself that I can do well. This blog should be proof enough, I’ve found something I love, and now I can add uni to that list. No matter what comes of this degree and what happens in the next three years, I have a feeling that I won’t regret any of it!

You hear that, uni education!?

Bring. It. On! *cracks knuckles menacingly*

Something else I’d like to share this weekend, I got a job yesterday! 🙂 After almost a month of looking I got a call on Friday from the local Thai restaurant asking me to come for a trial run 🙂 Everything went smoothly last night so I now have the job! Yay! It’s my first job in a restaurant, however I have worked before at Bakers Delight 🙂 I was rather stressed at first but calmed down eventually and it turned out I rather enjoyed it!

Last I have to say that tomorrow I will have been living out of home for exactly a month! Eeeep! It’s a strange feeling but I do really enjoy it, and part of me is telling me I shouldn’t – but I do. I miss having my family around, my crazy sisters, seriously!! It is really quiet without them, but the space is good. Plus I moved into a place with a really close friend of mine, and it is seriously the best, I honestly don’t think I could have done this whole moving and transition thing smoothly without her, or at least as happily and confidently. Especially being quite far from home (five hours by car, seven by train), even though my mum does live in the area, it still would have been ten times stranger without moving here with my friend. Thank you Maggie!! 🙂

Anywho, that was pretty much my week! 🙂 How was yours? Did you start anything new? I hope you have a great week! 🙂