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HERE COMES THE SUN?

Posted in Belief, chains, cosmos, Daily Life, Dreams, Emotions, Fiction, Friends, Life, Memories, Musings, Pain, Passion, People, Personal, Poem, POETRY, Ramblings, Ramdom, Random, Reflections, Spirituality, Thought provoking, Thoughts, Truth, Uncategorized on July 26, 2014 by buttercup600

 

 

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an arduous drop

a flutter of  hope

eternal riven

of  promise?

©AvdL 2014

 haveagreatdayinscrip

Métamorphose – for Cin

Posted in Belief, Closure, Daily Life, Dreams, Dying love, Emotions, Friends, Hope, Life, Memories, Musings, Pain, People, Personal, Poem, POETRY, Random, Reflections, Spirituality, Tears, Thoughts, Truth, Words with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by buttercup600

no mask

no cover

no voice

no sound

solo

in my verse

as light fades

***

for pain

has no shelter

nor has love

***

silence

Photo credit :- morgen-danach

For cindy

Maze – Haiku

Posted in Belief, Daily Life, Death, Dreams, Emotions, Friends, Hope, Life, Man, Memories, Musings, Nation, Pain, Passion, People, Personal, Poem, POETRY, Random, Reflections, souls, Spirituality, Tears, Thoughts, Truth, Words, World on January 18, 2011 by buttercup600

 

 

convoluted maze

tears mixed with mud and blood

dwindled in the dust

 

 

©AvdL 2011

 

 

Every Passing Day

Posted in Belief, Emotions, Hope, Life, Memories, Musings, Nation, Passion, People, Poem, POETRY, Random, Reflections, Spirituality, Tears, Thoughts, Truth, Words, World on January 17, 2011 by buttercup600

 

Just a quick update of what’s been happening after the horrendous floods from last week.  Many homes are still without power and the truth of the damage is coming to light more and more as the water levels recede.  However, the spirit of the Australian people is just unbelievable, this past weekend people came from all over Australia and New Zealand to help with the cleanup… an army of big-hearted volunteers shouldering brooms, mops and shovels began digging and sweeping Brisbane and surroundings out of the mud.  In a remarkable display of community love and spirit, so many signed on for duty, ready to  just bend their backs to help fellow residents (mates) reclaim their homes and waterlogged possessions from the sludge left behind by the worst floods ever.   This brought tears to my eyes … something I will never forget!!!

 

There are many people who did wonderful heroic and courageous things during and after the floods, but there are many who did things that meant a lot more and might not be recognised.  To them we all say thank you!! 

This wildlife warrior risked his life to rescue this injured little joey…(I am happy to say this one made it…many did not)

We all are humbled by the love, spirit and courage Queenslanders have for each other in these difficult times…and proud to be one of them!!!!

*Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons.*  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson (http://www.quotegarden.com/)

MY COUNTRY

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!

Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold –
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

Dorothea Mackellar
 

PRISMS OF FATE

Posted in Daily Life, Emotions, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Personal, POETRY, Random, Reflections, Spirituality on January 12, 2011 by buttercup600

  

 

fading brightness

from mountains of glory

to canyons of fate

golden shades melting

turning into brown

the stars have dimmed

in the sky once bright

shine your rainbow prism

through the rift of clouds

where my feet will follow

and my heart will hold

visions of the dark night

  this never-ending rain

full of sorrow and pain

where my hands bleed

against my aching heart

 

©AvdL 2011

 

 

Downunder

Posted in Cooking, Dreams, Emotions, Family, Friends, Musings, People, Random, Reflections on October 24, 2010 by buttercup600

My friends, you might have noticed that I’ve not been around for a couple of days…apart from the fact that business has been very demanding this time of year,  my current situation compels me to not post on a daily basis like I have been for the last 7 months….I’m not disappearing completely…… I will continue to respond to comments made on all entries ………talk to ALL OF YOU, read your blog daily and  still post regularly…just not on a daily basis.  It has taken me a while to work this out, I have been on a spiritual journey…a lot has been happening in my life over the last 2 years and I know that I have grown and moved forward a lot.  This place, right here, with all of you, has given me so much …you have opened my eyes to so many things that I thought was not possible for a long time…..and I want to thank each and every single one of you for the part YOU have played on this journey.

All I know TODAY…is that I have a life to explore…one I want to embrace with everything inside of me….Wayne Dyer said….”Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.”…this is how I want to live….one day at a time…but with all of my heart and all the passion I have inside of me…..I send all of you so much love…always 🙂

On a lighter note…I’ll share with you my Sunday morning….(many of you might know that I live on the water and not at all hard to catch fresh seafood)…Late last night I’ve put the crab pots out…..when I woke this morning…….

Now who can argue that there’s not many a thing that can beat a brunch like this….

Crab omelette with Veuve Clicquot (and YES..you can have this all by yourself:)

Pottering in my garden (my favourite thing)

Ending the day with a platter and good friends…..

Love from Downunder…have a happy weekend..see you for Monday Potluck my dearest friends oxoxoxox  

TO A PRINCESS

Posted in Emotions, Family, Friends, Life, Musings, People, Random, Reflections on October 13, 2010 by buttercup600

 

I just could not keep this to myself…for weeks I have been waiting for a certain parcel to arrive from someone VERY special in South Africa…from experience I know that it can take forever and every single day I have been listening if the “Postie” on his scooter would actually slow down and stop….about 2 hours ago, as I was talking on the phone, I heard a knock on the door, instinctively knowing what it was all about!!

My day is filled with the brightest of sunshine, as this is the best present I could ever wish for!!  I am smiling from ear to ear and thank YOU, young Lady, for making me smile and so very happy.  From the very beginning I knew you where very special…and forever you have that special place in my heart…thank you so much!!

I have a notice board in my kitchen where I keep everything that’s very important and dear to me…know that your place is set forever dear one..give hugs to your Mom 🙂 

Dedicated to ONE very SPECIAL Princess…GIVE YOURSELF CREDIT 🙂  I love you Chelsea and Cindy 🙂 oxoxoxox

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