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Month: February 2015

Return of the prodigal son

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A son in his father embrace

Crying: “I was so foolish, will you forgive me please?

Could I just be one of your servants?”

Let’s go back in the story

Father watching his son’s back, heartbroken

Waiting day by day for his son’s return

Days turning into moths turning into years flying by

Wondering whether he would see his son again

The son’s been through self-inflicted hell

Running away and mocking his Father

Wasting his money for things that can’t satisfy

Hitting the rock bottom, desperation suffocating him

Finally coming to his senses, deciding to come back

Though not having a reason to expect his Father’s forgiveness

The only prospects of being shamed, mocked and

Serving in a place he was supposed to co-own one day

Yet he is met by Father discarding his dignity

Running towards him, holding him in his arms

Repeating out of breath: “Son, you’ve come home, you’ve come home…”

Father finally able to utter something else

Calling his servants to bring a robe, sandals and ring

Completely restoring son to his former place

What a shocking twist in the story!

That’s the ultimate love of the Father

My Valentine

My Valentine

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue,
One brief look and we just knew.
From that moment, our love just grew.
You carry my heart now as I have done,
Now you have two, whilst I have none.
You are My Valentine, My Precious One.

Breda Ware

 

My Lady of the Priory

My Lady Of The Priory

My Lady of the Priory your eyes are cold as ice, your heart a burden that is carried heavy like the stone which make up the walls of your residence.
Walls where once pious tapestries draped depicting dramatic images of Christ, where pictures hung of portly fellows astride fine mounts engaged in colourful country pursuits.

Where is the Lady of the night? Who intoxicated, seduced and bewitched so many a poor soul,
With hair;  thick with ringlets which cascaded over childlike shoulders, flowing down across the contours of a flawless satin back.
Curls like soft springs which brushed across cheeks of perfect pink, lightly bouncing on every step taken.

Hair; jet black like Ravens that frequent the empty halls you now walk.
Alas, no longer does it shine with highlights caught by the sun.
Your youth taken from you by a cruel turn of fate, mind rendered blank like a canvas lacking paint.
No sound do you utter, you have nothing to say;  your face appears sad lifeless, sullen and grey.

The wedding dress you wear is tattered and torn; oh! how you morn.
No shoes are there upon your dainty feet, or pretty ribbons in your hair.
On asking for your hand in marriage, declaring my love like no other.
You mocked my proposal, you made fun of me.
So broken hearted I left my home to sail the seas, to return with gold and marry thee.

A wealthy Lord you chose to wed,
but not before the cad took you to his bed.
Promises of taking you for his bride, all resulted in but hideous lies.
Your wedding day did not take place;   jilted were you in disgrace.
So now My Lady can only be found,
haunting this desiccated, lonely ground.

Breda Ware

Priory

February 2015 Topic

DePiction – instructions

Resolutions 2015

To walk with the head held high

To be or not to be so shy?

To spend the precious time

With the lovely family of mine

 

To run faster, to jump higher

To pray more, to admire

The world, the nature and the days

Full of life and full of grace

 

To speak less and listen more

To visit England and its shore

To stop right now to stop right here

When there’s the smell of steak and beer!! 🙂

2015

New Year’s resolutions

To me no solutions

 

Knowing what to resist

Is on the tasty list

 

Knowing what to stop

But why give up?

 

Perhaps just a wish

To see 2016

With no docs to intervene

Shall we accomplish?

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