Daily Prompt – Time

 

So I was a little stumped for a post and thought I would go to the daily prompt for inspiration for today’s post! When I realised what today’s prompt was, I have to say I was pleased! It actually gives a reason to go over past issues I’ve had when I was growing up and hurtful comments I had while at school!

 

Angel Eyes

I arrive at school on a normal day wondering what today will bring. The morning was the start to a new week and the class were already sat in their seats. The room was noisy so with my head down I walked to the back of the class and sat at the empty space at the table.

I was only around 9 years old but already aware I wasn’t one of the popular girls. I was just me, with a few friends that hung around together. My best friend at the time was Gail, a new girl that had come to start at our school. When she first started I was so relieved that I had a friend who I could be best friends with. We immediately connected and became fast friends pretty quickly. I offered my seat for her to sit with me, I had no-one else to sit with.

I always remember that the kids were cruel. It became pretty obvious that I wasn’t going to be one of the popular crowd. I was just a normal girl that blended into the class. No-one special just me, youngest of the family of sisters brothers and half siblings. I wouldn’t say I was bullied, I just never felt accepted as part of the in crowd. They all talked to me, they weren’t cruel just the odd comment that hurt.

I have almond shaped eyes and of course at an age where comments about your looks would make you feel very self-conscious you wouldn’t want to feel an outsider. Hurtful comments like ‘chinky’ as I often got called were soul destroying when you thought you were different but in reality, I was only called this a couple of times but its something I’ve always remembered.

I’m now a ‘grown up” and although these comments affected me then. I wish I knew what I know now. I’ve since discovered that several people were jealous of my eyes. Ridiculous really when I think of all the taunting they did. My Mum, the wonderful lady that she was, always said to me,  “Darling, they only say those things because they’re jealous. They wish they had beautiful eyes like you. Don’t shy from them darling. Embrace them.”  Obviously, my reply was “Shut up Mum! They’re not jealous! They hate me.” I wish I could tell my Mum now that I know she was right. I’d give anything to say to her. “Thank you, Mum.” Most of all want to thank her.

She was a special lady to everyone who knew her. She would go out of her way to help people, be an ear to listen and be there for the joys and tribulations. She was there for anyone who needed her, whether they were there for her or not.

So you are probably wondering how this blog post falls into the word prompt of time. That is the most magical thing about my Mum. She always had time. She would make time for people, her children, family and friends. I think in the fast paced world we live in now we should all remember that we should always make time for people. Listen when someone wants to talk. Stop and slow down because before you know it, time will pass you by and the ones that were always there for you won’t be anymore. I love my parents so much and every day hurts. Take the time and ask someone special in your life how they are. Be the ear that they may need and listen to them too.

 

Madison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt – Marathon

images-20

 

I try to pry my eyes open while the persistent ringing throws echoes into my ears making my head hurt. I open my eyes enough to flail my arm at the snooze button. I know I need to get out of bed straight away this morning but it’s not very inspiring when I can hear the rain splashing against the window pane. It sound like a waterfall and realise the guttering still needs to be cleared. Instead of getting up, I wrap the quilt tightly around me to grasp sleep again and to reclaim the warmth lost after the cold air rushed through the quilt. I snuggle into the pillow and try to drop back off and make the most of the next 9 minutes.

I ponder why the snooze button was even invented… its just an unnecessary button. There to tease parents into insecurity… I should just set the alarm ten minutes later and not torture myself with the sound. If it were never invented people would be up in time for work and not desperately try to cling on to the last few minutes of quiet bliss. I sigh as I remember, the floorboards will creak, activating the wooden alarm which will no doubt awaken the little ones who are always too keen to get out of bed…

I fling back the covers and press off on the alarm. Its time for the marathon task of the school run!

via Daily Prompt: Marathon

Daily Prompt – Twinkle

My Brightest Stars!

06b3688bf6e68f195dd299922219f91e

When I saw the prompt was twinkle, I knew I had to participate. I have unfortunately lost both my parents and miss them terribly. Whenever I look up to the sky I look for the brightest stars and remember my parents.

No matter how old we are there is always a time when we are still that young child reliant on our Mum. There has been many time recently I have really needed to have a ‘chat’ and to know that they are proud of me.

This is written for them xx

Twinkling lights, in the sky,

How I watch you while I lie.

In my dreams I see my Mum,

Her very quick death, did really stun!

❤️

She is missed, by all of us

She would say don’t make a fuss

‘I can see you, from the sky’

‘Talk to me, please don’t cry’

❤️

‘We see you live your lives by day’

‘We see you also, at night prey’

‘Wipe your sadness away my child,’

‘Today I saw my grandchild smile’

❤️

We had no time to say goodbye

For that I give, a very sad sigh

I want you to know, I miss you every day

I wish I didn’t have to stay

❤️

‘I’m here with Dad, reunited again’

‘Living together without our pain’

‘We see your children grow and learn’

‘To hold them truly, we do yearn’

❤️

‘We’re proud of you our youngest child’

‘We see you when you smile’

‘Be happy around your children always’

‘Those wonderful children you do raise’

❤️

I love you both, Mum and Dad!

I promise not to be sad!

❤️

‘One day we will be together’

‘But for now, we send love forever!’

 

Daily Prompt – Cake

 

 

Cake, what everyone craves for everyday!

 

FullSizeRender

It’s her 15th birthday and she asked for a chocolate cake. Covered and decorated with chocolate dipped strawberries! Did she get it? Of course she did! It was exactly what she asked for!

She wanted a Devil’s Food Cake, All Sticky and gooey!

With chocolate buttercream in the middle and chocolate ganache on top!

She wanted chocolate dipped strawberries on top! Chocolate splattered in a pattern on top!

She loved it!

We all sang Happy Birthday to her!

Oh wait!! Damn it! I forgot the candles!!

 

Daily Prompt – Eclipse

 

 

Space-Eclipse-Sun-Light-Moon-Shadow-On-Earth-Cloud-Milky-way-Galaxy-WallpapersByte-com-1366x768

 

What would happen if, in those brief few minutes, when the moon covers the sun, a parallel world can be accessed through the eclipse?

What if an eclipse was in fact a time-leap into another world.

Where would your world be?

What would you see in a parallel world?

There are three types of lunar eclipses: penumbral, when the Moon crosses only the Earth’s penumbra; partial, when the Moon crosses partially into the Earth’s umbra; and total, when the Moon crosses entirely into the Earth’s umbra.

Daily Prompt – Ghost

image.jpeg

 

It’s late at night and as I walk along the dark winding road, the darkness envelopes me and I find the temperature drop.

The clouds cover the moon and the atmosphere darkens and envelopes me in a chill.

The road is clear, no traffic or noise. But as I continue my journey to an unknown place the fog comes in and around me. The time it takes for me to reach the end of the road, the fog begins to clear and I see a car parked at a strange angle at the side of the road … a dark figure ahead of me, laying on the floor …

I try to run as I realise the car has crashed and steam comes out the front, the engine still running … as I approach it feels like I’m floating in slow motion to find out the fate of the figure …

As I draw closer I reach the figure, as I look down I realise it is in fact a still figure of myself!

I’m a ghost!

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/ghost/

Daily Prompt – Obssessed

Love or Obsession?

 

image

Obsession is addictive, Obsession rules your life!

What do you have in your life that you are obsessed with? Is it an object or a craft? Do you have a hobby that you touch but can’t leave alone? Do you love dogs, cats or cars?

For me it is rainbows . The way I stack my children’s cups plates and bowls. Always in rainbow order. Red,orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. It has to be that way or I get very annoyed. I will open my cupboard and see they are muddled up and feel the anger that something so simple is so hard for my partner or children to follow. To me it is annoying but is it really the problem? Of course not!  Is it just my obsession and that my family can’t see how important it is for them to be in order?

Its not that I have OCD, as I don’t (undiagnosed) but it just looks pretty! I like ordering and colour coding. I like lists and ticking items off them once completed.

I like my obsession! …. I love rainbows!

Mocha Mum

 

 

Daily Prompt