A Little Goes A long Way

triciatallen:

I don’t usually reblog. In fact this is my first reblog on WordPress but this poem so aptly reflects the thoughts I’ve been having today that it seems only appropriate that I share. Plus it’s from Opal Palmer Adisa, one of the many writers I stalk online :) If you don’t know her you should!

Originally posted on Opal Palmer Adisa:

Small steps

eventually lead to the topIMG_3571

while if you wait until

you can take one giant step

you might pull a muscle

rip your pants

or slip and fall

Do not loose sight

of your dream

be mindful

life seldom

happens in one giant leap

like anything else such as

building  a house

you must lay the foundation

before you can erect walls

because you are wise

you know a little

goes a  long way

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so daily take a step

towards the legacy

you intend to leave…

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Contemplating Stars, Life and Aliens

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7:30pm (Fri)

Hello friends,

How has life been? Since the last time we spoke I’ve had many tedious days but I’ve enjoyed them nonetheless. With each challenge that comes my way, I remind myself it’s an opportunity to learn something new. I try not to get overwhelmed by each day’s demands or discouraged by the fact that I can’t write as often as I’d like. Thankfully though I’m still working on the project I mentioned briefly in my last post — the one about aliens. It has led me to contemplate a lot about stars, alien life and my role as a child of God.

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Between the Busyness of My Days

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9:26pm (Tues)

Dear friends,

I have not forgotten you. Last time we spoke I was in an in-between sort of place, out of a job, not sure about the future but doing my best to be optimistic. Since then, I got a job and things have been very busy. In between the busyness of my days, my mind wanders to writing. My fingers itch. Sometimes I get the chance to scribble a few words down. Other times, I can barely keep up with my to-do lists.

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God’s Love Brings Peace in Times of Trial

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10:30pm (Sun)

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind. One day I went to work, only to find out that my department was closing down. On the same day my husband had an incident at work that resulted in him being home for a week. And what a blissful week it was!

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Reflections on the City I Call Home

Montego Bay Jamaica

12:05pm (Thurs)

I feel a tug-and-war kind of love for Montego Bay, the city I call home. Sometimes I think it is too little to hold me and my dreams. I feel boxed in, crushed by the scent of the sea. The weight of waiting — for a change, a breakthrough — hangs like a shroud over my shoulders.

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Mingling With Literary Stars: Poems, Drums and Sunshine

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Hello friends,

Last week’s poetry event dubbed “A Literary Lunch” was literally a meeting with the stars: wordsmiths, social commentators, creative vessels. All who came had one thing in common — a love for the spoken word.  It was a perfect day made even more special due to friends like the Vances who came along.

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Meet Me at the Upcoming Poetry Event: “A Literary Lunch”

Literary Lunch Poetry Event

12:40pm (Fri)

Dear friends,

Guess who’ll be participating in another literary event! Next month — in a few days actually — I’ll be reading a few of my poems at “A Literary Lunch”.  This event is presented by Susumba’s Book Bag in association with the Kingston Book Festival. So mark it on your calendar and come on out to support the spoken word (and me of course)!

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