Tick Tock

Susan Seddon Boulet – Ritual Mask

The onset of screams start the clock; the day begins.
Teachers prepare, school bells ring.
First crushes smile and give first kisses.
No longer a teenager.
First drinks flow legally.
Thoughts of settling down.
Decisions to start new clocks.
Realizations that life is half over.
Efforts for a secure retirement continues.
Probably watching your loves leave the nest.
Bones start to creak, hair turning grey.
The drudgery of the daily grind coming to an end.
Enjoying quality time with the fruits of your labor.
Leaving the progeny and/or friends with wisdom.
The last breath escaping signals death, stopping the clock.

What time is it for you?

So Proud


life tasked me
with motherhood
my answer
an enthusiastic acceptance
to comply

my heart grew up
and bigger with him
my life turned upside down
lessons learned changed
my future self

such a man now
a decent one
not a little big boy
he’s leading the charge
on the rest of his life

his determination
replaces my worry
his success now leads him
the torch is passed
with relief and validation

so proud



Heart Turner


When I make the effort
to dig deep
into who you are,
know you are loved.

In awe,
Yes, in love with your being.

I’ll align myself
up close,
breathing in your talent
and exhaling
knowledge and pride.

You’ve won my heart.

Existence and resistance

Yes, EXPECT our resistance!


When you threaten our existence

You must expect our resistance

When you threaten our planet

Expect our resistance

When you threaten us with fear

Expect our resistance

When you threaten us with lies

Expect our resistance

When you choose corruption

Expect our resistance

When you choose greed

Expect our resistance

When you choose discrimination

Expect our resistance

When you choose hate

Expect our resistance

We are the awakened people

And we will resist you

We are the activism

We are the resistance.

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I Write Her Weekly Haiku Challenge #9

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Welcome back to my weekly challenge.
It’s time to get your creative juices on again!
So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?


  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku
  • Deadline for each submission will be on the Saturday of this week
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link to this “IWH Haiku Challenge#”  on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun with this! 🙂


Here are the links to all the wonderful submissions I received last week. I do hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Thank you to all who participated! 🙂


Suzanne – The light of truth – Being in Nature

Nidheesh – Don’t Open – The Dark Netizen

Deborah – Pain Filled Love – AWISEWOMANSJOURNEY

Eugenia – Vitality – ThusNSuch

Hélène Vaillant – Omen – Willow Poetry

rawgod – word art by rawgod

Nan – The Door – Chasing the Muses

Richa – The Waiting – iScriblr

Reena – Gripped – Reinventions Reena