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Earth and its Fullness…

The Earth is the Lord’s and its fullness thereof. We are only partakers of the splendour that mother Earth offers us.

Earth, Date Palm Tree, Nature, Giving, Mother Earth, Fullness

 

When I look at this date palm tree with its budding baby dates waiting to ripen, to be plucked and eaten, it makes me think of The Earth.

It makes me think of beautiful giving Mother Earth, mother to all of us, full of her resources that we latch onto and enjoy like sucklings.

Sometimes we tap and suckle with amazing selfishness and greed to take and take from her, yet, she keeps giving from her fullness season after season.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Earth – The Daily Post

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When I Return…

Earth, Sea, Nature, Beautiful, Sunrise, Water, Poetry, Life

When I am done here, I will go
and I will return as everything

The Earth and it’s beautiful, rugged terrain;
majestic mountains, and the quiet hills
valleys, plateaus, forests and the vast desert

I shall be the wind that you feel, but can’t touch
I shall be the gentle and the torrential rain

I will be the air, the billowing clouds that float by
the waters of all corners of the earth
even the puddle that you step in

I will be the eagle that soars the skies
and the dove that coos and the watching owl

I shall be the Whale and the dolphin
the plankton, the seaweed
and the beautiful pearl in the oyster’s shell

I will be the dewdrops gathered on the verdant green
and the pretty, vivid flower blooms

The swift cheetah and the gentle lamb
A kitten and a dog and the rabbit running from the Fox
and yes, I shall be the fox

The pretty blushing maid in her red shoes,
glossy lips and corn rows
casting flirty looks under thick lashes

The handsome dark stranger with mysterious eyes
and the cleft in his chin

The vivacious lady with the laughing eyes
with a loud throaty chuckle
and her big black purse

The friendly, robust neighbour down the corner
who always offers cakes and pies

The mother with a baby suckling at the breast
the suckling child at the mother’s breast
each gurgling in joy at the other

The pebble stones and the grain of sand under your feet
The music that rouses you to dance and stirs your soul

You will see me in the stars, in the skies and in the face of everything,
‘Cos when I am done here, I will go and
I shall return as everything.

© 2017

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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In Good Measure… Midnight Musings

Quote, LifeLessons, Wisdom, Your Portion, Poetry

Never forget that the measure you give,
is the measure you will receive.

You can’t sow corn and harvest pumpkins.
You can’t sow hatred and reap a bounty of love.
When you uplift others, you rise up with them.

However, when you spend time holding someone down,
you stay down with them because you need all your energy
to keep them pressed to the floor or the wall.

If only you can remember this,
apply it in your relationship with everyone that you meet.

You, my dear friend, will have a good measure,
pressed down, shaken and running over
added continuously to your life.

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Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Measure

Perfect Union…

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Her creaky bones made her cranky
his flatulence made him farty
her nagging drove him nuts
his mumbling lips made her shout
‘what did you say Fred?’

They love each other very much,
they are each others crutch.
Old age came, nothing remained the same,
he was too blind to see the sprouted hairs on her chin,
she was too deaf to hear the noisy gas escaping his chambers.

Theirs is still the perfect union.

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Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Daily Post – Cranky

Little Surprises…

I have no idea how this genius of an artist did this surprising and wonderful work, and I was fascinated to no ends.

We had to look at the artwork with magnifying glasses because you couldn’t see it clearly with naked eyes and it was a delight to see the fine work done on such little pebbles, a strip of pasta, bottle cap, grain of rice, match stick, melon seeds, almonds and so much more.

It was marvellous. Unfortunately, the dapper looking enigmatic artist spoke no word of English so I couldn’t successfully badger him to share his secrets.

Fine Art, Beautiful Things, Artist, Art on Bottle Cap

Art on matches, artist, painting, beautiful

Art on spaghetti, artist, beautiful, unusual

This genius of an artist is Mr Hasan Kale, a micro artist from Istanbul.

In Loving Security…

Our security comes, not from the beautiful edifices we live in, nor from the pots of money that we possess, but from the love that surrounds us – Jacqueline

Security, Love, Life, Quotes

 

Leashed and Loved – A beautiful pooch

Chocolate and sugar craft sculpting – The Elephant family

Chocolate and Sugar Craft – In mama’s arms

Love, Sugar craft, sculpture, life

 You can have all the material wealth but poor and insecure in your heart. A heart that’s rich in love is the most secure and wealthiest of all – Jacqueline

Eat The Cookies

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Image credit – Pinterest

Fortune they say, favours the bold

does that include the fortune cookies?

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I used to save my messages, but now,

I eat my fortune cookies and move on.

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I wonder who ate the cookie in the image

where they are sitting right now?

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Jacqueline

The Daily Post – Fortune