Mundane Monday

The Odd Passenger – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple : find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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I got into an empty lift two days ago to head up to the 23rd floor of an office complex and I was busy ruminating in my head over what I wanted to say to the person that I was going to meet when a crawly movement caught my eye.

Believe me when I say I literally squealed and hopped in the air, but on a closer look I saw that it was a GECKO!

Phew! I know that they are insectivorous lizards and don’t feed on humans, however between Gecko and I, we maintained a respectable distance since I couldn’t very well jump out of the lift 😉

If you want to know more about Gecko’s you can read this up 20 interesting facts about them that I googled up.

Have a great week.


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

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Wonderful, evocative poetry by a talented writer. Left me hungry for more. Jacqueline can write! Linda Bethea

Out of the silent breath

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Poetry/Poems · The Daily Post

Silent Commune…


The bright light of the Sun
hurt his sunken eyes
even as his pupils fought
to adjust to such ordinariness
which was naked exposure

He felt nothing
no sense of elation
no sense of release
in fact a sense of dread
for he knew not where to begin.

Twenty-two years gone.
Committed for felony
he failed to commit
but criminal justice said it was
and so it has been.

Solitude became his companion
for that length of time
in a cell of total isolation
a short hard crib for a bed
four closing walls as his closest friends.

He clutches his head
for he knows nowhere to go.
He prefers to return
to the silence of his cell
where he communed in himself.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Solitude, The Daily Post Prompt

Image credit: Pixabay


Midnight motivation and musings

Midnight Motivations and Musings # 54…

1460094118485[1]Life lived dancing to the tunes of misery wears out the soul living it.

Yes indeed, our days are not always smiles and sunshine, but the truth is that misery and negativity are barely a head’s turn away and once you give it room, it becomes a permanent tenant and a difficult one to evict.

A lot of  times when I am feeling down, I might brood for a while, but with training my mind to shut off the negative raps, I endeavour not to stew in it by getting engaged in little things that will uplift my mind and take the focus off me.

Not the easiest thing to do at times, but the alternative is worse.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Humor - Bellyful of laughter

Flying Tomatoes…

flying tomato
Flying Tomatoes

I love to cook,

seriously, I do.

But seriously,

Not when the lightning flash and sparks,

of threatening flying tomato sauce,

are jumping out of the pan,

and chasing me around my kitchen counter,

almost cowering in the cupboard,

for safety 😉

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Photo credit * doonidesigns.