Tag Archive | Magic

The Garden Gnome and The Bonsai – A Click A Day

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Psst! Psst! I thought my ears were hearing things.

I paused and saw the little guy.

His eyes twinkled in merriment and mischief.

In the soft garden breeze, I heard him whisper,

come and sit with me and I’ll show you some magic.

I’ll tell you incredible fairy tales,

right here under my Bonsai tree.

Of course, I had to stop and listen 🙂

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© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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Enchanted…Ronovan writes weekly haiku challenge.

We receive a lovely pair of words “Magic & Stars” for this weeks’ Haiku. Here’s my take on it.

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She listened in delight and rapt attention
eyes shone like little stars
as daddy told magical tales of far-away.

 

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She snuck under the duvet with a torch
the starry night added its magic
as she stole a read during bedtime.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Image credit: Telegraph.co.uk google images


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Magic abounds…Ronovan writes weekly haiku challenge

I love the glitter ‘magic and glimmer’ that we are offered for this week’s Ronovan’s Haiku.

Twin, Sisters, Love, Girls, Blue Eyes, Beauty

The children’s laughter sounds magical
the glimmer of their glow sticks
twinkles in the bright rays of Sun

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She watches them from the kitchen window
her eyes glimmer with tears
heart-filled with life’s wondrous magic that abounds

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They were mere glimmers of yesterday’s hope
like dreams conjured from magic
gorgeous twins to love in a swoop.

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© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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Featured blogs # 44…Let me share your blog posts.

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‘PLEASE KEEP SENDING IN THE LINKS.’

Today’s featured blogs are:

How to be remembered from Pamela: It’s never an easy thinking to do. How we want to be remembered. I am thinking about mine. Yes, I know that it might be long, but thinking about what I want, means that I have to live up to it. What will your epitaph read? Here lies …

Dear World, bye Some posts leave you feeling so helpless and not knowing what to say and this post left me sad! I did say something though and this was my comment:

Such a sad and profound read. I hope that writing these pains out will help you find some peace within you and a bit of joy in the World. I have no idea what the enormity of your pain is, but I do know that when I was in such a dark place myself and though it wasn’t easy, I turned up my face to the light and clung. Peace be with you Maline.

Tween God and me car There are times when we just know things because our sixth sense of the Spirit tells us. It might sound incredulous to some people, but it happens every day when you open your mind and believe.

Defensive Sarn’s story ‘curse breaker’ arouses all manners of emotions in a reader. From annoyance, to wonder, to perplexed agitation, to intrigue and suspense…

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.’

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Featured Posts # 34…Let me share your post links.

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Today’s featured blogs are:

Voulaah African braids and twists go a long way back in history. In Egypt during the eras of Pharoahs, one had to be a member of the royal lineage or the deputies to make their hair in such manner that was considered sexy and seductive.Introducing Anita who shows us snippets of this.

Giving 4 little things Dehan shows us how we can give in little ways that take nothing away from us 🙂

Watching the daisies When I say that I learn so much from what I am doing, I am not exaggerating. This healing power in colour visualization is something that I am definitely going to try and it costs nothing. You could check it out. You never know how helpful it might be to you.

Luanne of following seas reminds me with this quote ‘Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. ~ Abraham Lincoln, why I like visiting her blog. A fresh view of Lincoln memorial took me back to my visit to Washington and the priceless monuments of history that lines its horizons.

It’s me Saraa I enjoyed getting to know a bit more about Saraa. She’s a delightful, friendly young lady who’s been a warm support in this space.

Kidnapped I have been following Mel’s book series Curse breaker for some time as well as others. Mel is such a passionate writer and I remember very well that these words of her personal experience that I quote below, kept me going back.

Today, two years ago was the last time I saw or spoke to my sister. I was rewriting the opening chapters of Curse Breaker: Enchanted and its two sequels when she died hence the posts. Her last words to me were a heartfelt plea that I write all my stories and publish them. I promised her that and she left.

I didn’t know then that she would be dead in five days. I didn’t know those would be the last words we’d ever speak to each other. I didn’t know that was the last time I would ever see her face to face.

Please visit their blogs and say hello. A few minutes may gain you a friendly support.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.’

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Featured Posts # 32…Let me share your post links.

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I am so UPSET WITH WORDPRESS. I put in lots of time to prepare posts and poof! They disappear into thin air with all my beautiful words.

I read through blogs and did this today’s features and when I published nothing came up.

‘PLEASE KEEP SENDING IN THE LINKS.’

Today’s featured blogs are:

Catching phrases Don’t you just love pop culture and the coined words that float around in society. I enjoyed reading this 🙂

Wherefore art thou cupcake? I enjoyed this humourous bit and do share her angst.

Shandra eats She presents us with simply, delightful and wholesome meals

Where is the outrage now? There are some articles that you read that throws a punch in your face and the harsh glare of societal truth stares you in the face.

Aetna isn’t coming to my home When your health insurance guy’s want to visit with or without your consent, you have the right to remain silent 😉

Please visit their blogs and say hello. A few minutes may gain you a friendly support.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

P.S. Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.’

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

The Bag Lady…

The two young men laughed and made fun of the strange lady in her colourful mismatched clothes. They were the town’s bullies, who preyed on those that they perceived as weak.

They called her mean names, shoved her around and they tried to frighten her into parting with any possible money that she had.

No one knew who she was. She was a drifter to these parts, but she knew people like them. She knew such boys whose idea of fun was to make others miserable and she had dealt with them in times past.

What they failed to understand was that beneath what their eyes could see, the bag ladies oddities ran far deeper than their imagination.

As she wheeled slowly towards the edge of town, Blaze and Basil grew impatient and decided to rough her up.

In a flash, she turned on them, chanting loudly as her eyes flashed vibrant neon colours.  She turned them into two colourful, mellow cows with ear tags that read peace and love.

Till today, the citizens of Not-To-Be-Cowed town marvel at the strange appearance of the beautiful cows with the name tags, but they don’t miss the ruffians.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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In response to the FFAW photo prompt above. Thank you, S.Writings for the picture and Priceless Joy for this enchanting story platform.