I Am…

Sun, Waters, Sunset, Blue

You say to me,
I’ll make you a star

and I laugh;

you seem to forget
that I am the Sun.




Short Stories

To be a star…

She loved the expansive views from the apartment windows and always stood there to take it all in. A plush apartment in the heart of Manhattan was far beyond her dreams and some days MaryRose woke up expecting to find herself back in the country home where her family had lived for generations.

Eight months of living in the luxury apartment that came with her contract had not diminished her awe of the place and she always looked in amazement at the mega-rich stars who came to the penthouse in their helicopters and fast cars.

Inside, she was just a country girl who got lucky and often enough she felt like a bumpkin next to all the opulence around her.

A flash from a camera startled her. It was the infernal paparazzi in a helicopter and she was sure that the weekend tabloids would be carrying a scintillating headline “MaryRose bares it all.”

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


Thank you, Iain Kelly, for the photo and Priceless Joy for hosting this charming platform where we unleash our stories:-)

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Haiku · Poetry/Poems · Rononvan's Weekly Haiku Challenge

From the Pit, To Greatness….Ronovan’s weekly Haiku challenge

An smart combination of words we have this week for Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge., ‘Star’ and ‘Child’.

Here are my two takes.

Finally they rescued the child
From the pit
The mother thanked her Star.


She is a child prodigy
Destined for greatness
Her star quality shines through.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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