Tag Archives: growing up

WHEN I GROW UP

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“How old are you, Mummy?”

Pretending not to hear, I ignored his question.

“Mum!” I said, “How old are you?”

“Sorry, I can’t tell you.”

“But Daddy told me his age”, he informs me

“And you told everyone in your class” his sister interjected.

“I won’t tell anyone”, he defended himself, giving her the eye.

Years from now, will he remember this conversation? Maybe not. Will my age matter to him? I think so, because he told me, “I don’t want you to grow old”. So the idea is he will keep growing to meet up with me and make Ofe his girlfriend (she used to be in his class/school), but I’m banned from getting old.

Someone or something he saw must have told him that when people grow old, they die. Sadly, these days it is not so. I don’t want to fill his head with the intrigues and business of death, so I’ll enjoy every today and tomorrow we have.

“No, I won’t tell you my age, it’s safer that way.” The conversation ended.

©2017. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

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A Time to Grow!

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Ronovan does it again and it’s growing time!

Time…

A wonder how time

Seems to stand still and fly too

When new sprouts show up

Personal growth

Letting go

Maturity says

Have, Hold, Love, Free, Let it go

Space allows for spread

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

Picture source: http://www.encognitive.com/node/18616

#ThankfulThursday – Sunshine

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Today I am thankful for Sunshine, the one I love ❤

If you want to know more about her, check out my Freedom Fridays on her. For today, I’m just grateful!

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Picture Source: http://provocativemanners.blogspot.com.ng/2013/04/sunshine-is-my-favorite-accessory.html

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To bonds tight and warm…

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Baby’s Gratitude

Nestled in Mom’s arms

Latched on as to my life’s source

Warmed and fed I am

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One of my Val gifts…our connection

Lover’s Journey

Beyond buddies we

Blossom cuddles and puddles

Destined for each other

*Haiku #85 tight and warm. Thank you Ronovan. You might want to check out others and join the team.

©2016. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved

 

Thankful Thursday – For Books

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Thankful Thursday_210515I love books!
Filled, Empty, with words or bare…
Colourful but not dreary, novels or journals, all there.
This babe is in love with books.
In these, lie many wisdom and truths, such that sets the mind and heart free
These give me much thrills…
…that I can discover the world beyond her limits
…and connect with others in minutes.
They don’t just beautify your shelf as my pictures testify
But make your life one another book-lover can identify
A toast to books
…and all those that are hooked.

Book pictures courtesy: http://inhabitat.com/tag/recycled-books/
http://www.alaskahomes4you.com/astonishing-library-designs-for-homes-rustic-and-modern-ideas-2/appealing-home-library-ladder-ziegz-house-design-and-interior-ideas-loft-library-with-round-wooden-loft-bookshelving-desk-round-carpet-as-well-2/
http://www.thebooksamaritan.com/

© 2015. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved