Daily Prompt: Miraculous

Miraculous is quite a word

It does inspire the views of miracles

And a miracle is coming up to us

Creaping, seeping and incideous

It is the one that says spend your money.

“Give every one you know

A gift, then food and now your time

It’s Christmas and the season for parties, gifts and busy.”


It started out just sharing food

A time for family to come together

To celebrate the birth of Jesus

This miraculous child of Mary

And now it’s grown so much more

To be a celebration of giving


The growth is to such a point

That I often wonder if

Many of us who celebrate

Actually know the reason.


I know a family of many kids

And Christmas time is costly

The parents are amazingly clever

And in their stockings did go

The sorts of foods that we do love

And many of us eat daily

But these foods were just too

Expensive for a family of eleven.


So once a year each child did get

Something they did not have to share

But nothing else, the sock was empty

No big gifts were afforded.

So just how special was this day for them

In a family where sharing was so normal

To have one thing, just once a year

Where to the owner it was quite exceptional

A tasty morsal, devine and heavenly and no spliting with the siblings


In this season where we often forget

And are ruled by the mighty dollar

Perhaps we need to stop and say

It’s not the gifts but the giving

And if we could do that across the world

Another Christmas miracle woud be in the making.



via Daily Prompt: Miraculous


Teaching is a Calling

Some think careers are a profession

And some professions probably are

But there are a few that you really do

Need to have more than passion


Teaching is one that would better be called

A calling and not a profession

It’s bloody hard work

To do it quite well

In teaching you can only aim for perfection


A calling you see is not just a job

It’s a passion and caring

It’s something you must do


And teaching is something that

Takes loads of empathy

It drains and it drains

But there are massive joys


There’s the lesson content

How you deliver it

How you assess that they are learning


Then there is the assessments

The marking and grading

The reflection on lessons and units


There’s the extra curricular

Dance, Sport and drama

The clubs that us teachers organise


There’s the student councils

The fundraising for money

To be able to get new equipment


Each school has its only little quirks

So you have to learn all of these

And then implement them

And if your new you’ve got very little time to do this.


And when we call teaching a profession

We add on all the professional bits

So many hours per year of PD

So many hours to prove it


But most importantly

The main part of teaching

The most important part of all

Are the students


They all come to school

Some have emotional traumas

Some have physical ones

Some have none

But they turn up

Day after day

And learn best from their teachers

When they have connections


Teaching is something

Many people can do

It is these people that have a calling.

I can relate

I can relate to relate

I relate all the time

I teach maths

So I relate

There are not many that understand


Maths most people think

Is all about numbers

But a number is just a symbol

That relates

To a number of things


Maths you see

Is all about patterns

And how to recognise one

So to maths effectively

You must relate.



via Daily Prompt: Relate

Christmas without you

This is a poem of rememberance for everyone who has lost someone (which pretty much makes that everyone) and Christmas.

Christmas without you

A moral Compass

I have a compass

A moral one

To do the right

And not the wrong


But with this needle

Comes some grief

For right is hard

And long and tiring


This arrow points in one direction

It never moves

And never quivers

And thus I do what’s right


For those who fall off the path

I congratulate your ability

To throw that compass

Out of the door


For those who change direction

I’d really like to know

Just how you did it

And why it does not pain you so?

Bliss and Rapture

Bliss and rapture do abound

To those that find first love

And those who find last loves

And those that find lost loves.


The times of Silence

I like the 3am silence the best

The house and street are sleeping

No cars to break the noise

No “wandering homes” from the train


After that I like the midnight silence

This is good for marking

An odd car

A rumbling train

But the house is asleep

And the dog at my feet


My third favourite silence

Is the silence at dawn

The birds sing their songs

The kids are asleep

But life is ever slowly

Coming to the new day

Amber and the town of Bright 6

Welcome to the next installment. Amber has been working hard, but she has to get back to work soon and she has a ton of books to remove from her hoarders haven. So far help has been thrust on her. Will she grow as a person, will she ask for help?

Read on to find out what happens next in Amber’s busy world.

Amber and the town of Bright 6

Inheriting Free will

A poem about how we can choose how we behave.

Inheriting Free will

via Daily Prompt: Inheritance


Theories abound on just about anything

I have a theory about even that

The second gulf war was a response to a Stargate

The Beatles never existed

(But where did all the music come from?)

The world is flat once again

There is a link between chosing knowns over unknowns

It’s called the Ambiguity effect

Some theories make sense

Some not so much

But what I want to know

Is why I can’t live without them?

via Daily Prompt: Theory

Clearing the mental blues

A poem about depression that comes and goes.  The photo is from Brahminy Kite – Aussie Birder Blog and I really do cheer up the moment I catch site of one of these beauties soring above me.  I love how clear the contrast is between the pure brown feathers and the white.  I simply cannot stay down in the dumps when I see a wild Kite.

Clearing the mental blues

Amber and the town of Bright 5

Amber continues to delve into the place that is her house, dealing with unannounced local elderly, a swearing teenager and a man who quizes her about her intentions.  I hope you enjoy

Amber and the town of Bright 5