Humor I wouldn't marry a horse I wouldn't marry a clown, my choice Vladimir Putin naturally. My bank already chosen for funds owed to me. A Lawyer will argue my case and win.
Meaning trouble doesn't always come from the same place nor the same individual.
"Just call my name and I'll be there" Michael Jackson. A smile, When I need you my Children three I'll indeed call.
Writings at times are of course based on interpretation. Common sense is not so common among some. Read not through the eyes of the unlearned, but to understand based on definition of words.
"Love is all I bring ina mi chree piece suit an ting". "Uptown Top Rankin"
For a most beautiful Angel.
My Life as a Wife:" sometimes women forget that a husband needs to be romanced. It is important to make time for just the two of you. Men are also visual creatures. Contains adult content.
Adult content: At no time is it ever okay to drug or use force to overpower anyone for the purpose of sexual contact.
I cried and mourned you loss dear Cousin I missed your gentle way and your humor. See you in another Lifetime.
Happiness is finding and experiencing that which makes you as an individual happy. As long as it does no one harm physically, emotionally or Mentally.
"A Friend in need is a Friend indeed", or so the saying goes.
Not for Children to read content has Adult implications.
My Grandson is a very humble, sweet and mischevious little imp. He adores me and me him.
An Ode to pat Friendships and relationships, as we say in Jamaica "Good riddance to bad rubbish".
As I battled withdrawals from legally prescribed Medication, I was alone going through the most difficult experience ever, It's something I never want anyone to ever have to go through.
The chains as described are those invisible chains that keeps us connected after divorce. If possible maintaining some level of Communication if there are Children involved is okay.
With all it's issues, as nothing is perfect in this World; Facebook helps me keep connected to my Children, and Grandson as well as other Family and Friends who are perhaps on distant shores.
No one should ever be subject to bullying, it is in each one of us to put a stop to any form of the act whether it's in Person or online. Stepping up and doing the right thing may save someone's Life
To deny anyone the right to worship as they so desire is not only cruel it's unconstitutional. It devalues and it is a form of bullying.
The best and most wonderful gifts of well wishes are those that are unexpected.
A tree magnificent stood in a forest green, a haven for Nature's creatures, a shade for the weary, but a magnificent spectacle it is to me.
Although made popular in Movies and Song "Have you ever danced with the Devil under the pale moonlight" The saying has been touted and used many times all through my Childhood. Author unknown
I know not why Envy is the color green, except to say that Money in all its splendiferous forms used to be green with a hint of white.
"If you live by the sword you die by the sword" Author unknown
Being quiet is very important. It helps with the balance of being in touch with your own thoughts and emotions.
The title borrowed from William Wordsworth who wrote an ode to daffodils. William Wordsworth Authored the first book of poetry I ever read.
An Ode to a Robin I watched from my window.
Judgment: simply defined via the Web, the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
The dance exemplifies me and is life it's for People who decide to just be who they are not blinded by Societal or Familial dictates.
Nature is beautiful, it's calming pull enticing odes to Nature and brings gladness to lips that sigh in delight of it.
My Grandson is the most amazing little Boy to me. Living so far away from me I enjoyed our conversations. I would let all his initial calls go to tape recording .
The title I give credit to the lullaby that as parents we sing to our Children. A beautiful song, but its message did not resonate with me until I wrote the poem. The Poem dictated the Title.
Marriages or Relationships end for a number of reasons. I wanted others to know that it's okay to feel emotions, to process the pain. A loss when felt is difficult, no matter the reason.
My Soldier went off to War and letters were cherished. I wrote this in 1990 when he was first deployed.
The planting of the tree is a euphemism for having a Family and building a life together. The Crack in the foundation is the uncovering of truth and the failure in our marriage.
Have you ever listened to a Child tell their tale of make belief?
It wasn't until I was much older that I understood that the pocketbook my uncle carried so lovingly was my Sister and me.
Musings of a Mother with unconditional love of my Children.
What can I say to those who feel slighted, left behind by what you think is a Government that did not care? Obamacare is far from perfect but it's the best solution for now.
"When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark.” ―John Irving, "Until I Find You"
There are just some things we cannot really explain, call it intuition or foretelling. Who cares the point is Knowledge of a particular topic implies intelligence being knowledgeable is not a crime.
Global warming is a reality we cannot deny: Monsanto, Oil fields, Nuclear reactors. Streams, run into rivers, rivers into lakes, and lakes into Oceans. In the long run, hair matters little.
Sleep is a luxury only afforded to Babies. (Humor) Nap's are great even for Adults.
"Before God and all mankind, I pledge the love and loyalty of my heart, the wisdom, and courage of my mind.., (A Part of Jamaica's National pledge)
“Young people don't always do what they're told, but if they can pull it off and do something wonderful, sometimes they escape punishment. ” -Rick Riordon
It is a foregone conclusion that karma is always a negative reaction to a negative output. However, good karma also exists.
A good father will have his daughter's, heart but no matter the age my Daughter will always and forever be my baby.
It's not necessary to understand the legal jargon, we aren't attorneys just regular citizens, exercising our rights to vote.
Just twirling through Life with our head in the clouds while the rest of Society passes us by.
Oligarchy - A form of control whereby the Military and Government are ruled by the elite.
A heart that is not true will never to me belong.
People, the ones who truly know themselves those who are happy just being who they truly are meant to be are, the luckiest People in the World.
I love movies that give pause to question, I write not from absolute knowledge but, with the mind of a conspirator. 'The Rain In Spain" the title, lines from an old movie.
The Lottery System of Government
All my Children think they are my favorite, but everyone knows my Grandchildren are my favorite" (Author unknown}
I owe allegiance to America stories from Immigrants and Families of Immigrants.
Nature is a poor Mans entertainment
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". -George Santayana
50 ways to leave your lover- taken from the title of a song from the album. "Still crazy after all these Years". - Paul Simon-
Malia- hard working, stubborn, a martyr to your cause, it has it's origins in Latin America a dirivative of Molly. (A smile)
The name Sasha: Has it's origins in Russia and means "Defender of Mankind", a derivative of Alexander.
"Greed will be the downfall of a Nation" The Title I believe if memory serves me came from a James Bond Movie. I love James Bond movies, now. To Russia sees another superhero.
The LCD is the smallest multiple that denominators have in common.
Communication, and the willingness to acknowledge each other's view point, even if we disagree is the key to understanding. The most important aspect to any relationship is our ability to listen.
"United we stand, Divided we fall"
To smell the roses I wrote recently it's my ode to taking time out to appreciate life, it's of rebirth and continuation of things to come.
Contemptuous silence - I expected more protest from the General Public from the Media and from the Judicial System. Unable to march, or defend in a court of Law I wrote in protest and solidarity.
Naiades is a Greek Mythological being: A water nymph said to inhabit a river, spring, or waterfall.
By: Juliet Stewart-Austin
When a parent dies, for the minor Child/Children they leave, the loss is devastating, there is nothing at all that can replace that loss.
As parents, we will make mistakes without trying, however, giving, and saying I love you makes up for those mistakes as long as they are not done with the intent to cause harm.
The Music Industry is partially at fault for the continuation of the over- sexualized view of Women. Overall music has helped to define and unite Women of all ages, race, and culture.
"The eyes are indeed the windows to the soul". Always look into your Children's eyes when they speak. Don't be afraid to make eye contact.
The Ides Of March: Beware the Ides of March, The Date of Death of Julius Caesar. Latin meaning to divide. The fifteenth of March according to Roman Calendar.
Unsung: Not uttered by singing; to give voice without singing.
I give credit for the title of my prose to John Donne (1572-1631).
Beauty defines her that which lies within and without. It is the outer beauty and her spirit of giving and showing love that embodies that which makes her special.
My eldest Son, you never shied away from the title your responsibilities seriously you took and to them, your siblings you gave your affection.
A Son that doesn't mind showing affection that doesn't mind being a playmate for a little Sister in her time of need, will a good husband and Father make one Day.
My Daughter to me is a precious stones, to be admired, cherished, and allowed to sparkle in a light of her own.
Stonehenge: Prehistoric circle of huge standing stones.
Jackanapes: An impudent or conceited fellow. Kissing the blarney stone: to try to charm, or flatter someone.
When all the world in its troubled state, and life as we know it is depleted, the sweet sound of nature will live on.
Our differences or our common traits defines first impressions. We cling to traits familiar or accepted by peer groups.
An Estuary: A body of water open or closed that leads to the Ocean directly or into River and lakes leading to the Ocean.
You were but a Child yet the maturity of your Years defined the Man you grew up to be.
Serendipity, really just means luck in finding something the word itself has no Latin or Greek preface but was created by a Gentleman in (1800's) England.
Fact: Grandchildren and everything that's great about them they get from their Grandmother's.
To appease: to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment, to pacify. soothe, to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage.
Dear Friend: It's okay to let go, Sibling rivalry, as it exists is the latent unresolved feelings of jealousy, that carries through to Adulthood, the vying for parental affection/attention.
Your opinion does not define who I am I define myself as being.
"The Taming of the Shrew" a comedy, written by Shakespeare in the late 1500's Internal Scream, is an interpretation a voyeuristic journey into the life of Kate.
Do you believe that when a soul leaves its body it comes back as something else, or someone else? Do you believe in things that go bump in the Night?
The Political outcry " Black Lives Matter". I am a Mother having two Son's, and a Daughter. What do I tell them to stem their fears of raising Children in the current Social climate?
You who haunts my dreams, nameless, faceless, but never shall we meet except in dreams.
Be leery of it's forked tongue though beauty resides within it's skin, the vapid creature awaits, to strike with purpose.
Memories are everlasting once experienced they cannot be changed. They imprint themselves on our psyche, held together by invisible threads. I was 2 Years old when I started formal School.
If there is such a thing as unconditional love, it has my acquaintance never met. We all have things that in us speaks; a need to have, and be just so, some things cannot be excused.
Lord give me the strength I pray, I gave them Life, I gave them love, all with guidance from above.
It was you all along the one who haunts my dreams, and gives me no rest, no peace will I find until from slumberous thoughts I awaken.
That such a simple feeling should have so many definitions, when will we learn that that which is given freely cannot be defined by mere words? but try we must for it all to make sense.
Love is not easily definable, it's not a cause and effect linear path we follow, Love just is!
If only you could see yourself through my eyes, then you would know just how very special you are to me. (J. Austin)
Pale Moon Light By: Juliet Stewart Austin Have we met before? Or does my subconscious know my destiny. Is it a past experience that we share? A past life, or forgotten encounters? Your face rekindles, bits of memories lost, or maybe never...
I was surrounded by trees from the moment of my Birth, I sit and stare in wonderment for hours, never bored by nature and it's antics.
"Oh, what tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive". Sir Walter Scott.
Have you seen Him By Juliet Stewart I see your Face everywhere I go Always in shadow The other Day, as you walked by... I caught a glimpse, your black overcoat brushing against my ankles elbows bent holding tightly to your hat pulled...
Time and again you fail empty promises, leaves a trail... tears flow,from eyes now dried empty of emotions. A heart no longer beats beneath layers of lies choked off, by empty...
How to be perpetually sick By: Juliet Austin While you awaken and lament life the hours you toil. We lay in bed hoping to be free from perpetual illness the woes of being we. As you make your way to work wishing for just one more Day in...
Beauty is not just what the eyes can see but a deeper look at what is and deeply embedded if one cares enough to see. Beauty transcends all things visual it's visceral in nature.
The Moors were northern African and black said to be here in the U.S.A. Prior to Columbus. The first to travel the opens seas, also known as Vikings, or Dravidians.
One in every three People are victims of abuse. Don't be a statistic, if you are in an abusive relationship, there is help. There are Shelters ready to accommodate, in your area.
A House majestic, cannot replace the love that once existed. The walls hold memories, and neither time nor changes will erase.
You, who would tempt a Saint, with lips enough to entice to sin, and eyes as black as the Night. Where you lead I shall follow.
Saint Nick, o'er head will loom, 'twas Christmas Eve, but nowhere it seemed were Children quietly laying in bed. Excited chatter, could be heard, Daddy's voice boomed "Go to bed".
Once upon a Time, there was me and then came you, you followed behind and held my limbs, you crawled into my lap and quite a nuisance still... I read you stories, and wiped your nose.
She is my Daughter the epitome of what I always hoped she'd be and a reflection of the best parts of me.
That's Affirmative: Say yes to program that should give Women and Minorities the Educational, and Employment opportunities which otherwise they would not be entitled to.
The color of hate goes both ways I find myself living in a Society that sees culture as a barrier to equality. Idealism defines my beliefs that all Men are created equal.
The Pretty Woman's Syndrome, reflects the lack of substance placed on Women who tend to get by on their assets instead of a less demeaning less sexualized attribute.
Being a Woman means, something different for every one. Most Women are defined by, their Appearance. Even the most devout Feminist, checks her mirror occasionally.
We never forget our first real love, so innocent a feeling first love can and does define at times our expected experiences. It is, however, one aspect of love, as we mature love changes.
Society expects Men to be Physically, Emotionally, and Mental Strong, however, they also experience pain and humiliation, and should be afforded, or similarly recognized as Victims of abuse.
Children have the most wonderful gift, it's the gift of imagination. It sees them battling demons and dragons, scouting trail for gold, or battling the evil villain. I dream, therefore I am a Child.
"Rain, rain, go away, come again another Day" (Unknown). The essence of rain cannot be captured in Perfume vials, or aerosol cans. Its replenishing aura. Can only be experienced.
Natures Garden is something to behold, no painters Pallete has ever done it justice.
You were created to be just who you are; uniquely, you. It's never okay to try to be like someone else, it's always okay just to be you. (A Toddlers guide to self - appreciation).
"Iyam, what Iyam". -Popeye-
You have walked through the valley; the Shadow of Death. Afraid though you may have been. You tempered it with guidance from within. You came home, though not unscathed by the ravages of War.
The Hills overlooking lush, green vegetation, is where I want my final rest. Beneath the green leaves, where once I played. That marked the passages of a proud Nation of People.
If you ask her, she will be shy in her response, just a housewife. She will say, but no one sees, what loving care she renders, to a home she made for you.
A Family, with all its complications, is still a Family. It does not imply, that you take over responsibility forever unless circumstances necessitate that you do.
Love.., what is this elusive feeling, that has through out the Years inspired Men to battle, and turned level headed Women into a simpering mass of nothingness.
In the mirror of time, of yester Year, my mind lovingly beheld you as I stared into gentle soft eyes, kind eyes, not saddened by age, or tribulations, but as you were when in your innocence.
Everyone has a belief system it should be Respected as long as it does no harm
Our Legacy is all we leave behind when we depart this Earth. What will yours say about you, when you are no more? How we treat our Children and Spouse, will reflect how they, in turn, treat theirs.
If there be anything more beautiful than Nature then God has not yet seen to its creation.
Veterans Day-At what cost do we send our Men and Women into battle? We lose loved ones, amidst the cry of Liberty. Humanity has long been forgot. Monetary gain ever the plot.
This Mother loves, beyond rationale or reasoning. Your mischievous grin, your practical jokes, your phony accent, that brings me joy. The devilment that in you I see, you can attribute all to me.
Marriages fail because of lack of attention, cheating and or physical, Mental, emotional abuse. When the effect's Of War is to blame, the loss though similar in some aspect's is more devastating.
Some Women, are born to be Career oriented, Doctors, Teachers, Counselors, I was born to raise them to achieve their dreams.
"At The Heart of Things Prose Of Molly" is a look through Poetry at Life, it's Memories, Lessons, places traveled and things to come.
To be accepted, and acceptable takes work. We as Parents have to maneuver ourselves in such a way as to not intentionally or unintentionally insult our Children's chosen Partners.