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Abundance (Poetry, Tanka, Gaia, Permaculture)
Allergy Angst at Parties and Gatherings (Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Anxiety)
Amy Marley (Poetry)
Annunziata Maria (Poetry, Memoir, Family)
An Appeal to Join Some Dots about Allergies (Allergies, Anaphylaxis, Research)
Art Plants Seeds of Change (Poetry, Travel, Art)
Authentically Amy-ish (Poetry, Self-Awareness)

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Baked Goods (Poetry, Tanka, Anaphylaxis, Allergies)
Balance (Poetry, Duality, Senryu)
BB & Tills (Poetry, Family, Gratitude)
Bees (Poetry, Nature, Anaphylaxis, Art)
Book I Can’t Forget (Poetry, Senryu, Books)
Buddha or Badass* (Ego, Spiritual Growth)
Build or Expand (Poetry, Energy, Spirituality)

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Camping (Poetry, Senryu, Camping) Cats & That (Poetry, Pets, Drawing, Humour) Celebrating (Poetry, Alcohol Addiction…


POETRY | SEEDS OF INSIGHT

Launching a website of collaborative advice

Modified Image by Gábor Adonyi from Pixabay

Words of advice
The elixir of life
Or directions to strife

Seeds of insight
To tackle the fight

Given freely
to see clearly
Intention to help
Ease the pain felt

Stories we share
In moments we care
Spoken with truth
With insights for use

No one size fits all
Some support, some stall
What is right for one
Will make another run

Ears deaf to awaken
Or perception mistaken
Alchemy of joy
Or scientific ploy

Reject or take
Ours to own
As we claim stake
Into our unknown

Advice arrives at our doorstep welcomed or not.

Times we ask for…


Poetic Reflection

Summer days at play — photo my own

Sometimes I life
Sometimes I write

Writers write
Dreamers dream
Teachers teach
Screamers scream

Labels disappear
Silenced with bottles of beer
Daily habits fade away
Distracted by summer play
Dreams and visions
Guide to stride

A jack or master
A toe or leg
Balancing act or future regret
Clarity not there… yet

Doubt tests desire*
Thoughts on fire
Embrace the mess
Singe the stress

When
Not
if
Is
The word

No right or wrong
Always belong
— to the now

Walk the talk or
Talk the walk

Open heart and open mind
Follow the wonder and find

Learning to let…


Mohit Gupta is the editor in chief of Roadfolk.

He reached out to me via LinkedIn before he created a beautiful space for inspiring intentional living.

When he presented the mag’s online presence only a couple of months later, I was intrigued. Humbled to be then asked to contribute as a guest writer in November.

Rasheed Hooda held my hand, guiding me with a mantra he had shared at the time;

How does it get any better than this?
What else is possible?”

Here is a link to my first attempt to amplify my voice outside the walls of Medium.


PROMPTED REFLECTION | POETRY

A vulnerable place

Sunset at Red Hill Auditorium- photo my own

I read this week’s prompts on the screen
Full-blown resistance intervened

What emotions do you find it hardest to accept within yourself?”

Wanted to leave it sitting on the shelf
The tell-tale sign I needed to address
Time to own up to myself and confess
Emotions that challenge my soul to express

Anger, pride and desire

Those I least admire
In me
Expected me

Why?

I try

To understand what they are telling me The insights begging to be set free I still don’t know what they want me to know I see it in my partner I see it…


PROGRESSIVE POETRY

Five days become one

Prague Astronomical Clock — photo my own

The prompt for Monday
What do I need to get off my chest today?

Senses over and underwhelmed
Blur my purpose in the mortal realm
Projects I love on the plate
Deadlines with no due date
Self-perceived pressure
Unworthiness the aggressor
Slight but still present
Memories from adolescence
Offhand remarks
Trigger the sparks
Know it is up to me
To keep my mind free
Clarity instead of drama
Channel the Dalai Lama
Dream of being on two feet
At the end of a physio’s receipt
Lessons still to earn
Energy guiding me to learn

Tuesday’s face furrowed my brow What…


BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER

Acrostic

Egg free potato birthday cake – Photo my own

Perfect plans fall apart
Obstacles added to the cart
Tasting sweetness in a cake
At a time it was impossible to make
To dos that could not be done
Opportunity for impromptu fun

Candles stuck in a spud
A bit of a birthday dud
Kid’s forgive in an instant
Enthusiastically persistent

My youngest, Matilda, had her fourth birthday this week.

She has spent the last few months dreaming of her perfect birthday cake. Requests changed and modified almost daily. Her little face full of excitement as she described her latest cake creation.

My ankle not healed enough to bake on…

Amy Marley

Energy Seeker | Life Learner | Parent in Training | amymarley.com

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