It Has Been A While

It has been a while since my last post. Things keep getting in my way and I haven’t fought hard enough. Right now, it is best that I get away from routine. You will not see me Wednesdays as you’re so used to, not always, anyways. Whenever I am able to sneak in a post, I promise to do so. You may see me missing for short or long whiles, but I haven’t abandoned you. I still have plenty to post and say. I still read blogs, I still take pictures, and I still write things. Hopefully, this makes it so you see me more, as you haven’t been lately.

I want to thank those of you who are still with me and I hope I can continue to provide whatever it is that keeps you with me. I do, however, wish to give you plenty to read, even in my absent periods…especially, in these times of “In Person” Social Distancing. Notice I say, “In Person”, with emphasis. That is because there are plenty of ways to stay social online.

These are my top 3 recommended Blogs…

The Travellothoner: Poems, book reviews, travel, and exercise are some of his most common subjects.

Eclipsed Words: Provides things such as poetry, inspirational material, helpful tips, advice, and positivity.

Flora Fiction: A great place for reviews, from music, to movies and series. Additionally, a go to for self help on mental health and psychology issues. Finally, she, too, posts poems.

LINKS: The Travellothoner Eclipsed Words Flora Fiction

Thank you,

-Rebel

True Love Potion

Love is powerful, love is magical…But, what is love?

Love is an eternal flame that burns in every caring heart.

Love can endure a lifetime and last forever more.

Love doesn’t cage, love doesn’t judge.

Love accepts and understands-seeing all flaws, but remains standing strong.

Love is kind, love is caring.

Love can be given to many, and has many forms.

Love is respectful, love is honorable.

Love may be hurtful, but it never aims to hurt.

Love is forgiving, love is a choice.

Love is never having to say “Sorry” but always wanting to.

Love is giving, love is sacrifice.

Love, in its true form, desires happiness for loved ones, even if it means saying goodbye.

Love is courage, love protects.

Love doesn’t excuse faults; instead, it helps one learn and grow.

Love is free, love is strong.

Love, in its own way is selfish, but selfless by nature.

Love is honest, love is vast.

Love gives without expecting and asks for nothing in return.

Love is natural, love is valuable.

Love is the most beautiful pain one chooses to endure for the greatest reward of all…

Love!

Happy New Year

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Every New Year, people allover the World set resolutions/goals for themselves.

It is a time that reminds one that time is passing. “New year, new…”, they say.

Time, however, passes us by every day…every minute…every second.

Suns rise and set, leaving behind only the memories of days past.

In time, we gain and we lose; we fall and get back up; and, if we are lucky, time keeps passing us by.

Whatever the old years have given or taken, no matter what the new years bring…

May you continue to live…

May you continue to fight.

Happy New Day!

Meppy Chrwanzkahlidays

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WARNING!
The following words may be found offensive and the subject is a sensitive one. If you wish to read on, you do so accepting that this is a ‘personal’ thought. It is not intended to attack or target anyone in a negative way. It is my personal believe that everyone has the right to theirs, and we shouldn’t disrespect one another just because we don’t share the same views.

This time of year, people tend to be disturbed or offended by others whom may wish you a ______.

This blank can be a “Merry Christmas”, a “Happy Hanukkah”, a “Happy Kwanzaa”, or “Happy Holidays”.

No matter your beliefs, religious or otherwise, it is important to analyze the meaning of these words.

People want others to take them into consideration, but often fail to do the same of others. If you try to force someone else to use a different phrase, or none at all, you are being selfish.

Instead, I present you with this:

The true meaning of these words is…”I wish you good things.”

If your opinion differs in any way (because that’s all a believe is, a strong opinion or view), you don’t have to say it back. A simple, “thank you” or “I wish you well, too”, will do.

This can be carried on through the year, too. Just because someone thinks or feels differently, it doesn’t mean we should get offended by it.

Unless the person means to offend, we must forgive others for hurting us unintentionally.

Lastly, when someone wishes you that “blank”, they are sharing with you something about themselves.

I believe the World would be a better place if we learned to be more accepting of others. Appreciate what people choose to share with you.

Best Wishes…ALWAYS!

Snowbird

Over the years, I have written many poems for friends, family, and other loved ones. Some celebrate special occasions or love; while others, are just because. Here is another birthday poem:

How wonderful the sounds of laughter are, that I may compare them to a snowbird’s song.

Love to sing, love to hop, and dance the light of day away.

“Come and play”, “Tickle my back”, and “Scratch my belly”, too.

The heart as pure as snow, comes with a smile to warm your heart, and a touch to melt it.

The winter months bring these delights, as they brought you to me.

Just one hug, one more kiss, to never let you go.

For as you grow, so smart and beautiful, I will miss these days so.

Everyday, you get older; but, once a year, I realize just how old you are.

If only I could keep you small, for every day to come.

Yet, age will never end the love I have for you; for, I could only love you more with time.

And, every day I have you, I celebrate with pride. But, once again, this time a year, I get to share my Snowbird’s special day with others.

So, call out the snow, because…

When winter is near, I know your birthday is here.

The Forgotten Friend

Sometimes, the word “friend” is used loosely. Other times, friendship is taken for granted. A real friend, a good friend, is hard to find. However, when you find one, you will know because they accept you and appreciate you, just the way you are.

For those whom feel abandoned and forgotten, here is your voice:

Who can appreciate the friend who’s always there? The one that provides an ear, guidance, and their shoulder to lean or weep on.

Who can appreciate the friend that, not only gives you time, but makes the time? Outside of spare time, aside from their time.

Who can appreciate the friend who truly cares? The one whom plays the angel on your right shoulder and never steers you wrong.

Who can appreciate a friend that loves and accepts for real? That one who values the real you.

Who can appreciate a friend like me?

…no one can!

Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving!

When life seems bad, and nothing goes your way;

If you struggle everyday, and you can’t get on your feet;

During times of pain and sorrow, where you cannot find the good in your life;

Think about the chance you have, the one you are given with every beat and every breath…

To fight on and find change.

Today you might be freezing cold; tomorrow you may still be hungry…

But, one day, any second, you may see change.

The pain you have may last forever, but the strength to endure it grows with time.

Whether you find yourself alone, abandoned, or forgotten…that may not always be the case.

Take a breath and feel your heart beat.

Know that life has challenged you, but don’t give up the fight.

For, in a sea of hope and faith, lies wonders that may flow your way.

Believe in yourself. I’ll wish you lots of luck, along the way.

So, if you can’t find anything to be thankful for, just breath in and say:

I’m thankful that I can still fight to have a better life!