Thank You, Girls

NaPoWriMo Day 20

Today, in gratitude for making it to Day 20, our (optional) prompt asks you to write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received. It could be a friendship bracelet made for you by a grade-school classmate, an itchy sweater from your Aunt Louisa, a plateful of cinnamon toast from your grandmother, a mix-tape from an old girlfriend. And whatever gift you choose, we wish you happy writing!

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(the Christmas puzzle my 3rd daughter Allana made when she was 11)

 

you were eleven when you made this
a Christmas gift from you for me
you were excited and gave it with a kiss
‘Twas the sweetest gesture, we all agree

 

“Open it, open it”, you were screaming with glee
I tore open the box, I was surprised
inside were pieces of colorful puzzles I see
“let’s put them together”, you were amused

 

you creatively made a piece of the puzzle
for each of us, mom and dad
your two big sisters and our then little girl
‘Twas by far the best gift I ever had

 

six years after and you are now eighteen
beautiful, smart, intelligent you have become
but I will never forget that eleven year old then
the sweetest and kindest little girl at home

 

P.S

As the lockdown continues my new normal now is remembering all the simple little things that my daughters did when they where little kids this is mine now. Linking to Kate’s Friday fun -now https://aroused.blog/2020/04/18/friday-fun-now/

(a mother’s day surprise from the girls 10 years ago)

(random gift from them too)

(Allana’s sketch I used in one of my poems)

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(Allana’ first attempt on poetry at 9 years old)

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(Alyssa’s first poetry attempt at 12 years old)

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(My eldest daughter’s high school graduation thank you letter)

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(Pat’s first attempt on photography at 14)

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(The first-ever photo of them published in WP through Kate’s interview)

 

My Saga Continuous Part 3 (thanks for the stars)

you’re raging a war
of which
origin,
you can
barely tell
least the day
it began
your battlefield
is a place called “home”
and your fiercest enemy
is a man named “dad”

 

The effects of domestic violence on children, result from witnessing domestic violence in a home where one of their parents are abusing the other parent, plays a tremendous role in the well-being and developmental growth of children witnessing the violence.

A child who witness domestic violence at home often believe that they are to blame and that they live in a constant state of fear and are times more likely to be victims of child abuse.

Close observation and early intervention will play an important role in saving a child from further abuse.  A child witnessing abuse or  ( is being abused) may have dysfunctions or changes in their physical, behavioral, emotional, and social areas of life.

So, if you know one and or if you are one, know that you are not alone.

FIND YOUR WAY OUT AND SEEK HELP!!!

Posted in support of Perak Women for Women Society
The PWW Centre
15 Market Street
30000 Ipoh
Tel : 05-2469715

https://www.facebook.com/PerakWomenforWomen/

https://www.facebook.com/1MillionStars/

As I continue my saga on my campaign against violence, I would like to thank Jules of  dailyjewelsbyjules.wordpress.com for weaving stars and sending them in from the US to Malaysia.

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“Stars mean different things to different people. For travelers, stars tell them where they are, where they are going. For others, they are just little lights in the sky. For scholars, they are the world of the unknown, yet to be discovered and understood. For my businessman, they are gold. But all stars stay silent. And you? No one else in the world will see the stars as you do… For you, and only for you, the stars will always be laughing.”’

—The Little Prince—-

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Thank you Jules for making someone happy with your stars. Thank you for being the kind of star we all need today.

For those who want to join please see the link below on how to weave the stars :
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjyDqztzaQ

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