Stay a child


To my child(ren)


Kids sitting on porch, only their shoes is seen
©Purviben K. Trivedi-Ziemba


Summer afternoon,

Lazy, Breezy, Carefree.

Enjoy, Relax, Be a child.


Before long, the calendar will move the pages.

Summer will be gone


so will this carefree days.



A Child,  A Girl & A Boy  Little longer

Before Becoming A Woman, A Man

And shepherding the responsibilities.


a child little longer.

For me.



I am again participating in the March Slice of Life challenge via the Two Writing Teachers site. The whole month of march, we blog and share little slices of  lives- some we experience, some we find while walking around.  Would you like to join us too?



Candor De La Alborda (Candor of Dawn) Oil on Canvas painting by artist Rafael Soriano
Candor De La Alborda by Rafael Soriano


Mom holding her peeps

Kids connected by a kiss

or is it a breath of bliss?

Skull crushing the kids

or mom holding her peeps?



Heart, leg

red nails, yellow heads

holding, touching hands, 

touching, kicking leg(s)


Chopped, curved, tangled

Are you mouning what you have lost?

or celebrating what you must?

Rafael? Mr. Soriano?


I wrote Rafael? for 5-day writing challenge from EthicalELA.   The aim here is to enter the art and explore with all senses; let the art guide the poem creation. Neat ya? Rafael Soriano’s painting Candor-De-La-Alborada spoke to me, intrigued me with its layers of being loving and macabre at the same time.  Reading about him, I learned that when this university professor and renowned Cuban artist exiled in Miami, USA, he changed how he presented his art.

What does Rafael Soriano, the artist whose oil on canvas painting inspire my poem says about his art?

“I do not pretend to transmit a message of reality: I am moved by the longing to travel through my paintings in a dimension of spirit where the intimate and the cosmic converge.” – Rafael Soriano

Want to know more about Rafael Soriano?

Soriano at Smithsonian

Soriano rediscovered: The Artist as Mystic

Rafael Soriano

Rafael Soriano (painter) Wiki

Want to write and share with us? Come and join us for writing challenge this month or next at Ethical ELA 5-day writing challenge.  Share your thoughts, share your passion.  Let our voices be heard.







Will you Choose Apple or Seeds?

University of Scouting is a full day event / conference where Scouts and adult leaders  develop leadership as well as personal skills.  During closing ceremony, Dean G. asked a question: 


Given a choice, What will you choose?  An Apple or Seeds?



What will you?

Did you choose?  What did you choose?

Did You choose Apple?  Good choice.

             You are looking at present and your needs now.

Did you choose Seeds? Excellent Choice.   

             Are you following steps of John Chapman? 

             Where are you spreading the seeds?

What?  You want both?  Really?

                You smart, smart one 🙂 


Slice of Life


This post is written for 11th Annual  Slice of Life Story challenge hosted by  Two Writing Teachers .   During whole month of March and on Tuesdays we will share a slice of our lives.  Please join too.  



My Six Word Memoir

Can I sum up my life in six words? 

Actually, I can in three. 

I am a Mom, an Educator & a Learner.   Rest of is just gravy. 


Presenting my six word Memoir


Mom, Educator, Learner That's my lifestory



That’s it?  Nothing more?


Hmmm!  There is a bit more to me.


Here it is: 



What is your six word memoir? 

Would you like to share it with me in the comments below?