The temperature keeps fluctuating When it is not rising it is at its lowest ebb It moves slowly And before you know it you are either adding or discarding clothing Sweating profusely or having the chills Whether you love Or hate it Temperature like us is part of this hemisphere and is here to stay […]


Photo credited to Unsplash   Your psyche changes like a chameleon changes colours Playing mind games Smiles glistening like moonlight on a dark night Is it hide and seek or am I just obtuse I will hand it to you you are no longer my muse   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016


Photo credited to Unsplash   Problems are unavoidable.   As long as we are in relationships, whether with spouses, children,parents or siblings there would be tension at times, these can fester and populate because of our desire to please and feel wanted.  We look for validation outside of ourselves instead of looking within.  What we […]


Photo credited to Unsplash   Always seeking to find something or the other instead of self can distort the vision corrupt the mind and render  you blind   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016

Self Pledge

I pledge to love myself whether it rains or shine Amidst fear and anger In pain or sorrow Self love is the only salve I seek   When all else fails And darkness unfolds My relationship with self would be the balm that heals my pain   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016 This poem is dedicated to […]


Photo credited to Pixabay   Life’s blessings aren’t contained in gift baskets or wrapped in packages.  They are found in the smiles and thoughtful acts of the people we meet in our daily life.   © Norma Bobb-Semple

Caged or Free

Whether we are caged or free there are boundaries to be crossed daily in our lives   The free man thinks he is free but he is not There are hoops and snares he has to encounter daily in his life   The free man obsessed with being free doesn’t even notice the impediments along […]

Past Tense

Photo credited to Unsplash   Everything passes (take a deep breath) including us.  We should not allow any person or situation to create a chasm in our life.  As long as we have life we should live it to the fullest. ©Norma Bobb-Semple 2016

Giving Up

Giving up is easy if defeat is all you see The sea rages in a storm before it calms Winds twirls and tosses before it lulls Darkness gives way to light Be the beacon in your life Don’t give up Though easy it may seem   © Norma Bobb-Semple