Measuring Up

Photo credited to Unsplash   When the pressure is on to measure up Remember the only measure you use is you You are the only one you need to outdo Your life is a measure of what you believe about you   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016

Diamond in the making

Photo credited to Pixabay   What am I Am I my thoughts No,  I am not Am I my words No, I am not Am I my feelings No, I am not Am I my actions No, I am not I am more valuable I am a diamond in the making   © Norma Bobb-Semple […]


Photo credited to Unsplash   The sun rises and cloaks us in its warmth The moon shines its light on our path The rain falls and offers to quench our thirst The earth is our mother and we are the embryo in her womb   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016


Thoughts runs like a marathon in my brain The frightful ones give me nightmares they are the ones that are always on parade I wish the good ones can come out and play so that everyday I can dance  – not wail   © Norma Bobb-Semple 2016


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   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 […]

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 […]

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