Alphabetical Emotions: The Cloud

TTonight I was going to talk about terror. Terror is so close to fear that if you want to read about it I will direct you to my post on fear found at
Sometimes you just have to escape all the cacophony of emotions bubbling away inside and at times like those you need to have somewhere to escape to so I have decided to cheat a little and tell you about  The cloud.

The Cloud

I have a cloud

Yes, my very own cloud

It has my name in brass

     There it stands for all to see


    Yes it belongs to me

Cumulo Nimbus

Fluffy and white

A haven for me to escape to

A haven that is my birthright

None can visit

Unless I ask

I’m safe from all my foes

My cloud’s protective

My cloud’s selective

I’ll go to my cloud tonight

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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14 Responses to Alphabetical Emotions: The Cloud

  1. I’m so glad you chose The Cloud over Terror, and wrote about your cloud so beautifully. Interesting that “the cloud” is now the storage for much of our personal thoughts and work.


  2. Sherri says:

    I love your cloud Irene, what a beautifully safe, quiet and peaceful place to retreat to… 🙂


  3. M-R says:

    I can’t agree with you, though, Irene, re terror being so close to fear. I have experienced both, and they seem to me to be a long way apart. Still, it is only my opinion …


    • That’s okay M-R. It would be a boring world if we all agreed on everything. I’m betting my bottom dollar that most will disagree with me on todays post when it gets there. ps and secretly I agree with you that terror has an added edge to it. Fear at the far right. Cheers Irene


  4. Hello that is a great post and it’s interesting to see how people manage different emotions and feelings and having a cloud seems to be a very good idea, one for me to think about.

    Hello also from another a-z blogger x


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