Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Writing,

 a solitary pursuit

the  challenge it is huge

In a group

our words did flow

A book we proudly published.

Then we packed up house,

made the move,

a good one I might say.

Apart from leaving the support of those fellow writers 

I hopped back on the merry-go-round 

 my first manuscript  I finished

and now I walk these hallowed halls alone.

Research,

another solitary pursuit  

I often feel

I’m on the slippery slope

yet these boys save my sanity.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge Express Yourself

 

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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18 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

  1. ruchira says:

    Loved your pictures and the beautiful poetry, Irene.

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  2. Great photos and post. 😀

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  3. I enjoyed both the photos and the poem of joy and endurance.

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  4. I enjoyed this, Irene. I hope you have once again found the support of fellow writers through groups and your blog. You can take your blogging friends with you wherever you go – we are portable.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Beautiful, like a mirrored poem with the top half visual and the bottom, words. Love the message of growth and grouping and going on.

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  6. bkpyett says:

    Enjoyable poem and photos. Glad your dogs sustain you!

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  7. colinmathers says:

    But who is that woman on the merry-go-round with the Afro?

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  8. colinmathers says:

    Many times. Dating from when Alex and Felix were toddlers and needed an adult to make sure they did not fall off. Will have to pull out some photos.

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