Collage of Life: Weekly Photo Challenge

life collage

© irene waters 2017

If only I had the time

To collage  a life

What a spectacle 

I could make

From egg to newborn

then to the grave

Crossing bridges

Some smooth sailing

Some building castles in the air

Some rocky terrain would be crossed

And sometimes the pinnacle would be reached

With some weirdness on the way

The body that you want

Some philosophy and spiritual awareness

Hopefully not too many battles to be fought

And fun with friends and family

A home where one is loved and can lay ones head

Is what a collage would show

If only I had the time.

In response to the Weekly Photo Challenge

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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5 Responses to Collage of Life: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Very interesting – a bit like a vision board, I think.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Collage Arrival | What's (in) the picture?

  3. noelleg44 says:

    An absolute WINNER, Irene. Loved this.

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