Temporary: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2017

Brasso makes the job easy but it is never done


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© irene waters 2017

It may seem like they are there for ever 

when you are getting work done

but really it is temporary

a short time no more.


© irene waters 2017

Frequent visits to the art gallery are a definite must

Not only is it calming

The exhibitions are under constant change

constructed under the curators gaze


© irene waters 2017

If only they could stay children for ever

I think my mother thinks I have

but in reality it’s a temporary state

as on their way to adulthood they make.

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© irene waters 2017

Fluffy white or black and grey

those exact same clouds are not here to stay


© irene waters 2017


So much in life is transient,

including life itself

Every moment

Not lived as though it is your last 

but savoured

for this moment

At this second

like this shadow

will never return again

In response to 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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8 Responses to Temporary: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Even a rock is temporary – love these photos.

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  2. Rebel Girl says:

    Great post! Thank goodness some things are temporary!

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  5. noelleg44 says:

    I loved this, Irene!

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