Friday, November 15, 2019

LIFE - by Sarah Leisha Schmidt


by Sarah Leisha Schmidt

Live every day as it comes to you 
Don't regret a moment of it
Otherwise it will pull you down

Smile as if there is not a worry in the world
The best feeling is when you're happy
And you don't even need to try

Laugh like you have never laughed before
Do as you will and love what you do
Never say 'sorry' for something 

For everything you do, you do for a reason
But everything happens for a reason 
Some things cannot be explained

Take life and go with it and don't look back
Don't give up on your loved ones
Or your friends

For they are your life 
And make you who you are...

ALIVE - by India R Fitzgerald


by India R Fitzgerald

She rose from ashes that were of her own 
and she decided she would begin living life the way she'd hoped. 
She had been through the storm 
so the only thing that now lied ahead of her were brighter days.

She remembered briefly what it had felt like to be happy effortlessly 
and she was in desperate need to get back to that place again. 
It wasn't impossible, she just had to believe 
and it would be faith that would have led her there.

She'd gotten down on herself some days just like the rest, 
but she was optimistic about the future. 
She carried herself with grace and her smile was delightful. 
She could brighten up your day even if she couldn't her own.

Despite what she'd been through, she was remarkably strong.
She'd been hurt but she was not becoming of her wounds. 
She knew not of her own strength.
Some even looked down upon her 
and she did not quite understand why until she would... 

She would learn soon that no matter what the battle-
she had to fight to win, 
she was already winning because she was amongst his good grace. 
He would not have let more on than she could bare. 

She began to realize that everything that was supposed to break her, 
in fact, did no such thing. 
Once she'd come to that realization, 
she knew she was going to be okay because what didn't kill her, 
only made her stronger. 

Though she'd been in doubt, she was not facing the end, 
instead she was facing a whole new beginning.


Sarah Fecteau is a Quebec artist born in Thetford Mines on August 24th 1983.

As a young girl, Fecteau develops a passion for drawing and a dedication to detail that would characterize her work up to the present.  She discovers the work of hyperrealist American artist Steve Hanks and starts painting with acrylics in a style that, while reminiscent of her spiritual mentor, show all of her feminine and Latin side as well.

At the age of nineteen, Sarah Fecteau decides that art will be her life calling and becomes a professional artist.  At that moment begins a steady and undeniable rise to success in her adopted region of Monteregie where Sarah Fecteau becomes one of the favourites at art festivals and symposiums.  Her hyperrealist style of painting reaches new art lovers every time she participates in one of those events.

By the end of the 2000 decade, Sarah Fecteau begins her cross-Canada career by having her work on display at many a Canadian major gallery.

In 2009, she is chosen to be a part of a Quebec delegation at a major art event at the Caroussel du Louvres in Paris where her work garners the attention of European art lovers.

Still in her early thirties, Sarah Fecteau is well representative of the new generation of artists and her growing success seem to promise a long and fruitful career for this sensitive artist all over the world.

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Children of India

Rasa and Expressions

Thursday, November 14, 2019

NEVER KNEW - by Leticia Hogeda


by Leticia  Hogeda 

I never knew how much I loved you 
until the day you went away
And no matter how much I wanted to or tried, 
I just couldn't get out what I wanted to say.

I never knew how much I missed you
until the day you didn't answer your phone.
And even though I knew I wasn't...
I felt so alone.

I never knew how much I wanted to hug you
until the day you hugged me.
And it seened like that hug
could last for an eternity.

I never knew how much I longed to hear your voice
until I heard it that one night. 
And it made me feel like somehow
everything was going to be alright.

I never knew how much I loved you,
but now, I really do.
I love you so much.
And I love only you.

PROUDLY A TAILOR - by Frank Adie


by Frank Adie

I cut out pieces from a whole
And put them together to make a more valid whole
My duty is to cover the nakedness of men
And I do that every now and then
I am a professional; I am a tailor
Oftentimes I combine more than a single colour
Creativity is essential to my profession
It is really what drives the world of fashion
With my craft, I make people appear very astonishing
And such feeling is very accomplishing
Sometimes I have to come out with a draft
All in bid to perfect my craft.
I design the costumes of clowns
And make the best of wedding gowns
I am an indispensable artisan
A skilled craftsman, and not a charlatan
I am a proud producer of a basic need
For everyone irrespective of colour and creed
Most times people tend to look down on me
A common tailor is how they address me
Forgetting that a professional is neither only a lawyer nor a doctor
I am a professional craftsman; I am proudly a TAILOR.

IF I COULD SHOW YOU.... - by jr jr


by jr  jr

If I could show you
How beautiful you look
I'd show you Acres of Roses
Daises and Tulips with Diamonds
in between.
If I could show you
How beautiful you look
I'd show you a universe with moons
and millions of stars, do you know what I mean?
I'd show you a million doves
in clear eyes view 
They'd spell out three words
"I miss you"
Your beauty surpasses 
many views.
Even many a sight
Though beautiful 
you are to me.

To the beautiful woman 
I found in you...

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

YOU'RE MY NUMBER ONE ! - by Rose Bloom


by Rose  Bloom

I choose you...
In the whole wide world,
from the stars, from the sun, from the earth,
You are my guiding light.
From every being, you are the one i love.
You are my destiny.
My hopes and dreams are all in you.
My heart found its way to you,
And forever i will stay with you,
Giving you my all, my love, my world.
I love you like no one ever will,
You're the reason that makes life worth.
You and i will forever be...
You and i will never part,
I promise you i'll always be the place that you call home.
I'll leave you no regrets, i'll cherish you my dear.
Thank you for loving me like you do.




They Offer Complete Protein

One egg has 6 grams of the stuff, with all nine “essential” amino acids, the building blocks of protein. That’s important because those are the ones your body can’t make by itself. The egg white holds about half that protein and only a small portion of the fat and cholesterol. 

They're Nutrient Dense

That means eggs have more nutrients - vitamins, minerals, amino acids - per calorie than most other foods. Have an egg and you'll get:

    High-quality protein
    Vitamin B12
    Multiple antioxidants, which help keep your cells healthy 

They Help Your 'Good' Cholesterol

This “good” cholesterol, called HDL, seems to go up in people who have three or more eggs a day. Of course, LDL, the “bad” type, goes up, too. But the individual pieces of each get bigger. That makes it harder for the bad stuff to hurt you and easier for the good stuff to clear it away.

They Can Lower Your Triglycerides

Your doctor tests you for these along with HDL and LDL. Lower triglycerides are better for your health. Eating eggs, especially those enriched with certain fatty acids (like omega-3s), seems to bring down your levels.

They Can Lower Your Odds of a Stroke

Though studies vary, it appears that a daily egg might lower your risk. In a recent Chinese study, people who had about one a day were almost 30% less likely to die from hemorrhagic stroke than those who had none.   

They Help With Portion Control

At about 70 calories per egg, you know exactly what you are getting. And they travel easy, too. Hard boil a couple and stick ‘em in your cooler.  Add a salad or a couple of slices of bread and you’ve got a quick, healthy lunch.

They're Affordable

At 20 cents a serving, you can’t beat it for a high-quality protein that won’t break the bank. Add a slice of whole-grain toast, some avocado, and a little hot sauce, and you have a meal fit for a king at a pauper’s price. And you don’t have to worry about sugar or carbs because eggs don’t have either. 

They’re Heart Healthy

Surprised? It’s true. Overall, people who eat more of them don’t seem to raise their chances of heart disease. Even people with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes were just as heart healthy after a high-egg diet designed for weight loss. In a recent Chinese study, people who ate about an egg a day were almost 20% less  likely than non-egg eaters to develop heart disease.

They Satisfy

Have them for breakfast and you’ll feel full longer. That'll make you more likely to eat less throughout the day. For example, on average, teens who eat an egg in the morning have 130 fewer calories at lunch.

They Help Your Eyes

Doctors know that the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin help keep you from getting eye diseases like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Green, leafy vegetables like spinach and kale have them, too. But eggs are a better source. That's because the fat they have makes it easier for your body to use the nutrients. 

They Help Sharpen the Brain

Eggs have vitamin D, which is good for your gray matter and hard to get from food. And they have something called choline that helps the nerve cells (neurons) in your noggin talk to each other. Choline is also a very important for pregnant women and breastfeeding women because of the big role it plays in brain development.

POEMS - by Ernest Hemingway


The mills of the gods grind slowly;
But this mill
Chatters in mechanical staccato.
Ugly short infantry of the mind,
Advancing over difficult terrain,
Make this Corona
Their mitrailleuse.


The sea desires deep hulls -
It swells and rolls.
The screw churns a throb
Driving, throbbing, progressing.
The sea rolls with love
Surging, caressing,
Undulating its great loving belly.
The sea is big and old
Throbbing ships scorn it.


Workingmen believed
He busted trusts,
And put his picture in their windows.
“What he’d have done in France!”
They said.
Perhaps he would
He could have died
Though generals rarely die except in bed,
As he did finally.
And all the legends that he started in his life
Live on and prosper,
Unhampered now by his existence.


Some came in chains
Unrepentent but tired.
Too tired but to stumble.
Thinking and hating were finished
Thinking and fighting were finished
Retreating and hoping were finished.
Cures thus a long campaign,
Making death easy.


Soldiers never do die well;
Crosses mark the places
Wooden crosses where they fell,
Stuck above their faces.
Soldiers pitch and cough and twitch
All the world roars red and black;
Soldiers smother in a ditch,
Choking through the whole attack.


Soldiers never do die well;
Crosses mark the places
Wooden crosses where they fell,
Stuck above their faces.
Soldiers pitch and cough and twitch
All the world roars red and black;
Soldiers smother in a ditch,
Choking through the whole attack.


Drummed their boots on the camion floor,
Hob-nailed boots on the camion floor.
Sergeants stiff,
Corporals sore.
Lieutenant thought of a Mestre whore
Warm and soft and sleepy whore,
Cozy, warm and lovely whore;
Damned cold, bitter, rotten ride,
Winding road up the Grappa side.
Arditi on benches stiff and cold,
Pride of their country stiff and cold,
Bristly faces, dirty hides
Infantry marches, Arditi rides.
Grey, cold, bitter, sullen ride
To splintered pines on the Grappa side
At Asalone, where the truck-load died.


There are never any suicides in the quarter among people one knows
No successful suicides.
A Chinese boy kills himself and is dead.
(they continue to place his mail in the letter rack at the Dome)
A Norwegian boy kills himself and is dead.
(no one knows where the other Norwegian boy has gone)
They find a model dead
alone in bed and very dead.
(it made almost unbearable trouble for the concierge)
Sweet oil, the white of eggs, mustard and water, soap suds
and stomach pumps rescue the people one knows.
Every afternoon the people one knows can be found at the café.


A porcupine skin,
Stiff with bad tanning,
It must have ended somewhere.
Stuffed horned owl
Yellow eyed;
Chuck-wills-widow on a biassed twig
Sooted with dust.
Piles of old magazines,
Drawers of boy’s letters
And the line of love
They must have ended somewhere.
Yesterday’s Tribune is gone
Along with youth
And the canoe that went to pieces on the beach
The year of the big storm
When the hotel burned down
At Seney, Michigan.


For we have thought the longer thoughts
And gone the shorter way.
And we have danced to devils’ tunes,
Shivering home to pray;
To serve one master in the night,
Another in the day.

Ernest Hemingway 1899 – 1961



 1 pound ground lean (7% fat) beef 
1 large egg 
1/2 cup minced onion 
1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs 
1 tablespoon Worcestershire 
1 or 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 
About 1/2 teaspoon salt
About 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
4 hamburger buns (4 in. wide), split 
About 1/4 cup mayonnaise 
About 1/4 cup ketchup 
4 iceberg lettuce leaves, rinsed and crisped 
1 firm-ripe tomato, cored and thinly sliced 
4 thin slices red onion 



In a bowl, mix ground beef, egg, onion, bread 
crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 
and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well blended. 
Divide mixture into four equal portions 
and shape each into a patty about 4 inches wide.


Lay burgers on an oiled barbecue grill over a solid bed
 of hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold
 your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid 
on gas grill. Cook burgers, turning once, until
 browned on both sides and no longer pink inside 
(cut to test), 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from grill.


Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until lightly
 toasted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.


Spread mayonnaise and ketchup on bun bottoms. 
Add lettuce, tomato, burger, onion, and salt and 
pepper to taste. Set bun tops in place.