As jy OOIT die idee kry om ‘n muur te whitewash…

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…volg die volgende stappe

1.  Stap kombuis toe en gooi vir jou ‘n lang glas wyn in

2.  Neem jou glas en gaan sit buite in die vars lug

3.  Sit en drink jou wyn in stilte totdat die k@k idée weggaan

Pleks het ek van die bogenoemde stappe geweet voor Saterdag 18 Februarie 2017.  Die oggend het rustig begin, soos enige ander Saterdag in ons huis.  Totdat my gat weer begin krap het om die onooglike rou baksteenmuur in my sitkamer te verf.  Die verf is al ‘n paar weke gelede gekoop, maar daar het elke naweek iets voorgeval.  Tot die naweek.  Dit het my amper 8 ure geneem om die muur klaar te maak.

Baksteen 1 – baksteen 97,3
Die seile is oopgegooi, die verf en die water is gemeng, 80’s musiek blêr die huis vol.  My klere en hande is nog skoon en ek voel optimisties.  Die…

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Author Christopher Allen Breidinger: Words Above the Rest

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Creative Talents Unleashed

Words be nimble. Words be quick.

Words jump oceans, accents, and tics.

Words cross toes and pick up sticks.

Words make murder something you’ll respect.

Words make deep invisible lines.

Words make you a saint and head your shrine.

Words make you a sinner of this living crime.

Words make you think and I’m a master of mine.

Words to your mother. Words to your ego.

Words make religion kill the most people.

Words from my light. Words from my love.

Words that I write are the words from above.

© Christopher Allen Breidinger


Excerpt from the book “Poet Christopher’s Divine Business”


About the Author

Christopher Allen Breidinger is an American poet and author currently residing in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife and daughter.

Thank you for buying my books and for your support of independent authors and publishers like us. It is because of you that we can…

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FREE Contest/FREE Poetry! – Origami Poems Project, DEADLINE: March 5, 2017

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Trish Hopkinson

12342277_1204266442920788_8369772328432988912_nThis is such an amazing project! “The mission of the Origami Poems Project™ is the encouragement of literature & the arts by bringing Free Poetry to everyone through the printing and distribution (world-wide) of free Origami micro-chapbooks as well as through poetry events, both of which engender increasing awareness of and appreciation for the art of poetry… and for the poet in all of us.”

They are currently open for submissions for their FREE contest with the theme “Kindness” which was inspired by this quote:

“My religion is simple.  My religion is kindness.” – Dalai Llama

For more info Origami Poems and their non-profit status, check out their Who We Are page and don’t forget to take a moment to support them with a donation of any size. They are completely funded by donations. And with a tagline like “Helping the world, one free micro-chapbook at a time” how…

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Exhibition preview: Lady Skollie’s “Lust Politics” — at London’s Tyburn Gallery until 4 March

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AiW Guest: Sana Goyal

Whet your appetite in advance of your visit to Lady Skollie’s Lust Politics at London’s Tyburn Gallery, where the South African artist serves up a platter of playful, pleasurable, and provocative fruits that are likely to leave a pungent sensation in your gut.

(Hover over the images to view the captions and details. All images courtesy Tyburn Gallery).

Born in Cape Town, and as Laura Windvogel, the Johannesburg-based artist takes the historical moniker, ‘Skollie’—a term used to describe a suspicious person of colour, as presumed by the white populace—and turns it on its head. Once a marker of oppression, it now signifies street cred, and Lady Skollie appropriates it to her own advantage: “You feel like you can take more risks under a pseudonym…there is a psychology behind aliases, a kind of strength that they give you,” she says. This subversion of stereotypes starts from…

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Five Ace Fever


Tea Leaves and Upturned Tables

Here is my tongue, blackened, with a bite,
just the way you said you like it,
or love it, or hate it, or take it,
or leave it, or save it for later.

There is a perfect balance somewhere between
a bleeding heart and complete detachment.
There is a violent fire burning within,
but I also tend
to wear a shit smug grin,
shrug my shoulders,
and say aw-shucks a lot.

Here is my war, red, raging,
open for the season,
slaughtered in the jungle,
roaring on the mountain.

Poetry is not my final form,
but it put a gun against my guts
and then demanded that I start spilling.
The truth is not a game we play.
All our cards are laid upon the table
with five aces and a hint of blood.
I would never sell my soul,
but I might consider

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Writing Tip: Detox by Writing

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Creative Talents Unleashed

photo-13Writing has always been a form of therapy for me. It helped in my youth while living with an abusive father and to this day, I can use writing to exert those negative emotions rather than taking my frustrations out on another person. Over the years, I have learned to use my poetry to target specific topics, causes and be a little more positive, but there’s no better form of detoxing than writing.

Life can get chaotic, and more and more people have a habit of keeping their feelings bottled up and eventually explode with regrets of harsh words said. You can be a single mom with no time or anyone to talk to, a teenager with peer pressure issues or even a veteran who is coping with PTSD. If you can’t afford a therapist, then writing is definitely the next best thing. Even if you are not a skilled…

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