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Haiku Friday – Magic & Stars

16 Sep

Magic and Stars are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

Many men and women compare themselves to celebrities. They don’t understand that what they’re doing is comparing themselves with an illusion. The images we see of celebrities are not real. They are touched up, photoshopped and lit to perfection. Then they are approved by the star and if he or she sees a flaw they do not endorse it.

I fear for young boys and girls who feel they need to be perfect in order to succeed in life. No human being is perfect. And no one should compare them self to anyone else. No matter how hard an apple tries to be a banana it will always be an apple, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 

People can be beautiful with their flaws.  Call me weird but I’m actually attracted to certain “flaws” or what some may determine to be “flaws”. Here are some things that I find attractive that may be unorthodox.

*I love a crooked smile.

*I find bald men attractive.

*A well placed scar can be very sexy.

*I don’t like skin that’s completely clear and flawless. I prefer a few lines, a spot here or there, maybe a bump or a scar.

*Skinny is not attractive. I prefer a strong healthy body with some shape.

There are more, but I didn’t want to go on and on. You get my point. I believe everyone should embrace who they are, try to be the best they could be and never ever compare themselves to a celebrity. 

Flaws––they flow through her

Illusions of perfection

Celebrity’s lure

Check out these photos of stars before and after retouch/photoshop.

Haiku Friday-The Writer Next Door-celebrity-Justin Beiber

celebrity-haiku-Poetry-Friday-The Writer Next Door

megan-fox-retouched-Haiku Friday-Poetry-Vashti Q

mariah-carey-retouched-The Writer Next Door-haiku-friday

Beyonce-Haiku Friday-celebrity-Vasht Q-The Writer Next Door

katy-perry-retouched-The Writer Next Door-Haiku-Friday-Poetry

I understand why celebrities touch up their photos and videos, after all, they are selling illusions. We should understand it for what it is, but we shouldn’t fall for it. Perfection is an illusion and you can be beautiful––flaws and all.

Have a great weekend!


Super Sweet Blogging Award

4 Jul


Jo Robinson has presented me with the Super Sweet Blogging Award. I thankfully accept the Sweetness! Jo Robinson is a talented and respected writer, and I feel honored to have been awarded by her. I also enjoy her blog and recommend that everyone stop by and check it out. Jo Robinson’s Blog

The Rules:

Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that awarded you.

Answer five Super Sweet questions.

Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award image in your blog post.

Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.

Notify your nominees on their blog.

The Five Super Sweet Questions:

1. Cookies or Cake?
 Cake. I love French vanilla buttercream icing and marshmallow fondant.


2. Favorite Sweet Treat? 
Chocolate covered strawberries and red velvet cupcakes.

chocolate covered strawberries

3. Sweet Nick Name? 
Titi. It’s what my nieces and nephews call me.


4. What is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for you? There are so many, by so many wonderful people I couldn’t say.


5. What is your sweetest memory? My sweetest memory is of  my niece Vanessa when she was almost a year old. We were involved in a fender bender, and terrified that she could be hurt I carried her, and began to weep. She looked at me with this look of compassion and sweetness (yes, compassion) and placed her little hand on my face and smiled. It was like a miracle for a baby to behave this way. Her gesture completely calmed me because I knew she was okay.


Now the best part of receiving this award. Announcing my nominees. Truthfully, I have loads of dulcet blogging friends I’d love to add, but thirteen is the magic number on this one, so here goes.

My Nominated Sweeties (and these guys are Sweethearts indeed) Are:

Jennifer Kirk

Alana Munro

Michelle B

Katherine Vucicevic

Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin

Kathryn Jenkins

Rebekka Ford

Urvashi Vasishtha

Mak Lind

Kamalika Jayathilaka

Christine Campbell

Kat Biggie

Jasveena Prabhagaran