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Archive for June, 2011

Question Time

♦ To you ♦ To God

There’s a rude awakening on it’s way,

An inconvenient truth for some,

Many deficits to pay

By those who scorned His ransom.

This truth is brilliant, terrible too,

What would I give to make you see?

To demolish walls of preconception,

My pride? My popularity?

In theory that cost’s not so bad,

Certainly worth it to give you life!

But what if you just think I’m mad?

Then both are lost. Is this what stops me?

Couldn’t you convince them though?

With your great power, rip

Your Name into the sky? No?

You want relationship?

So what’s with people being ‘called’?

Did they have a choice?

What if they had shouted ‘NO!’

Would you hear their voice?

But much worse still, what about

The ones who were not chosen?

Who are preset to wall You out?

Can human hearts be frozen?

Free will too, plays a part

In our destination,

Consequences that we start

Through our ‘plan of action’

So do we choose or don’t we?

That’s what I’m really asking,

‘Cause if some people can’t be free,

Then what is your ‘Love’ masking?

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Half Marathon!!! :] xx

Hey there Wonderfolk! :] Thanks for getting on board, it’d be awesome if you’d head over to my JustGiving page, every bit of support means so much. :]

This September I am embarking on a challenge I’ve only ever joked about previously… I am going to do the Great North Run. It is a half Marathon that starts pretty close to my house in Newcastle. At the moment the concept of pushing myself to run so much is both exciting and terrifying. I’m not a massively sporty person and my flat feet make training a bit painful, but it’ll be totally worth it to get out of my comfort zone and raise money for people who really need it.

I am raising money for three charities, so bear with me as I tell you just a little about each of them.

10% of the money raised through this page will go to STOP AIDS CAMPAIGN. So the name pretty much explains what that’s about; preventing aids and treating aids. It’s possible, all that’s needed are funds to supply the medicine needed, for more info click here.

40% of the money raised will go to TEARFUND. Terarfund is a Christian charity that, among many other issues, aims to combat the unnecessary tragedy caused by aids. For more information visit here.

50% of the money raised will go to JUBILEE DEBT CAMPAIGN. Their aim is to release people from inescapable and crippling poverty by campaigning to get richer nations to Drop the Debt. The World’s poorest countries pay almost 23 Million Dollars every day to the rich world. Many debts have been cancelled but there are still many more that hold people captive in poverty. [Check out their website here]

So please help make this effort worth while and give whatever you feel able to, any amount is fantastic. Thank you SO MUCH! I’ll let you know how it goes! I’m determined to manage it! :]
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Trashy Magazines

So why do we read trashy style magazines, or gossip magazines? What is it about them? Do you read Hello? More, OK or Elle? Personally I don’t think I’ve ever bought a fashion/style/gossip magazine, but I know I’ve scanned MANY.  In waiting rooms, in other people’s houses, in the sixth form common room I think I was first properly introduced to the onslaught of expectation and critique that is the women’s magazine industry.

It’s really odd, some deceptive headline catches your eye and you get drawn in, reading, judging, feeling judged…

It struck me it’s like boxing day, when you’ve been consistently full for about 24 hours, but somehow when someone waves a box of chocolates by you still take one. You know you’re not even a little bit hungry, and you know that you could really do without the calories, but somehow your brain bypasses the logic and you’re lured in by the temptation of those few moments where the caramel will feel smooth and taste good. You take one. It’s not nearly as enjoyable as you thought it would be. You feel a little bit sick and you look down at your belly and feel a bit repulsed. This is what it’s like with women’s magazines. A catchy title, an unsatisfying article, leaving you feeling fat, and guilty and wretched.

So what’s my point? Judging others isn’t fun. Seeking other people’s approval will never leave you feeling like you’ve fully succeeded. Momentary gratification is overrated.

Admiring beauty is fun and uplifting when kept in perspective. I hope to gain enough self control to choose the constructive and life giving things in life, and to resist the easy tempting moments. I’m gonna need help, but I think it’s worth it. :] xx

Immersion; repose’s respite

Mysterious equaliser beckons all,

Not e’en one tall achiever can run so

Fast that he, free, would not to exhaustion fall,

He’d shrivel by exchanging rest for ego.


Not a commodity on which one could gain

Monopoly, something to be received,

Persuing it makes for a frustrating game,

Striving for the elusive win; misconceived.

The translucent escape and dream’s adventure

Can only trickle in when loosely grasped,

Fickle flirt with unconsciousness is torture,

The parched, desperate beggar’s plea to God gasped.

When the merciful flood pours into being,

The sleeper is defenseless but secure,

The tide is from day’s tension their heart freeing,

He gives sleep to both humble and restore.

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