Every now and again, I love to sit back, relax and capture places by sketching. Here are a few of my favourites (so far). Enjoy! 😀
Coffee House Sketches
Bristol Sketching – 1st Year Project
Coming Soon (trace)… Forest Whitaker
Hello and welcome to my latest monthly review. I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed following Reposed Thought over the past 9 months. It’s been a real joy for me to write about all kinds of stuff that is close to my heart. Some of my favourite posts have included:
Some of my aspirations from the beginning were to inspire, motivate and humour you [the reader], but also to encourage you [through my insights] to share your own hidden talents with others.
As I lay down one evening and brainstormed potential blog names, a lot of different topics ran through my mind that I felt quite passionate about sharing (such as my Christian faith, love of music, football, photography etc). Having taken the first steps into the blogging world, I found the challenge of writing stuff to an audience that I didn’t personally interact with quite a tough yet exciting challenge. Several thoughts go through my mind before making any post. For example: Who might read this? How will they interpret it? Does it make any sense? If its a written piece, does it flow? etc.
Providentially, at the time I was starting my blog, there was a story-telling workshop organised by my tutor (quite random for architecture, you might think). Well, those were my thoughts exactly. What I didn’t realise, however, was how pivotal that workshop would be for my soon to be established blog. It was where I wrote my first ever poem called “The Angry Sharpness Monster” – Check it out here with its back story:
To date, I have written a total of 12 original poems (Including this months ‘Lost Ones’ listed below). I share this NOT as a way of gloating (sorry if it comes across that way), but as an encouragement for you to recognise that you are special and unique in your own beautiful way. I believe that God made each one of us with a purpose and as part of that, he has equipped us with different talents and abilities that are special. Even if its making other people smile, that in itself is a special gift. So let your light shine that others may see. You never know what might come from it or who you might bless. I know I’ve used this verse over and over again, but it never ceases to be true:
“I praise You [God], for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Now onto this months brief review.
All Posts (12 Sept-12 Oct)
Rosy on the surface. It was rosy, on the surface.
Up close or at a distance, you’d say things were perfect.
See it in their eyes, that little glint of light,
The joy unspeakable that filled both their lives,
But soon there would be trouble, and unforeseen change,
Which led to separation, and hearts so full of rage.
Sudden turn of events, there was no indicator,
Of what brewed in the engine of its willing perpetrator,
Unseen through the eyes of its soon to be victim,
Who would be left asking, what on earth had just gripped him?
Once closer than ever, now it’s like they never met,
A friendship burnt out, like ashes off cigarettes,
Each night lonely tears would soak his dry pillow,
His face lay drooped, like leaves hung off a willow,
Not long since they burst into uncontrolled laughter,
Snorting in the process, but laughing ’bout it after,
Close friends, they’d stay up late to chat through the night,
Sharing little stories, precious memories of life.
Oh to be restored to how rosy things were,
B.F.F’s in their prime, just taking on the world,
They stood tall in the crowd, with shoulders ever broad,
Rolling like mavericks, no care what others thought,
A two man army; for their friend they always fought,
Yet now, these very words are just nostalgic thoughts.
©2015, by Gome
“We all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and The Lord has laid on him the sins of us all”
“For God SO loved the world that he gave his ONLY son, that WHOEVER believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”
Jesus said: “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”