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Till the next time…

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till the next time

 

Till the next time…

 

I love you and it is because

I love you…

 

I choose to let you go, in the same way

you’ve lived your life,

without me ─

I choose to say goodbye, in the same way

you’ve lived your life,

without me ─

I choose to continue to live my life, in the same way

I’ve always had to,

without you ─

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 13 July 2018 ©.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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…God created Poetry.

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“What took you so long to get here?”

“I’m not sure, said the tortoise to the hare.

I think life is too short to run past it…

to not have any time

to spare…”

 

messy

 

Because life is messy…God created Poetry.

 

value

 

Because we fail to see the value, of those who work for free…God created Poetry.

 

think

 

Because we have forgotten how to think for ourselves…God created Poetry.

 

oceans

 

Because the oceans cannot clean themselves…God created Poetry.

 

hope

 

For those days when hope is not enough…God created Poetry.

 

Extract taken from the collection ‘Works in Progress’

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 1st April 2017 ©.

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(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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…God created Poetry.

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“Where have you been?” asked the moon of the stars.

It is time to light up the sky, there are dreams and their dreamers, poets and pens.

Waiting to ponder Life’s mystery…it’s why.”

poetry

 

Because she is no man’s sex toy…God created Poetry.

 

someday

 

Because there are no guarantees with someday…God created Poetry.

 

faith

 

Because faith without action changes nothing…God created Poetry.

 

journey

 

Because we are all on the same journey…God created Poetry.

 

darkness and light

 

Because there will always be darkness and light…God created Poetry.

 

Extract taken from the collection ‘Works in Progress’

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 1st April 2017 ©.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and do some inspired thinking for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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The People’s Book Prize 2018

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Dear WordPress family and friends,

I am excited to share some good news with you. My book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ published by Rowanvale Books, has been entered for The Peoples Book Prize 2018. For those of you who have read my work and share my hopes, dreams and concerns for this our beautiful world, please could I ask you to follow the link below and vote for me. As you can imagine this is a huge opportunity for me and I would be eternally grateful for your help and support. If you would like to read my book and have not done so already before you vote, please inbox me details and I will send you a copy. Alternately you can purchase the book from my Author website todessakane.org or from Amazon, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell’s, Rowanvale Books….

https://peoplesbookprize.com/books/god-isnt-enough/

Thank you for your time, consideration and support. 

God bless and be with you today and everyday.

My kindest regards always, 

Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

 

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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Christmas Re-wrapped?

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Christmas Re-wrapped?

When the twinkling lights all fade

And when each baubles packed away,

When all the merriment has long since gone

And no more with those must have toys we play.

Will Christmas once more have lost all significance?

Will it be packed and stacked on shelves?

Will it be sent once again to the North Pole,

The property of Santa and the elves?

When all the turkey has been eaten

And each mince pie has found our hips,

When all the party games have finished

And no more carols pass from our lips.

Will the Christmas story simply be again a memory?

Of a boy we might have heard of once,

And of his call to save the world

Will lack of care, of faith, be our final response?

When the sales have dried up all our money

And the presents have all been swapped, returned,

When we’ve made our new year’s resolutions

And those calories we’ve all but burned.

Will Christmas be Re-wrapped till next year?

Will it be recycled with the cards, the tree?

Will its message be cherished, be remembered?

What will it mean to you, to me?

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 1st December 2012 ©.

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to visit my Author website:  todessakane.org  or email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

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All my daily blogs are automatically posted on LinkedinTwitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂

 

Has God left the building?

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Has God Left

For the Love of God?

I want you to imagine for just a few minutes that God is your whole reason for being. That God to you is worth living for, worth fighting for, worth dying for. I want you to imagine that you have served God your whole life and you have seen Him do incredible things, miracles, healings, restorations, deliverances, everything!

I want you to imagine that you have walked so closely with Him, that you recognise His smell instantly, the minute He walks into a room. You sense His heartbeat the moment you awake; you hear His voice in the silence of the night and in the great rush of the day. I want you to imagine that His word lives in your heart and in your soul, that it’s written upon your mind, that it guides your spirit.

I want you to imagine that His truth is your truth, His people are your people, His plans are your plans, His purposes are your purposes and His love beats within your heart.

And then…

In the blink of an eye…

Right when you least expect it…

God is gone!

God is gone — He has left you…

What do you do?

How do you react?

What goes through your mind?

The story of Samson tells us such a tale, a tale of one of God’s most beloved, who through a series of ill-conceived choices and events, awoke one day to find that God had departed. God — who had been closer than a brother to him, who had been more dependable than an entire army, who had been his everything, who had been his whole world — had left him. He didn’t even realise He had gone until it was too late.

All around the world again and again we see the macabre face of religion and its devastating impact on the world, on mankind. We see religion that seeks to hide its insidious, moral-less and lust-fuelled behaviour. We see religion that seeks to ostracise and ridicule anyone and everyone who has a difference of opinion, a different way of life. We see religion that rapes and maims and kills. Religion that bombs, that decimates entire communities, religion that steals the very land from under other people’s feet.

We see religion that looks more evil and more hellish than Hell itself. We see religion that’s gluttonous, that uses its power and privilege to dominate and control. Religion that segregates, that’s full of religious platitudes and self-righteous judgment. We see religion that’s all about coercive control. We see religion that has no hallmark whatsoever of God, nor of His unconditional love, nor of His grace, nor of His mercy.

And as this type of religion continues to inflict itself upon all aspects of society, I can’t help but ask the question: ‘Has God left them too?’

Are the choices they make, the events, the ceremonies that they have, the things that they do, so far removed from God, so the total opposite of God and of all He stands for, so void of God, His plans, His purposes, that He left and they never even knew it?

I truly, sincerely, wholeheartedly believe that the world would be a far, far poorer place without religion and all that it brings. Having said that, I do have to be totally honest when I say that I also believe that perhaps without religion, the world would be a far safer place to be.

Religion without God is tyranny by any other name.

It is a dangerous self-serving platform from which to control the very people God calls you to love, protect and care for. Without God, without His unconditional love at the centre of religion, there is no accountability, there are no boundaries, no steps too far, no limits to what those who profess to love and to follow God will do. Thus God’s followers become an absolute law unto themselves and start acting and thinking that they have the right to say or to do just about anything!

Someone once said, ‘The world at its worst needs religion at its very  best.’

I only hope we don’t find out too late that God left us all to it a long, long time ago.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 3rd October 2013 ©.

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This blog is the Introduction from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

my books

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To Whom It May Concern

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to who it may concern

To Whom It May Concern

I’m sorry I had no faith in you, though we had never met,

I’m sorry that I didn’t care if you were hungry, cold and wet…

I’m sorry that I didn’t mind that you were pushed around,

I’m sorry that I turned away, thus no hope nor friend was found…

I’m sorry that I bought new shoes when you had no food to eat,

I’m sorry that my only thoughts were the self needs I chose to meet…

I’m sorry that I closed my eyes when you reached out to me,

I’m sorry that I blocked my ears when you cried endlessly…

I’m sorry that for my apathy, my lack of empathy,

I’m sorry for my selfish greed, my loss of integrity…

I’m sorry for my empty heart, the coldness in my eyes,

I’m sorry your poverty led me to judge, to mock, despise…

I’m sorry that I laughed at you when you took the fall,

I’m sorry that I didn’t help when your back was against the wall…

I’m sorry that I ran away when you needed me the most,

I’m sorry that when I did give you a thought all I could do was boast…

I’m sorry that I couldn’t see past my mortgage, bank account,

I’m sorry that my ignorance causes your fears to mount…

I’m sorry that my promises were empty, unreal, fake,

I’m sorry that I showed no mercy to you for Heaven’s sake…

I’m sorry that I watched you bleed when bandages I had,

I’m sorry that I cared not a jot when you were labelled mad…

I’m sorry that I watched them drag your family away,

I’m sorry that I held your coat whilst their mindless games they made you play…

I’m sorry that I handed them the loaded gun to end your life,

I’m sorry I watched them taunt you first, causing you endless pain and strife…

I’m sorry that I blocked my ears when they shot the gun,

I’m sorry that I was too blind to see that the nightmares just begun……

 

For when were blind, when we turn away, when we shun another’s need,

All evil it awakes, breaks loose and on our cold hearts and souls does feed…

And any trace of good we had becomes bound up, enslaved,

And any act of decency we now take with us to our stone cold graves…

For the price we pay for lovelessness is the sum of peace, of purpose, joy,

And the bill that we are handed stains our spirits, steals, kills, destroys…

And all that we are left with is a road that leads to hell,

And a world packed full of strangers whom your very soul would sell…

 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 3rd October 2013 ©.

This poem is taken from the book ‘When God Isn’t Enough’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2016.

The book is available to download FREE as an E-Book or to purchase as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details http://www.todessakane.org

Copyright © “All Rights Reserved” Please see copyright page for more details.

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs, my work and my poetry books. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

If you would like to know more about my books, or if you would like to book a talk or a poetry reading, or to discuss any of my work further then please feel free to email me at tokane13books@gmail.com I would sincerely love to hear from you.

my books

All my daily blogs are automatically posted on LinkedinTwitter and Facebook and are sent by email, direct to all those that subscribe to anotherdaysomeday2013.com via WordPress. If you would like to receive my daily blog posts please see contact page for more details, Thank You and God bless you Tracey Odessa Kane 🙂