Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
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Sunday, 14 April 2019

#FMF April12th 2019, LACK

Hello, it’s Friday again. In fact, I’m only posting this on Sunday, 7.30  a.m. European time ! I’m participating in the A to Z challenge, 10th anniversary, this month. As well as the NaNoWriMo April.
So I’m lacking time this month !

Write five minutes flat every Friday with Kate and her ‘gang’, on a word prompt given Thursday evening. If you would like to know more or participate in the future. Go here


We think we lack time to do all what we need to or would like to accomplish. In fact, I think we just don’t take the time to complete the essentials. Take time to wake up in the morning: stretch, be lenient on your back, bring your knees up before lifting your head and roll out of bed.
Take time to eat and drink, just looking out the window, or listening to your loved ones around the table. Take time to wake up your body : light massages, warm up exercises, easy stretches.
Take time to finish tasks before going on to the next one : planning ahead is a very important one, that saves you time later. Accept to be interrupted but be firm. Switch off your phone or lock the door!

Most people in the world lack food and clean water, basic freedoms and rights. Modern slavery is very much alive in most countries rich and poor. In France, 12 year-olds and younger girls from North-African villages are sold by their fathers with the promise of a home and education in France, only to find themselves as slave-maids to wealthy city families. They often live in sculleries or even closets without enough food, clothes or warmth, let alone an education ! When they are older, they are the victims of sexual abuse and end up on the street. Even the children of these Bourgeois households are passive accomplices. One word to a teacher would send social services and the police in to free the slave.  Russian and Eastern European young girls often suffer the same fate in Western Europe, paying dear money to come over to receive an education and work, only to find themselves the slaves and whores to unscrupulous Business men and women !
We must endeavour to change all these breaches of freedom : but let us not lose our food and clean water in the process ! Let us not forget our rights, but also our duty which comes with these hard-fought rights. To save the environment in which we live, to save true democracy which is becoming scarce in our societies.
We must not give up from lack of determination and hope.

If you would like to know more about modern slavery in France in 2019 Go here


Have a pleasant weekend.
Please feel free to comment and I will be sure to reply.


  1. Thanks so much for the reminder of taking time for essentials and bringing out the contrast between America and other countries. Blessings and peace to you. May the Lord continually give you wisdom in all things.

    1. Thanks Leigh. Will take time to check out your posts, next week.

  2. The problem of modern slavery hurts my heart so much. I didn’t realize it was a problem in france, as well :(.

    1. Yes, everywhere. It is very hard for the authorities to find out. Everyone is silent : the perpetrators and the victims.


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