The Face of Allergies


POETIC RANT  | The fight for allergy-free foods

This is the face 
Of what so-called food can do

A mild reaction
Breath still in action

Allergens the trigger
No warning, no sticker

Producers fucking with food 
Untold processes skewed

Numbers with no names
GMO games

What is our food eating?

Feed grown in soils or sands
Laced with chemical strands

Grass or glyphosate 
Is it too late? 

Rage rises in me

Driving me to ask more
Who is this food safe for? 

Resistance still there

Do I run and hide 
Or chase the rollercoaster ride

Grow our own
Together or alone

What will become
For the food in our tums?


Rollercoaster ride initiated. 

One conversation at a time. 


Credit for the subtitle goes to this enlightening documentary released late last year — 

Fighting for Allergy-Free Food


Thanks for reading

Thanks for being you 


Please shout out in the comments or via allergyangst@gmail.com if you have a story you would like to share about allergies.
I would love to add them to the publication on Medium — Allergy Angst or reblog here on WordPress.

The power of sharing your story is what is driving me— so — 
NO writing or grammar police here. 
My sole wish is to read and learn.

Disclaimer — I have only the bare basics on how to run a publication and wordpress blog for that matter — but certain I will find my feet along the way. 

Feature Image – Matilda — 5 minutes after eating traces of eggs — sneaked a lolly from her sister’s party bag

Originally Published on Medium

Nature Knows

Are we ready to listen? | Abecedarian Poem

Abundant

Beauty

Clear for the eyes to see

Divinity beneath the leaves

Extending across the seas

Follow natures lead

Gold without greed

Harmonise to heal

Indigenous wisdom to reveal

Jungle jewels

Kingdom rules

Law of the land

Master plan

Nature knows

Opulence shows

Power to evict

Question not restrict

Reset our ways

Savour our days

Touch and taste

Uncover our waste

Valiant vision

Wiser decision

Xeriscape supplies

Yields in the dry

Zeros need not apply

Infinite reasons for us to simply try

Originally published on Medium

Photo my own

Humbling Words from a 3 Year Old

Turning grumpiness into laughter

Tonight my three year old said to me
Mum it’s ok just have a laugh
The grump in you will disappear you’ll see


That’s exactly what happened as soon as she spoke
Cleared expectations of being mum to share the joke

Releasing energy stuck in the land of what if
Back into the moment of now
Sparked by humble words my children gift



I was feeling grumpy tonight. My girls were being absolutely crazy. Overtired from the fun over the weekend and a day home from school to rest and tame some sinus related consequences from a couple of allergy reactions during the week.

It is prime time for injuries just before bed.

I was scared in what ifs of heads hitting the tiles or bed heads.

Running low on the zzz’s all week.

A perfect recipe for me to get my grump on.

I know, I know better.

But, I am human after all, and my limits were pushed.

Futile attempts to calm them down were unmet.

My expectations not even being heard.

I was growing more and more frustrated for not getting my own way and I had a tantrum.
Yep, I admit it. I have them from time to time.

It subsided as soon as my three year old calmly sprouted her humbling words of wisdom.
She responded consciously to my unconscious reaction.
Have a laugh Mum and let it go.
Come back and share in this moment of now with us.

Simple as that. She forgave me and calmed me down.

Smiling. Laughing. Grump monster completely disappearing.

As always, my biggest teachers.


“Life is a long lesson in humility” J.M Barrie


Thank you for reading
Thank you for being you

Natural High

Playing like a child
Uncovers purpose
Gifts a natural high
As part of the process


Moments in flow
Fly feelings to the sky
Finding purpose
Gifts a natural high


With every moment of now
Purpose can change
Gifts a natural high
As paths rearrange


Freedom within
Infinite energy supply
Drive life’s purpose
Gifts a natural high

Energy to be me
Energy to see
Energy to help others be
At a love or above frequency


Gifts the world a natural high

Mother Nature smiles

Photo my own

Originally published on Medium

Hope For A New Day

Hope for a new day

Hope for a new way

Lessons to be learned

Freedom being earned

Spirit to reawaken

Actions being taken

Step by step, little by little

Growth for human acquittal

Our place on earth

Beholds our worth

Hope for a new way

Hope for a new day

**Photo by Louis Maniquet on Unsplash

Originally published on Medium

in dedication to an amazing human.

What Is

A poem I wrote for my daughters — inspired by none other than Dr Seuss

What was, what was, will not be again
It happened before, in the past my friend
What if, what if, may never be
It’s a made-up occurrence we are unlikely to see
What is, what is, is the place to be
Its here, it’s happening now to you and me
What is, is bliss, what-is is freeing
It’s a way to show up as a human being
What is, is where I am standing now
What-is is living, what-is is real…wow!
Sometimes it is nice to visit what was
To remember, smile, reflect and pause
And please have a small thought for what-ifs
They may save you from walking straight off cliffs
What was-es and what-ifs are all in our mind
And can make us miss what is from time to time
The place you’ll feel most calm is when you live what is
It will keep you away from anxious fuzzy mind biz
Releasing more energy to focus
On the present of presence gifted to us
So take a deep breath and live your day
fill it with the what-is-es you choose to play

First Published on Medium