This week’s photography and poetry prompt is ‘Simplicity’ – something I am guilty of not doing so well with as I tend to over-analyse far too much of my life and things in general. I am known to spend far too long using the spoken word to explain things and use twenty words when ten would probably be enough. Funnily enough I am pretty good with my blog posts – I can’t stand reading long-winded, rambling ones so I don’t do it myself!

I am going to let my photo and my poem speak for themselves.



Over-complication, it can tie you up in a knot
Why over-analyse each potential and everything that you’ve got
Going over everything time and time again
Will put all your thoughts in overdrive and then it will fry your brain

You come into this world with nothing, with no thoughts or possessions
It’s funny how, as we grow, then so do our obsessions
It makes me wonder how we get to the place in which we are
How some of us fall by the wayside and some us reach for a star

Because what is it we are searching for as we make our way
And is it all worth anything as we reach the end of our day
Our life isn’t meant to be wasted on fretting our time away
It’s all about the journey and how we’ve spent each day

So keep it all straightforward, make it simple, keep it clear
What have you got to lose if you do it, go on and feel the fear
You are only here for a short time, make the most of what you’ve got
And if you have a life ambition go on and take a shot

We need to look at who we are and who we want to be
But when it comes to setting goals, simplicity is the key

Victoria Welton 15th January 2015 (with credit for the last two lines to Ross Williams).

Prose for Thought

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  1. Rachael
    February 4, 2015 / 2:33 pm

    Love the line: ‘It’s funny how, as we grow, then so do our obsessions’ – so true! A seemingly simple poem with depth, thanks for sharing (and for the reminder to keep it simple’)!

  2. January 25, 2015 / 8:42 am

    Wonderful poem. We can get so caught up in ‘stuff’ and things that don’t really matter, we can lose sight of the things that are most important. Lovely photo, too xxx #Prose4Thought
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  3. January 25, 2015 / 2:32 am

    Super picture … love the detail. What camera did you use?

    Good rhymes, I enjoy writing poetry but I’m a bad ‘rhymer’; so it’s always lovely to see good rhymes.

    Yeah, we come to this world with nothing and we indeed leave with nothing. We’ve got to be so careful not to clutter the dash in between; because when it comes down to it, it’s only a dash, isn’t it? We better keep it clean and simple; complexity doesn’t give more life to our dash, if anything, it takes from it. #MummyBPhotographyChallenge
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  4. Aly
    January 24, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Ha! I’m the exact opposite to you.Brilliantly written but I like delving into everything and going through little detail with a fine tooth comb and I thrive on it.I would get very, very bored with everything was simple and straightforward.

  5. VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood
    January 23, 2015 / 1:29 pm

    Beautiful photo and lovely words to match. The last two lines just sum it all up!
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  6. January 23, 2015 / 7:49 am

    Absolutely fantastic words, strung together so well and with such wisdom. I’m hoping to get back into writing more poetry more regularly this year – I always feel a slice of me is missing when I don’t write! So, I shall ‘simply’ write 😉
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  7. January 22, 2015 / 9:37 am

    I could have written this-I feel exactly the same about over-thinking because I’m totally guilty of it. I couldn’t have written the poem though, I’m not so good with poetry. And you and Ross are spot on too 🙂 x

  8. Em @ snowingindoors
    January 21, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Beautiful photo and words.

    Thanks for linking up with Point + Shoot xx
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  9. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    January 21, 2015 / 6:09 am

    Beautiful shot and a lovely poem too – I’ve just posted about resolutions over on my blog today so this resonated a lot with me!

  10. January 20, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    Oh gosh Vic I love this poem, it definitely sums up my attitude of PMA and making the most of what you have. Love the pic too, gorgeous colour! Off to think about my photo now (though I guess with that theme I should think too long 😉 ) x
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    • January 20, 2015 / 12:20 pm

      Aww, thank you Steph. I have to admit that, out of the ones I have written, this is one of my favourites. Thanks for your comments re the photo too. Look forward to seeing what you come up with x
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  11. Cat Julia
    January 20, 2015 / 9:54 am

    Lovely poem! it is true we are born with nothing and our obsessions grow!
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    • January 20, 2015 / 10:00 am

      Thank you so much Cat – glad you like it x
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