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Little Kate

Little Kate
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
September 13
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. ~ Author Unknown


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… show Life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. 


My motto.  You’ll see it up there under my bio.   

I try to keep it close always.  So close as to have it stare back at me from grubby, tattered pieces of paper above my desk at home/Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2010 4:44AM

In the Arms of an Angel

A long couple of days and I'm a little melancholy.  

I hope you will join me for this beautiful song sung with an angelic voice ...




Spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For the break that will make it ok
There's always some reason to

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 9:01PM

A Poem in the Sand

A Poem in the Sand 



 Cool ripples of water caress her toes

Sand percolates between

Sunshine and ocean dance playfully

Transcendent on serene


On gentle breeze, seagulls sashay and coast

Seeking a succulent feast

Calling loudly to each other

Then piercing cerulean sea

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 10:30PM


Caring Hands 



To care

Brings warmth and strength

As a winter’s eve fire

Soothes and braces a fading soul

With life








© Words by K A Little

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SEPTEMBER 26, 2010 9:25AM


Bugger it!  A simple post of Aussie ads ... just for the fun of it!

SEPTEMBER 19, 2010 9:09AM

An Aussie Icon


Aussie Meat Pie 


Aussies love their tucker.


There are many iconic Aussie foods.  There are the yummy sweet treats like Tim Tams, pavlova, lamingtons, Cherry Ripes, Fairy Bread, Jaffas, Violet Crumbles and Milo.  Then there are the not so sweet "treats" like Vegemite,Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 8:10AM







A soul with strength 

Rouse hearts and minds to see 

With powerful encouragement 







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SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 9:46AM

Dare to Dream


Flying Free - Dreams 




To spread your wings

And soar above the clouds

 Dare to dream and find contentment 









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SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 10:41AM

The Light of Life


 Image:  http://www.knowledgerush.com/wiki_image/1/1e/Sunrise_over_the_sea.jpg



Reveals the way

As truth and honesty

Illuminate life’s path with faith

And hope






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SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 9:16AM







Blossoms with care

As a soft yellow rose

Tended with an innocent love

Brings joy




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AUGUST 21, 2010 7:01AM

Threads of Silver


This is a poem I wrote some time back for some wonderful OS friends.  I’d like to re-post it here again today as a heartfelt THANK YOU for the love and support you continue to give me through a difficult time.


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AUGUST 17, 2010 10:31AM


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Cool winds embrace

The solitary soul

Wading through a rippled ocean







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AUGUST 14, 2010 1:34PM

Into the Dark

This is one of my earlier poems.  It carries quite a bit of relevancy for me at the moment.


Troubled, bitter and dishevelled

          Out into the night he steps

Which way to turn he cannot fathom

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AUGUST 7, 2010 7:23AM

My Kindred Spirit, My Soul Mate



‘Tis you, my love, who are my fate

You fill my heart and make me smile

My kindred spirit, my soul mate


Of you I dream, For you I wait

Each moment with you, so worthwhile

‘Tis you, my love, who are my fate


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AUGUST 5, 2010 8:05AM

East of Home

 The wonderfully warm winter weather gracing the east coast of Australia in recent weeks has been willing me to get out and enjoy the natural beauty of my local surroundings. 

So a Sunday or two ago, I got up bright and early, and made the short forty minute journey from my homeRead full post »



Luscious cool shelter

Shrill calls of whipbirds echo

Em'rald fans quiver

Tears of the tempest gather

Falling with unending life





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JULY 27, 2010 9:15PM


Image courtesy of Flickr


 Pure bliss

I feel today

And joy runs through my heart

As I restore, renew my soul

With love



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JULY 26, 2010 11:29PM






With thoughts unkind

Despair invades her mind

Echoing cold isolation







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A Summer’s Day



Beckons me out

To play and live life full

The sea is where I go to dance

And feast


Autumnal Fall


The leaves

Twist gold and red

And drift like butterflies

To earth, settling on crisp, cooled ground

A shawl

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JULY 23, 2010 9:43AM

The Moment


Kissing silhouette  



A gentle touch

A lingering kiss

Warm breath on skin


Growing excitement

Eager lips

An intimate caress




Heightened desire

Cloud nine

Seventh heaven


An arched back

A gasp

Pounding hearts

Sweaty bodies


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As seems to have been the case each Sunday morning for many weeks now, the sun shone brightly through my bedroom windows … beckoning me to get up, to stop whiling away my time, and to enjoy the day ... to make the most of it!

In previous weeks, I’ve refusedRead full post »

JULY 15, 2010 8:00PM

By Crescent Moon


Crescent Moon and Stars - http://www.nunukphotos.com/a-crescent-moon-photos.html 


On silver star a gleam

Reflecting purest love

And by crescent moon I dream


His love a radiant beam

Glowing warmth from above

On silver star a gleam


Love flitters so supreme

On the wings of a dove

And by crescent moon I dream


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JULY 14, 2010 9:40AM

My little corner of Australia

I've been a tad bit busy in recent weeks and so have had little time here on OS.  Well, at least I haven't been here as much as I would have liked! 

I tried to stay in touch with as many of you as I could but I do know I will have… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2010 8:40PM

I Am Here


Whenever you need to talk

And confide in me your woes

Or perhaps to take a walk

And ponder the highs and lows


                 …. I am here


If you need a helping hand

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JULY 7, 2010 7:52AM


Torn between our distant shores

Separated by the miles

Words have drawn us together

And we seal them with our smiles


Torn between a life we have

And the one we someday might

Torn between what may be wrong

But what too could be so right


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