Today my heart swelled with pride

Delacombe Cricket Club, the home teams players congregated in their fielding positions for the A graders cricket Final.

As the mum of one of away teams players, I set my chair up on the sidelines under a large gum tree that provided a cool shady world with light filtering through the tree tops helping to shut out the direct sunlight. It was a warm 33 Celsius at the point. A light breeze, a bystanders saving grace in conjunction with the tree top umbrella.

The temperature continued to soar that day and reached its peak at 43.

My son Kade and number 2 batter Elliot walk confidently back onto the ground for day 2 of the club level cricket final. My son opened the batting yesterday to finish the last hour or so of the day to finish 0/32. Delacombe ended their day with a score of 10/203.

I check the score board at drink break to read 1 for 60. The boys soothe themselves quickly from the scorching heat with ice water. Wiping down their faces and downing gulps of chilled refreshments to tide them over until tea.

Barely back on ground. Hoorah the fielders and supporters cheered as another critical wicket fell before their tea break this time for an lbw wicket. Elliot leaves the ground clearly disappointed and the score show 2/75

The challenge now is to get to the tea break with just 2 wickets down .

Challenge unaccomplished. The crowd and fielders roar again, then again, the boys appearing to be in trouble as their sixth wicket fell.

The distress clear on the faces as each player walks from the ground. My son the one common face within the field of Delacombe players. There were sneers and wise cracks thrown at him. They were trying to rattle him, his focus unwavering. I was proud, to say the least.

Unfortunately they lost their seventh wicket in the last open before tea. 7/85 the score board reported, the game now appears to be beyond them.

However stranger things have happened in a game of cricket

So we crossed our fingers as we watch the second innings of the cricket unfold.

The game changed dramatically as Kade and Strodes attacked the bowling and upped the run rate. An unlikely victory now seems a possibility.

Their aggressive batting forced Delacombe the home team to spread their field thus allowing more opportunities for both batsmen who now have their tails up.

Those two bat through and win an unlikely grand final for Mount Martha. 7/204. You bloody beauty.

The crowd roared and a proud mother roared even louder. Delirious with happiness, tears roll down her face.

The great sportsmanship of both teams was shown on the day when the winners congratulated the home team on a well played match and Delacombe did like wise.

Kade humbly walks over to see me, his friends and the assemblage of club spectators, they cheer as he nears. “Well played”, “congratulations” “woops and cheers” vibrated the air, claps the on the backs. “Mate, great comeback”.

My heart swelled with pride.

The shimmer of light radiated over the park like a spotlight caused by the sun shining on the windows of the cars, but anyway I looked at it the sun shone on my boy. He was in the spotlight. He was my hero always and everybody else’s on that day.

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The powers that be

The powers that be

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The phrase comes from a translation of the Greek: αἱ … οὖσαι [ἐξουσίαι], hai … oûsai [exousíai], the … existing [powers]’; ἐξουσίαι is also translated as “authorities” in some other translations.[6]

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A deity

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A deity is “a god or goddess (in a polytheistic religion)”, or anything revered as divine.

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The powers that be or a deity whatever your belief said sternly “guilty as charged humans, off to the dungeon with you.”

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“Guilty of brutal armed conflict “

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“Guilty of heartless displacement of millions from their homes”

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“Guilty unkindness to fellow human. Bullying, stealing, racism and unkind words

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“Guilty of inhumane treatment of animals”

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“Guilty of causing a great rift in society, with humanity, with animals and in nature”

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“Guilty of the damaging our planet quicker than it can recover”

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Deforestation

Degradation of lands

Excess waste

CO2 emissions

And much more

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I sentence humanity as it stands for the reckless regard of your beautiful planet, we sanctioned you to love and treasure. We entrusted you with the hope of humans and animals coexisting.

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Trusting you would cherish life, love and support each other and procreate. We honoured you with a gift, in hope you would nourish it with love and hope, that this beautiful world would continue to flourish.

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To the good, who endeavour to commit to this, the humanitarians and those who believe in the value of human life, those who promote human welfare and social reform, those who hold no prejudice against gender, sexual orientation, race or religious beliefs. Those who do not condone human or animal suffering. To the humans who have ideals to save lives, relieve suffering, and maintain human and animal dignity. To those who want to save our planet and continue to work towards it.

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You are free to go and carry on with your good deeds and endorse a world where all live kindly.

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The good respond

“Please entrust us with those who have wronged, for, perhaps they do not understand. Let us show them and educate them. If we stand together, work together, we can save our world from the brink of destruction”

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We can change.

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We have a shared destiny, a shared responsibility to save the world from those who attempt to destroy it.

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With our love, we could save the world.

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The deity replies

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I give humanity one more chance

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Love your world

Save your world

Or lose your world!

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I rest my case! For now

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#writephoto with Sue Vincent

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/opposites-attract-challenge-18/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/rest/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/22/your-daily-word-prompt-dungeon-march-22-2019/

Beneath the truth

Beneath the truth

Rejective to the truths she tried to tell him

Mind absent?

Or defensive out on a limb

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Please listen

You must play attention

No more pretension, allow convention

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You sit and stare through vacant eyes

Life on hold, I await your replies

Do you understand what we are losing

Responding, why are you refusing

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Your mind wandering like a nomad

Can you focus on what we once had

Why are you scared to open your heart

When we are close, I see your lips naturally part

Your words say I miss you so much

Your hands reaching for mine, a brief touch

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Is this a blemish, a blot that can be mended

Unbelievingly that this is our life intended

I love you, your words do say

Can we rebuild, be us, not they (were)

Consent step forward and then deny

Concede, permit, it is ok to again, try

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Some people wear their heart on their sleeve

Others keep it closed, opting to leave

Do you keep it hidden to avoid humiliation and rejection?

Please do not besmirch our lives affection

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Show your beautiful and vulnerable heart.

I would have accepted it with a tender open heart.

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I have combined a number of challenges. Enjoy the collaboration ❤️

#FOWC

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/opposites-attract-challenge-15/

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2019/03/18/story-starter-challenge-16/

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/focus/

https://fivedotoh.com/2019/03/19/fowc-with-fandango-blot/

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/your-daily-word-prompt-besmirch-march-19-2019/

Open the Gate

Open the gate

Enjoy your stay

Listen for your untold story

Let instinct lead the way

Accept its invitation

Access is this way

Are you on vacation

Or is it your mind at play

Experience the illusion

Ride wonderments roller coaster

Every movement, every moment

Extreme happiness is one step closer

Breath in the magic

What is your life yearning

Wisdom, foresight, acumen

Life knowledge and forever learning

What is your bliss

Find it, feel it,

smell it, touch it

Seal it with desires kiss

Invitation – Sue Vincent writephoto

Learning – Word of the day

Commitment – how committed are you really?

Commitment – Loyalty

The first word that comes to mind when I think of the word commitment is loyalty.

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A commitment to a task or job is to be responsible to or for. Make the decision to follow through. Support and fulfil obligations.

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In a relationship it is bond built on openness, trust and love and your willingness to give yourself and your time to that person.

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Definition of a committed relationship, serious or lasting romantic relationship with someone whether married or not. Showing love, giving declarations of love verbally and through gestures, showing respect, being honest, giving your trust and receiving trust, working together.

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Is a relationship as committed if you have no joint asset’s or wedding/commitment vows together?

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Are you really as connected and committed as the couple who do own joint assets or who are married.

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I have been having this debate recently with friends, so your opinions would be valued.

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If you are having problems within your current relationship, is it easier to walk away from a relationship if you don’t have that extra commitment? A contract of joint assets or a wedding certificate signed in ink on paper? Do you commit that little bit more? Try that little bit harder? Or is there something lacking there in their commitment to walk away so easy?

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Can you walk away