Life Lessons, Poetry, style

Steadfast Wish

Have you ever wanted someone to be more than what they are? That probably sounds really abstract – in fact, I know it does. But right now I mean it within the context of a friendship. I believe that I am not alone when I say that there are some people in my life who I wish were better friends, but they aren’t. Full stop. Sometimes you have to accept and love people as they are (provided they aren’t malicious). If you can’t do that, then it’s time to let go….and / or write a poem.

On a more positive note, I’m pretty blessed to have some amazing (and super talented) people around me – no hyperbole. One of whom, is the lovely lady behind the lens. I appreciate her…A LOT. She has such a great eye and she’s one of the few people I feel really comfortable being photographed by – I get really shy and awkward when other people try to take pictures of me.

I couldn’t wait to wear the sleeveless jumper below. It was a random buy from Urban Outfitters while I was in Seville in February. It’s soft, comfortable and in a colour I love. It was strangely cold yet bright on the day we shot this – hence the layering and I had a meeting with someone after our shoot. I decided to wear this jumper at the last minute and thought I’d conjured up a great outfit but when I saw the pictures, I think it looked better in my mind than in reality – hence taking so long to actually post them.

Having said that, I feel as though Ahua Photography must be shared, despite my clothing combination reservations. Maybe I’ll try again with the jumper at a later date?


You thought I would survive

the tempest that sought to

annihilate you.

Believed my roots clutched

soiled soles,

your foundation

was never fertile enough

for me to cling to.

Remember this when you

glance back at scattered

windthrow littering your walk.

Remember patience in

fair-weather or capricious storms,

I was not the only one

strong enough to let go.

©Assumpta Ozua 2015

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