Reclusion or Reality?



It’s been a long time

Since I’ve been online

Minimal activity on social media

Its ok

Offline is fine

No phone

No updates

No likes

No notifications

No alerts

The tranquility of my mind is sublime






Tranquility of being detached

Unaware of the goings on of others

Out of the loop

Simply living life as I should be

You may think this is my Reclusion

This is my


Love, Life & Poetry ~Jill Blackwood 2019

Inspired By A Hilary


She came with a rare nervous Energy

She spoke with solid yet seasoned Authority

She taught with an exceptional Excellence

Hilary gave us more than we came for

More than we hoped to gain is what we received

A voice that had been silent inside me awoke in her presence

She humbly dilated my ego which encouraged me to share

This sharing then took me on a whole new journey….

One of discovery and disclosure…

As she grew confidence in her class

Her students confidence also grew

We shared more than we came to give

We learned more than we thought we would

We received more than we could ever imagine

The Seeds That Have Been Planted Now Grow Within Each & Every One of Us…. Including You!

Hilary, with your gift of teaching and being who you were BORN to be, through this medium – you inspire us! More than you will ever know….so please…continue to touch lives, to make that mark, be that baton of knowledged passed on so that we may all WIN!!

The world needs more of this energy!

Thank YOU!

Empowered Women

Empower Women!

Dedicated to ALL students of life and to Hilary Nightingale, My Wonderful ‘Level 2 Peer Mentoring’ Tutor!


Inspired by a Suleiman…😋

So, Your weakness is my strength!!!

So how do we meet?

So…. we agree….Somewhere in the middle

And for a moment nothing else existed

The room, noise, people, the ambience slipped away and blurred into the background of our aura


We were not there for us…but

Even time took a side seat….& There was just you

It was just me

In that moment….it was just ‘we’

And it felt like eternity

So, my strength is your weakness

We meet in the middle somewhere

We agree

How so?

I wonder how this can be….

Is he really that into me?

Do I truly tremble at your touch?

Do I see our future in your eyes?

Did I feel your heart beat under my palm?

Or is it just me reflected in the sexy glaze of your stare?

Or is it me simply seeing what I want to see?

Or is it what he whispered inside me? 😉

(((no, it did not offend me)))

Or is it me being lightheaded, giddy, fuzzy?


Today, you speak to me and I hear pure poetry

Inspite of Tragedy and after Yesterdays Celebratory

As I replay your words today and listen

You say you will create time for me

You will make time for me

Like your finest masterpiece

With persistence and will

You remind me of the only contract we make

So… I will give my Patience and Understanding

As we exchange nuggets of wisdom

And let our pearls of time form on their own

As Life….it has to go on…

While we find out which room you May sleep in

This April..during showers that are due…

Or May

Or June

Or July

I digress….

Yet remember this…

My Strength is made perfect in your weakness

And even though we both got alot going on

I have a silent wish n a sweet prayer

That somewhere in the middle

Of all of the Chaos

Somewhere we may meet and create moments

Moments that turn into memories

Just you

Just me

‘Just US’

Oh….No rose smelling wind. (please) 🙂

Ahhh…..It’s Just Poetry!