Bells and Whistles 


There are all these embellishments in life 

Put there to make the world a bit prettier 

A flower in a pot, swirling designs on paper, 

The little freckles on the face of a cute boy you saw last Sunday

Except nothing in this world stays the same 

The flower grows dies and a new one takes its place 

The paper crumbles, the freckles increase and Darken 

Those things you thought were pretty appeal to you no longer 

 Beauty is a bit like cloud watching 

Every fluffy cloud is something different to different people 

I guess that just means there is truly someone for everyone 

But even the plainest of people can be changed by the right bells and whistles 

People change like the clouds 

Constantly moving forward in a blur 

Coming back to you unrecognizable

Masks come off 

Masks are put on 

Natural becomes misshapen 

Plastic elements melt away 

We are built by relics of our previous selves 

Taking fractured pieces from you at all the stages your life creating one being 

One moment and the pieces break evermore 

Another and the glass of hope and you are made whole again 

So who are we? 

Are we who we are now or are we our past? 

Or are we who we choose to be by our embellishments?

Or are we truly a swirling storm of all our decisions, pieces, and looks….



Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this piece of poetry. I’ve been thinking a lot about what I make of the world recently and somehow this piece felt necessary. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. 

-Till next time!

The Jingle Bell Tag


Christmas is my favorite time of year and I am so glad to celebrate my first Christmas blogging about my favorite things of all, books! I am so excited to be tagged by the lovely Heather @ The Sassy Geek to do The Jingle Bell Tag created by Richard @ The Humpo Show! 

“All I Want For Christmas Is You…” | What book do you want to see under the Christmas Tree?

“The Wrath & The Dawn” by Renèe Ahdieh! I have wanted to read this book since the moment I first heard whispers about it. If I got this book for Chrsitmas I would stop everything and read it immediately. I need a fun fantasy in my life!


“Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time…” | What book that you have read this year have you enjoyed the most?

Why must I choose for this question?!?! I have read so many amazing books this year it is so hard to choose! I am going to cheat and choose two, “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern for its gorgeous imagery and sugary intrigue and “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zuzak for making me cry and feel so happy all at once. 


“It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas…” | Which book has most festive look to it?

“Incarceron” by Catherine Fisher the cover is beautiful and although it has nothing to do with Chistmas, the look of it gives me many a Christmas vibe. 

Elf | What book unleashes your inner child?

The Warriors Series. I may not have read very many of them, but just thinking of their cat covers reminds me of elementary school. 

The Grinch | Your favourite villain…

Lord Ido from “Eona” by Alison Goodman I loved how much I was torn between loving and hating this man. He changes so much in Eona.


The Holiday | Name your favourite TWO couples…

Katsa and Po from “Graceling” & Marco and Celia in “The Night Circus”. Katsa and Po have one of the most open and wonderful relationships I have read about. They are so lovely together! Marco and Celia play this long haul dance that has me wanting more from them all the time. 


What book would you like to give as a present to your followers?

A physical copy of “Storm and Silence” by Robert Their. This book is everything to me. It can be read for free off of wattpad but I wish for every booklover to have a paperback copy with all the lovely extras! (I wish I had this too 😦 add this to my book I wish I got for Chistmas section!) this book is hilarious and so so wonderful! 


Thank you so much for reading! If you love Christmas and books consider yourself tagged! This was such a fun post to write! Thank you so much Heather for tagging me! 

-Till next time!