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The Capital: A Poem

Self Love is amazing

Loving the self is… beautiful. Photo Source: Hal Linh Truong, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr

Hello and welcome to a place of feeling like a champion because of how you talk to YOURSELF. Welcome to a feeling of wanting to be the best you can be, regardless of whether someone from the past has tried to hold you back from being that. Here’s to doing more, being more and loving oneself, even if you have been cheated on or hurt in another way in the past. Loving myself is the greatest gift of all, and I hope you love yourself too xo

~Love christyb

The Capital

He chose her over me,

As though she was first place and
I was a lonely second –

And now it seems you take the
Last space in my life, outside my
Heart’s walls and miles from my reality.

I realized there is a place for me that
Need only consist of my hands over my
Own heart, settling it and signing it with a
Capital “I” –

And that myself gets the gold star after all.


©2014 Christy Birmingham

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We Become Friends: A Poem


Friendship: Will it survive? Exploration with poetry. Photo Source: Hollywata, CC BY-ND 4.0, via Flickr

I cherish my friends, those wonderful people who I let into my section of the world. They are people who I know online and in “real” life. Some friends are younger than me while others are older. Once you become a friend to me, I treasure you so much. Recently I had a bit of a falling out with a friend in “real” life here in Victoria, but we were able to work it out after she apologized to me. I am thankful. I understand that life is not always easy but friendship is something so important and worth fighting for!

Thank you to all of you who support Poetic Parfait and I as I do consider you all friends!

Here is a poem I wrote about friendship and the recent falling out that happened in my life.



We Become Friends

You cross me and
I get cross -
With sharp edges and worn patterns,
Eager to seize the opportunity and to
Add inches to my height
Still slightly unsteady at the bridge’s base.

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Talk Time: Author Interview with Bill Holland

Bill Holland

Bill Holland, author. He is enjoying some quiet time! Photo Source: Bill Holland.

Come join in on the author interview with Bill Holland! Here we go…!

Christy: Hi Bill, and welcome to Parfait-land! After knowing you online for several years, I am so happy to have you here for a visit today. You are certainly busy these days as an avid blogger, author and HubPages expert. Given your limited free time it means a lot to me that you agreed to do this interview.

Today, let’s focus on your new book Resurrecting Tobias. Go ahead and sit down – let’s get started on this author interview! Tell us a little about yourself and your writing background.

Bill: First, thank you, Christy, for letting me visit Parfait-land.  I know that you know how much I admire your work, but more importantly, I admire you as a human being, so it’s a pleasure being here.

My background? I was a teacher for eighteen years….a business owner…worked at probably twenty-five or thirty jobs over the years…but always wanted to write.  Life just kept getting in the way, or I wasn’t willing to make the commitment…choose whichever excuse you want. J  Finally, a little over three years ago, something snapped inside of me. I certainly wasn’t getting any younger, and I felt the time was running out on my dream, so I quit my teaching job and went freelance full-time.  Just like that I was a writer.

Within six months I was paying my bills as a freelancer, and my first novel was completed and now, three years later, I’m working on novel number three and loving every minute of this experience.

Christy: Wow! You are accomplishing so much! Now I’m curious, what writers inspire you?

Bill: There are so many, Christy. I grew up reading voraciously and I’ve never stopped, but the two authors who jump out immediately are Harper Lee and John Steinbeck.  Among today’s contemporary authors, James Lee Burke tops the list.

Lee and Steinbeck waited years to find a publisher…can you imagine?  Well yes, most of us can imagine.  There are quite a few great writers out there who may never get published.  Anyway, their struggles motivate me.  If Lee and Steinbeck had to work in obscurity for years, then I need to pay my dues as well.

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