Linda Lokhee

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📖Aussie Children's Book Author, 'The Sock Monster’ 🌈 Award Winning Poet, Primary School / Special Ed Teacher, Founder (@feel_good_feb)🇦🇺
💜Optimistic!

http://www.lindalokhee.com/

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There’s a #zoo just over 5 hours drive from Sydney into the countryside. It’s called 
@tarongawesternplainszoo Western Plains Zoo. It’s an ☀️unusual zoo because you can either drive around the zoo, or hire themed golf buggies or #bicycles and #cycle around.
Which is what my family chose to do - #ridebikes around 🚲🚲🚲and we all stopped to see the beautiful animals.💫
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It’s a beautiful spacious zoo with a lot of land for animals to roam, which is why I loved this place. 💜
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Scroll to see photos of #zebras, #rhinoceros🦏#bongos, #elan, #giraffes, #ostrich and a #video of the huge #tortoise!
These are only a few of the many beautiful #animals at @tarongazoo Western Plains💖
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All photography : @lindalokerauthor 💫🌙
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#animals #westernplains #zootopia #poets #familygetaway #roadtrip #vacation #zoos #zoo #holidays #warm #beautiful #safari #africananimals #upclose #lindalokheeauthor
Thank you so much to Austie Baird and American 🇺🇸 publishing company @a.b.baird_publishing for this piece of wonderful news!! ✨☀️🙏💚
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I am so honoured to have placed runner up in their poetry competition, and win my poem into being published in their upcoming poetry anthology “Steady Hands - Ode to our Fathers” 📝💕📝💕 I have a happy dance going on in my house right now!! 💫😁💃🏻
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This means the world to me, because I dedicated the poems entered into this competition to my late Dad, who passed in 2014 from Alzheimer’s Disease. Dad wasn’t around to see me publish my picturebook The Sock Monster, he didn’t know I was an author, but now with this, I think it’s such a special Nod to Dad. 😇
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Thanks again #abbairdpublishing - being published in Gratitudes: To Our Mothers and Steady Hands: Odes to Our Fathers feels simply amazing and incredible! 💜📝💜
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Thank you for all the beautiful wishes on A.B.Baird’s post!!💕
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@bymepoetryaus @untwine.australia @untwine.me @globalpoetcult @poetry.pod @poetryolympics @globalwriters @herheartshapedbox @madpropslive @bleedingsoulbuds @inkinnovators @doortooursouls @penguinpoetrynyc @poetryonpostcards
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#writerslife #writingcompetition #runnerup #excited #poetrycompetition #dads #publisher #bookpublisher #poetsofinstagram #poetrycommunity #abbaird #poetryofinstagram #poetryisnotdead #picturebook #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #aussieauthor #lindalokhee
Post 1/2 My #friend
Timi @tj_cre8 and I wrote a #collab for my writing challenge #lokheeapril19! 📝
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Our #poems are written based on the #graffiti #visualwritingprompt 🌊 ‘Waves’ - scroll to see the full poems. 🌊 🌊 Timi put our images together, and note that his image is in the shape of an #anchor... you’ll understand why that’s significant once you read his piece.😊
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Thank you Timi! I really enjoyed  writing ✍️ this #collaboration with you, you’re a fab poet! 😊
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Here I am and I reach for you
My love is cloaked, if only you knew...
Emotions sway, I’m not on dry land
Drowning , breathless, can’t feel the sand
Can you see, I’m thrown off keel?
This Friendship-turning-into-Love wheel
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Emotions overwhelming, I’m coming undone
but thankfully tethered to your ray of sun
I’m terrified to take the risk
by telling you how I feel
What if you don’t understand 
this relationship layer I’ve peeled?
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You beautiful soul,
we’ve been through love’s changes before
Been that hand to lift each other off the floor
You’ve patched the holes in my heart
and now Love’s overflown
Will you take the step,
or our Friendship, will you’ll disown? 
@lindalokheeauthor
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i am here my dear, always next to you, 
watching your back, making sure other waves
dont swallow you up, taking you from us
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your love is cloaked, mine is an oak
providing you with shade
protecting you from the daze
caused by emotions swaying 
day out, day in, i am waiting
beside you, moving, with you
life may be crashing around us
we wont be bashing within us
but trashing against the boundaries
keeping us from advancing
towards the expansion of us
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your love born out of friendship
creating an open sea for courtship
my heart the seal of your queenship
rule baby rule baby
you're my lady
@tj_cre8 .
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Wave image: Pixabay : Michael Gaida
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💜Challenge open to all📝
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@bymepoetryaus @bymepoetryamerica @bleedingsoulcollab @untwine.australia @doortooursouls @globalpoetcult @inkinnovators @artlixirfresh 
#writersofinstagram #justwrite #poetsofinstagram #friendship #lovegoals #love #risk #poetsofinstagram #writer #writerslife #poetryisnotdead #poetscorner #tj_cre8 #lindalokhee
Post 2/2 My #friend
Timi @tj_cre8 and I wrote a #collab for my writing challenge #lokheeapril19! 📝
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Our #poems are written based on the #graffiti #visualwritingprompt 🌊 ‘Waves’ - scroll to see the image, or see my previous post. 🌊 🌊 Timi put our image together and note that his image is in the shape of an #anchor... you’ll understand why that’s significant once you read his piece.
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Thank you Timi! I really enjoyed  writing ✍️ this #collaboration with you! 😊
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Here I am and I reach for you
My love is cloaked, if only you knew...
Emotions sway, I’m not on dry land
Drowning , breathless, can’t feel the sand
Can you see, I’m thrown off keel?
This Friendship-turning-into-Love wheel
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Emotions overwhelming, I’m coming undone
but thankfully tethered to your ray of sun
I’m terrified to take the risk
by telling you how I feel
What if you don’t understand 
this relationship layer I’ve peeled?
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You beautiful soul,
we’ve been through love’s changes before
Been that hand to lift each other off the floor
You’ve patched the holes in my heart
and now Love’s overflown
Will you take the step,
or our Friendship, will you’ll disown? .
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i am here my dear, always next to you, 
watching your back, making sure other waves
dont swallow you up, taking you from us
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your love is cloaked, mine is an oak
providing you with shade
protecting you from the daze
caused by emotions swaying 
day out, day in, i am waiting
beside you, moving, with you
life may be crashing around us
we wont be bashing within us
but trashing against the boundaries
keeping us from advancing
towards the expansion of us
.
your love born out of friendship
creating an open sea for courtship
my heart the seal of your queenship
rule baby rule baby
you're my lady
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Wave image: Pixabay : Michael Gaida
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💜Challenge open to all📝
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@bymepoetryaus @bymepoetryamerica @bymepoetrylove @bleedingsoulcollab @untwineme.poets @globalpoetcult @madpropslive @poetry.pod
@globalwriters 
#writersofinstagram #justwrite #poetsofinstagram #friendship #lovegoals #love #taketheriskorlosethechance #writer #writerslife #poetryisnotdead #poetscorner #poetrycommunity #tj_cre8 #lindalokhee
Here is the Dreamtime Aboriginal Legend of The Three Sisters, a rocky formation above Jamison Valley at Echo Point in Katoomba, NSW.
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Three sisters fell in love with three brothers from a neighbouring tribe, but law of the land prevented them from marrying. The three brothers took the sisters away, and a mighty battle ensured. A witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe cast a spell on the three sisters, turning them into stone, believing they would be safe from harm. Unfortunately the #witchdoctor was killed in battle and so the #threesisters remain mournfully high, in rock form over the #jamisonvalley for eternity.
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In Australia, we learn about #aboriginal #indigenous #legends passed down through generations in #school, and through historical and beautiful sites such as this.
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It’s a beautiful area, with lots of #naturewalks through #valleys and #forests. 🌿🌳🍃🌳
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Scroll ⬅️for photos
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Photos: @lindalokheeauthor
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@australia @nswnationalparks @centralnswtourism @tourismnsw @visitnsw @ilove_nsw @thelookoutechopoint @aboriginaltourismaustralia
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#australianphotography #picoftheday #photography #naturephotography #katoomba #echopoint #australia_oz #the3sisters #leura #nsw #countryside #travels #aboriginaldreamtime #dreamtime #family #roadtrip #nswcountry #writersofinstagram #lindalokhee
🔅⛏Gold was mined from here in Peak Hill, NSW from 1996 - 2001.💰
I just love this photo and the light - #nofilterneeded, taken around 5.30pm. 🔅
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☀️💖Nature is stunning!!
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If you’re interested, I’ve taken a photo of the explanation of this place, scroll ⬅️ to see photos 🔅⛏⛏⛏
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I’m enjoying my short getaway in our #nsw country with my own treasures - my boys! 😁🏵💛🧡 #family #roadtrip .
@australia @australia_oz @tourismnsw @ilove_nsw @centralnswtourism #peakhill #countrynsw #australia_oz #nswcountry #australia #australianphotography #goldmine #gold #countryside #naturalbeauty #photography #picoftheday #goldmine #history #goldhistory #mine #landscapephotography #unearthcentralnsw #groundwater #miners #goldminers #nofilter #teachersofinstagram #writersofinstagram #lindalokhee
🚙 On the road- just for a quick getaway in the Easter holls with my beautiful family! 💕💕👨‍👩‍👦‍👦
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Look at these #clouds - so plump! ☁️ Absolutely #nofilter on these #fluffyclouds ☁️ Our NSW Countryside is so beautiful. 🌳 
Wishing you all a peaceful Easter with your #family and #friends. 💜 Be safe if you’re on the road.
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@centralnswtourism @ilove_nsw @tourismnsw @australia @aussiephotos 
#photography #happyeaster #countryside #nsw #australia #peaceful #picoftheday #bathurst #australia_oz #orange #unearthcentralnsw #orangensw #nofilterneeded #nature #familytime #roadtrip #lindalokhee
🐉 Another fun piece for my #lokheeapril19 #graffitiwallwrites writing challenge 😊 🐉
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.........Guess I shouldn’t be leaning out windows getting some sun rays & Vitamin D when there are #dragons around or else this could happen .....😮🤭⤵️⤵️
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Sun’s secrets skimming skin
soaking satisfaction
Suddenly.....
Swish
Slither
Shuffle!
Scream!!
.....Sacrificed
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Written as an alliteration #poem for my friend Sunil @sunilsathyendra’s challenge 😊 #pungidasaaprilprompts19 
Also for wonderful Abbey @abbeyforrestpoems for her children’s poem challenge. 💢Ok technically sacrificing people isn’t really an appropriate kids’ topic but hey, it has a dragon so it has to be for Abz!! 😋🐉💜
Also for #springpoetrymiracles for lovely @annesparow and Mei @lipstickandmiracles for “the sun’s secrets on your skin” #springpoetrymiracles
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Scroll for clean images - consider yourself tagged by me to use this gorgeous #dragonart or head to my wall to see the post with the #paintbrush - I have several beautiful #artwork #visualprompts for you to choose from. 💜 I hope you see one which inspires you!! 😊
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Image: @pixabay : Michael Gaida
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@rumillenialpoetry @parchedllama @knackeredmummy @_geothepoet_ @thehollowgram @blue_moon_creatives @the_wraith_of_rho_mu @tj_cre8 @tealmoonpoetry @myth.and.lore @bymepoetryaus @globalpoetcult @untwine.me @bleedingsoulbuds @madpropslive
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🌈Yayyyy! Thank you to American publishing house @a.b.baird_publishing for this! 
I submitted my poems, written as a dedication to my late Dad, who had that horrible disease #alzheimersdisease and passed in 2014.

Two of them are on the shortlist to be included in a poetry anthology called Steady Hands: Ode to Our Fathers 💜

I’m just waiting and crossing my fingers that one of them, “Life Heist” and/or “The Simplest Treasure” will be chosen to be published in the book!! They’re also going to be considered for a prize, and are going to be part of the People’s Choice Awards! I’ll keep you updated when I know more. 
Shoutout to my talented poetess friends Lesley @worthywrites and Ambica @tryst_with_fiction who are also on this shortlist. 🦋✍️Super excited! 😄💚🌸 #abbairdpublishing #poetrybook #bookstagram #poetrycompetition #poetry #poems #excited #publisher #writersofinstagram #poetsofinstagram #words #dad #formydad #dedication #alzheimerssucks #alz #alzheimers #lindalokhee
🌸Thank you so much to Director & owner Alice at Mosman Early Learning Centre @mosman_elc for inviting me to visit her #preschool as a #guestauthor for #storytime!
😁The children were uber cutie-pies! I had a wonderful time and it was so lovely to see the children’s smiles. 😊
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My #monster #plushies were a hit too! 😁
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📷Scroll for more pics 🌻
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@mosman_living @mosmancouncil @mosmandaily @mosmanyouth @mosman_library @mosmancouncil @livingmosman @mosmandailylivingmagazine
@neutralbaydaily @beachescouncil @northernbeachesmums
#readtokids #thesockmonster #ike #whostolemysocks #picturebook #kids #preschool #mosman #mosmanelc #daycare #mums #moms #northernbeacheslocal #mumssupportingmums #bookstagram #aussieauthor #childrensbooks #childrensbookstagram #childrensbookauthor #writersofinstagram #poet #lindalokhee
This is what happens when #preschoolkids develop #superpowers 💓 - my #bookcharacter Ike got happily played with, thrown up & STUCK!
😂 Hilarious- made us laugh so much, it became a game of who could do it again! So cute!
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🌸Thank you to Director & owner Alice at Mosman Early Learning Centre @mosman_elc for having me as a #guestauthor for #storytime - I had a great time! 😁
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See my previous post for more pics 🌻
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@mosman_living @mosmancouncil @mosmandaily @mosmanyouth @mosman_library @mosmancouncil @livingmosman @mosmandailylivingmagazine
#readtokids #thesockmonster #ike #whostolemysocks #picturebook #kids #preschool #mosman #mosmanelc #daycare #mums #moms #northernbeacheslocal #mumssupportingmums #bookstagram #aussieauthor #childrensbooks #childrensbookstagram #childrensbookauthor #writersofinstagram #poet #lindalokhee
I’m having fun with more #streetart and doing a #graffitiwallwrite for my writing challenge 💚
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There’s lots of #visualprompt images on my wall to choose from. I’d love to read what you come up with! Please tag me and use #lokheeapril19 🌸
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Look at the details
there’s beauty everywhere, even when
they don’t know it themselves
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 Let’s look with a detailed eye on things that are in front of us 💖
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Also, quite often things of beauty are not recognised by ourselves! #loveyourself ☺️
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Scroll ⬅️ for clean images to use.
This image is via Pixabay: dimitrisvetsikas1969
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@poetry.pod @newpoetspotlight @poetryonpostcards @dazzedoutfeatures @madpropslive @poets_community @_poets.anonymous_ @inkinnovators @_poets.anonymous_ 
@globalpoetcult .
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