For Maggie

A poem of love from Di to Maggie read at source.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Feb. 8/2020

It’s Saturday and so it’s time for #SoCs and this week LindaGHill said :Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “(un)pack.” Use “pack” or its opposite in your post. Have fun!

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Unpack my heavy baggage relieve me

Of my pain, I am screaming inside

My brain, packed with thoughts, slain, set me free

Running in circles nowhere to hide.

Arrrrrrrrrgh! Pain

Unpack me set me free again.

#SoCs

Colleen's 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 163, #Poet'sChoice

Today I have decided to try my first Gogyoka for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. I have set the Rules out below and I think I have followed the five basics.

Five rules of Gogyohka by Enta Kusakabe (1983).

  • Gogyohka is a new form of short poem that is based on the ancient Japanese Tanka and Kodai kayo.
  • Gogyohka has five lines, but exceptionally may have four or six.
  • Each line of Gogyohka consists of one phrase with a line-break after each phrase or breath.
  • Gogyohka has no restraint on numbers of words or syllables.
  • The theme of Gogyohka is unrestricted.

The two words I have chosen to use synonymously are FEVER AND COLD.

Germs are attacking me

Raging around my body

Burning temperature

Cough keeping me from sleep

It would make a lesser mortal weep.

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Follow the schedule listed below:

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 16th, 2020

Linda G Hill is here once again with our daily prompt for the 16th day of Just Jot it January 2020. Our prompt today comes from Dan. Thank you, Dan! Make sure you visit his blog to read his post and say hello. And follow him while you’re there, if you aren’t already!

Our prompt for JusJoJan January 16th, 2020, is “experience.” Use the word “experience” any way you’d like. Enjoy

At the moment I am not having the best of times. Experience tells me it will not last but for now things are tricky. Now on top of life’s mismatch I had a nasty experience this evening.

I had cooked dinner and dished up, while I was waiting for hubby to join me I started to wash the pots. Absentmindedly I popped a brussel sprout into my mouth I swallowed it Arrrrrrrrrgh! It was so hot it felt like it was burning my osphagus and my stomach, the pain as it slipped down my inners was excruciating. Not a nice experience!

Tomorrow I have new experience I am going for a Nerve Block , an injection given by a radiologist, they need to see what they are injecting by X-ray. Well as far as I am concerned the better they can see the nerve they are injecting the better the experience will be for me.

So , so far no nice experiences seem to be on the horizon. So I shall just plod along as I always do for in my experience that’s the only way to cope. Tell me if you have experienced eating something that’s too hot. What happened to you, did you survive.

Have you experienced a Nerve Block , if so please share the experience with me .

Thank you Dan for this prompt.

#jusjojan

One Liner Wednesday and Just Jot it January. 15/1/2020./

Image from Pixabay

They’re funny things, Accidents. You never have them till you’re having them.”

(Eeyore)

#jusjojan.
#1lineWeds.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 4th


Welcome to the first of this year’s, duel Daily 2020 Just Jot it January Prompt and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for SATURDAY, JANUARY 4TH!  Our fabulous host LindaGHill said : Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ow.” Find a word that contains “ow” or use it as a word in your post. Have fun!

Don’t wallow in sorrow

There’s always some hope you can borrow.

Maybe stay in bed there’s always tomorrow

That may sound pathetic and hollow

Be how long must you misery swallow?

Na, jump in the ocean drown in the billows

Pull up the blankets hide under the pillows.

Now is not the time to follow

The lead of your fellows

No don’t wallow in your sorrows.

Be like the crow don’t follow

Humanity’s sad flow

Make like a fine wine, be mellow.

Be like the the fleeting snow

Hold back those horses shout Wow!

Stoke up the fire your life with bellows

No don’t wallow in your sorrows.

I could go on but I won’t .

#jusjojan
#SoCs

Just Jot it Jan Day 3, Poke.

Well here we are the First Friday in 2020 and today it is also day three of #jusjojan . As usual our lovely host LindaGHill is hosting this mind exercise.

No I noticed that by today’s date on Linda’s rules page is the word Poke.

The definition of poke is. To jab or prod (someone or something) with one’s finger or a sharp object.”he poked Benny in the ribs and pointed”

To poke the fire

Makes the flames grow higher.

To poke your nose in where it’s not needed

Makes people angry and rows get seeded

Okay I really don’t know why I am writing the above. Today I have to go into hospital for two small operations. I am nervous, I have had them before but that does not make it easier. Yesterday was a write off as I had to take some nasty medicine which has totally cleared my insides out. So here I am starved for over 24hrs waiting to go to the hospital to be poked about with cameras. I should be home today . So I will speak to you all soon. Sorry I really did not feel like blogging yesterday . Have a good day everyone, if you are at a loose end you could always go and have a poke around in your spare room or attic you might find something interesting, or not. But don’t poke an anthill or a bees nest 💜

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #286 Ashes&Cocoon

Image Pixabay

Vine or hop induced

Blind and deaf in your cocoon

Life’s ashes and wine

This us part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Song Lyric Sunday. Crazy.

Today December 29, 2019, Our host on Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has given us the prompt – Crazy.

I have chosen the song Crazy” written by English singer, Seal, and British songwriter, Guy Sigsworth. The song was produced by Trevor Horn for Seal’s debut album Seal (1991). Released as his official debut single, “Crazy” became one of Seal’s biggest hits. It reached the top five in the United Kingdom, while becoming his first top ten single in the United States. It has since been covered by several artists, including Alanis Morissette, whose version was released as a single from her album The Collection (2005). More info here.

I have included the Seal version with the lyrics .

I love the Seal version very much but by far my favourite version of this song is by Alanis Morissette.

A little snippet of information Guy Sigsworth and my favourite singer songwriter composer worked together in a group called Frou, Frou.

I can’t do a post about Crazy without including I’m going slightly mad . By Queen . From the same year 1991 from the Queen Inuendo Album. Such a sad song about Freddie’s mental decline as his struggle with aids progressed.


And below the lyrics

Thursday photo prompt: Offering #writephoto

For visually challenged writers, the image below shows a female figure, translucent and rainbow coloured, emerging from mist in which many shapes move. She is holding a bowl. Before her are strange blue pinnacles… which could be close or distant, spires, ice or… something else

The Offering: painting and photo © Sue Vincent at scvincent.com

The candle burned low as I sat alone contemplating my life. I was alone, cold and to be honest I was afraid. A draft caught the candle and I was in the dark. The blackness was plapable and I was enclosed in it. I could not see a hand in front of me.

It was so quiet I could hear my heart beating, it was a comforting sound, slow and rhythmic. I was totally alone, my life has always been so busy. Family, husband, children, grandchildren, friends. Where were they now. I was in need,but I was alone.

Eventually my eyes grow accustomed to the dark there is still smoke escaping from the candle, as I watch it seems to ignite with soft yellow light, a figure of a woman with glorious long red hair is gliding up in front of her are blue pinacles of light. In her hand she is carrying a bowl, it looks like precious cargo to me.

My sharp intake of breath makes her turn and face me. She smiles at me, I have a great urge to follow her as she is radiating warmth and peace. As I stand to follow her she raises her hand to still me. “No” she whispers “This is not your time” I stand and watch here as she floats off toward the blue lights. Here soft voice floats back to me. “Life is the gift I bestow on you tonight use it well.” Then she is gone.

The candle burst back into life as there is a knock at the door. I turn on the tree lights as I hear voices. It’s the grandchildren. Thank you, I think, I am glad, so glad I staid.


This is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto. This image this week is one of the very talented Sue’s paintings.

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