The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 23/2020

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Its Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s #SoCs, this week Linda gave us this prompt. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ch.” Find a word that starts with “ch” and use it as your prompt word. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

I have chosen to write an Acrostic Nonet entitled Changeling. Mind you there are ten letters in changeling and as I wanted to write a Nonet and not an Etheree I repeated the five syllable line twice…Poetic licence.

Charlotte and Charles so desired a child

Heaven and Earth they would of moved

All types of potions were tried

Never did they conceed

Glady they tried spells

Each one much stronger

Long lost magic

It worked by

Nature’s

Grace.

Image from Pixabay

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 16/2020. Want.

Shelley Krupa


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “want.” Make the word “want” the first, second, or third word of your post. Have fun!

Want, we all have wants, some just have bigger wants than others. Before Covid19 most people, let’s call them the haves, wanted possessions, cars, gadgets, clothes, homes, holidays. The rest, let’s call them the have nots, just wanted, a roof over their heads, food on the table, and a job.

Now I want to believe that since Covid19 there has been a sea change and people are more caring and giving. I am not convinced, I know some are, many are, yet many have not changed one iota.

My Pandemic Song.

Tell me what I want, what I really, really want. ….If you want be my saviour, if you want to be my friend you’d make sure the war on want will end.

Do I want to self isolate, do I really, really want to self isolate, after all it not that much fun. Self distancing not easy when your street’s overrun! Do we want a park do we really, really, really want a park, we zigga zag do!

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya?Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

So what’ya really want, what’ya really, really want? Helping hands are great but what happens when the crisis ends.

Do ya really want a mask, do ya really, really want a mask? Are they going to protect you, is the question you gotta ask?

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya?Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. Is some clarity, so far it all confusion you see. I wanna know, really, really want to know what the rules are, before we all sink too far.

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya? Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

So what we want, what we really, really want, is honesty. If we all work together world wide we could be virus free.

I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna I wanna really, really, really wanna zig-a-zig ah!

Do you want to queue do you really, really want to queue, well if you want to eat that’s what you got to do. Oo.

If you want be my saviour, if you want to be my friend, you’d make sure the war on want would end.

Do government’s give a Zig a Zig Ya? Do they, do they….. do they….Nah!

with apologies to the Spice Girls.

Ritu Sis if you fancy singing this I be so honoured 🌹🌹🌹🌹

part of LindaGHill’s #socs

Song Lyric Sunday: May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us.

Last Sunday was not a good day and I did not get round to posting a Song Lyric Sunday. This week I intend to do my best to post one. So here we are for Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday. This week’s prompt prompt is : May 10, 2020 – Couple/Together/Us.

Well my first choice for this prompt is Regina Spektor and her song US.

Regina Ilyinichna Spektor born February 18, 1980)[1] is a Russian-born American singer, songwriter, and pianist. More information here.

Us” is the fifth track from American singer Regina Spektor‘s major label debut Soviet Kitsch. It was officially released as a single in 2006 for her UK compilation album Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories by Regina Spektor. The song is notable for its use of a string quartet in addition to Spektor’s usual piano and vocals. The song was also used in a UEFA Champions League Final montage, by ITV. Also this song was used in the film (500) Days of Summer. As of 2009 the single has sold 86,000 copies in United States. Information from here.

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Now let’s go way back to 1967. “Happy Together” is a song by American rock band the Turtles from their third studio album Happy Together (1967). The song was written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon, arranged by Chip Douglas, and produced by Joe Wissert. More information here.

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We’re a Couple of Swells” is an comedy duet song performed by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in the film Easter Parade (1948). It was written by Irving Berlin. Berlin originally wrote the song Let’s Take an Old-Fashioned Walk for the scene but the film’s producer, Arthur Freed, convinced Berlin to change this for a song that would highlight Garland’s comedic talent. Berlin wrote the song in about an hour drawing on his experience as a Tin Pan Alley popular songwriter. More information here

Happy Sunday every one be safe.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 9/2020

It is Saturday and time again for LindaGHill’s #SoCS. Yesterday she gave us the prompt for today.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cave.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

image from Pixabay

Cavernous, deeply dark

All stalactites and stalagmites

Vaults so deep, never seen

Eternal entrance to the void

Shelley Krupa

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 2/2020

It’s Saturday again and time for LindaGHill’s Saturday Stream of Consciousness.”Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “directions.” Find a household cleaner/bottle of shampoo/something in the freezer/anything you can find with instructions on it, then copy down a single direction (just one) on how to use/cook/etc. your chosen thing, and make it the first line or word of your post. Then keep writing whatever comes out. Have fun!

I chose a bottle of Domestos, (Bleach).

Ingestion. Seek medical help. Now we should all be aware that bleach inside the body is very dangerous. It is corrosive and will burn and cause massive damage.

So why at a news conference the other week did President Trump surprised nearly everyone when he suggested using powerful cleaning agents, through an injection, as a possible Covid-19 cure.

Yes, indeed he did, but hold on, apparently, he later said it was “scarcasm” whit? I now see why my father always said scarcasm is the lowest form of whit.

That’s all folks

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 25/2020

It’s Saturday and time to post LindaGHill’s #SocCs.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “val.” Find a word that starts with “val” or if you’re not doing the A to Z Challenge, find a word that just has “val” in it, and use that word any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Image from Pixabay

Valediction, the action of saying goodbye or farewell. It’s a not often used word though that does not make it any less valid no to my mind it is a melodic word. It comes from the Latin Vale Dicere literally to say farewell.

People make valedictory speeches, leaving jobs or graduation but we use valediction daily when we part, go to school, working shopping, leave the house our casual, see ya, tar-ra, laters, goodbye they are all valedictory statements.

We use Valediction at weddings, father and mother to daughter or son, at funerals to loved ones and friends though obviously the valediction varies.

Anyway I think it is a beautiful word and that is why I chose it. Shall we have a valedictory song?

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 18/2020

I am late doing my SoCs but as my dad would of said better late than never.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “practice/practise.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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So what is the difference between practice and practise. They sound the same and even look similar (except that one is spelled with a “c” and the other with an “s”) but their meanings are different. The word “practice” is a noun, it refers to an act itself, not who is doing it. On the other hand, practise is a verb meaning ‘do something repeatedly to improve one skill’.

In the USA you only use practice for a verb or a noun but here in the UK we use practice as a noun and practise as a verb.

So I go to the Dr’s or Dental practice but a Dr or Dentist practise their skills.

Image from Pixabay

Primrose Pip Perry

Very accomplished Fairy

Would practise her magic

Until she was perfect

Finally to her joy she became

A magic practitcioner of fame.

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 11/2020

Well it’s Saturday again and time for Stream of Consciousness Saturday brought to us by the lovely Linda G Hill. Linda has told us :Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “joint.” Use it as a noun, an adjective, or a verb–use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Well now if we were living in normal times this post could be a joint effort but we are not allowed to have friends or anyone, ( unless we live with them) sitting at the same table. But, hang on this global pandemic should be fought a a worldwide joint effort ( just so long as every one stays ten metres apart).

Joint is a strange word and means more than one thing, it can be a body part, knee, ankle, hip, shoulder,elbow, fingers,knuckles, toes. Also it can be a meeting place like a dancehall, club, pub, bar we’d call it a swinging joint, a quiet joint, a dodgy join but they will all be closed right now and we can’t go.

Then there are carpentry joints collectively they are called joinery but they are joints. here are some of the types, butt, lap, bridle,mitre,box, dowel, dove tail, tongue and groove, groove, dado, mortise and tenon, birdsmouth, cross lap, splice. Who’d of thought there were so many? not me.

You can have joint a present or a joint presentation 😉, joint is a good and varied word.

Well I am all out of time and imagination so let’s fall back on verse. An Acrostic poem entitled Joint.

Juxtaposition

Opens up

Interlacings

Normal, natural

Togetherness

See how small the scratch is , it was yellow by then and it’s a poisoned joint.

The picture above is from when I got Sepsis last year in the knuckle joint.

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS April 4/2020

JustTime for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Linda said :Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “deep.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Deep Acrostic.

Image from Pixabay.

Descending deeply

Ever lower into black

Eternally falling

Powerless to escape the deep.

Shelly Krupa

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 28/2020

LindaGHill said : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “beside you.” Write about whatever is beside you when you read this prompt. Not when you sit down to write, but whatever is beside you right now. Take note of it if you think you might forget. Enjoy!

© willowdot21

So here we are Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now when I first looked at the prompt yesterday I was sitting next to the coffee table, and on it there were a myriad of things. A glass bowl, a bouquet of flowers, place mats from Spain, coffee cup, a box of tissues and the phone.

It is a beautiful table, hand made in Scandinavia, it has a beautiful lustre to it. We have had this table for sixteen years, yet to my eyes it looks brand new.

Shelley Krupa

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