The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2023 Daily Prompt – Jan. 21st

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Welcome to the Daily 2023 Just Jot it January Prompt and the Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for SATURDAY, JANUARY 21st! It’s been a busy few days, but things promise to ease up a bit next week, so yay!

For those of you joining SoCS for the first time, it’s a little different than the other prompts in that it’s not always a whole or single word. If you’re joining in from JusJoJan, don’t want to write stream of consciousness style, no worries. It’s up to you! If you do want to try it, please check out the rules below. It’s fun! Here’s your Saturday prompt:

Your prompt for #JusJoJan the 21st and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “count on it.” Use the phrase “count on it” somewhere in your post. Enjoy!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome post. Anyone can join in!

Count on it: a Nonet.

Dawn breaks and cracks as the sun rises
The pale moon chases her by night
That’s how it is, count, on it
Always tides ebb and flow
You can count on it
Spring leads Summer
Nature’s way
Count on
It

Pity Poor Charlie?

This little tale of woe has been fluttering around my head for a while, so when I saw Geoff’s magnificent A Right Royal Nonsense today I felt empowered to add my twohapth. Cheers Geoff.

Pity poor Charlie

Pity poor Charlie he’s had such a wait
Always being patient has been his fate.
Mummy and Papa were determined to stay
So he sat in the wings while they held sway.
As first child he was kept at arms length
So he did his best and played to his strength.
Wife number one outshone him by far
But she hatched and dispatched like a star.
But she wasn’t quite royal in hiding her feelings
And by telling her tale sullied their dealings.
Wife number two is up for the work
She knows what’s expected and she’ll never shirk.
His children too outshone him by far
Then their spouses also eclipsed his star.
Now finally his time to shine is near
Soon his coronation will be here.
Unfortunately the spare has thrown in a spoke
Of shutting him up there isn’t a hope
He’s dishing the secrets and selling the dirt
He’s got security and Dad on high alert.
That is definitely not the royal way
And Harry has left the firm in disarray.
Me thinks the Royals have all had their day!

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan the 4th, 2023 – Courage.

Day four of LindaGHill’s JusJoJan and One-Liner Wednesday.

“You cannot correct your mistakes or atone for your wrongs until you find the courage to admit to them and be truly sorry. “

© willowdot21.

© willowdot21 .

Stream of Consciousness Saturday on Sunday. Anyway.

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “start your post or one paragraph with the word ‘anyway.’” Bonus points if you start your post with “anyway” and regular points if you use it in a paragraph somewhere else in your post. Enjoy!

Anyway I have been absent , not present, not here in body or mind. I have missed you all but I am hoping to be back now ☺️. I really want to be back with you guys anyway.

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Anyway you roll the dice you will never win.
Fate delt the cards and knows the end before you begin.
Anyway you chose to go
Whether your speed is fast or slow.
Anyway you want it you can’t demand
You only get what’s in the masterplan.
Anyway you start your day , work or play
Be happy and enjoy it anyway.

This is Part of LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY!

Colleen said “This is the last poetry challenge for 2022. I’ll return on January 3, 2023, with a new year of poetry challenges.”

This is our 300th #TankaTuesday Challenge!!

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don’t have access to a camera, find an image on Pixabay.com (please add the credits) that best describes your day.

© willowdot21.

This Reflects our life
The kitchen is our true hub.
Life turned upside down.

PART OF COLLEEN’S TUESDAY TANKA CHALLENGE

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 438 FABLE and Fire.

The phoenix risen
Pine trees renewed by fire
No fable it’s truth.

Haiku Challenge
Ronovanwrite’s .

PART OF RONOVANWRITE’S WEEKLY HAIKU CHALLENGE.

A review of Marjorie Mallon’s new book. Do What You Love .

Marjorie sent me her wonderful new book to read. When I say wonderful I mean it is a book full of wonder. Marjorie takes us on a journey through her life from when she was a small child up to now where she is on verge of yet another life adventure.

In this little book of delights Marjorie introduces us to the three sisters of fate who basically are in charge of spinning out life, measuring the length of life and the ending of life. I won’t tell you anymore about them Marjorie will introduce them to you and then you can eavesdrop on their conversation and their jokes.

I really enjoyed this very personal book by Marjorie, her past, present and her future, her family and her friends . The magic she finds in the every day, her love of insects, creatures and trees her love of life. Don’t be put off by the word personal, this book is so welcoming. I strongly recommend it to you all.

Blurb

Do What You Love Fragility of Your Flame Poems, Photography & Flash Fiction is a personal poetry collection celebrating how the fates may have a part in all that we do.

With special poems and short reflective moments inspired by family, flowers and nature, love, scrumptious morsels, places I’ve visited, lived and intend to live in, the friendships and hopes I have for the future.

The overarching theme is to live a life well lived… And to do what you love.

float along with me

create clouds of sweetest joy

to do what you love

hold fate’s hand as we venture

near and far on life’s journey.

🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

You can preorder the kindle via the following link:

Release Date: 25th November 2022, able to preorder via the following links.

Buy Links Do What You Love:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0BKLC9DYY/

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/What-You-love-Fragility-Photography-ebook/dp/B0BKLC9DYY/

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/What-You-love-Fragility-Photography-ebook/dp/B0BKLC9DYY/.

Exciting news from Marjorie.

“I am thrilled to say that two of my poetry collections, (Mr. Sagittarius and Lockdown Innit,) have been requested by prestigious libraries in the UK: The British Library, The Bodleian Library Oxford University, the Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, National Library of Wales and Trinity College Dublin for Legal Deposit.

Woohoo!! Marjorie great news.

Add the book to your TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63114445-do-what-you-love

The cover of the paperback and kindle have been designed by Colleen Chesebro who has a new service for authors which I can highly recommend. Colleen also designed the interior and cover of The Hedge Witch And The Musical Poet.

https://unicorncatspubservices.wordpress.com/my-services

Portfolio:
https://unicorncatspubservices.wordpress.com/portfolio

https://wordcraftpoetry.com/unicorn-cats-publishing-services/

Other poetry/flash fiction collections:

Kyrosmagica Publishing

The Hedge Witch And The Musical Poet

https://books2read.com/u/mv1OeV

Mr. Sagittarius Poetry and Prose

http://mybook.to/MrSagittarius

Anthology – This Is Lockdown, (poetry, diaries and flash fiction – kindle)

http://mybook.to/Thisislockdown

Poetry during Lockdown – Lockdown Innit

 http://mybook.to/Lockdowninnit

Poetry also features in my highly acclaimed YA Fantasy series.  Each chapter begins with a short poem. The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone and Book 2 Golden Healer are published by Next Chapter Publishing.

https://www.nextchapter.pub/books/bloodstone

https://www.nextchapter.pub/books/golden-healer

https://www.nextchapter.pub/authors/mj-mallon.

Author Bio

M J Mallon was born in Lion city Singapore, a passionate Scorpio with the Chinese Zodiac sign of a lucky rabbit. She spent her early childhood in Hong Kong. During her teen years, she returned to her father’s childhood home, Edinburgh where she spent many happy years, entertained and enthralled by her parents’ vivid stories of living and working abroad. Perhaps it was during these formative years that her love of storytelling began bolstered by these vivid raconteurs. She counts herself lucky to have travelled to many far-flung destinations and this early wanderlust has fuelled her present desire to emigrate abroad. Until that wondrous moment, it’s rumoured that she lives sometimes in the UK, and often times in Portugal.. Her two enchanting daughters have flown the nest but often return with a cheery smile to greet her.

Her motto is to always do what you love, stay true to your heart’s desires, and inspire others to do so too.

One Liner Wednesday. Family Communications.

Middle son: “Hi Mum here a plant for you and Dad!

Me: “Thank you that’s lovely! What’s that for?’

Middle son : “Nothing, Err. Can I use your tumble dryer, mines not working”

Part of LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

Song Lyric Sunday: Lyrics to my life.

Jim Adams

This week Jim Adams prompt for Song Lyric Sunday is to pick a song that reminds us of ourselves.

Well Brave by Sara Bareilles says it all for me. I have spent a lot of my life swimming against the tide, bullied at school, bullied and work then I found myself and even though bullying still happens to me I can cope! I’ve been too big, too thin , too quiet too accepting but eventually I learned to love myself. I no longer care if I am different. I am me! Then I started blogging and met all you wonderful people and that has made me everso BRAVE!

Brave” is a song by American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, taken from her fourth studio album, The Blessed Unrest (2013). The song was written by Bareilles and Jack Antonoff from the band fun., as the singer was inspired from the struggles that a close friend dealt with in regard to coming out as gay. Bareilles requested Mark Endert to produce it with the explicit goal of radio airplay. “Brave” was released worldwide through digital download on April 23, 2013, as the lead single from the album, through Epic Records.

LYRICS

You can be amazing
You can turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug
You can be the outcast
Or be the backlash of somebody’s lack of love
Or you can start speaking up
Nothing’s gonna hurt you the way that words do
When they settle ‘neath your skin
Kept on the inside and no sunlight
Sometimes a shadow wins
But I wonder what would happen if you

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

Everybody’s been there, everybody’s been stared down
By the enemy
Fallen for the fear and done some disappearing
Bow down to the mighty
But don’t run, stop holding your tongue
Maybe there’s a way out of the cage where you live
Maybe one of these days you can let the light in
Show me how big your brave is

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

Innocence, your history of silence
Won’t do you any good
Did you think it would?
Let your words be anything but empty
Why don’t you tell them the truth?

Say what you wanna say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

With what you want to say
And let the words fall out
Honestly I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I wanna see you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
See you be brave

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you
I just wanna see you

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Jack Antonoff / Sara Bareilles

Brave lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Well I have gone all sloppy on you all this week and I have used these songs before but they really are how I have felt….I was often made to feel like a waste of space…..but then I learned, I am not!

.

Firework” is a song by American singer Katy Perry from her third studio album, Teenage Dream (2010). Perry co-wrote the song with Ester Dean and the song’s producers Stargate and Sandy Vee. It is a dance-pop self-empowerment anthem with inspirational lyrics, and Perry felt it was an important song for her on the record. Capitol Records released it as the album’s third single on October 26, 2010.

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LYRICS

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin’ in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you?
‘Cause there’s a spark in you

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time, you’ll know

You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through

‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Esther Dean / Katheryn Hudson / Mikkel Storleer Eriksen / Sandy Julien Wilhelm / Tor Erik Hermansen

Firework lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE JUST BE A BIG BRAVE FIREWORK LIKE ME 💜💜💜💜

Ronovan Writes Sijo Wednesday Poetry Challenge #32. Use MAZE as your inspiration this week.

© willowdot21

We run this way and that always ending up blocked in .
Thinking that there is no escape, we flounder and fall deep as if drowning.
Our lives guided by Nature’s seasons through the Maze of our lives.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Sijo Challenge.

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