The Story Sofa.

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Here I am with open arms

Oblivious to all your charms.

Here I am, the one you need

I’m always up for a midnight feed!!

I am on hand for a cosy rest in front of the fire, Sit with me in winter and  watch the snow fall as the flames grow higher.

I am here for you, in spring

Sit with me and listen to the Thrush sing.

Early morning late at night

I keep your secrets as you grow older

I am here for you when you need a shoulder

And encourage you to climb a gigantic life boulder!

I excel at family  gatherings 

Christmas, Easter, Birthdays Weddings.

Usually I get tarted up when special visitors come to sup!

Always in need when there are babies,

Good for cuddles and sometimes a lot more too!

I  will not say what  that’s about .

I shall not disclose what you get up to when everyone’s out!

Such comfort can found in my arms.

For weary heads with physical or mental qualms.

I never nag or boss you. I am always here when your day is through.

I stand here for you when you’ve had enough.

I’ve been with you good and bad

Shared your grief  when you’ve been sad.

Seen you laugh  loud and free

And kept the secrets you’ve given me.

Then one day comes a bolt out of the blue I am of no longer any use to you.

I am banished shoved aside

No longer wanted even though I held your side.

Cast aside for versions new

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Now, how ungrateful can you be !

After all these years you abandon me??

Blueprint

Wonderful musings on life from Sue Vincent.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

To leave no place for regret in a life
Save only mistakes from which to learn
Letting error serve good purpose
Redeeming remorse for hurt
Carelessly committed
Youthful folly wakes
To see itself
Mirrored eyes
Reflect
Pain
Joy
Growing
Unfolding
Other choices
From a deeper well
Embracing each moment
A gift of living presence
Harmony of body and soul
Accepting human imperfections
Part of the blueprint for the journey home

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Special Collection Flash Fiction Challenge

Charli Mills has a special Flash Fiction prompt, this week, that introduces a month of differences in February. A flash fiction challenge, honouring our very special blogging friend, Sue Vincent, in advance of a competition, which will be supporting Sue. January 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words no more no less.

January 28, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about life as a river of consciousness. Think about the possibilities of the prompt. Go where the prompt leads!

Like a River.

“What are you looking at?” the young man asked the older woman. Smiling she turned to answered him. “I am looking at life.” Perplexed the young man wondered what she meant. “Every ripple, every shimmer of light upon the water is a life, a story. You see we all flow from the source encountering highs and lows as we meander along. Travelling though the seasons we learn. Small streams join as we travel they do not deminnish us but help to us grow as we journey on to reach our sea of enlightenment.The young man saw the truth.

Special Collection Flash Fiction Challenge

#TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 210 #SYNONYMSONLY

Welcome to Colleen Chesebro’s Tuesday Poetey Challenge.

Colleen said. “Don’t forget! You can use the Badger Hexastitch form if you want to experiment. I suggested two opposite words for you to find synonyms for. This form is written in 6 lines, with a syllable count of 2/4/6/6/4/2. The form is unrhymed with optional rising and falling end-words, which I think adds an interesting twist. Until I get this added to the cheatsheet, please read my discussion of this form HERE.” So ever eager to experiment I have had a go. I have use the synonyms Time Gone for Past, and Now for Present.

Here are your two words:

PAST & PRESENT.

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Time gone
A lifetime of
Learning sets the, now pace.
History teaches well
Nought changes just
Repeats.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 23rd

Badge by Shelley Krupa

It’s Saturday and time for LindaGHill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Today Linda has given this old chestnut of prompt:Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “close eyes and point.” When you’re ready to write your post, open a book, a newspaper, or whatever is handy and close your eyes and point. Whatever word or picture your finger lands on, make that the basis of your post.

Thankful

I opened my copy of :This is Lockdown by Marje Mallon. It was actually the only book in the room. I contrabuted to this book, in fact that said contrabution is my first foray into print.

I digress, I opened the book, closed my eyes, and pointed. When I opened my eyes the word I was pointing to, and I mean bang on the button pointing to was Thankful.

Firstly I am thankful to Marje for believing in me enough to ask me if I would like to contrabute, along with others, to her book.

Secondly I am thankful that I have a home, food, warmth and my hubby.

Thirdly I am so thankful that our middle lad has survived the Covid, it was nasty and very worrying at times. We lost hubby’s mother to Covid last June. He is back at work and though struggling with exhaustion he is improving.

Fourthly I am thankful that the other two lads, the grandchildren and the daughter in law are all well and coping.

Penultimately I am thankful that after an awful year, healthwise, last year. I am finally regaining my strength.

Finally I am thankful for all of you my lovely blog brothers and sisters. As always you have all helped and supported me. I am truly thankful for you all and my lot.

This is part of SoCs and Jusjojan.

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 9th

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sky’s the limit.” Write about something that has or seems to have no end. Enjoy!

Badge by Shelley Krupa

This part of the two above prompts, both are prompts run by LindaGHill.

“The sky’s the limit” Greg shouted as he burst into the office. “I got the contract guys we are on our way!”

Later that evening as Greg was leaving the bar after celebrating the new contact he was the happiest and felt for months and the most secure he had ever been in his life. He crossed the road. ….Bang ……he was hit by a bin lorry.

There was so much noise and pain he was cold and covered in blood. He stood up and stepped away from the lorry . He was pulled up short by the sight of himself on the road all smashed up and blooded. He found it so strange, suddenly there was no pain, no cold no fear.

A man was standing by his side, good-looking chap casually dressed but no shoes. He smiled at Greg and took his arm, unfurling his huge white wings he laughed and said “Smile Greg, the sky’s the Limit.”

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 333 Life and View.

The Challenge Words!

LIFE and View

SEASONAL BADGE


Image from Pixabay

It’s a jaundiced view

From a life full of regret.

Let go of all that.

This is part of Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Book 2 Bananas.

Chapter 2 of Bananas coming to this Blog Monday

Visit Usual Muttwits at Westly Piddle.

One Liner Wednesday.

“The earth has music for those who listen.”

William Shakespeare.

This is part of LindaGHill’s One liner Wednesday.

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 330 COLD & Fall

It’s Monday again and time for Ronovanwrite’s Weekly Haiku Challenge.

Today’s words are Cold and Fall.

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So, Frozen in time
Watching the sands of life fall
Trapped in the second

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