What do you see March 19/2019

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Tuesday Weekly Challenge

March 19, 2019

until Monday, March 25, 2019

He is the spectator, the only one

Looking at the show the universe has arranged

The alignment of the planets, the star studded sky

The Milky Way illuminated from within like diamonds

He stood there bemused and slightly confused

Is this the end he thinks or is this the beginning

The time is standing still or it has yet to begin

The puzzle is too difficult to solve, he thinks

And a mighty nudge from his wife awakens him

The dream dissolving like thin vapor in the sun

He is not sure what he was dreaming of

Just a line is stuck in his mind

The beginning is near

Written in response to;

A prompt by;

Hélène Vaillant

What do you see March 19-2019




Stream of Consciousness Saturday March 23/ 2019

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last piece of mail you received.” Talk about the subject of the last piece of physical mail you received, i.e. a gas bill–talk about gas, not the bill itself. Have fun!

The last letter I got in actual mail was a letter from my bank.

So though I don’t have much to say about my bank, one thing is for certain that they are a real polite bunch of people. They make an effort to remember my name and call me by my name when I visit the branch next. Nowadays, the banking has come to the level that you seldom have to personally visit the bank, but if you do, they do give you the red- carpet treatment.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday March 23/19



Opposites Attract is #19

Today’s word: hover

Antonyms: settle, sink

The dragonfly is hovering over the water

It’s image reflecting in the flowing stream

Refracting colors and the brightly lit sun

Bouncing off the surface creating an ambiance

That speaks of summer mornings and noons

It settles on the flowers, adding color to color

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Opposites Attract Challenge #19


Fandango Provocative Question #19

“Do you believe in fate and/or predestination? If so, what or who is the source? If you do believe in predestination, is there anything anyone can do to change their predestined fate?”

I believe that we all have a role to play in this universe. It is the reason for us being born. What that is, we sometimes know and sometimes we are oblivious to it. You can call it fate or destiny. But human beings are born with free will. They have their minds equipped with reasoning capabilities and the ability to use knowledge to make decisions. Our decisions lead us to the direction we choose, good or bad. We are responsible for our actions and the choices we make. It cannot be blamed on destiny, fate or preordination.

And bonus: “If you believe God is the source, and God has already determined the future for each of us, why should people bother to pray?”

God has created us, given us the power of free will, the ability to judge what is right and what is wrong. Our course in life has not been determined and neither is the fate set in advance. When we pray we ask for a change in our current situation, and God in His infinite mercy gives us what is best for us. Sometimes we ask for things which don’t have good consequences for us in the long run, hence the adage; “Be Care full of what you wish for” So praying helps because even if our wishes are not granted it brings peace to our heart.

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Fandango Provocative Question #19



Tale Weaver #215: Alone March 21

This week consider the concept of alone.

For each of us it will mean something different.

You can, for example, feel alone in a crowd in the same way you can on a deserted beach.

Write your response limiting your composition to 500 – 600 words or less.

Please link your post using the linking tool below.

I look forward to reading your thoughts.

Alone is not a word to be afraid of. Alone is when you commune with yourself. I like a bit of alone time everyday ( sometimes it’s a lot of alone time). I treasure this because it centers me. I put my thoughts in order. I meditate and talk to my Creator. It is when I sort out the daily issues and pesky problems in my mind. And why should I say that sorting things out in my mind helps? Because there are times when some of these problems are not real problems. We just are looking them from the wrong angle. Sometimes these issues need only to be righted up. Nothing really needs to be done but to adjust the glasses we are looking through.

If you love your own company, you have a friend for life. Since I enjoy my company, I don’t resent being alone with myself. We are born alone and we die alone. We don’t bring anything with us and neither can we carry anything from here. So though it’s great to find good people to share this journey with but try not to be dependent on them. A great time spent with family and good buddies is the best. But if left to your own devices, enjoy your own company.

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Tale Weaver #215; Alone



There was a present on the table

All wrapped up fancy and intriguing

She tentatively touched it wondering

Is this for me, or am I mistaken in it

I assured her that it indeed was hers

Came this morning by urgent postal delivery

Can you guess what it is, I asked with a wink

Smiling she replied of course it’s a book

I wonder if it’s a book about castles and dungeons

Or about witches and wizards said she thinking aloud

Thank you for this present says she, clutching the book

I love reading about everything and anything

This is the best gift I can get as opens a window

In the mind and lets my imagination roam free

It grants me the satisfaction of quenching the

Roaring desire of knowledge that haunts my mind

Written in response to the following;



Your daily word prompt;




Word of the day challenge;





Reena’s Exploration Challenge #79

We need colors in life. We can do with the gray and blacks but life really lifts up with the colors. There should be the color of diversity in our lives. That’s why God has created us in so many colors and hues. Just like there are so many varieties of animal and plant life, all are somewhat similar and somewhat different. Like there are different colors of the mountains around us and the rivers and seas reflect different hues of blue.

When some people talk about color of skin, I always want to ask, have you seen a person whose skin has no color? We all are people of color. Some are lighter than others while some are richer in hues.

And then there are the colors of nature around us. All vibrant and amazing!

Here’s to a beautiful colorful life for everyone on this planet.

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #79


Opposites Attract Challenge #18

Today’s word: kindly

Antonyms: atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, bestial, brutal, brute, brutish, callous, cold-blooded, cruel, fiendish, hard-hearted, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, insensate, sadistic, savage, truculent, uncompassionate, unfeeling, unkind, unkindly, unsympathetic, vicious, wanton

As it is world poetry day today, here is this poem;


Kindly and gently, treat me dear sirs and madams

Please do not be cruel or barbaric to this lonely spirit

I roam your earth, I try to bring people together and unite

I am the language of humanity, I am in many colors and guises

The art of communicating with each other is my gift to you all

I am the language which connects one to the other and to all

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Opposites Attract Challenge #18


50 Words Thursday #12

“You’d better hurry.”

Natasha Tarpley, The Harlem Charade.

Teams were ready to start the race. Edward was one of the favorites for the medal. Hurdles was his forte. He had trained long and hard for this event, because it was his chance to prove to his critics that he could win this race. He would prove that with his Autism, he was a really good athlete. His parents dropped him off at the venue for the competition and as mothers are, she could resist hurrying him, you’d better hurry, you don’t want to be late today.

And it was the day he got his first gold medal, finally.

Word count; 100

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50 Words Thursday #12



Thursday Photo Prompt; Rift #Writephoto

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 27th March and link back to this post with a pingback to be included in the round-up.  There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

The river flows

They say that the water flows gently, but it has mighty power

It can carve pathways through hard rocks and mountains

Splitting the rock, making a rift in the hardened earth and stones

This would have been the bed of a river at a time in the past

Now you can see the might this gentle element can wield

That is how the gentle nature can make its mark on the world

Slowly, slowly it erodes the hard matter and cuts its route through

Flowing and shaping, that is the way of Mother Nature all through time

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Thursday Photo Prompt;

Rift# Writephoto