Three Things Challenge # 27

We are a great civilization, aren’t we

We are so developed in every sphere

We have been to the moon and back

We are exploring the great universe now

But, do we look at the world around us

With open eyes, look how some of us are

Living, surviving and managing their existence

The ones who are deprived and wanting

All they want is a respite from constant war

To live in a world of peace, free of violence

Equality and respect for all should have been

The backbone of our civilization instead of

This new doctrine of superiority and division

Building of walls and separation of people

Can only bring more unquiet and regrets

Lay them aside and close the ranks within

Give them a message of rejecting of their

Distorted thinking and disfigured culture

Stand together for peace and for equality

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3TC

civilization, war, peace

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JusJoJan # 27

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 27th is brought to you by Enthralling Journey! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Enthralling Journey’s word for our prompt today is “cathartic.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Go on, have a good cry or venting

I am here for you, I am listening

If your heart gets too full of emotions

Talk it all out with me, I am listening

It is a cathartic process, to say it aloud

My shoulder is ready for you to cry on

Don’t be shy to open up your heart and

Share your sorrows and joys openly

I’m here for you and I am listening

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JusJoJan # 27

Cathartic

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The Friday Four # 5

A Guy called Bloke, AKA Rory has asked a serious set of questions;

The Friday Four

1] What are your strength and of your strengths – how have they helped you throughout your life?

My strengths have changed through the years. But somethings have remained constant. My one strength that I can count on, is being caring. The other would be, ready to help others in need. Another strong point that I feel is a recent acquisition is confidence. All these traits have helped me make friends. My extended family and people who were indifferent to me, now appreciate my good points.(This does sound so narcissistic! )

2] What are your weaknesses and how have they or have they hindered your successes in anyway and what have you done to overcome them to rue your day?

I have had many many weaknesses in my character. The major one was being too timid to stand up to anyone. Trying to please people and to make them like me was something that clung to me for a long time. It was finally when I was well in my forties that I laid aside this weakness. Being timid and unable to answer anyone who was being mean to me didn’t turn out to be such a bad thing after all as the people who weren’t nice to me when I was young, now are behaving pretty well, maybe because I never had the guts to tell them off. Another bad habit that I have more or less gotten over is worrying too much. It used to give me ulcers, worrying about thinks that were basically out of my control anyway. A lifetime ago I was that person who would make herself sick with worry, stress and tension. Now I am a much much improved version of that person. And I am so proud of myself.

3] What makes people believe absurd conspiracy theories or alternatively are all conspiracy theories absurd? Answer which sits best with you.

I don’t believe in conspiracy theories myself. I don’t know why people do that but I guess they are a bit paranoid. Some of the theories you hear about are very unbelievable. But somethings are quite rational like the Russian involvement in the US elections. Maybe it is this sort of reality that strengthens their beliefs that if this is true than other theories can be true too. Like alien kidnappings and ufo landings ( specially in the USA) !

4] How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?

Morality is what differentiates a developed society from a primitive one. The concept of good and bad, right and wrong are not only necessary for keeping the human nature in check but also essential to distinguish us from the wild animals, where only the rule of might is right works.

There are many moral values which should be the hallmark of a civilized society. Right now I can think of these;

1. Respect for the life, property and dignity of other human beings is the most important moral values.

2. Respect the right of being different and give the freedom to be different from others.

3. Being free, to practice one’s religion, culture or belief system.

4. Safety of human life and property should be ensured.

5. All people are equal and should be treated as such.

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Life of a vagrant

This is a depressing aspect of our lives these days

These people that are called homeless or vagrant

Though no fault of their own, they are living badly

You have seen them around, in the back alleys, and

Living in cardboard houses, in places coved with slime

There is no heating, no shelter and hardly any cover

All the luxuries are out of their range but they have needs too

There maybe haunting memories of past torturing them

For the days when they also has a place to call home

So don’t think them the vagrants or a danger to the society

Help with a bit of warm food, a pair of socks or gloves

And if you cannot do that then spare a kind word or a smile

Written for;

Your daily word prompt;

Slime

FOWC;

Range

RDP;

Vagrant

Word of the day challenge;

Haunting

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Fandango provocative question # 11

Fandango has put another of his thought provoking questions to us;

Do you believe that terminally ill people should be allowed or encouraged to end their lives via physician-assisted suicide? If so, under any circumstances or should there be restrictions? If not, why not?

This is not only a very loaded question, it carries a lot of emotional weight behind it. I am frankly undecided as to how I should respond. Or if I were in the situation, what would be my choice. I have seen people who are terminally ill, as I am sure, most of us have. The hopelessness and the agony they are undergoing is very hard to see. Yet, euthanasia or assisted suicide is against the law in most countries and lot of states in the US. So the advocacy for this step would also have to face the legal implications for taking this step. Another argument is that we don’t know if a cure for the condition can be found to save that life. And when it comes to taking and implementing the actual decision, many of these people back down. Because taking a life or asking someone to do the deed is after all not a decision to be made lightly.

Optionally, if you were diagnosed with a terminal condition, would you consider physician-assisted suicide for yourself?

Following from the above discussion, I would not consider euthanasia. I would rather trust that God will ease that difficult time for me and my family. For me taking of any life, even my own is against the laws of God and would be an act of cowardice. Hope that I never come to the stage where this becomes an option.

Written for;

FPQ # 11

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What do you see January 22-2019

What do you see, January 22-2019

Photo prompt by Hélène Vaillant

 

 

Open the door;

Opening the door takes courage and a great degree of initiative. You have two options in life. One is to stay where you are and wait for things to improve, get better and all that should happen on its own. No input from you required. The second option is to act. Act decisively and take that action that your mind is telling you to take. How do you want to live?

Open the door and step forward

Or just stay where you are in dark

Have the courage to explore the new

You don’t know where you are going

What are you going to find on the other side

Will it be better or even worse than before

But you cannot know unless you open

That door and find out for yourself

Maybe the magic of tomorrow is there

Waiting to shower its beauty and blessings

On you, only if you open the door and explore

 

 

 

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What do you see,

Photo prompt by Helénè Vaillant

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BrewNSpew Café January 21-2019

Word/expression of the week – cloister– (noun) – a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral, typically with a wall on one side and a colonnade open to a quadrangle on the other. Synonyms – walkway, corridor, aisle, arcade, loggia, gallery, piazza, stoa.

Cloister – (verb) – seclude or shut up in or as if in a convent or monastery. Synonyms – confine, isolate, sequester, seclude.

You’re welcome to join our talented writers and challenge yourselves by composing your very own creation utilizing the week by week highlighted word/expression.

You’re welcome to join our talented community and challenge yourselves by composing your own creation using the week by week included word. Please limit your post to 300 words or fewer.

The cloister was suffocating her inner self

Shutting off her oxygen and causing a shortness

Her breathing was catching in her chest now

She just wanted to tear down the walls and confines

Wishing someone, something would set her free

Of these restrictions that were clamping her soul

No one was coming, it was apparent to her now

She had to be strong, she had to take a strong stand

Get up and stand firm,

Now think to yourself

You have the might of

Righteousness behind

You and you alone can

Accomplish this for you

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BrewNSpew Café Word/ expression of the week;

Cloister

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Perspectives in life

The world around us appears how we see it

It’s not the same for everyone that’s true

We all have a different perspective on everything

That is how we look and see the life differently

A happy news may not gladden everyone’s heart

Because each may be expecting things differently

My joy may not be your and your sorrow

May not touch my heart in the same way at all

What is a treasure to me, may look like peanuts to you

Your millions may seem just pittance to someone else

The things that are important to one may not be to some

This life has lots of different faces all are in their own way

Important to one or the other in us but we all only can see

This world through our own perspective and no one else’s

Let me know what is your perspective on life.

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JusJoJan # 22

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 22nd is brought to you by Pamela! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Pamela’s word for our prompt today is “curiosity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Touching and feeling

Exploring and finding

Only our curiosity

Can bring the answers

We seek to learn here

The world is a boring place

For the unimaginative one

For without the urge to explore

And giving in to our curiosity

We would be no better than

All the inanimate objects around us

Written for;

JusJoJan # 22

Curiosity

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Time to write

Write a story using the word listed above.

If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your post in the comments below and I’ll share it next week. Please be sure to link back to my blog so your readers know where you got the prompt!

The sky is the limit.

There was something so appealing in looking up to the big blue sky. The view from the jungle of skyscrapers was a restricted one. A tiny patch of the blue would be visible when you craned your neck backwards and looked all the way up. But one day he will get there. To the top. Where the vista opened up and one could see for miles, in either direction.

But he was afraid that his dreams may not see the light of the day. You see he was just a kid. Thirteen years old. He was working as a part-time helper to the hot-dog stall owner after school. He would help in the making, packing and serving of the hot-dogs to the clients. In return he was given enough food to fill his ever hungry belly. And the stall owner, being a kind-hearted soul would help him with his studies in between the rush hours.

Enrique was an orphan, but he had big dreams. He wanted to become one of the hot-shot lawyers who he saw working in those offices. Dreams, that he realized finally one day. Now he owns his own law firm, with his office in the same building in front of which he used to work. He now goes to the hod-dog stall every day to buy his lunch. And you can find him helping the old man with his orders on a few occasions.

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Time to write;

Sky

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