WDYS # 134 -A Roundup post

Like a jigsaw puzzle 
My self is made up of
Many tiny little pieces
Which fit imperfectly
Some days, one aspect is prominent
At at other, another overtakes the main role

The good, the bad at war with each other
Each vying for dominance

Fantastic response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Chris Hall; Broken reflections

Punam; Reflections

Michnavs; Unannounced

Radhika; Who am I?

Reena; Breaking mirrors

David; Shadow or Sunlight

Jim; In a dark place

Melanie; WDYS # 134- Broken

Grace; Buried

Susi; What is seen

Isadora; Remember and return to me

Di; A Shar’d life

Cindy; In comments

Christine; What do you see # 134

Sangeetha; Heartbeat

Kittyverses; Then and now

Usha; Image

Suzette; Doppelgängers

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Ken; A shattered piece of me

Maria; And now I am broken

Fandango; The wreckage

Eugenia; Inner nudge

The inkdrop; Reflections

Ami; I’m not a man

Maya; Shattered

Pamelap; Seeing memories

KL Caley; Gaining control

Goutam; Broken

Yinglan; The reflections in the mirror

Sandy; Fractured

Nope, not Pam; Troubled emotions

Mayuri; Glass and the closet of fear

Jules; Auntie Gertie

E M Kingston; Fractured view

Aboli; Past

Lighsfairy; Broken ; mirror or me?

Jude; Alone not lonely

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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Espresso moment- response

Selma Martin has started this series of uplifting posts.

Here’s my contribution;

“ You can’t rely on how you look to sustain you, what sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion; for yourself and for those around you”

Lupita Nyong’o

True beauty is the beauty of the soul, the generosity of our spirit and the kindness that we show to ourselves and others around us!

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WDYS # 133- A Roundup post

Standing at the edge of the precipice

Looking up I see the wonders of creation

Looking down it’s dark and destruction

My perspective matters

Should I look up or down?

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Amazing response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; April lyrids

Tanya; Lament of a tree

Michnavs; Answer

Chris Hall; The lightning tree

Sangeetha; Stars

Punam; The tree’s threnody

Keith; Meet Mazie

Melanie; Gnarly tree

Mayuri; The tree wishes for infidel love

Eugenia; Splendid celebration

Sandy; Endless journey

Diana; Gnarly

Susi; Another year

Jim; Meteor showers

Grace; A new world

David; Up towards the vortex

Di; What do you see # 133

Jules; Selfless selfie

Ami; Star-shine

Radhika; Tanka- Elegy

Suzette; Namib

Lady sighs; From my window

Ken; The great tree

Komaljeet; A Lost love

Yinglan; The story of us

Fandango; Stars and the clouds

Usha; Standing tall

Pamelap; Spiral season

Inkdrop; A race in space

Goutam; Spectacle

Sri; Trees and stars

Nope, not Pam; Fitting conclusion

Maria; I, a tree

Maya; The withered tree

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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WDYS # 132 -A Roundup post

Young hearts dream big dreams 
I too have high expectations
Can you see the determination in my eyes
There is iron resolve in my heart
One day I too will climb the ladder of success
One day you will know my name

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Fantastic response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Reena; Keep moving

David; One bad turn or another

Punam; Unreal dream

Radhika; That evening

Jane; Wine

Keith; Fiddlesticks

Chris Hall; Different worlds

Di; From afar

Michnavs; Air

The novel reader; What do you see # 132

Christine; What do you see # 132

Diana; Anxiety

Susi; Staged

Jim; Pondering his future

Grace; Doubtful thoughts

Sandy; Redemption

Eugenia; Onward and upward

Pamelap ; Trusted

Melanie; WDYS # 132

Maya; Conquer your fears

Komaljeet; South calls under harassment

Yinglan; It’s going to be okay

Jules; Trying to look beyond the gray

Ken; Can you see me?

Kunjal; Eyes on us

Suzette; Irony

Kritika; Explanation

Indira; What do you see # 132

Nope, not Pam; Escapee

Fandango; Behind bars

EM Kingston; Control the narrative

Quaranjavirus; Moving on

Sydney; What do you see # 132

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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We are our strength

My heart was broken beyond repair

The one responsible had no remorse

My child clinging to my dragging dupatta

Her eyes asking a thousand unanswered questions

In her eyes I find the pain that tears me apart

But in her tear filled eyes I find my courage too

I will rise to this challenge

I will rebuild my self that has been demolished

It took me years, effort that often broke me

But whenever I looked into her eyes, I found my courage

Now I stand tall and proud

I have crossed the barriers erected in my way

I now stand with pride

With my daughter by my side

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Written for;RXC; PROMPT #229

The prompt line for this week is

“I have untapped abilities waiting to be discovered.”

( I submitted this poem for the anthology, The wounds I healed but it wasn’t accepted. I think it fits well with this prompt)

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Let’s begin

This week GC and Sue W has given us the word Beginningas your weekend challenge.

“Every new day begins with possibilities!” ~ Ronald Reagan

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Let yesterday go
To be a part of the past
Tomorrow is an unknown mystery
Yet to unfold,
Today is what we have
Let’s begin the rest of our life
From today
With a resolve to do better than yesterday
So that when tomorrow comes
We can face it without regrets

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Written for;Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Beginning, hosted by Sue W and GC

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WDYS # 131 -A Roundup post

Open a book 
Read a story
Share it with someone
Experience the wonder
Together

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Great response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Chris Hall; Summoning the sun

Michnavs; Mikaela

David; Before or After

Reena; How I wish

Keith; What I saw

Punam; Wake up

Mason;Pages of magic

Ami; My dear sister

The novel reader; What do you see # 131

Isadora; Sisters forever

Di; Sisters

Grace; Story telling

Jim; identical cousins

Tessa; What do you see # 131

Susi; Forever bonded

Sandy; An epiphany

Suzette; The promise

Fandango; Sister-friends

Goutam; Beginnings and endings

Jules; Imagining images

Nope, not Pam; Bookended

Indira; What do you see # 131

Ivor; In the comments

Lady Lee Manila; Z for Zanila rhyme

Diana; Sisters

Jane; Phonics

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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My word of the year; Kindness

Being kind doesn’t come naturally to everybody. But kindness shown to anyone is always remembered and appreciated. Last night I was thinking about my family, grandparents, uncles, and aunts. Some of them were very kind and caring towards me when I lost my mother. Others, because it wasn’t inherent in their nature, were aloof. Though I loved the family of both my mom and dad, my gratitude to my paternal family is far greater than that towards my late mother’s family. I’m sure they also loved me and my siblings but there weren’t any overt signs of kindness there. So when I pray for my family, my prayers for those who were kinder are mixed with my heartfelt gratitude too!

I believe that one of our purpose in life is to be kind to whoever we can be. We may know them or not, but being kind doesn’t require any bonds of friendship or blood. Be kind just because you can be.

Kindness begets kindness. Caring for others, even in a small insignificant way can have a magnifying effect on their life and they can in turn initiate a cycle of paying it forward. How wonderful to be that precursor who starts this chain reaction.

Marsha, our host for WQW is traveling this week and is busy. She didn’t post a prompt on Wednesday but I have decided to write a post anyway as this was a topic I wanted to write about. I hope it’s okay.

Written for WQW # 17, Writers choice, hosted by Marsha

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All things big and small- Choices

The theme is “Assortment”

The image given above is your prompt for the week. Write whatever comes to mind.

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A tray presented with an assortment of things on it
Things big and small
Things similar and different
Things related and unrelated
You get a choice to pick some, reject others
To embrace a few and shun the others
Life is that tray of assorted choices
We by our circumstances are forced into some choices
Why we pick or reject something, is sometimes fated
Sometimes we have the autonomy to make this choice by free will
Whatever we end up with on our plate
Is then what we have to make the best of
For we cannot go back and demand a different choice

Gladly accepting our lot is one important key
To have a life free of regrets

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Written for RXC # 228, hosted by Reena

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A to Z challenge V for Vaccination

Personal experiences, incidents and smiles

With the drop in infection rate of Covid-19, the topic of vaccination has taken a backseat.

But vaccines are nonetheless very important. Not only for Covid but also for other infectious diseases. Some time ago some people started this mid-information campaign against childhood vaccinations saying that they can cause Autism and other issues. There are many authentic studies conducted and they all disapprove this theory.

Preventive vaccination is the tool we have to protect ourselves and our children against deadly diseases like smallpox, polio, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and many more. It’s a long list and the latest is Covid vaccination which has doubtlessly prevented numerous deaths and hospitalizations. I myself am an example as I got a very mild case of Covid because of vaccination.

What are your views about vaccination?

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