WQ #22: May 31: MIDPOINT/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
Logo by Donna @ Retirement Reflections
It’s not like I did set definite goals for myself this year
I like to be flexible and go with the flow as I age
Promising myself to be better than yesterday is an easy one to pledge
But extremely hard one to achieve as it encompasses a lot
Always striving to do better, to be kinder, to be stronger
Making an effort, always to delete the negatives and enhance the positives
These are my goals for now and till the day I live
And I’ll keep on working on them irrespective of time, date, and year
A commitment given to me by me should be honored
For if I can’t fulfill a promise made to myself, who else deserves it more?
In response to; WQ- Midpoint/ Writers choice, hosted by Marsha
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In pursuit of happiness and magic, we wander here and there, lost to what is really around us.
What is around us is ignored because we think magic and happiness will arrive, announced with loud fanfare, drums, and confetti.
Magic of happiness slowly creeps into our hearts when we leave it open to receiving blessings when we are grateful and mindful of our good fortune.
In response to Three Line Tales, hosted by Sonya
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We judge people harshly, based on our perception of them. Everyone has a chance to be a better person and by putting labels on them we rob them of a chance at redemption.
In response to Linda’s One Liner Wednesday
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Punam’s prompt guidelines
Write an acrostic poem on any one of the following words:
Enter into the fray eagerly
Never give up in any situation
Try and try again if success eludes you
Hold on with both hands, don’t let it slip
Understand the importance of perseverance
Stand tall, stand firm with élan and vigor
Indeed, you have to show them your spirit
Although you may fail many times, don’t give up
Slowly but surely you will attain your goal
Medals won’t adorn your chest but you’ll have that sense of satisfaction
In response to W3 # 55, hosted by David
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II. Brandon’s prompt guidelines
Sweet April showers, do spring May flowers.–
Thomas Tusser (c. 1524 – 1580)
Now that May has arrived, I’d like you to write a descriptive poem about your favorite flower;
Write about its fragrance (if it has one), its look, and/or how it makes you feel;
It can also be a metaphor for growth, romance, or renewal;
There’s no restriction on form or device.
I love it’s fragrance
Takes me back to my childhood
For every year near my birthday
I’d see bouquets of narcissi on the
Flower stands, in hand of vendors
Offering them to passersby cheap
Just one whiff of it’s intoxicating scent
And I’m ready to open my wallet
Narcissi, adorning my living room
For weeks till I’m ready to replace
The old bouquet with a fresh one
w In response to W3 # 53, prompted this eek by Brandon, and hosted by David
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April 24, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about the color of hope. Who is in need of hope and why? How can you use color to shape the story? Pick a color, any color. Go where the prompt leads!
She was gradually losing her sight. What was once sharp and clear was now blurry and out of focus. She had the means to get treated but the doctors she consulted, didn’t have the answer she wanted. They told her to make peace with this coming disability as there was no option to cure it.
She walked among the spring flowers to imprint their beautiful colors of hope onto her mind forever. She saw beautiful works of art to absorb their beauty in her heart.
When she finally lost her sight, she had beautiful memories forever in her heart.
Word count: 99
Written in response to 99 Word Story, hosted by Charli Mills
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I choose these two lines from the list;
Sunny April Afternoon
bsorbed in the magic of the sunny April afternoon
Was rudely awoken from my fruitloop daydreams
By the jarring note of discordant twittering
Birds instead of singing sweet spring melodies
Were in a war over the territory and birdseeds
Can’t you serenade me with sweet birdsongs
Why like humans you choose to go to war
Come now my little feathered friends, let’s forget the worldly woes
And sing together to celebrate the spring and it’s magic!
Written for: dVerse poetics, hosted this week by Punam
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For the visually impaired the image is a heavily wooded dark forest with bright sunbeams peeking through the trees.
I’m quite decided when I reach a decision
The way of action is completely and markedly set
Feeling that I’ve weighed all pros and cons
I proceed ahead with a determined glint in my eye
Oscillating or dithering is not my style at all
Once I believe in taking steps in certain direction
It’s a go ahead with full steam, operating on all engines
Written for ; Moonwashed Musings Weekly Prompt – Markedly – April 11, 2023, hosted by Eugenia
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WQ #14: April 5: EASTER/AWAKENING/RENEWAL/WHITE & PASTELS
A newly blooming Amaryllis in my home
Spring comes bringing with it
A fervent hope of renewal
We want nature to bloom
We hope that nature wears
Bright new colors to delight us
What we don’t think about
How to renew and remake ourselves
Why it’s necessary to rethink our priorities
If we want to survive and our home to prosper
We need to renew our relationship with
The nature that’s been sustaining us
For the last so many millenniums
With the blessing of Almighty
We all can renew our outlook and faith
We all can find happiness in the tiniest of joys
Every new day is a brand new opportunity
To start life afresh, to forget the failures of yesterday
And live today as the first day of the rest of our life!
In response to; WQ #14: Awakening Our Hearts Is Beyond Our Power, hosted by Marsha
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We have a picture prompt this week.
Was it a trick of the light or was it real?
It looked like the bird had laid a golden egg
I was no Jack on the beanstalk vanquishing the giant
Birds laying golden bounty wasn’t what I expected
Was it a hallucination or just wishful thinking
In a state of disbelief, I challenged my sanity
Touch it, test its reality- I must
I will leave it here, a golden possibility
To hark back to in the days of future
When everything will look muddy and gray
And remember that I once saw a golden egg
Nestled in a nest made of straw that looked like gold!
In response to; RXC Prompt #275, hosted by Reena
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