Thursday Inspo # 92 – Flowers

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspo

Alligator flowers

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is flowers and the image is above. Here’s a snippet of song from Neil Diamond’s “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers.”

You don’t bring me flowers
You don’t sing me love songs
You hardly talk to me anymore
When I come through the door at the end of the day

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There was a bunch of wildflowers by the door

Tied with a blue ribbon, no card or name attached

She picked them and held them close to her heart

Every day, without fail these flowers appeared by her door

She could guess it was some who admired her secretly

And though she often tried to find out who it was

All her effort yielded no results, till one day

She caught sight of a man leaving the flowers

It was the homeless guy in the park she often helped

He wanted to show his gratitude or perhaps something more

But she never showed him that she knew it was him

This strange courtship continued for many months

One day he knocked and gave her the flowers himself

He was dressed well and now had a job as well

Now he could tell her how much he admired her

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 115

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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The day was getting on but I stood on the bridge and waited

Even the birds had flown home but I stood here and waited

I was alone and lonely, but I stood by myself and waited

I waited till there was no point in waiting anymore

It because apparent that you weren’t going to keep your promise

Yet I gave you the full benefit of the doubt and waited till I could

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Dawning – January 21, 2021 

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 31

Glen is the host of LTPP

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in you; what emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 31 prompt was taken through our front window last winter. It is a male Northern Red Cardinal.

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A flash of red in the winter white

It livens up the desolate landscape

Just the presence of this majestic bird

Fills my heart with the hope of good things to come

I look into its eyes and feel the message it’s conveying

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you but

Never try to possess it or cage it for your pleasure

Let me fly free as you are born to roam free

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge – 168

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

PROMPT #168

Well, there are more terms and conditions in this prompt than any other episode of the Exploration Challenge. Enjoy the difference 🙂

SITUATION

A breakdown in domestic water supply

CHARACTERS

  • President of a municipal corporation
  • A harangued home-maker
  • Founder of a fund-raising startup
  • Seller of water tankers 
  • A poet/writer

COMPLEXITIES WHICH CAN BE ADDED

Work-from-home scenarios, Covid, weather or whatever you can think of.

TASK

Write a story as small as a sentence, or as large as 500 words, or somewhere in between. I promise to read the entire piece.

If you can tell a poetic tale or write a ballad, you are most welcome to do it.

The story has to be from the perspective of any one of the given characters. The other characters in the piece can be one or more of those listed here, or any other character you can introduce in the plot. No restrictions on those self-driven bots which take over your thoughts.

Create a post on your blog, and copy-paste the link in Comments. In case you are using a pingback, do check back to see if it has worked.

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I stare at the faucet with hope in my heart

Will it reward me with a gush of clean water

Or will a dribble of cloudy brown liquid will come

When I’ll turn it on early in the morning for my ablutions

Should I tell it a story of a brave faucet that overcame all odds

Or recite to it a loving ode written in its praise

I need water………….

But I have no technical skill only my poetry

To induce or encourage it to pour out a handful of clean water

It’s a struggle to be on time if there is no clean water to assist me

In my morning rituals!

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Sunday Writing Prompt – 10th January – Getting Lucky

Michael is good for Sunday Writing Prompt this week

This week write your response to the expression ‘Getting Lucky”.

What circumstances in your life would give rise to you feeling lucky, or getting lucky?

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I think I got lucky when I was born with an optimist attitude

A stroke of good luck gifted me with all senses intact

All body part working and able to perform their tasks

I breathe in and then out while my heart pumps the blood diligently

The brain can think and most of all appreciate too

All that has been gifted to me, precious treasures

I am indeed lucky and I am glad I know it too

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JusJoJan January 14 2021 – Neighbor and WritePhoto – Found

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

I am using this photo from Sue Vincent for my post today.

How lovely to find yourself in a neighborhood this enchanting

A vista that invites you to just stay there gazing into this beauty, eternally

A combination of all elements so charming that it’s like a slice of heaven

I have found the place I want to spend the rest of my life in

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Tale Weaver – #309 – 7th January – A Basket Case

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

Write your response to the topic, “A Basket Case”.

Be it literal or just an exercise in imagination and creativity.

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It’s not kind to call someone a basket case

You’re implying that they are in a bad state

Unable to cope and handle their own affairs

Rather than saying unkind things we should instead

Extend a helping hand accompanied with words of sympathy

Understanding that we all go through tough times

When stress and life itself overwhelms us

With its unexpected demands and complexities

And we all need a shoulder to rest our head on

And a sympathetic ear to listen when we share

All that has happened to undo our tight control

An act of kindness is a reward in itself, giving joy

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #99

Fiction

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from Frantisek_Krejci at Pixabay.For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows a man’s hands, where there are coins in the palm of one hand and a finger on the other hand is touching the coins.

Soul for sale for a few pennies

Morals, values, principles all

Just give me a generous offer

I will trade my essence at a bargain

My love of money and all the luxuries

It can buy, overpowers my scruples and principals

I want to look after only the number one

The rest are of no value to me at all

Oh…..

How unwise were my choices, how unworthy

Now with all the money in my possession

I cannot trade peace of mind or serenity of spirit

Take this money and return my soul to me

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A repost- Three Things Challenge; January 1st

I am sharing this post from 1st January 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Facts

I am not a theorist, in fact I am not a philosopher at all

I go with the fact and get to a conclusion to satisfy the mind

Fact can be funny in a way that sometimes contradict one another

But my shop sells facts only and no theory or conjecture is allowed

The sign at the door says, ” Please leave all fiction and bring facts only”

Then we can sit over a cup of tea and sort out all that bamboozles us

One fact can fit in the reality, but where to put the other that negates it

There must be missing link which I haven’t foreseen, to make a bridge

The true picture will be painted by linking all the points to each other

Much like a dot to dot picture we give our children to play and draw with

In response to; 3TC:

Theorist, funny ,shop

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