Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Happiness

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

Ah, happy day, refuse to go!
Hang in the heavens forever so!
Forever in midafternoon,
Ah, happy day of happy June!

–Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (1835–1921)

Your Weekly Prompt Happiness – June 24, 2021.

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People are running after a phantom they call happiness

They find it’s just an illusion when they try to grab it

It evaporates like a pleasant dream does when we wake up

So where do we find this precious commodity

It lives deep in our hearts, waiting for us to discover ourselves

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 137

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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Remembering life by the graveyard

As I sit here under the shady tree

My mind drifts to those we have lost

To old age and illness, to disease and accidents

And I ponder upon the life I am living

What have I achieved and what is my purpose

Does my life matters or am I just a statistic

These thoughts have a purpose, an aim

As I want to be sure that my being here is not useless

Looking at these graves, I realize that

These people have gone long ago, probably forgotten

And so shall I, one day not very far

But maybe with my good deeds I can leave

Memories in the mind of those, who’s lives I’ve touched

I sit by this graveyard and ponder on life

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MLMM- Photo Challenge # 371

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

– George Natsioulis

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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I am a bystander 
Standing here at the edge of life
Seeing the world go by in a blur


I am waiting patiently
Standing and waiting for a break
A time when life would take a pause


I am watching
People driven by a frenzy beyond understanding
And I think that I would just


Be a bystander, wait and watch for a while longer

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Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge # 123 – Summer rain

Fandango is the host of Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” The painting below is by artist Chin H. Shin.

For the visually challenged writer, the painting is of three women walking on an urban street holding umbrellas on a rainy night.

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Summer rain

Drizzling jewels from the sky


Glittering in the neon lights


Inviting us out for a stroll




Grab your umbrella and let’s go

See the world cleansed of all the grime

That accumulated in the days of summer heat



Walk about


And smell the wet earth


Fill your lungs with the sweet aroma of Petrichor

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Weekly Prompts – Weekend Challenge Old and New

Sue W is the host of this weekly challenge.

“I close my eyes to old ends and open my heart to new beginnings.” ~ Nick Frederickson

This week, the Weekend Challenge from partner GC and me is Old and New.

This week Gerry and I invite you to share your images of old and new, alternatively tell us about something old, something new.

As always the choice is yours and the challenge is flexible, so please interpret in any way you wish – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme. 

Please tag Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge.

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Old walks hand in hand with new

Strutting gait, a little bent over with age


Holding a small hand, it’s owner skipping on restless feet


The love and trust young ones have in those old hands


Is unquestionably and implicitly strong


While the old heart, overflowing with love and pride


Guides the little ones to the best of their wisdom

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Celebration

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Causerie

Your Weekly Prompt Celebration – June 17, 2021.

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A very happy birthday to you Eugenia! Hope you had a blast.

Throw a party and celebrate life

It’s a one way ride, enjoy it to the full


Each day that we are alive, is a cause of celebration


Our hopes and aspirations, dreams and goals


All weave a tapestry, colorful and bright


Like the starburst of brilliant nova, illuminate the world


Be someone they remember as a kind, generous being


Live and celebrate life everyday

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 53

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images)should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

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 youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Week 53, also takes us back to Prince Edward Island on the east coast of Canada. The picture is of an old abandoned fishing dory filled with a few fishing or lobster trap buoys. The funny thing about this is, it wasn’t located near the ocean. We found it at the end of a rural driveway out next the road.

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Ah, discarded,

Lying here broken and unused


Man is callous and heartless


He throws away without a thought


What has served him for years in faith




Now it lies here crumbling


Its structure disintegrating


As it remembers days of yore


Days of glory and conquest over the waves


Days of fetching food that fed many a hungry belly




My heart goes out to this old dory


As it reaches its end of days


And I feel it deserves some dignity


For all the service it has rendered


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Tuesday Writing Prompt- Heaven

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

Today’s prompt—Heaven in her eyes

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I found heaven in her eyes 

As I gazed into those deep dark pools


A feeling of serenity rose up to meet me


And I found heaven in her eyes




Her love shone true and pure


Selfless and generous


As she offered all that she treasured


With the love that shone through her eyes




And I found my heaven in her love


The love of a mother, benevolent and kind


Her heart holding mine in a hug of comfort


And her eyes shedding tears of happiness


And for a moment, we both experienced paradise

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