MLMM- Tale Weaver # 249 – Holiday – 14th November

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.

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Pack your bags and take a break

A holiday is long overdue so let’s plan

Book a flight and the accommodation

But first, decide where to go

Should it be a secluded getaway

Deep in the mountains, a hut

Away from the crowd, just you and me

Or should we head for an island

Relaxing on the sandy beach getting a tan

Do you fancy a trip to explore the historic sites

Taking our hardhats, torches and ancient maps

Why not go on a shopping extravaganza someplace

Posh and trendy, where we can satisfy our aesthetic senses

The choices are too many and decision hard to make

We will go next year, right now I need a break

All this thinking and planning is hard work

I am going to take a nap in the lounge

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The Challenge;

This week some good friends are heading off on a holiday through Europe.

So our task is to write a holiday story. It could be a past holiday, a present holiday or even a dream holiday to some place or location you dream about visiting.

Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your response using the linking tool below.

Thursday Inspiration # 30 – River flowing

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is river and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “The River Cried” recorded by Patty Smyth in 1987:

And the river cried ’cause I lost your love
The river cried, oh
The river cried for my lonely soul
The river cried

Raccoon on a branch in the river

Image credit to the Happy Color app.

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The following river flows with grace

Grace and majesty captured in waves

Waves crashing on the rocky bed in foam

Foam rising in peaks and reflecting colors

Colors of the simmering sunlight in rainbows

Rainbows dancing along the running water

Water splashing and crashing along the banks

Bank of the river thick with green vegetation

Vegetation rich and lush fed by the flowing river

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(Trying my hand at loop poetry)

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#P0eticLicense

Stream of Consciousness Saturday 16 November- 2019 – My Dreams

Linda is the host of Stream of consciousness Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dream.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use any way you’d like. Enjoy!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

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I had a dream

I dreamt that I was in

A world where we loved

Each other irrespective of

How we looked and spoke

The cooler of skin didn’t matter

Race and ethnicity was irrelevant

I wish that this dream that I dream

That I share with millions others

Becomes a reality in my lifetime

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#Keepitalive

#SoCS

Crimson Creative Challenge # 53- Escape

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.

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Standing on the pier I have the urgent desire

To step in my boat and sail far far away

To places unknown, leaving all the stress behind

To escape what threatens to destroy my peace

Can I find a safe harbor away from the storm

That I feel looming large on my horizon?

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#Keepitalive

#CCC

Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 113

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113

Welcome to yet another brilliant week!

I’m still reeling under the magic of multiple responses to multiple prompt words. I’m more than happy to see the creativity that flowed in, encompassing the prompt words, and intermittent spaces being filled up with brilliance.

I can’t resist the temptation to repeat it at least once. So, here is a set of images. Choose one or more or all, and create magic once again.

IMAGE PROMPTS

I am using these two images for my poem.

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Seal your lips with a pretty smile

Let no words of censure escape them

Stay quiet and bear all that is dealt to you

It is a women’s place to absorb all the abuse

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As for me, you know I don’t see so well

My myopia makes it hard for me to discern

The harsh realities of life often escape my notice

I just try to look inwards and here I see no evil

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The death of innocence and birth of cruelty comes together

One dies when the other is born out of human apathy

Staying quiet when it is time to speak up can do so much harm

Not seeing what is wrong right under our noses can destroy

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Tear away this gag of silence and speak up your mind

Throw away these myopic blinds and see how wrong

The world has become when people are turning a blind eye

To all that injustice, hatred, and bloodshed going around us

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#Keepitalive

#ReenasExplorationChallenge

MLMM- Photo Challenge # 289

Nekneeraj is the host of MLMM- Photo Challenge

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– Jonas Peterson

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I stand and look

The way is difficult

The climb is too steep

Should I turn back without trying

Give up without a struggle

I don’t think so

Not yet

I am not one to admit defeat without trying

I know I may fail

But I will give it my best try

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The Challenge;

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

#Keepitalive

#MLMM

#PhotoChallenge

Thursday Photo Prompt – Glass # WritePhoto

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt.

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Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a bay with clear, glassy water, reflecting bue sky and clouds. The bay is surrounded by green hills, one of which may be an island in the distance…

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I see my future reflected in the glass like surface

The open vista reflecting the blue sky

Bright like my coming days are going to be

Calm waters and smooth surface free of turmoil

My hope is that life goes on without trouble

These child-like dreams and hopes I harbor

They say if you wish for something strongly

It may come your way as a gift from destiny

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#Keepitalive

#Writephoto

BrewNSpew Café- Folklore- November 11-2019

Eugenia is the host of BrewNSpew Café

Weekly prompt – folklore – traditional customs, tales, sayings, dances, or art forms preserved among a people. Synonyms – legend, lore, myth, mythology, mythos, tradition.

prompt image – Nov. 11, 2019

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Stories are woven in the fabric of history

Full of wisdom, magic, and tales of bravery

Threads of this tapestry are interspersed

With the tradition of our ancestors carrying it on

To the next generations so that the words still live

Long after older lives have closed their tired eyes

Respect the folklore ’cause it’s not only stories

But pearls of great wisdom disguised as legends

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#BrewNSpewCafe

Daily Prompts- A change

First off, I have updated my profile avatar. Though still not a picture but pretty similar.

The cup runs over with goodness

My heart utterly and truly full

With blessings which come unlimited

Can’t mark only one date on the calendar

For all days in this vast treasure of time

Carry a million reasons for gratitude

So why rely on one special day when

We can give thanksgiving every day

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Cup, Calendar, Curio

FOWC;

Rely

RDP;

Vast

Word of the day Challenge;

Utterly

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#FOWC

#RDP

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles- November 10, 2019 -The evils of Media

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Riding on our shoulders, obscuring our vision

Feeding us their version of news and event day and night

Like automated robots, we follow them blindly

Believing everything they tell us mindlessly

The hatred they spread and the lies they propagate

Are dividing us into fragments, at war with each other

It is time to see

Time to learn the truth

Use our brains to find the facts

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The Prompt;

 Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up!

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

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#Kirasscribbles