Tale Weaver – #282 – New Start – 2nd July

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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This week, write a response in which you discuss the notion of a ‘New Start’.

Go where the prompt leads you, I look forward to reading where you go with this prompt. Have fun.

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Let’s start again

It is time for a do-over

Bin all previous efforts

Discard all the attempts

Make a fresh beginning and

Let it be the first, the best, the last

Let us succeed in our latest effort

Let our endeavors be selfless and honest

Let’s us all work together to make this place

A perfect home, fit for all

A paradise on earth

Let’s start afresh!

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Tale Weaver – #280 – Tickets – June 18th.

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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The ticket stub lay on the road, forgotten

It blew with the air here and there

The journey that it represented was over

Another day had gone and the night was looming

Tomorrow she would buy another ticket

To ride the metro all day long

No destination was planned just the ride was the aim

What could a homeless person do when there wasn’t

A place to live, a place to eat or sleep even

Here at least she could sit, get protected from elements

The hot days, cold nights, rain-drenched streets

She wasn’t alone, there were many of them

Seeking some refuge from the circumstances that

Life had pushed them into unwillingly, unprepared

( During my stay in Seattle, I find it heartbreaking to see so many homeless people wandering the streets, riding the buses all day long, and sleeping in the streets. And this is one of the prosperous cities of the USA!)

The Prompt;

This week write your response to the word ‘Tickets’.

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Reena Exploration Challenge # 140 – Gaining Freedom

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

Welcome back to the Exploration Challenge!

PROMPT 140

The theme for this week is

Juneteenth

Going by the dictionary, it is

“a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US.”

I would take it ahead to celebrate emancipation or liberation of any kind – physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. 

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Cut the chain and set me free

Lift the bonds of servitude imposed

For centuries I have been humbled

Held in captivity and used, abused

You think I am not your equal

Not fit to sit on the same table as you

You still segregate if only in your minds

Call me black or brown with distrust in your heart

My character blackened for many many years

Bear the fruit of the label I today reluctantly wear

I may appear free but invisible chains

Still bind my progress in this so-called fair world

Cut my chains and set me free

For real

It is time

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Think on it Thursday- Silence!

Nova of Nova’s Namestè has asked us;

She says;

I have a question for you, do you think, silence will keep you protected? When? Or Why Not? 

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Staying silent when we need to talk

Whispering when we need to shout

Does it makes it safer for us

Tyranny spreads like wildfire

If you let one part of your world burn

How do you think you will be safe

From the flames of this blaze

A blaze that can only be quenched by us

Standing together and raising our voice

As one!

Don’t stay silent

Add your voice to that of the collective conscience

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Daily Prompts- Do you feel their pain?

Keep this pittance of sympathy to yourself

Such measly offering is worse than nothing

What you offer in insincere words

Just provoke me into anger and disgust

Are you not all humans?

Are all not equal here I ask

Let not the slime of discrimination cloud your mind

See the newly emerging brotherhood of humanity

In all its vibrant colors and hues

Open your heart to the pain of your fellow beings

Don’t shun the company of those who are different

There is zilch difference between you and them

Feel their sorrow and joys

Walk a mile in their shoes

Before you can talk about their lot in life

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Pittance

3TC;

Human, Vibrant, Company

FOWC;

Slime

RDP;

Zilch

Word of the day challenge;

Newly

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#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday 13 June 2020

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday!


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “nail
.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

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

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This current situation, all over the world has been like the last nail in the coffin, of the expectations we had for the year 2020.

And if the constant bombardment of tweets on how Covid-19 has been defeated by that orange man weren’t enough to steal our sanity, his new rants against he protests and protestors are like dragging nails on a blackboard. Totally insane.

This developing situation may still bring some good. There have been talks between the different segments of society regarding racism and excessive use of force and violence towards people of color. It’s not going to be a nail-biting finish. It will take its time. But the good thing is that a dialogue has started and there has been soul searching by those born in privilege.

Have you looked inside your heart?

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Tale Weaver – #279 – Protest – June 11th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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This week our topic is ‘Protest’. We have seen a lot on our news services about protests in the past few weeks.

What is your take on it?

Have you been involved in a protest?

Were you a part of a recent protest?

Write a story reflecting your response to this prompt.

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If you are born in privilege, you can never understand the need to protest

Unless you step into the shoes of those who are living lives

Crushed by the burden they carry of being considered unequal

Of being looked down on and of the constant slurs cast on them

Then you might get an inkling of their lot in this lopsided world

That has been created by those with privilege for their pleasure

What good is a protest you ask without seeing into the eyes of victims

How does it solve the problems, is your unsympathetic response

I will tell you the reason they are standing in blazing sun or in pouring rain

They want you to see them and see the pain in their tear-drenched eyes

They want to wake your soul from its apathetic slumber

Wake up and look

See and feel the injustice

Stand with them and protest with them

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Daily Prompts- A right to protest

How can anyone impugn the right

Of people to stand in protest

To protest against the way of thinking

Thinking which makes one person better than the other

Doesn’t give any reprieve to the weak in the society

That leaves the fallen to suffer without a thought

The thought that might is right or

That, if I have the privilege, I can abuse it

This is the time to stand up and be counted

Counted among those who raised their voices

Voices against oppression and inhumanity

Rearrange the framework of this society

And make it better

Make it kinder and equal for all

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Impugn

3TC;

Expenditure, Reprieve, Continuance

FOWC;

Frame

RDP;

Protest

Word of the day challenge;

Fallen

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#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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Tale Weaver – #278 – Dirty Windows – June 4th.

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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Dirty Windows are a fact of life. Some windows we constantly clean and some we don’t.

Write this week your response to what you might see through your windows, perhaps the unclean and then the clean.

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There is a layer of dust and grime

Covering the once pristine surfaces

I look through these grimy windows

And all I can see is dirt and ugliness

It is the fault of all the accumulated dirt

That my view is obscured and distorted

It would take some effort and labor

To wash out the grime of ages and clean

The glass through which I see and observe the world

But without this effort, I am stuck behind

This grime laden view, much like the bias

That some people wear over their minds

The blinkers which stop them from seeing

That we all are equal, we all are important

That grime and this dirt both are optional

Both can be rid of, with a bit of hard work and thought

(Borrowed from a friend’s Facebook page)

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