Rainbows and unicorn dreams


Like a child, I would like to believe

That there are unicorns and pot of gold

At the end of a rainbow

The beautiful dreams, giving hope and

Lightening up the life with wonder

Are not all gone with the start of adult life

The sugar cookies are still magical for me

The serpent still poses a horror

In my mind, I see the world like a child does

All fantastic, wondrous and amazing


Written in response to;


rainbow, serpent, cookie





Three Things Challenge PL #23

How wonderful and charismatic

Like the sweetest rose in the garden

She collected hearts like stamps

But not one was selected to be her sweetheart

Her standard was sky high so nobody came even close

She remained single all her life

Looking for the perfect swain

Written in response to;


charisma, guacamole, rose



Three Things Challenge PL #22

Have you heard the report of zombies spotted

They are every where you look

Here and there, you cannot escape them anywhere

Be careful you don’t bump into them

For then there is a danger that they will trample you

Not aware of where they are

Or where they are headed, so engrossed they are

Holding their cell phone in their hand

Be it a nanny or a zany, it makes no difference

Mindlessly staring and watching the screen of the phone

Tripping, bumping or falling, yet staring

On that brightly lit phone.

Written in response to;


report, nanny, zombies



How is the temperature?

The kids were going to make the weather chart today. Mrs Johnson was a great and passionate teacher and would get completely involved in the projects of her Kindergarten class. She had asked that the parents give each kid temperature reading from a random day from last six months and they would make the chart according to that. The aim of the project was to build awareness about the weather and to create a feeling of empathy among the kids for people who have little or no means to shield them from the extreme weather conditions.

They were a great bunch of kids. Enthusiastic and willing to learn. Mrs Johnson felt like an oracle when she had to predict the weather conditions for next week, but it was a game they played to learn about the sort of weather that they could experience. And the weather chart showed a sunny weekend, perfect for the fundraising brunch being held on Saturday.

Written for the following;






oracle, brunch, volume

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Three Things Challenge PL#18

A slice of red velvet cake, topped with cream cheese

Sends me in the cloud of bliss, ignoring the need to

Keep a count of the calories I eat or food I should avoid

What is it with good food that makes people abandon

Their carefully crafted diet plans and embrace these

Tasty morsel with the recklessness of a hippie when

Given the free run of the choice of drugs to indulge

Written in response to;


velvet, cloud, hippie



Three Things Challenge PL#17

Mrs Kangaroo had made tacos for lunch today

As baby roo loved to have them on his return

From the school he attended with piglet and friends

They would be tired and hungry after school but

Happy to be out of the school for the day, today

Winnie wanted to join the taco party but he was busy

The light bulb in his cottage had burned out

So he was going to ask Christopher Robin to get it changed

Luckily the job was done on time and all of them

Gathered at Mrs Kanga’s place to enjoy the taco lunch.

Written in response to;


kangaroo, light bulb, taco



Three Things Challenge PL#16



A beautiful plate of fresh salad sprinkled with herbs and grated cheese can be a replacement for lunch any day of the week. I love the pre-prepared boxes available in most grocery stores, all ready to eat with a small plastic ford thoughtfully provided in the same package. I specially love those which have a small sachet of nuts to spread on the top. This gives more nutrition to the salad and also satisfies the palate with adding a crunch to the meal. Another easy and nutritious snack/ lunch replacement are the yogurt packs, with fruit and crunchy nuts etc included. I do have some reservations about the sweetened yogurt as the sugar content is quite high.

Round off this meal with a cup of either hot coffee or tea or you can get a drink of cold water or soda. I really don’t get sodas as the caloric count of soda is very high and the carbonated drink makes it the ideal vehicle to be absorbed rapidly into the bloodstream and rise the glucose levels. Even diet sodas are not free from their own harmful effects.

When watching calories it is best to stay away from hot food, at least during mid-day meal because hot food like paninis, pizzas of burgers cause an increase in appetite and we eat more than required.





Written in response to;


filter, keepsake, salad