BrewNSpew Weekly Prompt # 5- Comfort and Joy

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Weekly Prompt #5 – Comfort and Joy – December 23, 2019


The comfort and joy that we all seek

Is right here under our noses

Just open your heart and share

Your blessings openly and generously

We will see all that is returned

Many-folds back to us with joy and comfort

As if enveloped in a warm hug




BrewNSpew Café June 17/2019

A birthday is such a looked forward day when we are young

As we cross the milestones and reach the miracle age we aspired to

We realize that growing up has much more to it than the birthdays

Being adults means responsibilities and problems that we have to

Sort out by ourselves, take care of money, bills and family all are

The gifts we receive when we celebrate each successive birthday

And then there are birthdays we rather not acknowledge nor celebrate

The ones which have a high number and lots of candles on the cake

Those are the ones we hope the family forgets to remember altogether

But a birthday can only be celebrated if we are living, so “A Happy Birthday “

Word of the week – birthday – (noun) – the anniversary of the day on which a person was born, typically treated as an occasion for celebration and the giving of gifts.

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BrewNSpew Café May 13-2019 —The Queen

Queening over her subjects is something quite natural for her

She is after all the royalty, used to being revered and idolized

When she has something to say, people sit up and listen well

Born to privilege, raised in the house of nobility yet her heart

Was that of a common person, full of compassion and love for her people

The crown has demanded a lot of sacrifices of her as well

Something she has done and bore it no grudge, for she is the Queen

(Inspired by the life of Queen Elizabeth II)

The prompt;

Word of the week

royalty –

1a) – royal status or power: sovereignty

1b) – a right or prerequisite of a sovereign (such as a percentage paid to the crown of gold or silver taken from mines)

2) – regal character or bearing: nobility

3a) –  persons of royal lineage

3b) – a person of royal rank; an elite class

4) – a right of jurisdiction granted to an individual or corporation by a sovereign

5a) – a share of the product or profit reserved by the grantor especially of an oil or mining lease

5b) – a payment to an author or composer for each copy of a work sold or to an inventor for each item sold under a patent

Synonyms – augustness, kingliness, majesty, stateliness

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BrewNSpew Café April 22/2019

Word of the week –

ecstatic – (adjective) –
1) feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.

synonyms – euphoric, joyful, joyous, rapturous, blissful, delighted, enchanted, jubilant.

2) involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence

3) (noun) a person subject to mystical experiences

The news that I got made me ecstatic

I jumped with joy and then wept with joy

I have to thank God for this blessing

How often we take things for granted

Forgetting how so many things never come to fruition

Being mindful and grateful is what doubles

All the blessings that are bestowed on us

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BrewNSpew Café April 15/19

Word of the week –

whistle (noun) –
A clear, high-pitched sound made by forcing breath through a small hole between partly closed lips, or between one’s teeth. A shrill, high-pitched sound.

synonyms – trilling, birdsong, cry, song, cheeping, tweeting, chatter, chirping, peeping, calling.

whistle (noun) –

An instrument used to produce a shrill, high-pitched sound, especially for giving a signal.

synonyms – siren, alarm signal, distress signal, alert.

I grew up with three brothers. I always emulated my elder brother who was a couple of years older to me and a ruffian to boot. He was the example I wanted to follow as I was more or less a Tom boy! But one thing that desperately wanted to learn was wolf whistling. It appeared easy enough but try as much as I could, I couldn’t produce the sharp, shrill sound which would mean the ; hey! Look here I am a bad guy! ( Remember that I was around ten at the time!) Well seeing that I was so desperate to learn this “art”, my father gave me a few lessons and voila! I could whistle like a pro. I impressed my friends for quite a long time by this talent of mine!

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BrewNSpew Café April 8-2019

Word of the week –

pretend – (verb) – speak and act so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not. Lay claim to (a quality or title).

Synonyms – profess, affect, pose, posture, dissemble

pretend – (adjective) – not really what it is represented as being; used in a game or deception.

Synonyms – imaginary, imagined, pretended, make-believe, made-up, fantasy

Let’s Pretend

Lets pretend to be the friends we are no more

A lot of water has flown under the bridge

Since we were like twin souls separated at birth

The angry words and hurt feelings are all there

We have so many unresolved issues still

Let’s behave as we used to do back in the days

But let’s pretend to be as we were before

Because in a corner of my heart you live still

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BrewNSpew Café April 1/2019

Word of the week –

applause – (noun) –
approval or praise expressed by clapping.

Synonyms – clapping, handclapping, cheering, acclamation, whistles, bravos, curtain calls, encores.



He tentatively took a step, looking back

The mom with a beaming smile clapped

The baby stumbled and sat down on his bottom

But mom wasn’t having any of it, she made him get up again

Now holding a chubby little hand in her’s she encouraged him

To take a few more steps

And finally he is confident enough to try to do it by himself

To the sound of applause he takes more independent steps

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BrewNSpew Café March 25-2019

Word of the week –  

escapism – (noun) – habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine.

Synonyms –

fantasy, reverie, romance, fancy, imagination, woolgathering.



Escape into dreams

Close your eyes and open your mind

Build castles in the sky or on the sand

Sometimes you have to open the door

And step out of the real into the imaginary

It is like a pressure valve that needs to release

The pent-up steam in your life to ease the strain

Escapism is not a bad thing if it’s not a habit

It needs to be indulged as a special treat

Once in a while, occasionally and not daily

We have enough dose of reality in regular days!

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BrewNSpew Café March 18/2019

Word of the week –  

Velvety – (adjective) – resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface. Synonyms – smooth, soft, downy, fluffy, delicate, feathery.

The word velvety brings to my mind…… velvety dark chocolate! And I am sure I am not alone I’m my adoration of this ultimate goodness. This is such a mood lifter, even elevates your spirits and gives a boost to dull day. I am usually calorie counting and being careful in what I eat but I always try to fit in a square or two of these in my day, specially at the end when I have done what I could to trim down the extra calories from my diet. My favorites are the ones with either fruit or mint flavor added. After Eight being one of them. I sometimes indulge in the designer brands like Ghirardelli, Lindt and Godiva. But chocolate is chocolate, whatever the brand and we love it!

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BrewNSpew Café March 11/2019

Word of the week –

doldrums – (noun) – a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression. Synonyms – inactive, quiet, slow, slack, sluggish, subdued, inert, flat, dull.

After the winter doldrums we are ready to greet the spring

A plethora of activities are planned as the weather changes

This change is slow and reluctant, but surely there will be soon

The days of spring

The days where we will celebrate with festivals and picnics

Rides and walks out in the nature

Enjoying the green of the foliage, the brightly colored flowers

The canvas of the world painted with the magnificent artistry

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