JusJoJan January 25- Specs

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

“You need specs the optometrist told me kindly. “I knew it I said, but people didn’t listen to me!” I was validated at last. All the blurred images and muddled words now made perfect sense.

I tried on different pairs and finally chose a cat-eyes shaped one. I thought it was trendy and cool. But other sixth graders thought it was hilarious. They called me different names, four eyes being one of them. But I liked my specs. I seldom broke a pair during my school life and was happy wearing them while I was awake.

By the time I was in college and close to turning 18, I heard about contact lenses. Now I wanted those desperately. I lost interest in my specs and began to pester my father to get me contact lenses. Finally when I started med-school, I got my wish.

Nowadays, I wear just my glasses for reading only. I got cataract surgery a few years back and now my vision is almost 20/20. It felt so strange not to wear specs first thing in the morning. Sometimes out of long ingrained habit, I still reach for my non-existent specs on waking up!

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JusJoJan January 24- Trigger

Linda is the host JusJoJan

Circumstances trigger fear and depression

Broken dreams or abandoned hopes all contribute

Giving in seems easy and the natural thing to do

But resisting the pull of dark waters need resolution

Just stand under the cool arch of the majestic sky

And just look up to see how vast is this universe

We are so insignificant here but we all have a role

Like tiny cogs in a huge machine, we all do our job

Let not this wormhole swallow you alive

Listen to the appealing song of life and hold tight

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JusJoJan January 18 – Wish

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Wish

If wishes were winged horses…….

We would fly to the sky and look at the stars

I wouldn’t ever grow old, just remain a girl all my life

The temper of life would be mellow, like softly flowing music

My body would draw nourishment from all my favorite food

Yet never gain excess weight or get out of shape

If wishes were winged horses, we could fly

Circle the earth and then check out the planets and the sun

Capture the energy of the universe and conquer our inertia

Too bad this is just a fantasy and I can only sit here and wish

It’s easy to wish, let’s all wish for a beautiful harmonious world for us all!

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Tale Weaver – Gift – December 24th

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

This week because it is Christmas Eve write about a gift you received or gave.

Or about being gifted in some way.

Have fun and a Merry Christmas to you all.

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I think I am extremely lucky to have this gift

A gift of a caring heart, a gift of crying tears of sympathy

Of offering a hug and holding close a friend in need

Empty words without sincerity cannot comfort

So I think I am blessed to have an empathetic heart

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I have included the following prompts in this post as well;

Cry, empty, hug

Lucky

Caring

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Weekend Writing Prompt- Niggle

Sammi Cox is the host of Weekend Writing Prompt

Word Prompt

Niggle

Challenge 

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As I get up to welcome a new, wonderful day

A niggle of doubt eats up my peace of mind

What have I forgotten, what was I supposed to do

Was I supposed to write a list of chores for today

Or buy gifts for that someone special

Maybe I forgot to share an important piece of information

I scratch my head in puzzlement, yet it eludes me

66 Words

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I have included the following prompts in this post;

Welcome, Celebrate, Day

Write

Share

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Daily Prompts- Calm

Whenever the hectic pace of life gets too much

I imagine myself in a place that’s tranquil and calm

There is preponderance of quiet there, serenity is prevalent

I dip my feet in the still water, shunning away

The impertinent din of everyday life from myself

I ponder upon the mysteries of birth and death in this calm

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Tranquil

3TC;

Place, Feet, Imagine

FOWC;

Impertinent

RDP;

Preponderance

Word of the day challenge;

Birth

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Daily Prompts- In the dark

The design motif was repeated almost everywhere

The ornamental hedges were shaped accordingly too

As he walked through the vast gardens, he felt overawed

He wasn’t their equal, with his modest income

Why were they interested in him he wondered

In the evening vapor, he felt lost and trapped

I hope they aren’t vampires or cannibals he thought

The image where they would gobble him up

Like a tender morsel flashed in front of his eyes

“Hi, Mr Brown, where are you lost? Came the voice from the gloom

My father is waiting to introduce you to your pupil

Pupil? He asked hesitantly

Yes weren’t you told that you’d be teaching my younger brother?”

A sigh of relief escaped his lips, now at ease

He was needy but not a doughty person by nature

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In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Doughty

3TC;

Ornamental, Modest, Equal

FOWC;

Vapor

RDP;

Motif

Word of the day challenge;

Gobble

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Daily Prompts- Who’s fault was it?

It wasn’t anybody’s fault

She really thought she had seen him

Take the money from someone’s bag

But it turned out to be just a figment of her imagination

And he never forgot or forgave her for that unjust accusation

Years later they met under different circumstances

At a gathering in the city center, they bumped into each other

The intricate frill of her shawl got tangled

With the curls on the crown of her head

He gave it a strong tug making her roar in pain

Now they were quits, both had hurt each other

It was a mystery to their friends, why they fell in love later

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Fault

3TC;

Intricate, Unjust, Center

FOWC;

Roar

RDP;

Crown

Word of the day challenge;

Figment

Daily Prompts & Saturday Symphony – Why?

The amber glow of the single lighted candle

Throws out a luminance that overshadows the moon

Drowning its hubris into nothingness

How, you ask could you hold a candle to the moonlight

When it’s brilliance is far greater than that of a single flame

The answer is very simple my dear I will tell you

The moon is shining on borrowed light

While this candle is burning the flame of true love

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Saturday Symphony # 17

This week Jude has asked us;

RIDDLE ME THIS;

This week, pick a favorite riddle,

Share with us,

And tell us the answer too.

However, place your answer in the last sentence of your post,

And let your readers know where it is,

So that they can reach the end with an answer of their own.

I have added the following prompts too;

FOWC;

Hubris

RDP;

Amber

Word of the day challenge;

Candle

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Daily Prompts- Looser

He proclaims his victory, brazen faced

Oh! the temerity of this guy is unbelievable

He is holding on to the undeserved reward

Thinking this bright and shiny trophy is his

This is stunning news for all sane people

Steps need to be taken to unstick this mess

And put him somewhere dark and deep for a while

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Proclaim

3TC;

Bright, Reward, Stun

FOWC;

Temerity

RDP;

Steps

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