MLMM- Photo Challenge #372 – Frosted over

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

– Bruce Boyd

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

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Frosted over when cold breath blew on them

Your gelid attitude froze all my exuberance


Now the flowers I picked for you lie shrouded


In layers of ice, their beauty preserved forever


My heart bleeds dewdrops of grief, in desolation

♾♾♾

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First Line Friday – May 21

Daylan Hughes is the host of First Line Friday

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Your line for this week is:

A perfectly brewed cup of tea can’t fix everything.

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A perfectly brewed cup of tea can’t fix everything. It cannot fix a broken heart or an empty wallet. It cannot bring back someone you lost or make things better between you and a friend you have fallen out with.

But a perfectly brewed cup of tea and good company can solve a lot of other problems. You can talk your heart out, lay out your troubles in the open so you can see them more clearly. Maybe you can see where you went wrong in your dealings and find a way to fix matters.

May be a cup of tea can fix most fixable things!

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MLMM-Photo Challenge #356 – The shame

Nekneeraj is the host of Photo Challenge

– Google

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

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Oh the shame I feel

I feel as if I am diminishing

Melting away with the humiliation of it all

My words and deeds are coming back to haunt me

Those derogatory remarks, those nasty comments

Those arrows of disdain are now facing towards me

I wish I had kept my mouth closed

And kept my racist views to myself!

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Photo Challenge # 273

I am sharing this post from 24 July 2019 in response to Fandango Friday Flashback

The universe has shrunk to a speck

Right in front of my eyes on the tip of my nose

I cannot look away from this distraction 

My mind is trapped in this point at this time

How many things we often overlook 

When our minds are drawn to the near focus

How many realities of life go unnoticed 

When we are just looking at our own troubles 

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Wordle #196

Wordle 196

Great✔️
Wild✔️
Regress✔️
Intuitive✔️
World✔️
Autonomous✔️
Curve✔️
Alone✔️
Whole✔️
Free✔️
Satellite✔️
Shine✔️

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This beautiful blue planet of ours shines in the blackness of the universe around it. It’s satellite, the moon is unique by its size and position. This world of ours is alone in known universe to harbor life. So what are we doing to preserve this great home of ours?

Nothing, I tell you. People feel free to go on wild rampage destroying the resources given to us. The soil is regressing and the atmosphere is polluted. Our first and intuitive response is not the preservation but destruction of our home. Why cannot the human society work as a whole to restore our planet and its resources? Let us be more responsible and reverse this curve of destruction and give autonomous authority to non-political agencies to improve the situation.

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Thursday Inspiration- 59- Hair, Wordle # 459 and Wordle # 193

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is hair and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Hair,” a song written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni for the 1967 musical Hair.

Darlin’, give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming, steaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer
Here, baby, there, momma, everywhere, daddy, daddy
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair

Mermaid with purple hair

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Image from the Happy Color app.

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Wordle #193

Wordle 193

Glower- to look or stare with sullen dislike, discontent, or anger: a look of sullen dislike, discontent, or anger✔️
Plaintive- expressing sorrow or melancholy; mournful✔️
Dark✔️
Where✔️
Knees✔️
Blind✔️
Pierce✔️
Side✔️
Cling✔️
Easy✔️
Blonde✔️
Running Water✔️

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The hair dresser was in a fix. She had tried to pander to the wishes of the blond teenager. But her shock of wild mane when dyed in candy stripes looked hilarious. Now the girl was complaining in a plaintive voice and her mom was glowering at her. Her eyes were drilling holes onto her.

“What else could I do ma’am? It’s no fault of mine. I followed the design your daughter showed me”. She said defensively. “I will try to lighten the dark color, where it shows in a wavy line on the side and fill in with a more neutral shade”

She washed the girl’s hair under running water and recolored them. It wasn’t easy, and she was feeling weak in the knees with thought of these clients costing her her job. Finally, the hair was done. It clinged to the girls head flatteringly and gave her the coveted look she wanted. With hope to pass muster, she turned the client’s chair around and waited for the pierce eyed scrutiny of the girl and her mom.

“Oh, one has to be blind not to notice how you have bungled. But I won’t press the matter. But you’re not getting any tips from me!” Said the mom spitefully.

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The Sunday Whirl- Wordle # 456 – 2 in 1

B Warren is the host of The Sunday Whirl.

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Droplets, ✔️liberty, kill✔️, ignorant✔️, dance✔️, meet✔️, see✔️, distance✔️, shy✔️, breathe✔️, die✔️, loser✔️

Wordle #190

Wordle 190

1. Confusion✔️
2. Aeolian (of or caused by the wind; wind-blown.)✔️
3. Move✔️
4. Week
5. Seek✔️
6. Harness✔️
7. Break✔️
8. Choice✔️
9. Power✔️
10. Scrupulous (having scruples, or moral or ethical standards; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled: punctiliously or minutely careful, precise, or exact)✔️
11. Hear✔️
12. Severity✔️

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In the confusion of aeolian moves

The droplets of rain scatter, and dance

The sky breathes as winds seek more power

Let’s harness this energy, to use it for a purpose

Kill the need to break the nature’s planned route

See that the scrupulous are heard

Who know the severity of our situation

That a break should be given to our planet

Make a choice and don’t let the shy flowers die

Go the distance, spend weeks thinking out the strategy

And stop the exploitation of our home by these

“Ignorant meets the looser” type of politicians

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Wordle #188

Wordle 188

Soapy✔️
Reservation✔️
Stay✔️
Skid✔️
Soi-disant- ((adj.) calling oneself thus; self-styled. so-called or pretended.)✔️
Precipitate✔️
Love✔️
Silver✔️
Palm✔️
Cradle✔️
Bumble Bee✔️
Lace✔️

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The soi-disant expert in skating was having a bad time. First, there was the skid on soapy water and then being chased by the bumblebee! He wanted to participate in the event to win the medal, at the least the silver if not the gold. But things were not looking good. His coach had some reservations about the competition from the start. He wanted to stay in even after the mishap because he loved skating from his cradle. He rubbed his palms against his trousers and tied the laces of his boots. He was ready!

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MLMM- Wordle # 185

Wordle 185
1. Pigeon✔️
2. Rumble✔️
3. Rainy✔️
4. Train Station✔️
5. Gold✔️
6. Fingernails✔️
7. Force Majeure- an unexpected and disruptive event that may operate to excuse a party from a contract.✔️
8. Ticket✔️
9. Suitcase✔️
10. Raise✔️
11. Part✔️
12. Worn✔️

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They said that it would take a force Majeure to would prevent this golden boy from winning the election again. He got the party ticket and everyone was convinced that if he played his part right, the seat was his. But everything turned against him. The worldwide crisis made him look as dumb as a pigeon, on a rainy day. He got so nervous when he didn’t have the right answers, that he dropped the worn suitcase from his clumsy hands, containing all the contracts. The journalists were quick to grab those papers and the cat was out of the bag. He was shown the door quickly enough. Now waiting at the train station, he dejectedly nibbled at his fingernails. The train rumbled in and he raised his eyes as he looked around for the last time.

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MLMM-Wordle #183- On a drive

Wordle 183

1. Amazing✔️
2. Berry✔️
3. Ask✔️
4. Drive✔️
5. Pout✔️
6. Year✔️
7. Watch✔️
8. Apoplectic- extremely angry; furious✔️
9.Beyond✔️

10. Sweep✔️
11. Mortal✔️
12. Cut Off✔️

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Oh, dear! Don’t pout, but look out the window. Look at these strawberry plants. They look so amazing, with the ripe berries on them. Look we are out for a drive because we don’t want to feel cut-off from the world. Watch the lovely fields go by. You always ask me to take you out at this time of the year to see the flowers blooming. Now we have time to do that. Look how the sunshine is sweeping over the green trees. Don’t be apoplectic at this enforced isolation and look beyond the mortal danger to the opportunity we are given to spend time together as a family!

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