Thursday Inspo- School

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School bus

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt

This week’s theme is school and the image is above. Here’s a snippet of song from Steely Dan’s “My Old School.”

Well, I did not think the girl
Could be so cruel
And I’m never going back
To my old school

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It’s time to go back to school

I have forgotten all that I had

Learned during my long years of education

The world has changed while I wasn’t looking

I feel I know nothing of the norms of the day now

I feel lost and puzzled when I come across

New behaviors, new values in vogue here

Tolerance has given way to hate and discrimination

Kindness is replaced by selfishness most everywhere

Good behavior is considered a weakness by people

And politeness is now a foreign concept here

I think I may have to go back to school

Maybe I need to teach some old lessons to the new generation

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 107

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Jacko landed on the railing and waited. He had learned quite a few lessons in life and one of them was never to be in a hurry. All good things came to those who waited patiently.

His patience was rewarded soon. Lily landed on a spot nearby and gave him a flirty glance.

“So how is it going, Jacko?”

“Not too bad, if I say so myself. Just made it on the cover of Nat-Geo this month. All the photographs are after me like crazy!”

“What do you say, we go out for a hop and feed to the park?” said Lily in a dulcet tone.

Who could resist a celebrity!

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I have added Paula prompt in here too.

Paula gives us an inspiration every Thursday.

This week’s theme is learn and the image is below. Here’s a snippet of song from Alanis Morissette’s “You Learn.”

You live you learn, you love you learn
You cry you learn, you lose you learn
You bleed you learn, you scream you learn

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Thursday Inspiration – Late

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Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is late and the image is below. Here’s a snippet of song from Pat Benatar’s “Little Too Late.”

You can cry to me baby
But there’s only so much I can take
It’s a little too little
It’s a little too late

Roses and timepiece

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Tick tock of the clock reminds me of the time passing by

An hour or two, I am still waiting for you to show up as promised

I wouldn’t mind if it were just the question of you running late

What really breaks my heart is that you value me less than time

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Thursday Inspiration- Bath

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This week’s theme is bath and the image is below. Here’s a snippet of song from No Doubt’s “Bathwater.”

But I still love to wash in your old bathwater
Love to think that you couldn’t love another
I can’t help it, you’re my kind of man

Bathwater

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“Oh no!

Not a bath!”

She said as she hightailed it out of the house.

Mom was in hot pursuit and caught her three year old daughter as she reached the front yard.

She picked up the yelling and shrieking little girl and carried her to the bathroom where the tub was filling with fragrant water and bubbles.

“Mommy I don’t want a bath, I am clean”, she cried.

“Not even with Mr Duck”, mom said as she produced an adorable plastic ducky to lure the child into the bath.

“Oh how cute! I think Mr duck needs a bath”, said the girl as she gladly stepped into the bubbles.

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Thursday Inspo -Witch & Daily Prompts

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Today’s theme is witch and the image is below. Here is the song snippet from “Witchy Woman,” a 1972 song written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon and performed by the Eagles.

Woo hoo, witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo, witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye

Witch broom moon

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Halloween is the night we like to frighten ourselves silly

The ghoulish stories of witches, demons, and zombies abound

Ghosts howl and ghouls shriek in the dead of the night

The undead come out of the graves to disturb the peace of the living

Wicked demons frolic and play tricks on the innocent folks

The fear deepens as the shadows lengthen from evening tonight

It never seems outlandish on the Halloween eve

That all the dark devilish forces come together to wreck

The neighborhood and envelope it in a fetid stench

Till the clocks chime the end of the bewitching hour

I have also included the following prompts;

YDWP;

Frolic

3TC;

Chime, Ghoul, Fetid

FOWC;

Outlandish

RDP;

Shadows

Word of the day challenge;

Ghoulish

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Thursday Inspo # 79- Written

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Today’s theme is written and the image is below. Here is the song snippet from “Written In The Sand,” a song written and recorded by Old Dominion in 2017. 

Are we last-call kissing
Or will we be reminiscing 
With each other for the next forty years?
Are we written in the stars, baby, 
Or are we written in the sand?

Sandcastle

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Words written in the sand are there for a few moments

Washed away by the waves as they come rolling in

Promises made in heat of the moment are forgotten soon

A new day, a new interest and it is hard to recall last evening

If you love me don’t scribe it in the stone so that

It would not wash away by the tides of time

Show your love by the kindness which leaves everlasting memories

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Thursday Inspiration- Happy

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Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is happy and the image is below. Here is the song snippet from “If It Makes You Happy,” a 1996 song written and performed by Sheryl Crow.

If it makes you happy
It can’t be that bad
If it makes you happy
Then why the hell are you so sad?

Happy bear

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Looking for happiness

Searching everywhere

I catch it for a while

Then it floats away on the wind

Why is it so elusive?

Why is never lasts?

It took me a long time to understand

That I can be only happy

If I stop chasing the emotion

And start cherishing it as a rare treasure

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Thursday Inspiration- Lonely

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Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is lonely and the image is below. Here is the song snippet from “Lonely Is The Night,” a song written and performed by Billy Squier in 1981.

Lonely is the night when you find yourself alone
Your demons come to light and your mind is not your own
Lonely is the night when there’s no one left to call
You feel the time is right, say the writing’s on the wall

Cat gazing at stars

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Jude’s SaturdaySymphony prompt is;

PONDEROUS THOUGHT

ROMANCE

Romance is all around us; in nature, in the night sky, and deep within each human heart.

This week, woo us with a tale of love,
Let your words inflame the reader’s heart,
And renew hope in love.

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I feel alone but not lonely as I sit here

Your thoughts are never far from my mind

I miss your presence, but my heart has a connection

With you which is so strong that I can hear your thoughts

Sitting on the other side of the world, thousands of miles apart

I may be alone but your love keeps me from being lonely

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Thursday Inspiration – Lady

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Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. I will try to visit everyone who links back to this post. 🙂

This week’s theme is lady and the image is below. Here is the song snippet from “For My Lady,” a song written by Ray Thomas of the Moody Blues and recorded by them in 1972.

Oh I’d give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady

Medieval knight & lady

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I was told to be lady like when I was growing up

But I was more of a tomboy, interested in rough and ready play

I identified myself with my three brothers much to the despair of my father

It was only when I grew up and was wiser in the ways of the world

That I realized that a lady is not the one who dresses or behaves daintily

But the one with impeccable morals and kind and gentle heart

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Paula’s Thursday Inspiration- Butterfly

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This week’s theme is butterfly and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Elusive Butterfly,” a 1966 song by Bob Lind.

Don’t be concerned, it will not harm you
It’s only me pursuing somethin’ I’m not sure of
Across my dreams with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Library butterfly books

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The butterfly fluttered from flower to flower, closely followed by little feet. Shirley wanted to catch it just once. To see what those gossamer wings were made off. Why the colors shimmered in the sunlight. If she could hold it in her hands she would be so happy.

Her mom was looking at her efforts from the park bench. She was sure that with the natural agility of the butterfly, her daughter won’t be able to harm it. But just then she heard Shirley’s triumphant cry. She held the butterfly between her two chubby fingers.

“Oh no baby, you shouldn’t have done this. Now its wings will be damaged and it won’t be able to fly!”

“But I want it! It’s so pretty” Shirley said petulantly.

Her mom gently pried her fingers open and thankfully the butterfly flitted away. She sat her daughter down and explained the idea of letting all living things live in their own way and to be respectful of their rights too.

This prompt took me back to my own childhood when I wanted to keep the colorful butterfly for myself. I was also gently told that these beautiful creatures are to be seen and admired from a distance and that we couldn’t own them.

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