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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Thursday Inspiration – Mystery

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This week’s theme is mystery and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Building A Mystery,” a 1997 song by Sarah McLachlan.

‘Cause you’re working
Building a mystery
Holding on and holding it in
Yeah you’re working
Building a mystery
And choosing so carefully

Spaceman puzzle mystery universe

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Put on your thinking hat and try to unravel this mystery

Why the stars twinkle or air shimmers in the heat

Where does the rainbow end if not in a pot of gold

Or you can solve some mundane mysteries that often plague us

Why we get up early on a holiday and miss the alarm on weekdays

Why when we are free to do as we please, we can’t think of anything fun

And when we are overburdened with work, we get a million ideas

If you ever have an answer please do share with me

These puzzles have had me scratching my head

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Thursday Inspiration- Rainbow 🌈

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This week’s theme is rainbow and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “She’s A Rainbow,” a 1967 song by the Rolling Stones.

She comes in colors ev’rywhere
She combs her hair
She’s like a rainbow
Coming, colors in the air
Oh, everywhere
She comes in colors

Rainbow gown

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I see life in rainbow hues

Sepia tints and monochrome don’t work for me

With so many emotions in my heart

How can I express them without colors

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Thursday Inspiration- Sugar

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This week’s theme is sugar and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Sugar Sugar,” a 1969 song by The Archies.

When I kissed you, girl, I knew how sweet a kiss could be
(I know how sweet a kiss can be)
Like the summer sunshine pour your sweetness over me
(Pour your sweetness over me)

Sugar candy house

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Don’t be too sweet, sugar

People may swallow you whole

Yet don’t be so bitter that they would

Spit you out without even tasting

Be tangy and carry an air of mystery

They would be eager to know and explore

Too open, and people don’t bother looking deep

A hint of enigma always draws them in

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Thursday Inspiration- Dream

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This week’s theme is dream and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “These Dreams,” a 1986 song by Heart.

These dreams go on when I close my eyes
Every second of the night I live another life
These dreams that sleep when it’s cold outside
Every moment I’m awake the further I’m away

Dreamcatcher

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I dream

When I sleep

Even when I am awake

They keep on teasing my mind

Like a kaleidoscope, fragments of colors

Like pieces of prisms rotating behind my eyelids

When I open my eyes, they cast rainbow shadows

Their colors lending brightness to my life

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Thursday Inspiration- Free

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This week’s theme is free and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Free Bird,” a 1973 song by Lynryd Skynyrd.

But, if I stayed here with you, girl
Things just couldn’t be the same
Cause I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird you can not change

Bird flying over ocean

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I love you but I am not willing to trade my freedom

Your smiles are enchanting but not at the cost they come at

I would gladly be with you if I could be myself at all times

If I didn’t have to put on a persona to appease you

Or pretend to be someone I am not

I love you but I also want to be free!

~*~

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