Saturday Symphony # 23 – Addiction

Jude is the host of Saturday Symphony


We have all been addicted to something,

In some shape or form,
The synonyms for addiction range from dependency, to craving, to habit, to infatuation and compulsion.

This month of March, share a story about addiction at its worst,

And then counter it with a tale of a passion that has saved you or someone you know.


Addiction to something doesn’t bode well for your welfare

Be it love or fame, praise or perfection

Moderation is the key to regulate behavior

When you are looking for validation from outside

It takes a lot from you emotionally and causes agony

Dependency upon something not in your control

Can destroy the peace of mind and leave you asunder

Not all addictions destroy, some can save too

Addiction to routine, to regulated physical exertion

An attachment to looking after yourself with passion

All are enviable traits that save us from deterioration

Self-love can be a savior so cultivate it in yourself

Both physical and emotional well-being ensured

There are always two side of a coin, positive and negative




Saturday Symphony- Timeless Literature

Jude is the host of Saturday Symphony

For you, forever



This week, share a bit of your all-time favourite works of literature.
The ones you have read over and over again.
A novel, poetry, story, thesis, and the like.
No obligation to post the original, but quoting is okay.
Just let it inspire your post,
And tell us where the inspiration came from.

You’re more than welcome to use art, images, and any form of writing for your post.

Be sure to Pingback to this feature edition, so others can join in. And so I can find you and feature your post in Saturday’s edition.


I do love reading.

And my favorite genres are crime fiction and historical romances. But there is one genre that I love above these two and that is humor.

Since I am old school, I love PG Woodhouse. His sense of humor was just perfect and the way he told the story, it had me in stitches.

I am sharing some quotes from his books.

If you haven’t come across this genius of a writer, please do read him and I assure you that you will love his sense of humor.

Thanks, Jude for giving me the opportunity to share my favorite writer’s work.



Saturday Symphony- Dream Catchers

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This week, let’s use the beauty of a dream,
Or the horror of a nightmare
To share from the realm without time
And lose some of the secret magic that lies in us all.

In case you can’t hold on to a dream for long, it’s best to keep a notebook bedside so you can catch them before they float away.

And then share them for the prompt. lol

Any form of art, writing, photography and images is welcome.


Sometimes dreams are hard to remember

Enshrouded in mists of mystery and hard to decipher

Yet at other times, they are crystal clear

So clear that it’s hard to tell if it’s a memory or a dream

The scientists say they are a projection of our thoughts

The romantics say they portend of things yet to happen

Ask a mystic, and they’ll assure you it’s a message from beyond

The religious-minded consider it a sign from God

Me, I am lucky I could never remember them for long

Whatever the message or omen they carried, lost to forgetfulness

I don’t feel it’s a loss as there are more pressing matters

That keep me occupied in all my waking hours




Saturday Symphony #

Jude is the host of Saturday Symphony


The far East includes;

– Russian Siberia

– Mongolia

– Taiwan

– China


– North and South Korea

– Hong Kong

This week share something themed from this part of the world.
It can come from real life experiences, a favourite story, history, myths, books and legends.

The famous and infamous Samurai of the East


My selection for this week is Mulan, a live-action remake of the movie with the same name released in 1998

I just saw this movie with my grandson. Though it did not do full justice to the hype, it was an impressive movie in my opinion. The theme of the movie revolves around the ideal of being true to oneself.

I wouldn’t want to spoil the fun of anyone intending to watch this movie. I have written a poem on the character Mulan, as I saw her!

Brave and fearless

Impulsive and bold

She is loyal to a fault

And truthful to boot

Stepping in to save her

Father, her family and country

She achieves her goals just by her grit

She is the legend she is the hero




THE SATURDAY SYMPHONY #18 (Darkness and Light)

is hosting this challenge;


This week, portray the beautiful and ugly of something you hold dear.

It can be a person, a concept, an idea or anything you adore.

Show or tell of that darkness and that light, and how one outweighs the other

Ponderous thought prompt

You can use all forms of writing, images and even art. All are most welcome.

Don’t forget to pingback to this post so I can find you, and so others can join in too.





















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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


Saturday Symphony # 17

This week Jude has asked us;


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;





Word of the day challenge;





Daily Prompts & Saturday Symphony # 16 – A strange fairytale

Let me tell you a tale so strange

That you’ll find it hard to credit

There was a moth with velvet wings

That once flew too near the flame

The heat didn’t burn them but instead, they did melt

He approached the great wise elf of the garden

To seek a solution to this new predicament

The elf sighed and after vigorously shaking his head

Told them that they will have to freeze the wings

To undo the damage caused by the heat, don’t be nervous

It will take a lot of work but rest assured that it will work

The magnitude of the problem is huge but we can

With effort restore these velvet wings to their glory

Jude has asked us to re-write a fairytale with a different ending. My effort is “slightly” different! This is my effort at writing a fairytale. I hope it passes muster!

Also in response to the following prompts:




Velvet, Moth, Sigh





Word of the day challenge;


Saturday Mix;

melt and freeze

– rest and work




Saturday Symphony- Eye of the storm

Jude is the host of Saturday Symphony



In the worst moments of this pandemic, what has brought you the most joy and peace?

Where is your eye in this storm?

Share with us through any form of writing, images or art.


I carry a secret world inside my mind

It goes with me wherever I find myself

It is my safe heaven, it is my eye in the storm

I don’t need a physical place to feel safe as long as I

Have my secret world where I can seek shelter

From the upheavals and turbulence of life

From the hostility of circumstances and of people

I have created this place where I am alone with my thoughts

And where I can talk to my Creator and share my woes




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


Jude’s SaturdaySymphony prompt is;



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.


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





Saturday Symphony #13 – Seasons

Jude is the host of Saturday Symphony



Let us go retro this week and share a thought on the season(s), with rhyme and flow.

Let us share some of the music in our hearts.


Sweet bird songs echo in the still morning

As the rays of sun break through the horizon

Misty green mixed with gold and reds of autumn

Dewdrops glistening in the grass that is turning pale

Glancing around I see the beauty of summer enhanced

By the changing season when earth goes to slumber

And wakes up renewed and regenerated in spring