poetry

After I Fed the Dog

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After I Fed the Dog

After I fed the dog
this life of mine moved on
after I took the dog for a walk
this life just moseyed on

After I fed the child
the day just took its tone
after I dressed the child
the day just moseyed on

After I went to work
the phrase of life was hum
after I took my lunch
the day just moved along

After I cooked dinner
the evening was the same
after I did the dishes
the end soon found the day

After I went to sleep
the night was just the same
after I woke from rest
it all began again

I got today’s National Poetry Month Prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Blog: “For today’s prompt, take the phrase “After (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem. Possible titles include: “After Dinner,” “After You,” “After Hours,” and/or “After I Finish Writing This Poem.”

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Ten Things of Thankful – March 8

 

1. So, I did this for another challenge called The Six Sentence Challenge. I had a very busy week and am grateful I was able to keep to my goal of getting this written. You can hop over to read my actual post on my blog.  You can read it HERE

2. Gratitude for the counsel of others to help me stay on the right track with mindfulness. It seems like when I get to the point of need, an answer always comes.

3. My Mother. She was one in a million and as this is the month she left this side of the world, I am grateful to have had her in my life and that she’s always around whenever I feel the need to talk to her. Here are some sweet pictures of her.

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I’m sitting on the couch by mom

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4. This is a SPACE available for YOU!! I am thankful for YOU!!

5. I made great strides in my newest project and am proud of myself and very grateful!

6. Successful with my tax return, I am now officially filed!

7. Humor! I’m fortunate to have met a wonderful blogging group and one of my favorite blogs is THIS ONE! Go look and you will LOL

8. Jodi (daughter) came to see us and it’s always a great time to be grateful for her company and just her sweet being!

9. I finished reading a couple of good books. One was called Close Enough to Touch and the other was Alchemy of Grief: Your Journey to Wholeness. I found both to be very beneficial. I may write more about this on another post.

10. April 15th. I am still grateful that it’s 45 days after today when that day comes.
Here’s the Blog Hop LINK FOR TTOT

Why not take a look?

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Ellie Has Positude – 6 Sentence Story

Ellie
Artwork by my niece, whose work can be viewed on Instagram @ks_montgomeryartist

Unless she had a stubbed toe, Ellie always smiled, even with a stubbed toe, she didn’t take long to get past the grimace.

Ellie had only one complaint, easing into the fast lane was more difficult with her girth, but she proudly moved forward, knowing she had just as much right as any to do so.

When others teased her because of her size, Ellie just turned around, splashing her tail into whatever was in her way, doing a dance or perching a fence, all showing she was just as capable as anybody else.

Ellie found that her friends would betray her for someone else, once they assumed that she would not fit in with their plans, allowing no consideration for her sweetness, they chuckled on and went about their nasty business.

Ellie, despite the teasing and ignorance of others, came through with flying colors as she knew she was one fine lady, confident because she learned from her parents that obstacles were not blocks, but opportunities for growth.

There was no hall of fame for any of her efforts, no prizes for being who she was, there were no ribbons or parades, no celebration was needed for Ellie, as she was who she was, happy to be herself.

Rules of the hop:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word.
Come back here on Thursday, LINK your post…
Spread the word and put in a good one to your fellow writers

PROMPT WORD: PERCH

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10 Things of Thankful – 2nd Week of February

It’s that time again to express my 10 Things of Thankful or TTOT

1. So, I did this for another challenge called The Six Sentence Challenge. I thought it fit in the theme of gratitude. You can hop over to read my actual post on my blog. Organ donor, that I am, I am hoping there is something left of me to help somebody else. Right now, I am grateful my organs are serving me well.

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2. Along the same theme, I had a decent report at the doctor this week as far as numbers go. There are some goals, but I like that my doctor listened to me, I mean REALLY listened.

3. I mentioned the 14 Words of Love last time, but I am going to share what I posted that has meant a lot of love backs. It makes me happy when I can do something that sparks thoughts about how to make this world a better place. So here’s the graphic:
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4. Birthday weekend was lovely last weekend with my daughter. She turned 43. We went out to eat a couple of times and spent some good quality time together. I don’t have pictures other than those in my heart.

5. My daughter finished my loom blanket, so now I need to crochet the panels together. I am happy to get it. I will take a picture when it’s completed.

6. Valentine’s Day was sweet to spend with my love. We had a home cooked meal, neither having energy to brave the wild. He’s working long days and we will wait until the weekend to go out.

7. About 3 years ago we were given an ice cream machine and we truly love ice cream about #1 on the favorite things list. I have an awesome recipe which I make using erythritol and stevia since I try to avoid sugar. Here’s the Recipe: Low Carb Dairy Free Ice Cream and I made a batch last night.

8. House Slippers. I was given Uggs for Christmas and they have saved me from falling. That’ a great bit thankful!!

9. Weather has been pleasant and making it easier for me to walk to the mailbox.

10. Convenience Foods. Most of the time I do things from scratch, but lately I have been too busy and I am grateful that there’s about anything you can get in a convenience form.

Those are my 10! How about you?

Would you like to join in? Here’s the LINK to TTOT!!

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Foster Children Need Love and Hope

On my neighborhood message board I saw an announcement about the Myra’s Angels Foundation. What I found to be most heart rendering is that this is an organization to help homeless and foster children. You can read about it HERE

As a former foster parent, who adopted, this organization touched my heart. Perhaps you would like to help these children for the holiday or afterward. Myra’s message is clear that there is a great need for “Community Heroes” who help with homeless and foster children in NC. Would you like to help by providing essentials such as toiletries, blankets, clothing, backpacks and other items. Check out about how you can support Myra’s Angels by going HERE Also, you can click on the Drop Down for Support.

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The slogan that sums it up is: “One bag full of love creates a child full of hope.”