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No Negativity Here

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No Negativity Here

Trying to find the worse in you
makes finding the best even better
It’s hard to find what is not there
so does it really matter?
Calamity even has it’s perks
so why bother trying to turn this?
Just live life as it offers up
and accept that it truly can be bliss

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This is response to the Wednesday prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides

For today’s prompt, write a negative poem. In this poem, maybe everything goes wrong. Or maybe everything could go wrong. Perhaps, this is a poem about subtraction. And remember, positive poets: a double negative makes a positive!

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Goalie – Six Sentence Story

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 Goalie – It’s an Acrostic Six

Getting into position, staying at their post for 60 long minutes, spanning over time.
Only one place to hold, that place requires several movements unbelievable to the       common person.
All of at least seven points of view, this important player must maintain a stance.
Leaning forward, backwards, sideways, sometimes upside down, acrobatic skills are a   must.
Ice turning into slush, grating under the blades, taunting the slide into chunky     challenged glides, all while preventing a score.
Ending is the beginning of success or not and the goalie has one more important thing to   accomplish and that is to breathe a sigh of relief, either way they are done for this day.

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There you have it! That’s my Six Sentence Story for this week. It has been a busy week, so this is running close to the goal line 😉 Better late than never, right? Go check out this PAGE and join in!

 

 

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Haiku Train – Weapons

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Haiku Train – Weapons

When did they begin
Will they fly away so far
Will we ever know

Stop and think about
Life is valuable, right
Put those weapons down

He pulled the trigger
Loudly it popped and birds flew
What human has fears

Cast away relics
Leave old thoughts behind, will you
Shadows need their men

The sun rises hot
The day offers vocation
Live life for that day

Heated dropped trod down
Smoking from the charge let loose
What purpose is there

Put that weapon down
Bluebirds don’t need fear to fly
Cardinals won’t rise

Place it on the ground
Walk away like you mean it
Hold your head up high

It all starts and ends
When hot metal drops the spin
Can we just begin

Go ahead you mean
Let that heat melt into tears
Watch the widows cry

Where’s your comfort then
Will you step up to the plate
Or another strike

Put those weapons down
Look them in the eye and know
You can make them cry

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I am a little late focusing on the Wednesday prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides

“For today’s prompt, write a weapon poem. Write a poem with a sword, gun, or some other weapon. Or describe a weapon. Also, remember that all weapons aren’t obvious. Words can be weapons, ideas, thoughts, and more. Have fun weaponizing your poems today!”

This was a hard poem to wrote, but as I put it in Haiku form and made a Haiku train, it came to me as I went along the tracks. In light of this days and, unfortunately, so many days events, it seems just as timely as ever to put a poets voice to this.

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Ten Things of Thankful – May 10

It’s that time again to share the Ten Things of Thankful. You can go HERE to see more and to join in!

This has been a busy week. I’ve been on a break, I suppose one could say, but it’s been a short feeling break. So, without further delay, here’s this weeks YIPPEES!!

1. Getting Away-We took off on a weekend to New Bern NC. It was lovely there. Here are some photos to tell the story:
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Tryon Palace – The first state capital for NC

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Handsome man at the gate of Tryon Palace

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Me playing peek-a-boo at the shuttle station

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Entryway to the stables at the palace

2. Art

There were all these beautiful statues in the gardens of Tryon Palace

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3. Nature and Gardens

Lots of beautiful gardens at Tryon Palace and Stanly House

4. Textures – this is a thing I have – I love to capture interesting shapes and textures. Things I saw in New Bern

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5. The Neuse River

I have several more photos of the trip, but I don’t want to overload!

6. Mother’s Day is coming up and if you are fortunate to have your mother in your life,you are blessed. I miss my mother, who has been gone for 31 years. In light of Mother’s Day last year, I did a post about my own motherhood. Take a look if you wish: Mother’s Day is Every Day

7. Remember the secret I have been talking about? Well, I can now share it. You have to go to this post to check it out: Simplicity Beckons

8. Six Sentence Story – it’s still going strong. This weeks is a rather sad tale and I may go back and visit it some more. Focus Lost

9. Weight is holding it’s own…Staying the same the past two weeks, but I did go away and that’s sometimes a challenge, although I must say that I probably ate less vs more and made healthy choices. It’s not easy on the road, so I am saying I am grateful for this WIN!!

10. Farmer’s Market

On the way home I got a hankering for local strawberries and we stopped at the Farmer’s Market and loaded up big time. Pretty much, I got produce for the week and lots of strawberries!

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Simplicity Beckons

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Loyal followers, I am now ready to share the secret news I have mentioned in some prior posts. Aruna Gurumurthy, Author of several books of poetry has released, as of May 1, 2019, her latest book of poems: Simplicity Beckons.
As quoted from the Amazon page about this book:

“Simplicity Beckons is a book of poems. It expresses the author’s journey through life’s special moments, with a touch of creativity and blossoming of passion. The poems weave through tales of travel, the joys of infancy and the subtlety of human emotion as the reader walks through life and love, and jumps over unseen realms of imagination. Come, watch these small wonders and big emotions carry you away, as you bathe in a potpourri of divinity and delight.”

As one who has read this book of poetry, discussing the poems in this book with the author and enjoying the content, I found this to be a pleasant book of poetry that beckons us all to look at the day to day simple things in life and to celebrate these experiences.

I hope you will look at this book of poetry and find the joy that only you can feel as what you read resonates with your own lives.

Aruna Gurumurthy has now penned six books of poetry. I interviewed Aruna and here’s a little share of that:

Without further ado, I introduce you to Simplicity Beckons:

Congratulations Aruna! It’s beautiful!