Three Day Quote Challenge, Day 3

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All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. They who inspire us most are fortunate, As I am now: but those who feel it most Are happier still.
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

I’d like to thank Greg Wolford of Pothole in the Road of Life https://gregwolford.wordpress.com for inviting me to join in the Three Day Quote Challenge. Cheers, Greg!

For the challenge, the rules are:
I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III (a) – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
III (b) – Or pass it to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

I’m inviting Renxkyoko https://megaworthit.wordpress.com/, Ada https://adaspoetryalcove.wordpress.com/ and the girl https://thegirlhasnoname.wordpress.com/ to join in the challenge. You don’t have to accept. I just thought of you today. Cheers! Have a lovely week ahead!

Carry On – Inspirational Sunday Prompt #12 and 5 Photos – 5 Days Challenge Day 4

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“You must make a choice
To take a chance or
Your life will never change”
Such an inspirational quote
To be or not to be, that’s the question
Do I take it or not, that’s another
What will happen if I don’t?
Will I be given a second chance?
Or will I let my life be the same?
When I could have done something?
Dilemma, more dilemma in our lives
Questions we attempt to answer
Questions coming up everyday
Big decisions, small decisions
Sometimes we can tackle them
Other times they are more complicated
We have to weigh the consequences
Contemplate on the pros and the cons
Follow our hearts, instinct and guts
Sometimes we hurt the ones we love
Sometimes we don’t get what we want
Sometimes we fall down several times
And come back on our feet many times
Do we carry on or just give up?
I’d say, carry on even if they hurt
Carry on even if we think we can’t
Carry on even if there are deterrents
We have to be tough and carry on!

https://therattlingbones.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/inspirational-sunday-prompt-12/

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I would like to thank marjma2014 https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com for nominating me to take part in a photography/writing challenge.

Now for the rules of the challenge:

‘Post a photo each day for five consecutive days, and tell a story about each photo. The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose. Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.’

Today I would like to nominate Becca https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/sunday-trees-189-muse/
I hope you might like to join in this challenge and I look forward to seeing your post if you do. Otherwise, it’s also OK to say no. Have a nice day 🙂

As The Woman Wanders – 5 Photos – 5 Days Challenge Day 2 and Whirligig 12

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Once I Passed Through a Populous City” by Walt Whitman: woman, love, forgotten, wander, separate, tremulous, city, architecture, customs, traditions, remember, holds

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Her heart is hard enough as it is
Her voice softens and opens up
Threading a tremulous quaver
Through its tranquil melody
As she wanders through the city
With all its baroque architecture
Customs and traditions they adhere
She remembers the times in their lives
When they used to wander together
When they were happy and inseparable
But then that love didn’t hold them together
There was something missing she can’t identify
Perhaps forgotten reveries and visualisations
They were not destined to be together

http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.de/2015/06/whirligig-12.html

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I would like to thank marjma2014 https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/5-photos-5-days-challenge-day-5-serenas-bubble-monster/ for nominating me to take part in a photography/writing challenge.

Now for the rules of the challenge:

‘Post a photo each day for five consecutive days, and tell a story about each photo. The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose. Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.’

Today I would like to nominate Dell https://dimscribblesdiary.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/mid-year-perspective-for-mindlovemiserys-menagerie-heeding-haiku-with-ha/
I hope you might like to join in this challenge and I look forward to seeing your post if you do. Otherwise, it’s also OK to say no. Have a nice day 🙂

The Man Who Sat Next To Her – Finish It! #20 and 5 Photos – 5 Days Challenge Day 1

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Finally! Boarding time! She made her way to her seat and stowed her carry on away. As much as she loved travelling she was not keen on this 12 hour flight. She sat down and fastened her seat belt, wondering who would sit next to her. After a quick look out the tiny window she started scanning the other passengers entering the plane, wondering who would eventually sit down next to her. She glanced out the window again and observed the busy world out there. Then someone sat down next to her.

A very smart business man type with his suit, his trench coat, his briefcase and a newspaper still stuck under his arm. He looked at her and nodded. She nodded, acknowledging his presence. Oh good, someone decent, not a screaming toddler or an overweight passenger. She started to relax and carried on reading her magazine.

As the aircraft travelled down the runway, they heard and felt bumps as it crossed the uneven parts of the runway. There was noticeable bump when the plane lifted off. That noise made him nervous. “Oh dear, what’s that?” he muttered. “Oh, we’re just lifting off,” she assured him. The plane climbed steeply and turned sharply, shortly after take-off. He was gripping the arm rest so hard, sweating profusely and banging his head against the chair in front of him. He was also mumbling some prayers or cursing under his breath.

As it cruised, the plane rode upon an invisible cushion of air that has been pushed down by the shape of the wing. The plane jolted slightly as it followed the shape of the air – there was turbulence. “Oh God, oh God, I don’t want to die!” he said. And then the “bing bong” sounded, i.e. the safety belts signs were off. “What was that, what was that?” he asked nervously. The stewardess came to him and assured him that everything was alright and there was no need to worry. She even asked him if he wanted to have a drink. He said no for drinks.

For the rest of the 12 hour flight, this man spent his eyes closed, holding on to the arm rest and whispering prayers under his breath. And when they finally landed, he put his trench coat back on, got his briefcase back and wished her a good day. And off he went, back to being a business man type again.

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I would like to thank marjma2014 https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/5-photos-5-days-challenge-day-5-serenas-bubble-monster/ for nominating me to take part in a photography/writing challenge.

Now for the rules of the challenge:

‘Post a photo each day for five consecutive days, and tell a story about each photo. The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose. Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.’

Today I would like to nominate D. Parker http://yadadarcyyada.com/

I hope you might like to join in this challenge and I look forward to seeing your post if you do.

https://authorsbmazing.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/finish-it-20/
https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/5-photos-5-days-challenge-day-5-serenas-bubble-monster/

Grill Party – Challenge 2015 Week 14

Our neighbours were having a grill party and we were invited. We brought some salad and some meat and sausages to grill, plus a nice bottle of wine. Other neighbours were there, too. I was cornered by Paul and Kim in one corner, talking about how our lives were intertwined and the science of love. They got carried away, sort of like evangelical people as advertised on television. They rambled on their teaching on love. For them, love has different meanings for dissimilar people and in diverse conditions. Love was sacred and we shouldn’t take it for granted. I just nodded and from time to time made some noise of agreement or disagreement or to say that I was still with them. Until some time that I found some excuse to go and mingle with other neighbours. (137 words)

https://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/challenge-2015-week-14-2-april/

Family Feast – Challenge 2015 Week 12

Donya Aurora was celebrating her 70th birthday with the family. They were having a quiet family feast, using her silver cutlery, crystal glasses and Wedgewood plates and dishes. The table was elegantly prepared by the butler and the cook, with bronze candlesticks that have been passed on to her by her grandmother. She was very delighted. All her children and grandchildren were there and she was proud of them all.

Bash, the eldest son was the flamboyant lead singer of the famous Mega Quake rock-and-roll band. Fitting with his personality, he was wearing a black trench coat and black combat boots, which he had designed and made for this occasion. His nieces and nephew idolized him.

Mariel, the second one, was the virtuous spinster who went to mass every day without fail. And when she wasn’t in the church, she spent her time in her garden of serenity. She was a meticulous gardener. She was also her mother’s constant companion.

Then there was Concepcion, a single mother of four (Armand, Bernadette, Cathy and Dorothy), with two different fathers. She was now on her virtuous cycle – no alcohol, no smoking and not looking for the third father of her children. (200 words)

https://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/challenge-2015-week-12-19-march/

Woman with Luggage – Challenge 2015 Week 11

We make our way back to her beginnings
With her luggage she asked for our blessings
Off she goes to places no one knows
Even if she froze, as long as she grows
Curiosity is a useful gift and keeping her go
She has to start as early as the cockcrow
She knows she can’t just stand still
It’s a drill she does with all our goodwill
Keep going forward to reach some place
She even goes to retrace her birthplace
Motivation is a very significant factor
She knows what to do, she’s not a bragger
And determination to succeed, she adds
Like one of the wanderers or nomads

https://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/challenge-2015-week-11-12-march/

The Shore That Calls Me Home: Challenge 2015 Week 4

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The shore that call us home
Was the title of the poem
By Samuel Hazo in 1949
Makes me think about my life
Every time I go home and meet my
Family, friends and relatives again
After some time when I’m here
And they are there living differently
Yet parallel to each other, there’s this
Nostalgic feeling, of being home again
This land or these islands I miss so much
It doesn’t matter where I am now, and
I’m building a home with my family here
But over there where I used to call home
Full of childhood memories, of school,
Of college, of my first experience at work
First love, first kiss, first of everything
These experiences made me and taught me
They gave me a solid foundation of how
It is to be me, all the trials and errors
They gave me the confidence to try and
Explore different things and I have proved
That I can do it no matter where
So even when I’m happy here
I’d still be a girl with a fringe
I’d always go back to the shore
That calls me home, the Philippines

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https://jeremysdailychallenge.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/challenge-2015-week-4-22-january/