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Obsession

You see that I have now become obsessed
with poems on September tragedy,
with thoughts I cannot easily digest.

Our nation’s equanimity was stressed
when enemies went on a killing spree.
You see that I have now become obsessed,

and cannot shake the shadows that oppressed
a day with death, the air full of debris.
Those thoughts I am not able to digest.

To tell the truth, whoever could have guessed
that USA would be their designee?
You see that I have now become obsessed

with processing the fact that their flight test
took place in schools right here. Then they’d break free.
These thoughts I cannot easily digest.

No, we would not surrender to arrest.
Yes, we stand strongproclaims our lit marquee.
Although you see that I have been obsessed,
I write to process thoughts that won’t digest.


I Remember….

 

9-11 I remember so many years ago,

The senseless crime when lives were lost,

And terror filled the sky.

Hands reached out in disbelief of what they saw before them,

Screams of fear and cries for help

I remember  many years ago.

When strangers came together for those that lost their lives,

And honored them for bravery

Yes, I remember when.

A stain has marked our earth

She is forever scarred with heroes,

For I remember when……

 


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20 lines or less weekly writers challenge- Capturing Fireworks Of The 4th Of July ’12

July 4,2012, I was standing at our roof while watching some fireworks above the houses next to me. I really love to capture fireworks moment! The crackling sounds they were making were so awesome. Do you guys love to watch fireworks too? Please write your answer in a comment.

 Why do Americans celebrate the 4th of JulyClick here to see the history of   United States Declaration of Independence!


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July 4th Challenge posted by Onleilove

OnleiloveJul 6, 4:42 pm

Submission: Freedom Day

Instead of “Independence Day” we need a Freedom Day.
A Day of truth.
A Day of love.
A Day of pride in who we are.
Artificial fireworks will never replace
the Starlights that led our ancestors to freedomland, because these lights illuminate life.
Independence is a myth that separates BUT
Freedom liberates.

Thanks for playing please like , comment and share


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July 4th challenge submitted by Clive the cat

July 4th to me

walking in smells , sounds

hovering close to the ground

sly cat strut , from person to person

stopping at everyone A through Woodson

rubbing and feeding I’m getting it all

eating so much I barely can crawl

July 4th is for people and cats related

Independence Day for me is long-awaited

Please remember to like , comment and share ..Thanks …Clive the Cat


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One summer in wonderland …part 7

Tom sat all night wide awake thinking of what to do . The next morning he was anxious to get with Margie , knowing her problems he wanted to talk them over with her. Tom was out early walking around , a car pulled up and stopped in front of him . “Hey Tom get in” yelled Gary .

Tom ran up to the car and jumped in ” hey Gary whose car ya got ” tom replied . “It”s my sister’s  she’s in town for a few days ” said Gary .

Gary began talking about the jobs his sister had discussed with him for after he graduated . ” Maybe we can move down together and get work Tom ” spilled Gary . “yeah but what about Margie ” Tom replied in a hurry .

“Tom don’t you get it ” says tom “take her with us ” . Tom became real quiet looking straight ahead . He didn’t discuss the matter any more . Tom looked at Gary saying”drive up by the barn ,  I need to get my money” ! Walking in the barn , Tom’s boss Hanson  was feeding calves , he asked for his pay . Hanson looked towards the house saying “go on up and see Mable , she’s got something special for ya ” .

“ok” yelled Tom running out the door up to the house . Mable met him at the door smiling from ear to ear . Tom and Mable had been friends for almost 4 years , that he had worked at the farm . Mable handed Tom an envelope and said “Hanson and I added a little for your graduation “.

“Thank you Mable I sure do need it ” Tom said grinning as he walked over and poured a cup of coffee. ” I really need to go Mable , I’ll be late for school” Tom said hugging Mabel  goodbye

TO BE CONTINUED …Please remember to like , comment and share …Thanks timzauto..


Never the same

Just breathe

Just breathe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

sounds getting louder ,

we breathe a little faster

heart beating sounder ,

we breathe a little easier

pain going away ,

we sleep a little longer

everything’s is ok ,

we live a little happier

next thing we know

things are never the same

pain , anxiety, death

never returning to breath

cheated by the life

can’t sleep due to this strife

we pray for them to rest

we continue to do our best …

 

 


New Photo Challenge 20 lines or less

20 lines or less weekly photo challenge

Lets try something new , the 20 lines or less photo challenge . It will also run for a week , from Sunday to Saturday . Winner will be crowned on Saturday night . We also want all to play , so if you can please post directly to the blog , If you can’t please post a link to these comments and I will post for you .

                                                  

The winner will receive this marker to post on their own blog and show off , these markers are one of a kind , no one else will ever be able to win the same one twice.

I hope to see all playing along , Please reblog or repost as we want to share with everyone . Always remember to like , comment and share …Thank you

                                 This weeks photo subject is :

  We are all kids at heart right !!  Post a picture of you , your children , your grandchildren or any kids picture that makes you laugh … !!!!


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A time you were homesick … (2o lines or less weekly challenge)

Everyone remember to submit your work for the weekly challenge , you have til Sunday night . Please tell all who visit your blogs this weeks prize is the marker below . Anybody may enter , just submit your work to the comments here or on the other weekly challenge post . We look forward to all entries Thank you for likes , comments and shares …


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Homesick at 10 Weekly Challenge

English: A view of the cabins at Kineowatha Ca...

English: A view of the cabins at Kineowatha Camps, Wilton, Maine, circa 1920. Kineowatha began as a girls summer camp, founded in 1914 by Elizabeth Bass and Irving McColl. Glass negative. Courtesy of the Maine State Museum. Retouched by MarmadukePercy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think the first time I ever left home I was 10 or so . I went to a summer camp for one week . It was a church camp for kids , on a lake in the middle of New York State . My sister had gone the year before so she knew what we were in store for . Upon arrival I was taken back from all the kids that were there , it had to be two hundred or more. The sun was shining and for me , I had to go to a short indoctrination with my parents to get acquainted with the grounds and activity’s . When we were through it was time for the parents to go , wow I was on my own for the first time .

It was a feeling of internal power , I could feel my heart pounding a little harder. My breathing was a little deeper and I even think I was standing a little taller . We went right into the activity’s we had picked following our assignments for sleeping . The cabins were amazing , made of log and trimmed with wood , they were kept in immaculate condition . The first day was busy , I’m sure to keep the homesickness at bay .

I learned the first day how to make a candle , then went swimming in the lake . It was the best time I ever had , we went to eat the evening meal having hot dogs and hamburgers ( which was my all time favorite ) . Before we settled down for the night  we all gathered in a big field to listen to the next days announcements as well as singing a few songs. We finally went back to our cabins and there , once I lay in my bed came the biggest sense of loneliness I have ever had . The first time in my life that I hadn’t seen or talked with my mother before I went to sleep . The sense of fear was out of my control , as I thought about home and my own bed I truly was homesick .


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Goodbye by Jen Lyn

Jen Lyn (love_unforgiven) wrote in poetssociety,
2012-06-19

Just thought I would share this with everyone …I found this poem surfing one of my other sites …she is awesome

Goodbye

How about a sense of urgency?
Since we lack so much in honesty
This isn’t about us breaking free
This is simple about what’s meant to be.
It’s timeless, a mere classic
I’m just slightly spastic
You’re are merely fantastic
This relationship is plastic
Like an empty bar, its useless
I’m thinking you’re clueless
You’re a bomb, but fuseless
It’s being red, but hueless
Stop being so damned transparent
You’re getting so damn arrogant
I’ve never been much for eloquent
I thought everything was apparent
Try this shit on for size
I’m broken down beneath your lies
This is bring on the despise
Is this the good in goodbyes?


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Congratulations on getting 1,337 total likes on 20 LINES A DAY – an exercise in discipline.

Your current tally is 1,354.

Another milestone met …

Thanks for your support ..timzauto

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One summer in wonderland part 3

Margie (song)

Margie (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tom looking up at her twinkling eyes and excited face said ” go a head no one else is ” . He wanted her to sit next to him , but also wanted to keep up the illusion that he didn’t care. At first Margie was drawn back and kept to herself , all the while dreaming of the conversation they would have .

Finally Margie couldn’t take anymore , she looked over at Tom , rolling a piece of crumpled up paper his way . He picked up and opened the wad of paper only to see a note that said ” meet me out front at 3 ” . Tom lifted his head and smiling at Margie nodding while he said “ok ” . They spent the rest of this time capturing looks and smiles as the other wasn’t looking .

This day being the first part of June wasn’t the warmest, as a cold snap was running through the area . Rain , blowing wind and cool temps was plaguing  the area for the time being . Tom was in front waiting first , his day was through early . He talked with friends as he waited , the conversation was about Margie . Toms friends were poking fun , asking if he was going to go out with her . Tom was shining when he spoke of Margie , his friends seen it trying to embarrass him in friendly ways . Tom had went over the words he was going to use in his head about twenty times and was still nervous as too how Margie would take them . Pacing in circle’s Tom looked up and caught a glimpse of Margie walking his way . She had fixed her hair , she walked like an angel he thought to himself . Almost not being able to breathe she came up to him face to face .

TO BE CONTINUED …please like ,comment and share …Thanks  timzauto


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One summer in wonderland….part 2

Margie (song)

Margie (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Margie and her family were always going to church , sometimes three times a week . Tom was in church on Sunday morning , when his  mom forced him to get  up in the morning and got him there . Tom also being a ” rough neck ” in that era , Margie’s father never really approved of him . In Margie’s eye’s Tom was a beautiful sight , she would take  him in with every breath . Her eye’s lit up whenever he was in sight , with thoughts wandering of the two of them together .

June was upon the small village’s in this northern New England haven . Summer beginning to start had everyone excited of warmer weather , and lazy days . Margie was thinking of ways to put herself in Tom’s view , coming up with several ideas . She finally acted on the most daring of all , to have herself transferred into the 7th period study hall . Tom was in this class , being a year behind him this was the only class they would ever share . Tom was also graduating in 21 days , Margie was running out of time .

Tom was very shy , he also liked Margie more than any girl he had met . Most of his friends had girlfriends , he just never seemed to take the chance and ask any girls to go out with him .

It was a Wednesday , seventh period study hall in walked Margie . She looked at Tom and asked ” is there anyone sitting here ” pointing to the chair next to him at the table where he sat .

TO BE CONTINUED …Please like , comment and share ..Thanks ..timzauto


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One summer in wonderland

She looked at him with a passion rarely seen now a days . They acted like a couple madly in love for years . Not knowing how this would turn out he softly asked her ” would you like to go for a walk”..? Her response came as quite the surprise as she spoke with a shaking voice ” I’m sorry I need to go” . Feelings hurt he still looked through a smile and said “ok maybe some other time .

Tom and Margie were made for each other , right down to the way they perceived their dreams of the future. They met at a county fair , both standing in line at an ice cream stand . Both of them stealing looks from the other every chance they could . The first words spoken I think was ” would you like a napkin ” by Margie as Tom was having problems with his cone . They passed each other several times at the fair shyly grabbing looks every chance they could . Margie was a very attractive girl reddish-brown hair , a slim figure and one of the most gifted persons in her high school class . Her attitude and level of maturity also added to her great personality. Tom was a very gifted boy as well , never using his gifts to their full potential , he did just enough to get by . He also was a handsome young man , never having to worry about relationships as girls were constantly chasing him . Tom and Margie’s friends all knew the would eventually be together , that’s all either one ever talked about .

Growing up in different towns caused  somewhat of small problem as they didn’t have transportation to see each other the way they wanted to . Margie’s parents also being seriously religious also posed a problem .

TO BE CONTINUED …

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