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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – LETTER J

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE – LETTER J 4bd62ad9-ea74-4273-967b-7c426c911c61 IMG_2349

Today’s letter to write something about is J.

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Letter J is for…Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin, an American singer/songwriter, was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on January 19, 1943. She died on October 4, 1970. During the mid 60s, she performed her unique style of singing the blues, and rock, with the band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. To the public, she was often called the Queen of Psychedelic Soul, but to her friends, she was Pearl. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.  A couple of her well-known songs were “Piece of My Heart”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”.

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Letter J is for…Journals/Journaling

Chances are, if you like to write, you’ve bought a journal, or even lots of journals over the years. I know I have. It’s hard to resist a new book of blank pages, just waiting for me to fill in with my thoughts, doodling, and miscellaneous notes and reminders. Pretty much anything can become a journal. A regular spiral notebook or composition book works just fine. If you want to, you can get really pretty and fancy books, too, as there are as many types as there are people who keep a journal. You can call them diaries, day planners, travel logs, or anything you feel suits your mood. Have fun with your own personal journal. Here’s a photo of just some of mine. 🙂

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The Mystery Box Chickens and Giraffe wish you a wonderful week! They are thinking up something for the mystery box and the letter K, which will be revealed tomorrow! 🙂

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What’s in the Mystery Box?

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http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/what-is-blogging-from-to-z.html

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

 

OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – # 6 – FREEDOM

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OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – # 6 – FREEDOMIMG_20150928_151453

~Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” ~ from the song “Me and Bobby McGee” sung by Janis Joplin

Today’s suggested poem was to be about Freedom and Change. Also we could try a counted syllable poem. The one I’m using is called Tanka. It is a very old type of Japanese poetry, similar to Haiku. It has the syllable count of 5-7-5-7-7, and is five lines long.

FREEDOM

Thoughts caught in quicksand

There are blinders on my brain

I will not give up

Ideas swirl inside my head

Words find their way to freedom

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I was thinking of writer’s block, but we have other obstacles put in our way, by our own selves.

Are we free to write and say what we want? For the most part, yes, as long as it’s not to the detriment of others.

Do you think we have nothing to lose by speaking our mind, meaning what we say, writing anything we want? I think we have a lot to lose, if we go around maligning others with slander, bigotry, and prejudice. We may lose respect, we may lose friends and family, we may even lose our life…all because we thought we had the complete freedom to spew our one-sided beliefs in a public way, with no give and take, or an open mind. There is always someone who will take offense.

It’s good to be brave, to take a chance, to branch out, and effect a change in yourself. But, be wary and thoughtful before speaking or writing.

We are not as free as we may think we are.

Your thoughts?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2015 BS