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Just Jot It January # 21 – Scraggly

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Just Jot It January # 21 – Scraggly

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 21st, 2020

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Today’s prompt word is brought to us by Cheryl. Thanks, Cheryl. 🙂

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 21st, 2020, is “scraggly.” Use the word “scraggly” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Scraggly

irregular; uneven; jagged.
shaggy; ragged; unkempt.
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Fun, Funny, Clown, Silly, Party, Happy
Scraggly Baggly was a mess
The hair on his head grew less and less
His scraggly beard was sketchy and shaggy
The clothes he wore were woefully baggy
Yet still he had a grin on his face
With his teeth in no particular place
For his friends they urged at their behest
To straighten up – a reasonable request
And so in time with lots of work
Scraggly Baggly did not shirk
He turned into a handsome lad
Now all concerned were very glad
By combing his hair, and trimming his beard
It wasn’t as bad as he had feared
His teeth were straightened and shiny white
Now Scraggly looked and felt just right.
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~ cartoon photo from Pixabay ~
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Just Jot It January # 19 – Gobbledygook

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Just Jot It January # 19 – Gobbledygook

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 19th, 2020

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Today’s JusJoJan prompt word is brought to us by Jim. Thank you so much, Jim!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 19th, 2020, is “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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gobbledygook – wordy and generally unintelligible jargon

galimatias

A confused and often pretentious mixture esp. of words…gobbledygook.

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I hear your wall of words

They make no sense to me

You sound like a turkey

Making gobbledy

Maybe other birds

Know just what you mean

When you speak your galimatias

I just want to shush the mush

Of which I’m not so keen

So take a page from a dictionary book

Stop talking all that gobbledygook

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A Glow in the Night

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A Glow in the Night

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I was writing this poem for a poetry challenge, but it turned out too long for that one. I still wanted to post it though, because it expresses my hope, love, and Peace for all.

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A Glow in the Night

A glow – a glow

Of Angel wings

Of children’s eyes

For all bright things

A glow about this holy night

A time for silence and delight

I wish you Peace

I wish you Joy

I wish for Love

All girls and boys

I wish you tenderness and toys

A glow in our hearts

Which never departs

For memories bright

May you always hold tight

This glow – a glow

A glow in the night

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~photo of night sky and brilliant golden star from Pixabay~

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Christmas Memory # 13 – Christmas Chaos

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Christmas Memory # 13 – Christmas ChaosClick to view d

For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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Christmas Chaos

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Here it is again, my re-posting of a poem I wrote back in 2006. If you’ve seen it before, wonderful! If it is new to you, hope you enjoy the humor in this one! 🙂

Red Letter Box for Letters to Santa

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CHRISTMAS CHAOS

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house

The paper was flying, the place was a mess.

Where’s the ribbon, where’s a box, where’s the tape, I don’t know –

And outside the window, it’s beginning to snow.

When I in my flurry, was running around, remembered “Oh-no, I have to go back to town!”

I have to mail packages, to those far away. How long will it take – a week or three days?

There’s munchies to buy, and a dinner to plan…and what, oh what, can I get for the “man”?

The pets all need feeding, and what could be more? The neighbors are here, with a knock at the door.

They come bringing cheese balls, and cookies galore.

I say thank you, then usher them out. Then I turn around and say with a shout, “I have to make gifts for those on our street!”

But, I’m about to collapse from the heat.

Get up and go, let’s do the day right. Put on some music, and candles to light.

A box of cards, my cup of coffee…should I eat that last piece of toffee?

Christmas ideas are really quite lofty, and really, at heart, I’m such a softie.

I’ll wrap a few gifts, then do some leg lifts; look at the snow – it’s now making drifts.

Put lots of presents in pretty paper, and think up some clues, for a Christmas caper.

Pull on some mittens, put on a scarf. If I hear one more carol, I’m going to barf.

I jump in the truck to go do my shopping; the stores are all crowded…the places are hopping.

On Target, and K-Mart, and Hastings, and Penny’s…Now United and Wal-Mart – can we stop at a Denny’s?

No – get it done – there’s no time to waste…I need to get home…hurry, hurry, make haste.

And then to the wondering eyes of those there, I manage to put some dye on my hair.

Some coffee, some milk, is all that I ask…to put my feet up, before my next task.

To watch my soap opera, would be a nice break. I think I’ll do that, and also eat cake.

I just settled down, and there goes the phone; I, of course don’t answer, I pretend I’m not home.

And now it’s time to do some more wrapping. We’ll put on some music – our feet will be tapping.

Merry Christmas to one, Merry Christmas to all…What’s that you say? Another trip to the mall?

I don’t think I want to…I don’t think I can…but, wait, I still need a gift for the ‘man’.

We must keep it even, we must keep it straight…I need another gift for my mate.

What shall it be, something big, or much smaller? As I walk the halls of the mall, I do holler.

I need to find a gift that is right – before I call it quits for the night.

So, I go to the mall, and the stores…and stand in long lines, before I get out the doors.

The aisles are all crowded, the cart’s in a jam…say “Excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, Ma’am.”

At first, we’re polite, when we go to town, but as frustration mounts, we’ll mow you down.

When there’s only one more shopping day…you better move fast, get outta my way.

Can’t find the right size, can’t find the right gift, then stop by the Starbucks to get a lift.

Give me caffeine right now, I say, got to get on with this frantic day.

Have a nice day, be jolly, be merry…if I hear it again, I’ll commit hara-kiri. It’s my ‘pleasure’ to serve you,

Uh-huh, yeah right…you probably make faces, as I pull out of sight.

Finally, finally get back home, where I just want to sit and moan.

My feet hurt, my back hurts, my nerves are all jangled…and how do you wrap a box that’s tri-angled?

Back at home, I start wrapping, all the critters are napping…

The oven is cooking the breads, how merry, but now I need another cranberry.

Merry Christmas to me…let’s trim the tree…and now the cats are OOC (out of control)

Happy to make your Christmas surprise, waiting for the bread to rise.

Christmas morning comes awfully early; no wonder everyone is so surly.

Buying spending – oh, what fun…we’ll all be glad when shopping is done.

The stockings are ready to hold all the goodies – maybe some candy or nice warm hoodies.

Light candles, fill stockings, with striped candy canes. Look out the window, hope it won’t rain.

Sweep the floor, wash the dishes, deck the halls with Christmas wishes.

There’s potatoes to mash, and take out the trash…as for me, I think I’m about to crash.

Finally, everything looks really pretty, Charlie (the tree) is ready, and still little bitty.

Now, take a picture, and go to our beds. I hope no one forgot to take their meds.

When morning comes, we’ll all get to say…we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Then, I look in the living-room, and what do I see? One of the cats is eating the tree. I holler and yell, but then, what does it

matter…I’ll just have to clean up the mess later.

She enjoys Christmas her way…I prefer mine…

So Merry Christmas to all…from our family to thine.

Just one more thing I’d like to say – Happy Holidays to all and Have a Wonderful Day!

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Coloring Book Page – brown squirrel on top of red & green package & wearing Santa hat

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First written on December 20, 2006

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Lost and Lonely

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Lost and Lonely

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Spirit roams

Lost and lonely

Searching for the soul

You feel it’s wandering

Lost and lonely

Foggy thoughts not whole

Spirit weeps in confusion

Illusion – delusion

Lost and lonely

Drifting in the evernight

Will you not give Spirit solace

Guide him to everlasting light

My photo of a foggy night with a light shining through

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For dVerse Poets – Spirit – Quadrille 44 words – Thanks, De

Find more dVerse poems here

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Midnight – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 6

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Midnight – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 6

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Here’s a poem I wrote  probably around 2013.

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Midnight

Midnight rides and ravens

History books and Poe

Camels sleep and gardens creep

At midnight

Don’t you know

photo of full moon & dark leaves 10/14/19

 

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Happy Halloween – A Ballad for Jack

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Black background, pumpkin sticker, painted jack-o-lantern rocks

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Happy Halloween – A Ballad for Jack

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A Halloween Poem I wrote in 2015

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A BALLAD FOR JACK

Out in the garden, way in the back,

A tangle of vines did grow.

There was a secret, hidden away,

For only me to know.

I watered and tended this special vine,

And, day by day it grew.

Soon, it revealed an orange orb…

I was the only one who knew.

I was so happy, I talked to it…

In fact, I named him Jack.

He grew up big and strong, that gourd…

I think he liked me back.

Then as the days grew cooler yet,

And, the sun was feeling dim,

I wanted Jack to stay with me,

But, it was time to part from him.

And, so it came, that sad, sad day…

Jack said it would be fine…

I took my knife and severed him…

I cut him from the vine.

I cried a river, but through my tears,

Jack looked at me and smiled…

He said to carve a great big grin,

For every little child.

And, so I did, I carved a face

For Jack’s big orange head.

Now, every Halloween night that comes,

Jack’s eyes shine bright, instead.

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A carved jack-o-lantern wearing a pirate hat

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images = my painted pumpkin rocks & my carved pirate jack-o-lantern

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dVerse Prosery # 2 – The Moon

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dVerse Prosery # 2 – The Moon

Prosery #2

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This is for dVerse Poets. To find out more, click the above link.

The instructions are from Sarah, and the poem the line is taken from is called, “Full Moon”, by Alice Oswald.

The Prosery prompt starts with a line taken from a poem, and asks you to write a piece of flash fiction incorporating that line, in full, somewhere in the piece of prose. To make it a little more challenging there’s a word limit of 144 words.

I dreamt I was the moon

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They say the moon is made of cheese, but I don’t believe it any more.

Back when I was a kid, my dad built his own telescope. I loved watching him grind the lenses, taking a large white plumbing pipe, and putting it all together. He checked out books from the library to find out how to do it.

When it was finished, we took it outside on dark nights to gaze up at the stars, the planets, and the moon. The moon’s craters were beautifully shadowed against the bright reflective moon light.

My imagination went wild, thinking of other worlds in the universe. If I could just reach out there … touch them.

Visions filled me with wonder as I fell asleep.

I dreamt I was the moon.

And the truth was revealed. The moon was not made of cheese. I know that now.

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Tiger in the Night -Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

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Tiger in the Night – Song Lyric Sunday – Zodiac Animals

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/07/06/zodiac-animals/

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Today, for SLS, Jim has given us the prompt to use any animal of the Zodiac. These are according to the Chinese calendar, and are:

Rat/Ox/Tiger/Rabbit/Dragon/Snake/Horse/Sheep/Monkey/ Rooster/Dog/Pig

There should be some great songs to listen to today, so thank you, Jim! 🙂

To join in, and hear some good music, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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This is a poem I wrote back in 2015, about the Tiger, which has always been my spirit animal.

I was born in a Tiger year!

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TIGER

In misty dreams you

Came to me

When I was only two or three.

A forest dark, and deep, and

Green, I wondered what my dreams

Could mean. You were my friend, my

Spirit kin…a guardian without, within…

I was born into your year, your Tiger Spirit

Always near. Magnificent eyes, shining bright, I

Weep at what now is your plight; endangered in this

Cruel world…victim of the weapons hurled. If only we could

Be at peace…return to dreams without surcease, to that mystery

Forest, in the night, we could try to make it right. I know that you will

Always be, in my dreams…a part of me … Tiger…my Spirit Animal …<3

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My painting of a tiger

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My mom’s painting of a tiger

Starting off with a slower song. As I was looking for Tiger songs I found this one, which is a new one for me. I really like it though, as it does remind me of my tiger dreams that I began having when I was very little.

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“Tiger in the Night”, by Katie Melua, is on her 2003 album, ‘Call Off the Search”. The music and lyrics are by Mike Batt.

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You are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
You are the one who keeps me strong in this worldYou sleep by the silent cooling streams
Down in the darkness of my dreams
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning brightI was the one who looked so hard I could not see
Now I could never live without the love you give to meI lived like a wild and lonely soul
Lost in a dream beyond control
You were the one who brought me home down to earthFor you are the tiger burning bright
Deep in the forest of my night
All of my life I never knew
You were the dream I’d see come true
You are the tiger burning bright

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Found on LyricsWiki
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This song probably everyone has heard, and it’s a good one. She sings of being afraid, but then taking on the courage of the Tiger, and surviving all kinds of adversities that life may throw her way…with spirit and conviction that she will make it through.

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“Roar”, by Katy Perry, was released from her album, “Prism”, in 2013. It was written by Katy Perry, Bonnie McKee, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, and Henry Walter, and is on the Capitol label.

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Verse 1]
I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely

I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

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I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Verse 2]
Now I’m floating like a butterfly
Stinging like a bee
I earned my stripes
I went from zero, to my own hero

[Pre-Chorus]
You held me down, but I got up (hey)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, your hear that sound
Like thunder, gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready cause I had enough
I see it all, I see it now

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Bridge]
Roar, roar, roar, roar, roar…

[Chorus]
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

[Post-Chorus]
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
(You’ll hear me roar)
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
You’re gonna hear me roar

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Found on GeniusLyrics

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Thursday Inspiration # 9 – Key

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Thursday Inspiration – Key

https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/thursday-inspiration-9/

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Thanks for the photo inspiration, Paula!

To join in this weekly challenge, just click the link above. 🙂

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This week’s theme is key and the picture is below.

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Black Bird knows the way

Key of F my feathered friend

You can count on me

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“All on Me (Songs in the Key of F)”, by Devin Dawson. Released as a single in 2017, it was written by Devin Dawson, Jacob Durrett, and Austin Smith. It is on the Warner Bros. label.

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