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Real Letters I’ve Sent – NanoPoblano – Day 26

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Real Letters I’ve Sent – NanoPoblano – Day 26

https://cheerpeppers.wordpress.com/2016/09/07/why-blog-everyday-in-november/

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PEPPER PICK-ME-UP

In 1885 or so

Dr Pepper stole the show

Secret formula writ in stone

Take some Dr Pepper home

A tonic made just for your brain

Cola wars were never the same

Dr Pepper, a digestive aid

Drink it up, you’ll have it made

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This was a Quadrille 44 words poem I’ve had in my drafts for a long time.

I was just remembering that I used to write to businesses/companies all the time. Mostly the letters were a bit funny, but I really like their products, so why not tell them I like them? I’ve done this off and on since I was a kid just learning to write letters, and I’d get so excited when I got an answer from them. It’s still fun, and those that respond always send a nice cover letter, some brochures, and coupons for free products from them.

Here’s the letter I wrote to the Dr Pepper (soft drink) Company:

Dear Dr Pepper Company,

I am a Dr Pepper drinker from way back. I have enjoyed this most unique beverage for many years. I like it cold, and even hot, with a slice of lemon, as your company was promoting at one time.

I also like the logos, songs, and advertisements associated with Dr Pepper. As a kid, I remember the 10 – 2 – 4 ad. I’m not quite sure what that was; were you supposed to have a DP at those times of day? Also did a Saint Bernard dog appear in those logos? I love dogs, and this is what seemed to catch my attention. (am I mistaken?)

Then, when my children were small, the catchy TV jingle was popular: ‘He’s a Pepper, She’s a Pepper, wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper, too?’ Everyone had that song in their head.

So yes, we’ve had many years of enjoyment from your product.

However, I’ve heard a disturbing rumor that I’d like clarified. There is another soda that is called Mr Pibb. It is very similar in taste to your Dr Pepper. It is not sold here in our town, except from the fountain at the movie theater. We were curious as to why it is not sold in our stores also.

I don’t have any idea who makes this Mr Pibb, as we can’t find it here; possibly a rival company to yours? At any rate, we asked a person who was stocking the shelves what the deal was. He said that your company would not sell your product in the same market as Mr Pibb. Is that true? And, if it is, why not? If you are afraid of the competition, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.

Dr Pepper is a mainstay, at least around here, and you have many loyal customers. Sure, some people would buy Mr Pibb, but then people buy all sorts of soft drink flavors. Why, if it is true, do you have a grudge against this one rival? Is it because of it’s similarity to Dr Pepper in taste? If you had a blind taste test between you both, I have no doubt the customer would pick the superior taste of DP every time!

So, that’s it. Will you please verify or deny this rumor for me?

Thanks for making Dr Pepper all these years.

Your customer,

xxx (me)

P.S. Do you also have a brochure about your company and it’s origins?

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That was the letter I wrote. They did send me a whole bunch of pamphlets, brochures, and coupons for free products. They didn’t answer my question. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

WEEKLY WEATHER – DAY & NIGHT

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WEEKLY WEATHER – DAY & NIGHT

https://jennifernicholewells.com/2017/05/28/this-weeks-challenges-may-28-june-2-owpc-ww/

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The weekly weather asks us to find photos of day & night. 🙂

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WEATHERLY WAYS

Moon glow and sun beams

Nothing is really as it seems

Sunrise and moonset

Time is passing, you can bet

Partly moony or sunny gloomy

Sometimes the weather is downright loony

Whatever the weather brings your way,

We all have something about it to say.

🙂 🙂 🙂

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© 2017 BS

INFUSED / SMELL

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INFUSED / SMELL

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https://lindaghill.com/2017/05/26/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-may-2717/

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Today I am combining Stream of Consciousness Saturday with the Daily Post Prompt.

SOCS word of the day is ‘smell’, and DP prompt word is ‘infused’.

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/infuse/

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Can you have a stream of consciousness drawing?

I’m going with – yes, you can- because this is what I thought of this morning. I burn incense almost every day. I love the beautiful and mysterious smell, as it infuses the air.

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INCENSE

Infuse pure blessings

Banish Negativity

Enjoy lovely smells

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© 2017 BS

 

 

I AM NOT AFRAID

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I AM NOT AFRAID

Listen…silence is broken

Lone lobo laments his lonliness

In the still of the sultry night

I am not afraid

Moon flowers look to the stars above

Heat lightning foretells the future

Storm a’coming; I feel it in my bones

I am not afraid

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For dVerse Poets – Quadrille (44 words) # 31 – Still

Use the word ‘still’ in any form we’d like, in a poem only 44 words long.

Quadrille #31

Thanks for hosting, Grace!

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© 2017 BS

LIFE LINK – for 3 LINE TALES – WEEK 31

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LIFE LINK – for 3 LINE TALES – WEEK 31

Three Line Tales, Week Thirty-One

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photo by Alex Hockett

LIFE LINK

Chain of memories all in sync.

Each one connected, link by link.

His life’s story told in ink.

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© 2016 BS

I AM THE GHOST BESIDE YOU

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I AM THE GHOST BESIDE YOU

Why can’t you see me?

I never planned on being a Ghost…a Ghost of myself.

Flitting around you, I beg for attention…validation…

I am me…a Soul in transition…pain…

Why won’t you see me? I am here beside you.

You look right through me…like I’m not real.

It’s so hard…so hard…I want to be heard.

I need to know you still think of me…still love me.

I am transformed…not gone, not forgotten, not dismissed or diminished as

A strange sound, a confusing coincident of you know-not-what.

I don’t mean to scare you. Please feel no fear. I need your warmth…your love.

I ache to be near you.

Am I the cold chill you feel when I reach out to touch you?

Yes, it’s me.

Am I the wisp of mist you think you see, from the corner of your eye?

Yes, it’s me

Am I the moaning sound you think is the wind through the cracks?

Yes, it’s me.

I’m screaming out to you. I have been here all along.

I have not forgotten you. I give you signs…

Give me a sign that you still care…that you recognize that sudden small flash of memory.

Yes, it’s me, recognizing you in that moment.

I had to leave this life, this mortal realm.

It wasn’t my choice, you see. Please believe me…believe in me,

As I am still here with you…as I am.

I live in your heart, in your thoughts…I am still me, loving you, with all my Soul.

Am I the silence, when you sense that you’re being watched…yes, it’s me…I am near.

Yes, it’s me…still loving you with all my Soul…I am me…

I am the Ghost beside you…

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https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/ghost/

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© 2016 BS

 

ONE MINUTE POEM – “I WILL BE”

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ONE MINUTE POEM #1

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I WILL BE

Werewolves and daffodils

A kettle of consternation

Kiss me where it hurts, and

My Beloved, I will be

Nowhere

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© 2016 BS

Peace }I{

EXPLOSION of AROMA

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EXPLOSION of AROMA

Cilantro is like oxygen,

Wild, and free, and fresh;

It makes the guacamole pop

In that green and creamy dish.

Spicy, earthy Cumin’s great,

And, chili powder, too;

Cooking up a Mexican feast

Especially for you.

Rice and beans are ready, now,

We can hardly wait;

Come into the kitchen,

Do grab yourself a plate.

Careful, now, enchiladas are hot

As they come out of the oven.

Corn tortillas, onions, and sauce,

That aroma we all are lovin’.

A veritable fiesta to tickle your mouth,

But, alas we never got to taste it,

We had to do without.

The dish of glass exploded,

As it was set upon the stove;

It smelled so good and cheesy,

Even as we dodged and dove.

We didn’t get to eat that meal,

Which really was a shame;

The wonderful smell of Mexican night,

In our memories will remain.

Instead, we ordered out…another meal suffices,

As we filled our paper plates that night,

With Italian pizza slices.

© 2016 BS

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Written for dVersePoets …

http://dversepoets.com/2016/01/05/scents-that-linger/

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3 IN 1 CHALLENGE – January 4th

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3 IN 1 CHALLENGE – January 4th

Today I’ve combined 3 different blog challenges into one poem. It did take awhile to figure out how to get all the requirements to work together.

The 3 pages can be found by clicking each one.

http://jennifernicholewells.com/2016/01/04/color-your-world-aquamarine/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WritingPoetryGroup/578633032292993/?notif_t=group_activity

https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/prompt-facts/

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For Color Your World, the prompt color is Aquamarine

For Poets on the Page, we were asked to imagine if you were not yourself, to drop all pretenses, to be your authentic self

For Mindlovemiserysmenagerie, prompt # 92, is a Wordle, which is to take a list of given words, use 10 of them, to write a poem or story using these words. The words to choose from were… punitive, tepid, calendar, season, sad, arrhythmic, cursive, tomorrow, swallow, aquamarine, affirmation, pulchritude…

Thank you to the hosts of these three blog challenges, for keeping things fun and interesting 🙂

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GHOST WITH AQUAMARINE EYES

Who would I be, if not me anymore

Stripped of my being, right down to the core

I’ll open tomorrow with an arrhythmic swallow

Banish the sad, the tepid, and follow

For awhile, for a season, on the calendar year

An affirmation that I hold dear

With a flourish, a shout, a cursive flair

I’ll be the Ghost, I’ll still be there

Myself as myself, there are no lies

I am the Ghost with Aquamarine Eyes.

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© 2016 BS

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LOST

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Looking inside my mind

Lighthearted thoughts I find

Laughing at what I see

Leaving reality

Labels – not to be bound

Lost…and hope to be found

Losing it, I un-wind…

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This is another poem in the Pleiades form. It was fun to do, earlier, so I wanted to do another 🙂

This is also for the Open Link Night brought to you by dVerse Poets. Their page can be found here

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© 2015 BS