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July Squares # 31 – Blue – Fanfare Fini


July Squares # 31 – Blue – Fanfare Fini

Feeling the blues



This is a month of blue! It’s a fun challenge created by Becky of “The Life of B”, and each day we show something blue. The only rule beside blue, is that the photo MUST be SQUARE!

As an added bonus, I’ve found songs with blue in the title or lyrics, or at least something to do with the photo. 🙂

Thanks, Becky!

If you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details, and also see other entries.


Today is the last day of the Blue July Squares! It’s been a lot of fun to find blue things, and also some songs to go along with the photos.

Thank you, Becky, for hosting this wonderful challenge! 🙂


For the last entry of my blues, I’m just showing several photos of some I took that never made it into the earlier days of the month.

  • Red, White, & Blue USA flag inspired helium balloon
  • Miscellaneous items (small fabric sack with blue & white candy inside, A toy blue and yellow thermometer, a white pencil with a cat’s head wearing a stocking hat of blue, white & yellow, and a blue ruler,
  • a sign at Ft. Davis TX saying ‘enlisted men’s barracks 1876 – 1887, Canteen 1888 – 1891)
  • White jellyfish enhanced by blue lights in a large aquarium at Kansas City Missouri Aquarium
  • My blue magnetic board with some magnets that have blue on them
  • My blue magnetic board with lots of words in blue





“True Blue”, by Madonna, was released from her album of the same name in 1985. It was written by Madonna and Stephen Bray, and is on the Sire/Warner Bros. label.



Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS



Today’s poem assignment from Daily Post, Writing 201: Poetry, we were given these elements to use…A Ballad, a hero/heroine, and using anaphora or epistrophe (the repetition of words at the beginning or ending of the poem, on more than one line)…

To me, this was a bit difficult at first, trying to merge all  three into one poem. After researching how to do a ballad, I found they usually have a certain sound to them, as in a beat you stress a word on, and a way to do the rhyme scheme, also.

It got a bit easier, after doing some rearranging of the lines, and a lot of counting and stressing words out loud. It seemed like a math problem at first, and I am not good at numbers, at all.

Then there was the part of hero/heroine…I don’t really know of any, so mine is just a general fits all type. In the end it tends to sound like a mushy greeting card sentiment! Maybe that is what a ballad is, like in musical power ballads…a mushy love song? I don’t know, but here is what I came up with…Enjoy!



A friend of mine, you’ve been to me…

Let me say you are so bright.

A friend of mine, so fun and free,

Let me laugh in sheer delight.

You give me candy kisses, and

A giant pink balloon…

You give me a helping hand, and then

A flower so sweet I swoon.

For dinner, lunch, or picnic brunch,

You give me music and tea…

For all I need, I have a hunch,

You will always be there for me

And so you know just how I feel,

I write this poem for you…

And so you know my love is real,

I write in ink true blue.


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