It’s that time of year again: NaPoWriMo!!! National Poetry Month (optionally GloPoWriMo ~ Global Poetry Writing Month) comes every April and challenges poets (and anyone else who wants to take a shot at it) to write (and post) a poem every day through all of April. That’s 30 poems in 30 days.https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/10938935/posts/2140
So, today is the 2nd. I guess if I am able to post a poem every day that will be 29 poems in 29 days! We shall see!
Once I wished I could climb to the top of the highest mountain.
When I got there, I wished I could soar through the clouds like an eagle.
While soaring, I wished I could dive into the ocean and catch a large fish for dinner.
After catching the fish and letting him go, I wished I could swim to a beautiful coral reef to see the clownfish.
Once I saw the clownfish, I wished I could have that beautiful fish at my home.
That wish can’t come true.
I have to leave that clownfish in his own home.
He needs his home to survive.
My house cannot meet his needs.
I wish that I lived on the side of an ocean where I could have an underwater bedroom with a glass window to see the fish swim by.
I wish all of the clownfish could know that they should swim by my window, where they would be safe.
I am not promoting abortion but how can a state take control over the physical body of its citizens? Where is freedom in that? I agree that some people use abortion the wrong way but if done for a specific reason, especially if the child is going to be born profoundly handicapped, isn’t it the parents choice if they are able to take that type of life on? If money were not an issue, I would say that banning abortion wouldn’t be such a big deal but nothing is free. The only thing I have to say against abortion is that there are so many people wanting babies that can’t have them, and would take any infant in a heartbeat. I don’t know….But how can a State Rep know?
Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.
1989: Romanian orphans in a Bucharest orphanage shortly after the December Revolution in 1989. (Photo by Kevin Weaver/Getty Images)
As lawmakers in Alabama this week passed a bill that would outlaw abortion in the U.S. state entirely, protesters outside the statehouse wore blood-red robes, a nod to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, in which childbearing is entirely controlled by the state. Hours later, the book was trending on Twitter.
But opponents of the restrictive abortion laws currently being considered in the United States don’t need to look to fiction for admonitory examples of where these types of laws can lead. For decades, communist Romania was a real-life test case of what can happen when a country outlaws abortion entirely, and the results were devastating.
Pancakes, waffles or French Toast as your breakfast favorite?
This was an easy one for me! Waffles. I have always loved waffles. Eggo used to make them bigger and a little bit thicker, so the last time I bought them I was a little disappointed. My only problem with loving waffles is I love to have a bit of butter in each square. Then I love Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup. Some of you may raise your eyebrows at my choices but it just tastes so good!
I have a waffle maker here at home so I make them once or twice a month. David and I both love them. He uses real Maple Syrup and no butter. Sometimes I make strawberries with a bit of sugar and he will put that on them. Again, for me, butter and syrup.
Thanks Melanie for hosting. I know I am a few days late, but better late than never right?