#WRITEPHOTO – THE RETREAT

KL Caley is the host!

The Retreat – Image by KL Caley

Back in the day
out in the wood
there was a small place
a place that was good
and in this nice place
where people did live
they gathered their wares
for something to give
they’d go right outside
and stand in the yard
throwing out food
it wasn’t that hard
the animals would come
and they’d eat all the treats
that was the extent
of the small family’s feats
they all stood there happy
to feed all around
Since during the winter
food couldn’t be found

©2021 CBialczak Poetry

Throwback Thursday #19 – Superstitions, Amulets, and Charms

Maggie is the host!

What makes you feel lucky? Is it a four leaf clover, a rabbit’s foot, or a lucky penny? I don’t think anything really brings luck except chance. I have had “lucky charms” over the years but nothing that ever lasted. I do love eating Lucky Charms! My favorite cereal!

What are you superstitious of? Will you walk under a ladder? What’s your lucky number? What if a black cat crosses your path? I am superstitious…I won’t pick up a “tails up” penny, I would walk under a ladder if I couldn’t go around it, I think black cats are mysterious but not scary. I am more of a believer of Karma rather than superstitions, if that is a comparative belief. I do think #2 is my lucky number but its more of an OCD thing than luck, I like things in two’s. Many years ago my late husband used to play his lucky numbers every week for the lottery. One week he didn’t get to it and yes, as you guessed, his numbers came up. I don’t think he would’ve been a millionaire but it was a big win. After that he never played the same numbers nor have I.

Where did you learn ideas concerning luck? Do you still have superstitions in your adult life? I don’t think I ever heard my parents talk about luck or superstitions. Most of my “knowledge” was regular kid stuff; lucky rabbits foot, 4 leaf clover…

Since this is the last week of the year I am curious – do you make resolutions, eat specific foods, or have traditions or superstitions to usher in the new year? I don’t make resolutions per say since they don’t stick. It isn’t that I won’t continue but honestly I forget. There have been times I would stop eating junk food, for example, then next thing you know I am buying chips and some ice cream, totally forgetting, but still feeling like it’s a fail. As a kid we used to run out at midnight banging pots and pans. As an adult we used to spend the night with my friends. I like the gatherings but not crazy about loud parties. Many years I have fallen asleep. I do like watching the ball drop in NYC, I think it looks like everyone is having a good time, even though I don’t want to be there!

Simply 6 Minutes: 28th December

What a good mama kitty!

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Christine at Stine Writing is our hostess for the Simply 6 Minute challenge. You can find out more and join in here
Picture courtesy of Richard Austin
Will you stop whingeing? I’m going as fast as I can.
Now where did you last see it?
Yes, I know it was your special ball, but I did say not to bring it didn’t I.
Now we have to retrace our steps from our walk in the park this morning to find it.
What’s that? You hadn’t lost it and it’s here in the basket all the time?
Then why are we here?????
Ah…………….. your purring gives you away. I see him, that cutie over there who’s stolen your heart.  Silly Kitty, You only had to say………………………

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Simply 6 Minutes, Times Two…

I love cats even though I don’t have any

The Sound of One Hand Typing

I hope Christine’s not too upset that I missed last week. I’ll do that one after I do the one for this week…

Female cats certainly take the job of being mothers seriously. We found a pregnant female in the neighborhood once, took her home, and about a month later she presented us with five healthy kittens. And the thing is, she was a kitten herself. Seems the boys like ’em young…

She knew just how to deal with them, too, both at birth and throughout their lives. She never forgot that they were her kids, and her kids never forgot that she was Mom. The day we took her in to be spayed, Mary worried that she’d forget about them. When we brought her home, she went right back into Mom mode, licking one of her daughters on the head while smacking another one.

I wish I had kept…

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