Great photo challenge!!!! https://travelwithintent.com/2022/04/10/found/
Here is my entry for Debbie’s, Travel With Intent blog, One Word Sunday Challenge. I just couldn’t decide which one to use!
Rory has me intrigued with this Weekend Quickie. To join in check it out here: https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2022/04/09/weekend-quickie-9/
|10 Questions for you to answer as you so see fit!|
|Name one sport that is already dangerous but would be lethal if you were naked? Maybe Ice Hockey? There are so many that could go bad…|
|If l had three bananas in my right pocket and 17 grapes in my left pocket what would l have in my back pocket? Nothing, your pants would be too damn tight!|
|How many animals were aboard Noah’s Ark? Probably at least 100, but that isn’t counting how many got off…By then there were babies…you know stuck on a ship for all that time. Gestation is faster with some animals.|
|What is the second largest organ in your body and could you live without it? I think that would be your liver and no.|
|What is the most reckless thing you have ever done as an adult? probably driving under the influence…I play it pretty safe.|
|I came, l saw and l didn’t …. [what?] know what the hell was going on!|
|What are 5 ways to keep warm when lost outside in a snowstorm with a stranger? get naked and snuggle, get naked, snuggle, snuggle and get naked, and stay out of the wind.|
|How does your mind work – what am l talking about if these words are used – Melons, Jugs, bubbles and orbs? Fruit, ceramic bottles of water, kids bubble wand creations, and lights that signify a spirit.|
|Which language are these words and terms from? – ankle biter, strewth, bludger, sunnies barbie, nuddy, furphy and woop woop? I would say Old English.|
|Do you prefer to ring my bell, push the button, knock on wood or walk on by and why did you select your choice? Either ring your bell or walk on by…If I’m there I might as well say hello but if I’m there and don’t feel up to it I do nothing and keep walking.|
Who said, “It’s just a flesh wound?” And who were they talking to? no idea, no guesses either.
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This week’s topic is:
“High School Days“.
Here are the questions:
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Today’s (optional) prompt is pretty simple – a love poem! If you’re having trouble getting into the right mood for a love poem, maybe you’ll find inspiration in one of my favorites, June Jordan’s “Poem for Haruko.”
When you find love
Let it in
Is like a sin
For when its there
Its meant to stay
If love is true
It won’t go away
But sometime we
Don’t know best
We let our heads
Rule the rest
And then we find
We can’t go back
Fall of the track
But in the end
We know what’s right
Our hearts are true
It’s worth the fight.
©2022 CBialczak Poetry
Brenda Warren is our hostess for the Sunday Whirl. You can join in here
Our words are
sliver, breath, sent, plans, hours, minutes, chime, drive, write, light, crime, match
I hold my breath
As I write this song
It’s not that long
I drive through cities
Where crime does live
The blame I give
A sliver moon
Is in the sky
The hours tick
Time passing by
I light a match
To check my plan
Who sent me here?
Who is that man?
The clock will chime
The night goes on
I must go home
The job is done
Sadje is our hostess for the Sunday Poser question This week her question is:
This week the theme is songs that mention Army, Soldier, War suggested by Di of pensitivity101.
Jim is the host of Song Lyric Sunday and you must check this out if you are a music fan. Jim knows a lot about all of the musicians he introduces us to. Check it out here: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/04/09/war-crimes/
I guess this song isn’t necessarily following the “rules” of todays topic but it came to mind the minute I saw the theme. My experience with children, especially those who have been abused, has me feeling like child abuse is a war that is constantly being fought. So, for today my contribution is from 10,000 Maniacs. This is one of my all time favorite songs. If everyone knew the stories of the kids I alone have worked with you all would have nightmares forever. The stories are true and it is so very sad…
Songwriters: Natalie Merchant / Robert Buck
“What’s The Matter Here?” https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/10000maniacs/whatsthematterhere.html
That young boy without a name anywhere I’d know his face.
In this city the kid’s my favorite.
I’ve seen him. I see him every day.
Seen him run outside looking for a place to hide from his father,
the kid half naked and said to myself “O, what’s the matter here?”
I’m tired of the excuses everybody uses, he’s their kid I stay out of it,
but who gave you the right to do this?
We live on Morgan Street;
just ten feet between and his mother, I never see her,
but her screams and cussing, I hear them every day.
Threats like: “If you don’t mind I will beat on your behind,”
“Slap you, slap you silly.”
made me say, “O, what’s the matter here?”
I’m tired of the excuses everybody uses, he’s your kid, do as you see fit,
but get this through that I don’t approve of what you did to you own flesh and blood.
“If you don’t sit on this chair straight
I’ll take this belt from around my waist and don’t you think that I won’t use it!”
Answer me and take your time,
what could be the awful crime he could do at such young an age?
If I’m the only witness to your madness offer me some words to balance out what I see and what I hear.
Oh these cold and lowly things that you do I suppose you do because he belongs to you
and instead of love and the feel of warmth you’ve given him these cuts and sores don’t heal with time or with age.
And I want to say “What’s the Matter here?”
But I don’t dare say.