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Daily Prompt: Do Opposite When You Do All Three?


Daily Prompt: Opposite Day

If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally post images, write fiction. If you normally write fiction, write a poem. If you normally write poetry, draw a picture. (New) photographers, artists, poets: show us OPPOSITE.
 
I have been known to write a poem or two.
Sometimes happy, sometimes blue.
Fictional stories thrown in, a few.
A scattered picture of me and you.
 
Today’s prompt came as a surprise.
What would I do here, compromise?
I could always write a pack of lies.
That would finish me off, my own demise.
 
I thought of a story of fiction to write.
A life of children to bring to light.
Of how love being shown is always right.
Saying I love you last thing at night.
 
To give a small hug and say I love you.
Does not take blood, does not cost too.
To find it hard to say and to show is true.
To turn away from God is the last thing to do.
 
If you have the love of God in your heart.
The family stays together and never apart.
The light of his love will shine, strong like a spark.
Your words will ring true, sung like a lark.
 
A simple prayer to those who have lost their way.
Please listen to what I have to say.
God did not abandon you or not hear your prayer, as you say.
He just answered it slowly in a different way.
 
When we lose a loved one so close and so dear.
Perhaps backs are turned from God from fear.
If we look at it from fresh eyes it may be clear.
The suffering spared, had they stayed here.
 
To see a machine that is all that gives one life.
Be it a father, sister, brother or wife.
If the pain and suffering would be like a cut from a knife.
Perhaps God’s plan was to spare that one’s suffering strife.
 
We must get on and cherish those near.
They could be gone in a flash or hurt severe.
Say the words today that make them dear.
Don’t hold back from anger or fear.
 
Anger will rob you from life’s golden treasures.
Hope will make it grow by leaps and measures.
Love will make it strong and bring you pleasures.
Life is too short, so grow angel feathers.
 
So find you smile and love your children as well.
It will cleanse your heart and will break the spell.
Children learn what they see and what is on the shell.
By your example is what their life will tell.
 
We teach hate with cruel words, love is shown by doing.
If the love is not seen, then resentment comes spewing.
A simple fix with prayer is the answer of cueing.
To turn back to God and allow his love to start viewing.   
 
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Have a blessed and happy day,
To see what other Daily Prompt Writer responses were:
 
Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Tribute to National Poetry Month


Daily Prompt: Unleash Your Inner Dickinson

National Poetry Writing Month is nearly at at end. To celebrate it, try your hand at some verse.
  • Highlight the extraordinary legacy and ongoing achievement of American poets
  • Introduce more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry
  • Bring poets and poetry to the public in immediate and innovative ways
  • Make poetry a more important part of the school curriculum
  • Increase the attention paid to poetry by national and local media
  • Encourage increased publication, distribution, and sales of poetry books
  • Increase public and private philanthropic support for poets and poetry

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http://www.poets.org

Reflections back upon a month, just thirty days to go
Perhaps your life was full of fun, perhaps full of woe
From start to end we have had the rain
Could it have effected my brain?

The thoughts are not rolling out as such
The words not flowing, not saying much
Perhaps the absence of coffee is why
This is so true I can not lie

The Prompt was to reflect on a month gone by
Perhaps it is best to let a sleeping dog lie
I plan to move forward and see what is new
The sky should be sunny, bright and blue

So this is my plan that I have decided
Perhaps my brain wont be so divided
Going this way and that doing ten different tasks
For each of them, wearing different masks

Perhaps I am different than the rest
As you read the Prompts  you will see the best
To be inspired by a prompt is so grand
Some days it boosts you to beat the band

Then other days the Prompt is dull and boring
To the point where it totally leaves me snoring
Perhaps tomorrow will be an inspiration indeed
That will take my writing into full speed

So here are the Daily Prompt Writers who took on the challenge full steam:

  1. Ilya Fostiy. Imprint | Markovich Arts
  2. Mess | Musings from a practical mystic
  3. Lulu Leroy | The Jittery Goat
  4. Daily Prompt: Unleash Your Inner Dickinson | JUkk
  5. Across the Time | Just James
  6. Yet-to-be…. Yesterday | Tommia’s Tablet
  7. Erasure Poetry | Conversations
  8. Daily Prompt ~ Summer’s Day | Misifusa’s Blog
  9. A Series of Unfortunate Rhymes | Stuphblog
  10. Without A Key | Travellin’ Thru Rambles
  11. Daily Prompt: Unleash Your Inner Dickinson | On My Front Porch
  12. Daily prompt: unleash your inner Dickinson | Taking time, making time
  13. Wake Me When It’s Over | Mind of a Mouse
  14. Summer longings | 365 wings of hope
  15. Dickinson – Nay | Hope* the happy hugger
  16. A Stroll Around Your Mind « Experimental Fiction
  17. Limerick and verse, not. | thoughtsofrkh

Hope you enjoy their work as they fulfill their dream

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Books I read over again without Boredom


Daily Prompt: Second Time Around

Tell us about a book you can read again and again without getting bored — what is it that speaks to you?

In a few words, that would be my cookbooks and crochet books.  I use these as resource books and when bored I do sit and read them when I am not feeling up to reading a novel or a book of non-fiction.

I am a member of Good Reads as you can tell by my side wall.  I have been stagnant on two books for a while.  They are great books and very interesting.
I just have too busy of a life right at the moment to just sit and read.

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When all of my projects are finished, or I happen to get a magic genie who gives me a huge claw foot soaker tub, then I might be persuaded to take the time to sit in a hot tub and relax with a good book.

the tub
Right now we have a baby tub as our bathroom was designed for a family who stood under 5′.
We installed the hand held shower so that we can at least enjoy a decent shower without bending down to take it.

When the claw foot tub or soaker tub arrives then perhaps life will be different..that is on the list, right behind the hot water heater and the dishwasher.

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What is the book that you constantly find yourself reading?  Besides the Bible.
I did not include that one because most of us do that on a regular basis as a given.
Would love to hear.

Here are what one other Daily Prompt writer had to say on the subject:

  1. Daily Prompt: Second Time Around | as i was saying…
 Due to my writing so early in the morning check back during the day to see what more Daily Prompt ideas came about.
Tammye Honey

 

 


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Daily Prompt: Judge Your Favorite Book By It’s Cover


Daily Prompt: Judgment Day

If you were to judge your favorite book by its cover, would you still read it?

Thanks for the great idea, Tom!

Would you be A Shallow Hal?

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Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Judgement Day – I’m Afraid Of The Dark
  2. Daily Prompt: Judgement Day | Ten Thousand Dancing Stars
  3. Daily Prompt: Judgement Day « Mama Bear Musings
  4. It’s the 21st Century: There Is No Excuse for A Bad Cover | Ramisa the Authoress
  5. Judgment Day | First Impressions and Eye-Catchers | Death By Any Other Name
  6. DP – Judgement Day | Life With Pink Princesses
  7. The Lights Are On | Conversations
  8. False Impression. | ayimas
  9. Never Judge a Book by its Cover | بيسان
  10. Daily Prompt: Judgment Day | Of Glass & Paper
  11. Daily Prompt: Judging This Book By Its Cover… | Creative Mysteries
  12. Sometimes A Picture Or Book Cover Is Worth Three Words – “Not For Me” | The Jittery Goat
  13. Down here we all float… | thoughtsofrkh
  14. Why I Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover | Stuphblog

What do you think about this? Do you just read the jacket before you make your purchase?

Would love to hear your comments.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories


Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories

What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now?

Nancy Drew Mysteries are the first series of books that I read as a child and loved.

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http://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Drew-Complete-Books-1-64/dp/0448445867/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363882354&sr=1-1&keywords=nancy+drew+mysteries+complete+set

 I was not fortunate as a young child to have someone to read to me books at night before I went to sleep.

I did read to my daughters as they were growing up.  Primarily due to the fact that it was something that I felt was important in their lives.

Although this prompt is supposed to be about bedtime stories, I am taking a flip on it.  After my daughters baths were finished at night and they were read their stories and tucked into bed I would receive a knock at the door just like clockwork.  It would be my father in-law.  The two girls would be standing at the top of the stairs, coats on with their feety jammies and ready, something that took forever any other time.  I would laugh, trying to look stern and say, “Not too much sweets, they just brushed their teeth”.  It was a regular routine that we had.

He would bring them home after taking them for a ride to a local store to get a small ice cream and bring them back.  He took them upstairs, brushed their teeth, and tucked them back into bed.  That was his time with them.  It was special to him.

When my oldest had been a baby she had been very cranky and we first lived in a tiny apartment where the walls were very thin while our other apartment was being remodeled for us to move into.  The neighbors were very cranky also and would bang on the walls and yell each time she even whimpered.  Her wake up time was between 2 AM to 4 AM every day where nothing made her happy.

My father in-law would meet me every morning at the door, regardless of what the weather and take her for a ride as this child never slept.  She was up constantly.  That was my sleep time.  As he would place her into the car, she would go right to sleep.  If anyone else tried to do that same thing she would scream.  The bond began.

My father in-law passed away last night.  The bond between my children and him was a strong one.  They loved their grandmother who passed away a few years ago also.  She was very close to them also, but not as close as grandpa.  Their time with him was incredible.

The times he spent with them was priceless and so incredible of an influence in their lives.  Something that they could never have received from a book.

For all of the nights that he stopped by and said can I take them, I am so glad that I said yes now…

As I sit here wiping back the tears from my eyes to write this, I am sad at the loss both for my children and society.  I am happy to have known him.  He was like a father to me.  He was unique in his own way.  He showed love in different forms to different people.

I am sad that I will not be at the funeral in Herkimer, New York.  Yet I sit here and cry at his passing as if I were there.  I am glad that you passed on peacefully.  I am glad that you are now with Betty B, happy once again.  The memories that you left behind, although we are sad now, we can laugh and enjoy your legacy.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Nothing to Display.. | ayimas
  2. Independence | Conversations
  3. A Book Grows on Me | Never Stationary
  4. Bedtime Stories | thelissachronicles
  5. Ilya Fostiy. A Village | Philosophy & Photography
  6. Louder than Allowed | Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories | likereadingontrains
  7. Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories | Basically Beyond Basic
  8. I Didn’t Like To Read Until… | The Jittery Goat
  9. Back On The Train: Reflections on Hey! Get Off Our Train! | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  10. Bedtime Stories | Not Quite Classic… | Death By Any Other Name
  11. There are things, but no book | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  12. A Book That Changed My Life | das Nicht-zuhause-sein
  13. We Actually Read this Dreck? « Sorta-Ginger
  14. Daily Prompt: Hands Down, Books Up | One Starving Activist
  15. Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  16. Daily Prompt: Bedtime Stories « Mama Bear Musings
  17. Little Women and Many-hued Fairies | The Daily Dilly Dally
  18. Daily Post: Miss Twigley’s Tree | midlifemusingsblog
  19. Book at bedtime (Daily Prompt) | Prompt Queen
  20. Favorite? | thematticuskingdom
  21. OH the Places You’ll Go | Charming South
  22. De Kameleon | Angel Frouk
  23. A sleepy dog and bedtime stories | 祝福
  24. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/daily-prompt-bedtime-stories/ | Life, Captioned


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Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter


Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter

by michelle w. on March 11, 2013

If you could have any author –living or dead – write your biography, who would you choose?

I am not so sure that I would even want my biography written.  Perhaps James Patterson could give my life some exciting twists and turns along the way that would make my life story worth reading. Then my life would have a lot of danger, love, romance, excitement and all the other elements that he throws into each of his novels.

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http://www.amazon.com/12th-Never-Womens-Murder-Club/dp/031621082X/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1363016198&sr=8-3&keywords=james+patterson

My second choice would have been Erma Bombeck who would have made my life a realistic look with a funny twist.  I love reading any of her writings.

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http://www.amazon.com/Best-Bombeck-Everything-Post-Natal-Depression/dp/088365721X/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363016519&sr=1-5&keywords=erma+bombeck

Between the two my life would come out quite interesting and life would not seem dull and inhabitable.

Thank You for Reading.  Now I ask you as my reader, who would you hire as your Author?

Tammye Honey

Here are what some other Daily Prompt writers had to say on the topic:

  1. Author, Author! | The Daily Dilly Dally
  2. Daily Prompt: Ghost Writer | Alastair’s Blog
  3. 10:3 Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | Family Photos Food & Craft
  4. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
  5. Life Is Bowl Of Cherries; It Matters Who Does The Pickin’ | The Jittery Goat
  6. The Life of Twindaddy, A New Mystery Novel | Stuphblog
  7. ?What about Jane Austen | بيسان
  8. Ghostwriter | Miss Pelican’s Perch
  9. Oh, The Places I Have Been « Sorta-Ginger
  10. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | Hope* the happy hugger
  11. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter « Mama Bear Musings
  12. My Ghostwriter | Closed the Cover
  13. Daily Post: Ghostwriter | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
  14. Anyone that can create Pennywise the Clown, can tell my story… | thoughtsofrkh
  15. The story of my life, according to PJ O’Rourke | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  16. Immortalize Me. Please. | Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | likereadingontrains
  17. Biography in Rhyme. | Rachael’s insane rants and bizarre musings
  18. Me and Maybe Someone a Teeny Bit Better | Natalie Elizabeth Beech
  19. Who better to write my story… | thematticuskingdom
  20. Ghostwriter | Starlit Corner*
  21. My Autobiography!!! Coming Soon At A Bookstore Near You | Beyond Beauty Tips
  22. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | The Daily Post – waldina
  23. My Hypothetical Biography | das Nicht-zuhause-sein
  24. Daily Prompt: Through the Looking-Glass and What Emma Found There | emma wolf
  25. Daily Prompt: Ghostwriter | biancadventures
  26. Canis lupus arctos | theloneshewolf


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Accepting Awards Is Not As Easy As You Think.


It is an honor to receive an award nomination for a blog.  When you receive two in one day the decisions begin.

Do I accept both in the same blog or do I make it into two separate blogs giving both their own place in the world?

Since I am still on the fence on this one, I will mention the two awards here and the people who nominated me for them.

on the fence

Yahoo images.com

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https://revisedgewater.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/captain-procrastination-accepts-an-award/

very-inspiring

http://mischievouseyez.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/answers-awards/

There is a lot to do with both of them so I will get busy and then answer them.

Tammye Honey