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July 17, 2018
 

Storytime
I feel like I'm fading away,she said.
If tomorrow was my last day here,nobody would even notice.
She took another sip from her drink.
"God you're maudlin when you're drunk, drink up and I'll get another bottle to cheer you up then you can go on the karaoke and do your famous rendition of Its raining men"
"No I'm going home".
She staggered out of her chair and weaved her way to the door.
" What's up with her,the landlord asked,"you been upsetting my best customer".
Rosie raised her middle finger to the landlord and drank the drink left on the table,waste not want not ,she thought.
Rosie was in her usual spot the next afternoon,at the bar's door waiting for it to open.
It was her usu...

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July 17, 2018
 

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I open the book and my imagination explodes
Images run through my mind
In chapter one the man with the cravat
Can't wait to read more about him
The girl with the red umbrella
What's her story
She's in chapter eight
I need to hang the washing out
But that will have to wait
I want to read about the dog
The things he gets up to
Books are so exciting
Books are my passion
I go to the local library
So they are not something I have to ration
Books open up a new world
Take you on a journey to places afar
You can delve into other peoples lives
Without getting out of your chair
I get excited when my favourite author releases a new book
Will it be as good as the last one
I can't wait...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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July 11, 2018
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My world
Oh dear ,if the world were full of clones like me
What a confusing place it would be
Jobs half done,lists half made
Chaos with no firm plans laid
It would be a boring place too
Because who wants to spend only time with you
It would be lonely because you're an only one
You'd know what they were thinking before they were done
You'd know what they'd say before it left their lips
You wouldn't have any thoughts of your own
And they would know when you were going to moan
Please don't clone me ,please don't , in this world, let there only be me.

A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
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July 11, 2018
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My compliment
I may not be very clever
But it depends what you define as clever
I may not be very fashionable
But then it depends what you define as fashion
I may not be very popular
But then it depends who you define as friends
(Facebook friends who you have never met don't count)
I may not have a big house
But mine is full of love
What I have to give is love and empathy
And a hope that's what you need.

A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
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July 11, 2018
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Storytime
"Something has got to change" she yells at him.
"I can't take it any more.It has gone too far.No more,No more!"
He wipes her brow with a cool cloth.
"It will be soon ,he reassures her ,one more big push ,you can do it".
The midwife reassures her she is doing well and if she can give one last push their baby will be born.
He holds her hand tight and counts as she pushes.
He sees a head covered in dark hair slide its way into the world.
Tears fill his eyes," you did it my darling,she's been born"
He kisses her softly,"I love you"

A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
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July 10, 2018
 

Photo challenge
Its a new dawn ,the start of a new day
Dewdrops wash yesterdays cares away
Positive notes tinkle in on the breeze
The birds sing their dawn chorus with a lilting ease
Its a positive start to a brand new day.
Live life to the full, if only for today

A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
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July 10, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

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Underneath a fiery moon
I wait for you
Emptiness fills my soul
Its been a trek to get here
But I wanted to prove to you
I would sacrifice anything to be with you
For without you there is no magic in my world
I am petrified by the darkness and the sounds I hear
My imagination is running wild
Come to me soon my love
Before the sun rises in the sky

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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July 8, 2018
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Fill in the blanks
Its hard for me to do as I don't like sharing too much of myself but I've decided to go for it.
My name is Sue,Susan is my name my parents use when I've shocked them or " been bad". Something I try not to do very often.
I am 60 years old.
My favourite colour is the rainbow,although if I had to choose,purple would be the one.
My hobbies include knitting ,reading and writing.
If I can describe myself in one word it would be confused,but if I have achieved just one thing at the end of the day ,my world is alright.

4th of july
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July 8, 2018
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Storytime
Whilst he was feeling better something was still giving him anxiety.
He couldn't understand what it was until he opened that book.
Something fell out and as he picked it up from the ground he felt tears prick his eyes.
It was a photograph of all the team.
It was signed with personal messages for him.
As he read them he felt something shift inside him.
He had cut them out of his life,not returned their calls when they left messages.
He hadn't wanted them to see him as he was and he had been frightened they would feel sorry for them and he did not want their pity.
A feeling of sadness washed over him ,it was tinged with shame.
His team mates were not like that,they would not pity him,...

4th of july
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July 4, 2018
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Once upon a time...
Freya danced in the dark night,she flew up and down,round and round,executing perfect pirouettes.
She giggled as she watched the fairy dust sprinkle from her fingers and toes. It left a sparkling trail behind her.
Suddenly Freya heard a noise and stopped mid pirouette.
"Who's there" she whispered into the darkness.
A small figure stepped out from behind a tree.
" Oh its you Ninio,you gave me a fright".
Ninio looked over at Freya and shook her head.
"It's a good job it is only me and not Mother Tallia or you would have been in big trouble, I dont know how you are going to explain all the fairy dust you have used.
Freya shook her head," I don't know I didn't think about that...

4th of july
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July 4, 2018
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Hey Babe,
I'm looking good tonight
My weapons firmly in my hand
You can't escape my manly charm
Buy me a drink and I'll take you through the tunnel of love tonight.

No thanks mate ,I'm with my friends
That was a cheesy chat up line
Buy your own drinks,like I'm buying mine
Your manly charm needs some work
I'd rather ride the ghost train tonight!

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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July 1, 2018
 

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My prayers fell on deaf ears
God was busy listening to others
My voice went echoing down the corridors of time
You were left to chance
My latibule has gone
I can no longer find safety and comfort in your arms
I climb the steep cliff face of life
Some days I fall back and am dashed upon the rocks
Other days I climb and know I am rising
I will keep climbing,arduous as it may be
But I have faith that one day,no matter how long it will take , I will reach my destination and be enfolded back in your arms where I belong
My love,my latibule,my strength💖

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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June 29, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

Storytime
Tears blurred her vision and a lump in her throat kept her from speaking up.Fear numbed any movement and there she was all alone.Left in shock.
She thought they were her friends,how could they do this to her,leave her alone like this.
They knew she had an 11pm curfew,her parents were not strict and she agreed with them 11pm was late enough for a 15 year old girl to be out.
They had had a good time in the burger bar ,laughing,sharing stories,taking pictures on their phones.
Lisha had come up with the idea of going on to a night club and the others agreed. They were sure they looked old enough to get in.
The idea had escalated and when she said she did not think it was a good idea the...

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
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June 29, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

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I listen to their laughter
Their shrieks and their joy
I listen to the waterfall
It's constant flowing water
Provides a hiding place for the young ones who are coy
I sit just far enough away so its droplets don't spray my skin
How I'd love to take the plunge and dive right in
No one understands fully what I'm going through
How can you be a water sprite
When you don't like the one thing you're supposed to do?
I have a fear of the water,had it since I was born
They think its because my mother birthed on land,she didn't make it to the pool
I was born too quickly,not born in the waters so cool
The other sprites try to help me,keeping up my hopes , they say that  one day I'll be li...

STARS CAN'T SHINE WITHOUT DARKNESS
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June 28, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

I wish for you to come back
Your life to be restored
I wish for the pain to go away
Not to be endured
I wish for one more moment together
One last loving kiss
I wish for our love to last forever
For its you I'll always miss.

STARS CAN'T SHINE WITHOUT DARKNESS
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June 28, 2018

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Deaf, Chance, Echoing, Steep, Latibule

I hear my Fathers voice echoing through the turrets.
He is calling my name repeatedly in his overexcited way. I know from the tone of his voice that another lamb to the slaughter is taking his chance.
I look down over the ramparts and way,way below me ,like an ant scurrying round ,I see a man begin to climb the steep, treacherous ascent.
What makes these fools think they can succeed where others have failed. Am I too good a prize that they would risk their lives to have me? ...Or is it the thought of the land and the riches they would own.
My Father joined me on the ramparts. His body quivering with excitement.
"Look, loo...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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June 20, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

Storytime

As they walked past the fence,they knew there was no turning back.
They looked at each other silently for a second and then kept on walking.
The guards had accepted their uniforms and let them out of the gate.
They walked round the perimeter and once out of sight of the guards they ran silently for the woods.
They hoped it would be some time before the two dead guards, whose uniforms they had stolen, would be found and the alarm raised.
They shook hands and whispered good luck to each other and  headed off in different directions to try to reach the border.
They had agreed that if they made it home they would meet in the Queens Head and have a drink together,both prayed that this w...

MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 20, 2018
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As you stand on the cusp of womanhood
Reaching to be yourself
Know how proud I am of you
Your compassion,your personality,your wisdom and your grace
May your passage to womanhood be easy
May you face it with an open heart
May you know that my love surrounds you
Even when we are apart
As you move into your future
Know I am by your side
I pray I will be the one you turn to as you travel on life's ride.

MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 20, 2018
 

I would rather....
Read minds,I need to live for today,if I could see into the future I would be tempted to try to change things and end up causing a disaster
I'd go without my phone,couldn't manage an hour without putting something in my mouth!!
Hunger games definitely, couldn't be doing with all those dinosaurs
Think I need to be the most intelligent in the room because I had to look up what  polyglot meant!!!!
I'd rather talk to animals than people,especially my dog  so that when he looks at me with his big brown eyes ,I really know what he is thinking.

MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 20, 2018
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I vividly remember a time when I was whole
But like a vulture picking at my bones,she steals my soul
creating a void in my heart and a vague feeling of fear of what is to come
As I become weaker and a shadow of myself
Her power grows stronger
Her eyes gleam with the maleficent force flowing from her
I wander the woods a shadow of myself
Unable to escape her as she leeches my life force dry

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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June 19, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

Rusty
My beautiful boy
You taught me how to relax as I stroke your silky fur
You taught me no matter how I am feeling ,you will always be there
You taught me dogs tongues are rough but gentle as you lick my hand
You taught me that you don't always have to follow someone's command
For the path that you have decided to follow has a more interesting scent
And you will always come back to me no matter where that path went

MAJOR STEPHEN REICH
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June 9, 2018
 

Photo challenge
You cannot be serious
You are not taking me a walk dressed like that
What if that nice bitch from number 43 saw me walking down the street with you dressed like that
My street cred would be ruined
I'm not coming,I'm not
No matter how much you try to make me
You'll have to drag me howling
I'm not going a walk with you dressed like that!

NOBODY IS PERFECT
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June 6, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

I had other ideas than you Lord
I wanted to keep him here with me
I wanted my life with him to continue
I wanted good health restored to him

You wanted him up with you in heaven
Because he was such a good man
You wanted him to be an Angel
As only a good man can

I will love him and miss him forever and
I'm hoping I'm a good woman Lord
So we can be reunited when I die

Love you forever Paul,my husband,my best friend.

ORIGINAL
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May 22, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

My pain.
My heart feels pain every moment of every day.
My beloved husband has been in hospital for two weeks.
Cancer is cruel ,but I will not give up hope.
He has an amazing medical team caring for him
I spend as much time with him as I can.
My creativity has dried up
I will rejoin you when the time is right.
Every blessing.💞

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 15, 2018
 

All around me dark shadows turn and twist
Engulfing me,leeching into my bones
Their moaning sound causes pain to my ears
I hold my head in my hands
My heart feels heavy and full of woe
Cold gripping feelings clench my spine
My thoughts become no longer mine
They try to extinguish the light within
And take away my joy
I want to give in without a fight
I think this is their ploy
Yet....I know I am stronger than them
I will not let them have full control
In my heart there is love
I make it shine and with a blistering whine
The shadows crease and fold
They crawl away
like slithering slime
I know they will be back
But today inner peace will be mine

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 14, 2018
 

Storytime
She was indestructible or so everyone thought.
She felt misunderstood as she stood there.
While everyone was cheering she felt small.
She stepped up to the podium and accepted the award.
" I am humbled to receive this award,but I will not accept it for myself". "I will accept it for my team"
" My team who work with me,support me and make me who I am".
"People think I am indestructible,,, that I achieve great things,but I am nothing without my team". They guide me ,train me,feed me,and lead me to great things"
"Team,this award is for you".

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 14, 2018
 

Photo challenge
This beautiful photographs bought back lovely memories.
My son got married  in May 3 years ago. The trees in the grounds of the house where they married were just like this.
He and his wife had photographs taken under the trees and the children ran around laughing and shaking the branches and blossom fell on everyone ,like confetti fluttering in the breeze.
Everyone laughed and danced under the trees and the smell was beautiful.
Love and laughter surrounded us all. A beautiful day,with so many happy memories made.
Thankyou for reminding me.

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED
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May 14, 2018
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The night is dark
The temperature below zero
There is no moonlight
I wait as I do every night
Trapped in the forbidden area
My hands ,warm in my gloves, cover my mouth so my clouds of breath do not give me away
I wait for you to bring the wire cutters and set me free
You promised you would
Please don't leave me here in this barren place
Alone,afraid, dependant on you

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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May 12, 2018
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I want to swear..the worst swear words I know
I want to scream until my voice goes hoarse
I want to stamp my feet and yell and shout
I want to sob and let it all out
Cancer you are a ***********!!!!!!!!!*****
Go away and leave us alone!!!!!

CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY
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May 10, 2018
 

In space,in time,you will always be mine
In moonlight and starlight
Our love will shine
In supernovas our love will crescendo
And stardust will sprinkle our lives

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