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November 7, 2018
 

Storytime
No matter how often she tried she kept failing. Others laughed at her every attempt but she never gave up because she knew she could and would climb the greasy pole of life.🔝🔝🔝🔝🆙🆙🆙⬆⬆⬆🌠

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November 7, 2018
 

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Your eyes sparkle in the reflected light of the fire
You hold my hand tightly as around you fireworks fizz and bang
Sulphur smoke fills the air and tingles on our tongues
All around us people are watching the colorful display in the sky
Me, in absorbed in watching you,taking in your joy,your laughter,the whole essence of you
I want to capture the moment ,fill my memory bank
So that I may recall it at any time and revel in the love we share

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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November 4, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge163
Yesterday I walked my dog through the park
The sun was shining,the wind was chilling
Autumn smells were in the air
Musty leaves,bonfire smoke
Leaving an autumnal tang on my tongue
Gold,red,maroon coloured leaves whirled down from the trees
Making another layer on the leafy carpet under my feet
My heart and thoughts turned to my husband and father who recently died
I have  been  feeling that I have undergone a metamorphosis into a completely different person who is stricken with grief.
Yesterday in the peace and calm of the park a realisation came over me that I am still me.
I just have to adjust to a new way of life and I will be me again,maybe not quite the same,but me a...

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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October 22, 2018
 

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I am running through a nightmare
On roads that never end
Into a darkness filled with pain
I am scared ,I am heartbroken
I spend sleepless nights at my beloved Dads hospital bedside
Waiting for God to receive him and take his human spirit into his loving care💔💔💔💔💔💞

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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October 12, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge160
Second entry
The sands of time slip by so fast,but memories are not forgotten. Each one is a memento of a time in our lives when we were happy or sad,when we wanted solitude,or of our moments of glory. How we lived life to the full with those we loved and who loved us.
Let not the sands of time slip through your hands. Each grain is an opportunity to make everlasting memories.

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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October 10, 2018
 

It was like a summers day today
The temperature was 23 degrees
The sun was hot and low in the sky
There was hardly a breeze
The leaves were russet and gold
In a carpet on the floor
Conkers burst out of their spiky casings
Littering the floor
The trees looked on fire in the sunlight
Shining like gold
It was a beautiful summer,autumn day today
My walk in the park with my dog
Lifted my spirits, warmed my heart
Today nature felt good

WHITE CLOCK
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October 10, 2018
 

Photo challenge
She looked across the street hoping he was there.
He was,sat at his computer. Her heart willed him to look up and wave to her as he had yesterday when she had turned her chair to look out of her window at him.
He'd been working at the office across from hers for a week and she had been watching him every day.
On impulse she cut out a heart shape,cut it into two pieces and stood in the window waiting for him to look up.
Eventually he looked up,saw her looking at him and waved.
She held up the two pieces of the heart and joined them together.
He held up his left hand and pointed to his wedding ring. He waved to her and looked back at his computer.
She put the pieces of the heart...

WHITE CLOCK
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October 8, 2018
 

Wow
I am trapped between two worlds
The world I had with you and the world I live in now.
Its lonely without you in the world I live in now
But I will always have the memories of the world I had with you
These memories and the love we shared will,I know,release me when the time is right

WORLD POST DAY
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October 8, 2018
 

Storytime
He wanted nothing more than her love. To just hold her and love her.
Unfortunately for him he was an electric eel and she wasn't. For her their embraces were shocking.⚡⚡⚡💏

THE EDISON BULB
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October 8, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge160
He sat in solitude,long forgotten
As the sands of time slowly slipped by
His shattered knee the only momento of his war story
His pocket watch stopped at 4.40
As his spirit rose to be in Gods glory

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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October 7, 2018
 

Storytime
The end was near. But it wasn't easily discussed. As he was lying in bed everyone stood around.
She  was no longer aware of the others,only the love of her life ,her soul mate,whose breathing had changed.
She lay her head against his and whispered softly.
Let go my love
Let the pain slip away
Be at peace my love
Let this be your last day
Go to a better place my love
Where your spirit can be free
You will no longer be in pain my love
Let your body be free

I love you with all my heart my love
You mean the world to me
Go my love and be what you want to be
Be whole again ,walk the fields,feel the breeze
Your Mum and Dad are waiting
To hold you in their arms again
Their beloved son
They...

THE EDISON BULB
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October 3, 2018
 

Shorties
Reminds me of a painting "Tina" we had on our living room wall as a child,my mum loved it.

THE EDISON BULB
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October 3, 2018
 

Know it all
Gosh I think my head would hurt if I woke up and knew it all!!!
I would be a bit worried because people say they don't like a know it all.
I would have to tell people slowly and quietly because you know what the media are like
I wouldn't stand a chance,it would be a big fight
To keep my privacy I'd have to be strong
And also make sure my knowledge wasn't used for wrong
It would need to help people to ensure a better life for all
To create more love in the world,more caring and sharing
Because if you can't do that then the knowledge is worth nothing at all.

THE EDISON BULB
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October 2, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge159
Second entry
Its been a while since we opened this door
Dare we do it now
I bet there'll be spiders galore
"You go first"
"No you're the eldest,its got to be you"
"I'll open the padlock,you open the door,I'll get ready to bolt,
If the spiders are big,I'm not going in"
" It was your idea to open it up,Dads not opened it for 10 years or more"
"I can remember when he painted it cerise for Mum,tripped over the paint can and got paint all over his bum"
"Mum laughed till she cried,Dad wasn't amused,"
"****** shed ,we should have spent the money on a cruise"
"Mum loved to sit here in the sun,knitting and reading when the housework was done
She'd come out at night and gaze at the...

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October 1, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge159
The word Cerise bought it all back
It was your favourite colour
I laughed and said it was posh pink
You called me colour blind
But all the memories that follow are locked away
With a padlock that has turned rusty
It only takes a word I've not heard for a long time
To rattle the bolt that keeps the padlock in place
Over time you and others have tried to drill holes to remove the padlock
But it stays firmly in place
You may try to disguise how I feel
But that padlock remains in full view
I locked it over my heart the day you betrayed me
And I've thrown away the key
Its rusty and its old
I know it bothers you
But it doesn't bother me
It will be locked there for eternity

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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October 1, 2018
 

Good reads
1. Stanley Bagshaw and the Rather Dangerous Miracle Cure....Bob Wilson
2. The Time Travellers Wife…..Audrey Niffenegger
3. Chocolat.....Joanne Harris
4. Perfect and its sequel Flawed......Cecilia Ahern
5. Illuminations...Janice Davis Civen
6. Only Dad....Alan Tichmarsh

HELLO AUTUMN
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September 28, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge158
Birdsong
Line long
Miles wide
Floating by
Fish bite
Breeze blows
Water ripples
Heart rate slows
Stress evaporates
Calm descends
Mind unwinds
Muscles relax
Breathing expands
Senses attune
Heart opens
Begins to feel
Nature heals

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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September 19, 2018
 

Storytime
The trains were coming in and out of the station but she stood there motionless. Until she heard a voice. The voice that always gave her chills.
" Go on jump,right in front of the next one. End it all now,you know you want to you're worthless, nobody will miss you".
She felt the rush of air as the train went past.
Sweat soaked her body as she strained to keep her feet anchored to the platform. Her body began to shake.
" Are you okay dear?"
A woman put her hand on her arm. She could only look at her ,her voice would not work.
" Come on dear,let's sit you over here".
She led her to a bench helping her to sit down.
"I'll fetch a warm drink" said a mans voice.
Slowly the shaking subside...

LOVE WINS
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September 18, 2018
 

Wow
Everything is different since you've been gone
My whole life and being has changed
I miss you every day
In the name of the love we shared
I will be strong
I will be different
I will celebrate all we had and did
Love always survives

BE KIND
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September 18, 2018
 

Wow
Step out of the box
That comfortable box you made for yourself
Dare to be different
Make a difference
Celebrate the difference
It takes a strong person to be different
Dare you step out of your box

BE KIND
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September 18, 2018
 

Photo challenge
Oh no,oh my gosh ,I've got so many split ends ,I need to call my hairdresser right now!

BE KIND
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September 17, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

Skylark challenge 157
Evie sat huddled over the delicate sewing, her back and shoulders ached and her eyes stung. She decided to call it a day.
She was excited by the challenge of the order,  A dress covered in hand sewn flowers in pastel colours. It was the most challenging thing she had ever done and she knew it would be exquisite when it was finished.

The bride had been very clear on what she wanted and unusually had bought her fiance with her to the appointment.
She had bought hand drawn designs with her,painted in delicate watercolours.
She had said money was no object and wanted the delicate flowers made from the finest water silk.
Evie had been excited to be chosen to make such a wond...

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September 15, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

The stars shine at night and I gaze up and think of you
The moon waxes and wanes indicating the passage of time and I think of you
The warm sun caresses my skin and I think of you
Raindrops wash over me and I think of you
The wind catches my breath and I think of you
My heart beats synchronizing with nature
My pulse quickens as I think of you
I feel you in the air I breathe
I smell you on the breeze
I hold you in my heart always
You are the reason I believe

ONE IS LOVED BECAUSE ONE IS LOVED
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September 15, 2018
 

Hate is such a strong word but it captured her overriding emotion.
It bubbled inside her like  a thick fermenting sludge.
She didn't like how it made her feel ,sick and feverish,but she gave way to it as it was all she could do.
Tears filled her eyes and her chest ached from trying not to sob.
How had everything gone so wrong,she felt that he loved her but it turned out not to be true. Not true at all,so not true that he had left her to live with her friend. Apparently they had been having a relationship for a few months.
She had read it all wrong and that was what she hated.
She knew she had to be strong,had to get over this.
It wasn't going to be easy,she wasn't so naive as to think it woul...

NEVER FORGET
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September 12, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

Photo challenge
You have taken my beauty and my talent
And made me into a star
You made me world famous
On stage and screen
And in every magazine
You have locked me in a glass box
For everyone to see
My every move,my every emotion
Is witnessed through its transparency
You have raised me so high
I can't get down
I can't smash the glass and be me

NEVER FORGET
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September 12, 2018
Kirkby in Ashfield, United Kingdom

She was my queen,my everything. But on that dark day scurrying changed. A black page in my history book.
She went to the guillotine, an innocent woman. She faced it with poise and grace. She looked her accusers in the eyes and smiled her sweetest smile. She laid her head upon the block, I turned my head away.
I prayed for her soul,her beautiful soul, as I felt it fly away.

NEVER FORGET
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September 11, 2018
 

Skylarkchallenge156
The cogs whirr with a metallic sound sending thoughts whirring through my brain
How did I come to this I ask myself ,again and again
Thought transference,thoughts not mine
Alienating my soul
In the name of progress is all they quote
Please,I don't want this future ,why can't you let me be
I'm not a machine,I'm skin and bone
With a personality of my own
I don't want to be an AI
I just want to be ME

SKYLARK CHALLENGE 2ND ANNIVERSARY
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September 10, 2018
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I don't want to write a thank you letter to someone on letters,I want to write one to everyone.
Thank you for the privilege of reading such talented heartfelt writing.....inspiring.
Thank you for taking the time to read mine and leave such positive kind comments....heartwarming and confidence building.
Thank you to all the staff who set such interesting ,thought provoking challenges...inspirational and so encouraging and caring with your comments..
Thank you to Rebecca for the Skylark challenge...amazing,inspiring,I'm honoured to be in the Skylark nest.
Thankyou Jen for the amazing doodles....so talented
Thank you Drew for Letters...where would we be without your talent and support.
Thank you...

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September 10, 2018
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Word of the week
The big mistake
So I made a mistake,what about you are you so perfect you have never made a mistake. I don't need you to highlight my mistake,I know what I have done.
Why are you so angry,I'm not angry and I made the mistake.
Are you trying to make me feel guilty,well don't bother,I already do but I don't feel as guilty as you think I should.
Why do you tell everyone we meet about my mistake,as if its personal against you. Its like you relish the telling and want all the attention on you.
You seem to want them to sympathise with you that you are with someone like me. An imperfect person who deliberately makes mistakes. Aah poor you.
Well I'm telling you now if you act like th...

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September 8, 2018
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Wow
I can't read your face anymore
I don't understand your harsh words
I don't feel your tender touch
You're like a stranger to me

GREAT THINGS
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