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Hi and welcome to my blog.  Hopefully you have visited my blog to read some of my writing.  Nothing beats finding that perfect poem, phrase or story to explain how you are feeling.  Often times I am asked to write something through my group on Facebook entitled "Prompted".  This group will give me a picture or a phrase and I have to write something containing it.  The first prompt for which I wrote "The Flight" required three words, owl, lightning and pudding.  The second was my basis for "Wide Awake" Sometimes I just have a feeling and start writing and when this happens just let me be.  A combination of these writings are what I wish to convey to you, my reader.  I hope that my writing touches you in the same way it touches me as I write it because isn't that the purpose of a poem is to feel it? 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

If buildings could talk

What would this building say if it could talk?
Words that can be said not written in chalk,
Especially one that has seen so much,
What it would it say if we could just touch?
Would it tell of lovers in each other arms?
Filled with the passion of it's secluded charm,
A hunger filled passion bumping it's wall,
A couple joined together feeling 10 feet tall,
Would it tell the story of a child riding a bike,
Learning for the first time oh what a hike?
His little legs pedaling as fast as he can
He crashes the bike and cries on becoming a man,
And the little girl who lined up her dolls so pretty,
On the doorstep of the building it seems so silly,
That a building could share what has happened before,
It could tell tales for hours creating it's own folklore,
For all that has happened down through the years,
Buildings can tell of happy times- crowds that cheer,
They can tell the true story of the history,
That surrounds the world with mystery,
Good times, bad time and everything in between,

A building could tell tales of things that are unseen.

Day 31, Saturday. 10 things that you are grateful for today

Well today is the last day of our "Blog for August" Marathon.  There are so many things to be grateful for and narrowing it down to ten will be fun.  I will write more poetry along the way but probably not everyday as I have a very hectic school semester this fall.  Until next time enjoy!

I am grateful for so many things
 so here is my list sure to bring,
A smile to your face for everything nice
 filled to the brim with sugar and spice,
The first thing I can say I am grateful for,
My loving husband who is never a bore,
Finding a man who is a soul mate,
to share my life- thank god for this fate,
A daughter named Tiffany who is my heart,
An awesome young lady from the start,
And then there is Meghan my second born child,
Who fills my life with her spirit all of the while,
And let's not forget my beautiful Crystal,
She can make me laugh she is such a pistol,
And never forget I have the greatest son,
Cory I love you for all you have done,
And last but not least would have to be,
Elizabeth the teacher I am proud to see,
All of my children have found their way,
In a world of confusion I have to say,
I am proud of them all they are all great adults,
I am grateful they have turned out with amazing results,
The 7th thing I am grateful for is the rest of my family,
Who watch my mistakes and make me see,
that family is the best when you let love guide you,
We are family after all stuck together like glue,
The eighth thing to be grateful for my a gift to write,
A dream turned reality finally coming to light,
And you my readers would be my ninth thing,
To thank god for your patience while I get my wings,
And the tenth would be for friends and this life that I live,
For giving me the gifts to be able to give what I give.
And there it is done my list of things to be grateful,
may my life continue to be loving and never be hateful.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Day 30, Friday. A celebrity crush from your youth – spill the beans!

Only one more to go after this :-(

A child hood crush has got to be,
One of the toughest especially,
When your crush is known far and wide,
Listen close and I will confide,
The only boy for me as a teen,
was Richie Sambora if it could have been,
I wish I had met him when I had my looks,
My youth is spent I wish I had took,
a chance to go and get to know him,
But I already knew that chance was slim,
So I just went on with my own life,
And forgot about becoming this mans wife,
His guitar to this day still makes me shudder,
And to look at him now makes my heart flutter,
He has only gotten better looking with age,
Eye candy for sure playing on that stage,
With his life long pal and a band named bon jovi,
He was special then  and now special indeed,
So his name is secretly engraved on my heart,
That way I know we are never apart.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Day 29, Thursday. A funny memory

It sure has been challenging and fun!  We are down to the final 3 days of our blog posts and I must say it has been a wonderful experience for me!  My writing has really taken off and my blog has over 1400 views in less than a month!  This to me, as a writer, says more than any dollar sign ever could!  I know people are reading my poems and that is all I want and more!  Thank you to my readers you make it all worthwhile! Now on to today's post!

A funny memory there are so many, how do I narrow it down to one?
I am thinking and remembering something so funny, I almost peed my pants when it was done,
A memory to me that is bittersweet but I can not seem to remember anything else,
Except how I cried because I laughed so hard the tears I wiped away myself,

Some people will not think this story so funny especially when I tell you what we saw,
We went to the movies that night to see Eddie Murphy on stage in his production of "Raw",
The movie itself was hilarious but what made me laugh was the irony of Eddie's words,
He was living my life up on that screen every word hit home the moment was so absurd,

His laughing and joking about infidelity and divorce had me rolling on my side,
The man sitting next to me stonily could only stare because he knew he had lied,
And me sitting there next to him pretending that I didn't have a clue,
About where he had been that day and more importantly with who,

Time has a way healing a heart and by this time I was pretty much done,
I was wishing at this point for divorce but wanted him to be the one,
To suggest leaving and slamming that door so I could just move on,
But alas it just fizzled out along with the things that he had done,

We never talked about that day and his long lists of indiscretions,
My life moved on without him but I am grateful for the lessons,
Of how a man is not supposed to treat a wife especially one so good,
It opened my heart and my life to a man who treats his wife as he should.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Day 28, Wednesday. Selfie! Share a favourite photo of yourself or take a new one

This is one of my most fabulous pictures!  It is the picture of myself with my husband and our granddaughter, Anna, out for a day on the river.  It was a picture perfect day with all of us surrounded by our greatest treasure- our family.  It is the great days like this that make a life worth living.  Need I say more?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Day 27, Tuesday. Five interview questions for a historical figure

If I had a chance to interview anyone that ever lived,
What would be the questions to ask what would I give?
The person I would want to interview would have to be,
Eleanor of Acquitaine who better to ask besides she?
Married to two kings and kept in the tower,
Mother to princes oh why the bother?
What would you do different if you could?
Would be the first question if you would,
Be so kind as to answer this- historians would agree,
The most important question for us from history,
The second would have to be what did you learn?
From all the drama of your time it's your turn,
To tell us your story in your own words,
Why did you back Richard? Would have to be the third,
And were you surprised to live in a time,
Where women were disregarded and kept in a hard line?
Henry tried everything and labeled you traitor,
What would you say to him now in a time so much greater?
Would it make a difference if you had lived now,
Where women can vote - stand up and take a bow,
Because you see if you had not suffered and did what you did,
Women today would be slighter still fighting for a bid,
To be considered equals by all the men in the land,
Thank you for your service and lending your hand,
And what would you think of this world that we live in,
This woman before her time would think it full of sin,
She could dress like a man and fight for her family,
She could lead her sons to greatness without going boldly,
Her world would have been so different no tower to keep her,
She could give her support and have a voice without saying sir,
She would be a force to be reckoned with, Oh the tales to be told,
And history as we know it would never unfold.
Could she appreciate the times and how she helped us get here,
Or would she opt out to stay in her time over there?
Her sacrifices were great and her life anything but sublime,
She was a great woman of history born way before her time.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Day 26, Monday. Ten things that make you smile

Day 26, Monday. Ten things that make you smile

Ten things that make you smile
In poetry this might take a while,
The first is my husband's kiss,
The second my fabulous sis,
The third would have to be my mom,
The fourth my dad quite the bomb,
The fifth would be my sons and daughters,
The sixth studying England history matters,
The seventh a butterfly on a flower,
The eight A burning hot shower,
The ninth would be the love that fills me,
The tenth boating in summer out on the sea,
These are the things that can make me smile,
And leave me with good feelings all the while.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 25, Sunday. Describe a recent dream

The palm trees are blowing like dust in the wind,
The warm breeze from the ocean caresses like a second skin,
Laying on the beach it is such a beautiful sunshiny day,
Children and Adults alike are abundant,  joyfully at play,

I look up from my book and take a look around,
Families are cooking, talking and laughter abounds,
And one little girl frolicking on the north side of the shore,
Throws an old piece of driftwood for her dog once more,

What a wonderful day to spend the day on the beach,
Watching all the activity my whole world is at peace,
So I pick up my book with a smile on my face,
Continue to read while the world keeps up pace,

It is such a wonderful day this one I will remember,
Tuck it down in my brain so one day a memory surrenders,
Everything about this day and how perfect it was,
A dream is a dream but oh what a buzz!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Day 24, Saturday. Learn about something you know nothing about and share five facts

Okay so I am learning the French Language for the first time and the five facts that stand out the most are:

1.  The language is hard to learn online.  I should have taken a face to face class.

2.  I am stubborn so will persevere with learning it.

3.  I will learn it but I doubt if I will ever be a conversationalist!

4.  It is a very pretty but tough language.

5.  I do not think I will ever get the tongue roll down.

I am giving it my all but at this point am totally confused.  I am hoping some strange light will go off in my head and everything will come together all at once.  Like a light bulb.  Then one day I will wake up and everything I am learning will all come together and I will be fluent in French!  Bonjour!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Day 23, Friday. Spend $5


Pay it forward when you can,
Especially with only five dollars to spend,
I took pity on this family,
Donated my five to charity,
This family I met stuck at the pump,
Were down and out on their luck,
Fuel gauge on their car sitting on e,
I felt so bad for them I gave gladly,
I know that five dollars is not a lot,
But it was more than this family had got,
It got them home that donated five,
And made me feel good - I came alive,
The little things always count,
For a family full of obstacles to surmount,
I gave it gladly to pay it forward,
Now this family feels less cornered,
So lets all chip in and do our part,
And give the world a brand new start,
Its the things we do that others see,
That will let us remain wild and free,
Do not judge just give what you can,
Helping another gives us hope in man,
It also makes the world a better place to live,
So be good in your heart and for once just give.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Day 21, Wednesday. Twenty-one: photos, memories or stories from this year of your life (if you’re not yet 21, choose another age)

I remember what I did when I was 21,
Living alone was a lot of fun,
One of the best years of my life,
A newlywed then a new wife,
A husband that served in the Army,
Moved me away to Hawaii,
I didn't have to work so it was fun,
Laying around soaking up the sun,
Made great friends that I remember,
Warm all year round even December,
Not many kids my age I guess,
Can say they did the same without duress,
I was the girl that did what she wanted,
Left home and family, all alone, undaunted,
To get on with my life away from parents,
Where I could be me so transparent,
I did my thing while I was there
And lived my life without a care,
Smoking weed and partying all night,
Made life seem like it was alright,
It was the way of life that I loved the most,
Hawaii is captivating I was engrossed,
I tried my hand a little at drinking,
I did some things without thinking,
Drinking never took to me,
Nor I to it I preferred the weed,
It was a great time to be had, 
I miss it now just a tad.
I think I just miss my youth,
And there you have it just the truth.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Day 20, Tuesday. Three smells that bring back memories

Growing Up in Maryland

Have you ever had a crab steamed in Old Bay?
If I smell it now it can whisk me away,
To the days when I was just a child,
The smell is pungent and just a tad wild,

It reminds me of mother teaching me how to pick the meat,
Out of that hard shell such hard work but Oh what a treat!
The brown paper and mallets covering the tables,
Picking until your fingers are sore and you are unable,

And another smell that comes to remind me of a memory,
is the smell of honeysuckle vines growing around a tree,
As children we would wait for the vines to flower,
And climb up to the tree house and play for hours,

Smelling those flowers all around us in our play,
Made for very good memories to recall today,
And every time I remember that strong smell,
I remember my friends and the tales we would tell,

And the smell of a bakery can catapult me back,
To a time spent with father with the rest of the pack,
Eating Marshmallow donuts to our hearts delight,
That smell can take me there without even a fight,

These are the smells that remind me that I was once a kid,
Of the sights that surrounded me the things that I did,
And I wouldn't take it back for anything in the world,
These smells remind me of what it was like to be a little girl.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Day 19, Monday. The Bucket List – three things that you are yet to achieve


I am dreaming in a big way to get the things I want,
I studied and I learned the computer and know how to change a font,
This skill I know will help me all my dreams to fulfill,
And spell check also is important to help me climb that hill,

There is one very important thing in my life that I have yet to achieve,
I want to tour all of Europe I don't care how I get there as long as I can see,
The castles, the history, the architecture that all these countries bring,
I could never be over there long enough to be able to see everything,

And my computer skills will be wasted if I don't write my book,
One day you may even see me on your Kindle or maybe your Nook,
My blog is a way for me to test these oh so turbulent waters,
But unless I finally sit down and write what does it really matter?

And lastly I hope before I take my last breath that I could meet the Queen,
But she is busy and I am sure that this dream will have to remain unseen,
But how I would love to test out the practice and be able to finally curtsy to her,
But alas I am a grounded person and I know this is just a dream, yes sir!

I keep my eyes on the prize and try with all my might to make these things come true,
And maybe someday as I learn the ropes they will but if they don't I have a clue,
That no matter if I do or if I don't I have achieved a lot and my life will have turned out okay,
My children and my family have my heart and soul and nothing can take that away.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Day 18, Sunday. The Bucket List – three things that you’ve achieved

People would be shell shocked to learn about me,
And all of the things that I have achieved;
Important things that make me so happy;
Without bragging or becoming too sappy,

I managed to raise four healthy kids,
Respectful and honest in what they did,
All grown up now they have left the nest,
Motherhood to me was a mighty test,

I managed to get through my wild teen years,
I learned my lessons and shed some tears,
Did some wild things back in the day,
But here I am standing and doing okay,

And lastly I managed to get a degree,
to better myself because that's just me,
It was hard work and took a long time,
But now look at me I am doing just fine,

There are many more things that I could say,
I am proud of myself in a brand new way,
There are things on the list I still want to do,
But alas the list is almost empty there are so few.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Another writing prompt - Its gets those creative words flowing!

The Prompt:

Life is a Domino

The path we take is never set in concrete;
Like a line of dominoes falling down so neat;
Our path can lead down a road never seen;
The other path makes us wonder what could have been;

But to live the life your supposed to be living;
Can be mightier than a sword bent on giving;
One persons life that fatal blow to kill;
The memories I carry haunt me still;

What if I had the fortitude to withstand the fight;
Did I really live with all of my might?
And how much does karma play a part;
on gifting me with a loving and giving heart?

So I have come to see that a path left untrodden;
Leaves what if memories best left forgotten;
And if you would walk that path now and see;
What do you think would happen to be;

The outcome would be pretty similar to now;
Different people in your life leaves you wondering how;
You are on this path because of life's blows;
The decisions you make the seeds you sow;

So live your life for today and never wonder what if,
The sands of time will continue to shift,
You are on the path you are meant to be on;
Falling down like a domino is part of the fun!

Day 17, Saturday. Time Travel – where would you go and why?


If I could travel back in time where would I go?
Who would I see? Who would I know?
America wouldn't even be a country quite yet,
The year would be 1500 something I bet,

To whom would my allegiance be sworn?
If 1505 was the year that I was born?
Henry Tudor would be the English King,
How would I survive without central heating?

Oh the joy I think to realize this land,
Long before my living even began,
Would I inspire this fickle sovereign,
To change history to something decidedly foreign?

And if I came to see this dream come true,
Would I be happy there or would I be blue?
Would Henry really love me if I gave him a son?
Or would it be off with my head when the whole thing was done?

It's easy to believe even with all the facts,
That I could live there with him and never look back,
Surrounded by the court and all of its gossip,
But could I survive being in the king's pocket?

Would he fall in love at first sight the moment he saw me?
Would our passion burn so bright re-writing history?
It's easy to dream about what could have been,
Especially when you don't know how you will sin,

Chances are I would Have wound up like poor Anne,
And my life would be dead before it began,
Coming not to the court through noble birth,
People of England laughing I don't share their mirth,

I would probably end up in some English Brothel,
Wondering where I went wrong living in a hostel,
Laying with the nobility for the coin to be spared,
Hoping and wishing that somebody cared,

So time travel for me is no longer appealing,
When I think of all that could happen its very revealing,
So I think I will just stick to the time I am given,
And continue to live the life that I choose to be living.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Day 16, Friday. A first – do something that you’ve never done before and share

Something Old and Something New

Why do something new you say?
Well lets just start I will show the way,
you never know what life will throw at you,
so be prepared to change and start anew,

Sometimes change can bring good things,
And all the joys that new things bring,
I was quiet and alone when starting college,
Missed plenty of new springtime foliage,

I struggled a lot at first especially at math,
But I got it down and now am on a new path,
Working for my first bachelor's degree,
I wanted to prove myself smart to my family,

But now the hard part is over and in a short while,
We will all be laughing and hugging all with a smile,
As I walk that stage and get to the core of my dream,
I gave up a lot of things as worthless as it seems,

I have not given up and continue to fight,
For everything in this world that doesn't seem right,
And it all started out because of a dream that came late,
I chomped at that hook that was hidden with bait,

I tried something new for once in my life,
and never gave up and gave one hell of a fight,
And now it all seems heavenly this ironic fate,
That got me my degree as I turned forty eight.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Day 15: Around Town

Palm Bay, FL Located in the heart of Florida on the East Coast!  

Love our Beaches!

We are called the Space coast of Florida for our proximity to Nasa and the Kennedy Space Center!  I can watch the space shuttle launches from my backyard but for a better view, The inter-coastal Bridge at night!

Only an hour and a half from wonderful Orlando, home to Disney, Universal and Sea World!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Day 14, Wednesday. Pictures speak a thousand words – share some cherished photos old & new

This would be my Grandmother (She is the lady on the left 2nd Seat by the Happy New Years Sign) and Also a very young and very beautiful Aunt Janet sitting at the end of the table with the sweater on and sitting next to what would be her first husband.  I love this picture and I am envious that they are celebrating New years eve in Germany The year is 1959! 

My mother at an early age

My husband and I attending a family wedding!

My handsome son in his uniform!  One proud Momma!

Tour of duty Iraq! 

A young me!

Okay in order right to left, Tiffany my daughter, Cory my son, Me, Meghan my daughter and my wonderful Mom!  I have great family!  

My brother and his wife Melody

My sister Sandy (on the left) at work!  Nice Job!

Okay left to right again :-).  Dad, My hubby, Cory my son, his wife Melissa and I am front and Center!

Me, My daughter Meghan, the hubby and my son!  

My stepdaughter Elizabeth and Her husband Anthony!  

And what would be a summer day without being on the boat and with our granddaughter, Anna!

Some grandmother/grandaughter love!

Tiffany, so beautiful.  

Anna and Crystal, What's not to love.  I love their sense of humor!

Okay right to left and top to bottom, Dad, Mom (yes I am blessed with 2) Steven my cousin, my Aunt Madge and her husband, top row complete! My wonderful twin brother (well not really but we are as close as twins) Tim with my great and awesome sister in law, Donna, My nephew Samuel with my niece Danielle who belong to my special and awesome brother Clay (well his real name is Grady but he will always be Clay to me) and my beautiful and awesome sister in law, Maelena.  LOVE THEM ALL!

If a picture speaks a thousand words then these pictures of my family will speak volumes.  As anyone can see you can feel the love radiating off of these pictures.  Near or far nothing can ever replace FAMILY!
Enjoy your day!  Until Tomorrow!