I started this post yesterday, but having internet issues. I blame it on the heat wave.
Real Toads celebrated their birthday yesterday...it was also Nelson Mandela Day, in honor of his birthday. He turned 94, what a remarkable spirit he has. Kerry asked us to write a poem in his regard. He asked everyone(a world-wide appeal) to donate 67 minutes, of their time to serving others. He has been in politics for 67 years,
I thought about this and planned to do something else, but this is what happened. My daughter wanted to show me, her latest Colorguard move. She has been in camp all this week. It is a day camp I drive her in the morning and pick her up. Okay, I let her drive ;D We went outside on the front lawn. My eighty year old neighbor, Mary was outside and she wandered over. My daughter n' I were hot n' tired, but we stayed outside and listened to her share her daughter's experience. She also was in the Colorguard, she rambled from this subject, to her family and then her health. Some of it was nice to listen to, some a bit uncomfortable, but we could tell she was lonely. I asked her to come in, but she insisted she had a friend stopping by. It reminded me to be more neighborly and donate more time to listening, to those who live alone. We could be in their position someday...
In the Imaginary Garden, Mary prompted us to write about Friday the 13th. She gave us several choices. I picked: (4) Here is a simple prompt if nothing else resonates. Write a poem with the title "Friday the 13th.
Friday the 13th
Beginner's luck is needed as you decorate your new home.
Hi kitty, kitty...oh, damn you are all black...
you must belong to that witch, next door
I need a ladder to hang that mirror
Oh, look a penny,..
oops, 7 years bad luck
and my soul is now affected...
huh, I thought 7 was a lucky number?
How did a ladder become unlucky...
it represents the Holy Trinity, if against a wall
How did God get involved with a ladder?
hoodoo, no V started the lucky rabbit's foot..
I doubt the rabbit would agree
Bad luck begins with 3, the rabbit agrees with this one
666 in the Bible in Revelations=the Beast..
Don't worry I know where the Devil lives...I have met he, she, it
They live in Searsport, Maine
Scared, go knock on wood, trees have spirits, wood is filled with them
Hungry? There is a turkey in the fridge
grab the wish bone and let's make a wish...
What soothsayer said this?
Cross your finger and toes while you're at it!
Friday the 13th....Jesus died on Friday and 13 is unlucky...
You rubbing your lucky rabbit's foot, knocking on wood, cleaning up glass, while you are
picking up pennies,
Don't forget don't open that umbrella indoors, the bird won't like it!
* This isn't my normal style, but I sure had a lot of fun writing it :D
I hope your day was happy and remember any day something bad happens, will burn a memory in your mind's eye. It will permanently crease your brow if it happens on this day!
Grey mattered memories enchant wishful glances
of youthful thoughts
capturing the dance of light
against the prism of colored tears
Chakra spirals try to balance
the yin and yang
of life's weathered memories
wrapped in bridges of time