Evening Humor

Monday’s have the potential of being a real beast so this evening we are sharing some humor provided by Max who has the ability of turning a serious frown into a warm happy smile. Come along and smile with us.

Not Just a Bag

I look and I see it

Is it something I will git

Mommy just had it

But I can’t smell it

What could be in a bag so small

Maybe a new toy, maybe a ball

It’s too high for me, oh the gall

If I tried to jump up, I would fall

But the mystery about it is still so sweet

Maybe it’s a goody, a yummy sweet treat

If legs were taller, it’d be mine in a heartbeat

But I am afraid my shorts legs make for defeat

Is it for me??

As we find ways to cope with stressful days, remember to be kind. Sometimes being kind can release the pressure of the days stress, even for you.

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Puzzled

I am taking a course to help my writing. Today it focused on poetry, something I dabble in but am not great in. But I was taken back by the samples of poems we studied and how very sad they all were. Then the other people in the class also seemed a bit sad but loved the sadness of the poem. I was confused. The leader of the class wanted us to focus on gratitude and how we wrote about being grateful.

I understand that for some that may be difficult but for me, I just look up and around at all the beauty around us and am very grateful. Yes, there is ugliness all around as well but I think if we look more intently, we can see more beauty than ugly. I also understand that I am now safe and comfortable but I do know what it is to suffer, to be oppressed and to be the victim of abuse. I just chose to look past that and am blessed in being able to be at a point in my life where I can be grateful.

For homework, we had to write a poem about what draws us to write. So while we all have a life to live, I wrote about the beauty life can be. And thought I would share my poem with you.

Ode to Life

I step out the door, take in a breath and listen to the energy of life

The force of it comes wielding our way like a sharp unstoppable knife

I close my eyes, taking in the smells as they deftly assault my nose

Fresh mown grass and lavender compete with the sweet red rose

The tinkling of the wind chime is what I hear first

Then the hawk calls out with her shrill short burst

The bees hum softly while quenching their thirst

And birds at the feeder are fighting to be first

Life is shared on all of creation, a gift with love that is never easy

Some parts are harder than others and some parts can make us queasy

But each part has its own beauty, a beauty we find hard to see

For it is the creator intension that we should all live free

When life gets hard, we want to back away

Confrontation, not something we want to stay

But confrontations now will make us strong

Giving us wisdom to survive the throng

So come let us step outdoors, breathing in this beautiful life

Understanding some days are good and some are fully strife

If we focus more on the good, our faces will begin to smile

And the beauty of life around us will help us conquer this trial.

Anita Neal

In all of life remember the power and beauty of being kind. That in itself is a gift.

Googled Puppies

See, this is what happens when it raining, or you can get out, or you are just plain bored or even all three. You google fun pictures. I saw one of these posted on Facebook with a caption so I had to go play too and then write a poem about it.

The Puppy Climb

Why did you go climb way up there?

I can’t come, it’s the top of the stair.

You are my friend and should be with me

Now you’ve walked off where I can’t be.

What do you mean, It’s not that hard?

I would rather we play here in the yard.

We can go roll and romp in the sun

Climbing stairs is no way to have fun

Must you look at me with that frown?

What goes up is bound to come down

I will try climbing up there just for you

But if I fall down I will blame you too

Even if you are not much on dogs, there is something about puppies that makes you smile. Remember to always be kind, to all kinds. Kindness can be the key we all need to survive this life.

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View of Rain

On my day off it decides to rain, again, which delays my tasks scheduled for the day. So Instead, I write cheesy poetry and give you pictures of rain.

View of Rain

Some say it’s sad, the falling of the rain

Reflecting misery of remembered pain

Flowers see joy as the rain gently falls

Gathering on leaves to form little balls

This is a day of much dampness and wet

My planting schedule has yet to be met

Tomorrow with hope the sun may shine

Planting my flowers, a joy of mine

All forms of weather give us things to think about and tasks to either do or sit and watch. When I was younger I enjoyed being out in the rain but now it just makes me wet. But thank goodness this rain has been gentle…but this is day three – enough already.

So I went outside and took picture of the few flowers I did get in the ground. Hope you enjoy them.

Guess I will spend the rest of the day painting my wooden flowers and butterflies that will adorn my fence. Another fun task of spring. As you enjoy your spring weather, remember to be kind to all things. Flowers as well as people and animals enjoy the gestures of kindness.

Always be Kind

Raindrops of the Heart

Raindrops of the heart can be a sad place to start

As life of those loved around us do inevitably depart

But Raindrops of the heart can also come from joy

As we remember the funs things we both did enjoy

Raindrops of the heart do not always come from grief

As laughter of the heart can show raindrops of relief

Raindrops of the heart are moments to be shared

As raindrops from the heart show moments that we cared.

The Old Oak Tree

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The Cycle of Life

I sit and I wonder at the beauty I see

The flicker of the light through the old oak tree

Shimmering green against the pale blue sky

Watching the birds zoom through as they fly

The grass beneath is beginning to turn brown

Still you hold every leaf so it doesn’t fall down

As the air turns cooler for this time of year

I look for the colors changes we hold so dear

For many the oak is a symbol of great life

With its strength and resilience bypassing its strife 

She holds on to her leaves and sheds them last

A reminder to us all, this life goes too fast

We forget the truths of the stories we are told

That life is a cycle much purer than gold.

Anita Neal

With the understanding of life as we live through it paces, lets us never forget the stories of old that teach us the values that come from life, nature and God’s wonderful story of you. We are each His greatest creation because we reflect His love and His being. Like the old oak tree understanding the value of each leaf, God understand the value of each of us. Remember how precious you are to God and reflect His kindness wherever you go.

 

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Through the Eyes of Daisy

Daisy Mae

My name is Daisy, looking at you, or Daisy Mae to be fully true.

You see my color of black is true, but tonight I feel the color of blue.

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Odd people were here, may one, no two, painting the walls, it’s smells phew

I bumped her leg, for something to do, she said no, what’s a dog to do?

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I pick up my bone and begin to chew, I found a great holder, her old yard shoe

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This was not fun, so left it askew, I stretch out long, yeah, I am looking at you.

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I am bored, just wanting something to do, she said no, what’s a dog to do.

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My name is Daisy, since I’ve nothing to do, I send out a hello especially for you.

Anita Neal

 

And as always remember to be kind to all kinds.

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Beauty in the Sky

Things that Fly

This is an awkward story, rather a poem of things that fly

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Of God’s creation on day five of things that fill the sky

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Big things and small things can zoom through the air

Other things just float or flutter with acrobatical  affair

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Heavy things and light things, so many types there be

One must pay attention to all the beauty you can see

It was day five that God created the many things that fly

To show us the beauty of Him that love us…way up high

Anita Neal

If you enjoy being outside, look around at all that there is to see. There is life and beauty everywhere, big and little, fast and slow. All with their unique purpose and task to complete.  And as always I remind you the beauty and important attribute of Kindness. In all that we do, we should always be kind.

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Tuesday Writing Challenge, Catch the Sun

 

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Path of Light

The sun is going to bed, but I don’t want it to leave

There still so much to see, to do and still believe

I reach out gently to hold it, trying to make it stay

But it looks back at me, smiling, it must be on its way

Its warmth begins to leave us, leaving us with a chill

As I watch its path carry it behind the darkened hill.

The darkness envelopes us, as the light is now gone

I find myself now tired and stifling a coming yawn.

I leave the darkness behind me in hope of a new morn

When the light returns again in a new day to be born.

Anita Neal

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

Today’s prompt: catch the sunlight

I remind you always of the value of kindness. It may be the one things that make a persons day.

 

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Trust The Quiet? Never

Don’t Trust the Quiet

You think I would remember, I have pictures to remind me so

To not trust the quiet, like from your children of long ago

The quiet peace of sleeping dogs and the task that I get to do

No stopping them from fighting or chewing on my shoe

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But here there is only one, asleep at peace you see

For the house is still quiet, where is the other to be

I head to the back of the house as she runs pass me in a dash

There is something in her mouth I must catch her in a flash

My sharp tone scares her making her drop what she has

I look down to the foam pieces of a pillow it was know as

The pillows where she sleeps are small and seem untouched

Maybe it’s from old pillows I thought and hoping for as much

But my horror  was confirmed with foam pieces scattered about

And her coming back in my room, a small piece still on her snout

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The room is now re-closed for she still can’t be trusted

For the puppy that still remains has now been totally busted

I know I needed a new pillow, as this one was hurting my neck

This is not the way to do this, but alas, what the heck.

 

 

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Who???   Me???

I remind you as always the value of kindness. Even the animal kingdom understand this concept. So be kind with all kinds and enjoy these fun pictures.

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