#Everyday Inspiration,Day ten: Let the scene write itself

Day Ten: Let the scene write itself

My post, “On Location”

Today is Sunday, my neighborhood looks very quiet. No vehicles of any kind is seen, there are no animals or birds, looks as if everyone in my neighborhood is on vacation.

I’m watching Nature from my window in my bedroom, the tree is not clothed yet, why is the delay I do not understand, maybe it’s always like this, at this time of the year, I just didn’t pay attention.

The grass is starting to peek its head from the ground, they are not showing simultaneously but in small fractions. The sky is covered with grey clouds reminding me the air is cold. Why not I say, it’s St John’s and summer always drags its feet to show up here.

There is some stagnant water on the driveway, it’s from the rain which comes and goes not knowing when to stop. The lawn has a musty smell, there are no flowers to spread their scent on our lawn.

I can also see my next door neighbor’s gray roof, waiting to feel the cool rain water, which is threatening to fall at any time.

Moving on to the other side, I see my friend’s house the drapes are drawn, I have no idea if she is in or out. Her next door neighbors on both sides are probably home eating supper or watching TV.

My neighbor across the street has planted perennials which are already in full bloom, making his back lawn look gorgeous. I wonder why my perennials are taking longer to show up, the weather in both our places is  the same. Why is Nature showing favoritism? This is all I can see right now in my neck of the woods.

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Daily Prompt : SAGA

My response to  one-word prompt : Saga

Adventure or narrative or saga, this is the story of one  family who chose to cross the border to settle and find themselves a homeland, where majority had the same religion. Believe it or not the road to a greener grass was not easy.

They set off one fine morning from their home to find refuge in a safer place. Along the way they met a man who was yelling to loot the house. They walked on ignoring what was going on around them.

When they were close to their destination, they felt safer to call a tonga( A horse drawn cart) or two to take them to their ultimate destination.

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Away they went and reached this place in about a half hour. There were several tents, they were given shelter in one of them. Two days later, they were informed there were trains ready to take them to their final home. They felt glad, finally they will see their homeland. They boarded the train in early evening, as the sky began to darken, their train was attacked, all night they heard gun fire, within hours all was quiet and all they could hear and feel was the sound of the train.

As they were moving along night changed to daylight, they saw hundreds of well-wishers offering food and drink and telling them they were praying for their safe journey. When they reached the border they saw smiling faces  offering foods and drinks and telling them they didn’t have to be afraid anymore at last they were home safe!

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Everyday Inspiration, Day nine: Writing and Not Writing

Day Nine: Writing and Not Writing

When I’m not writing, I do a few things, I get hold of my novel and start reading. Usually when the book I’m reading is boring, I put it down for a while, and start walking in the house to increase my footsteps. I have a Fitbit on my wrist, it motivates me to increase my steps. If I can accumulate ten thousand steps in the course of a day, I get a sneaker badge which is awesome.

Next I do some cooking for a while. I come back to the dash board to complete the writing I had started.

To maintain balance I go to the Aqua Arena which is a few yards from my house, I go inside the building, pay three dollars to walk around the track. I walk for an hour and a half, I then come home, get changed and have lunch, say my prayer and rest awhile.

I go back to my writing, write till 4:30 pm, whether I’m finished my assignment or not I stop, turn off my computer, and back to the kitchen I go and prepare supper!

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Writing:Into to Poetry, Day Nine: Landscape

Writing: Intro to poetry, Day Nine: Landscape

Poetic Device: Apostrophe

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It’s a joy to see the change of weather

It’s time to fix the garden for this summer

Clearing the garbage is not an easy task

Who will do it for me I often ask?


In comes a truck with three young men

Said they, “give us a chance  to fix your garden.”

They look like amazing workers that I’m sure

My neglected garden all winter does it have a cure?


They worked hard to make the landscape bright

Daffodils, petunias, peonies they made it look all right

One question kept lingering on my mind

The grass I have, is this the right kind?


On hearing this, the leader said, “Don’t you worry,

We’ll bring the best sod in a hurry.”

Everything was in order the men started working

They were  good they didn’t waste  time talking.


My landscape in front looks great

Come see neighbors now, I Can’t wait.

I think I’ll arrange to have a  party

I’ll serve all kinds of stuff and make it hearty!

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