In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Yarn
Grandma Rosie was working in the barn,
Her grandkid Jess came to show his yarn.
‘Why it’s only a piece of thread my darling,
How will I use this one?’ She asked, snarling!
‘Why gramps all my friends say you’re a genius,
How come you cannot use this my precious?’
Hearing this Granny jumped three feet,
And said, ‘I know how to use this on meat,
I can tie this roast with this your yarn,
And keep this meat together in the barn.’
Then she took the tied meat on the grill,
And danced around her apron with frill.
Jess was as happy as a lark to see his thread,
Moving and rolling happily like giant Fred!
In response to daily post’s prompt : Knackered
Yesterday was an uneventful day for me,
I went out to get extra footsteps you see.
I walked around in the mall hoping to get,
Those steps that are making me fret.
For if I don’t get the exact number of steps,
The fitbit will not let me see the circle of steps.
This made me physically drained and done,
Still my mind was ready to have fun.
I hoped the book I asked for would at least,
Will give my mind freedom not to get beat.
But it was one of those days I have to admit,
The mental and physical part of me was unfit.
I was knackered, beaten, and totally washed out ,
Because my two main friends were wiped out!
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Blanket
A blanket of snow, covered the ground,
The ring that fell there, couldn’t be found.
The newly married bride cried in despair,
How long shall I wait for snow to disappear!
The clown passing by had this to say,
Count your blessings fair one this day.
A mere ring is not worth crying for,
Shed a tear or two for those killed in the war!
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Roots
Jane and Matilda sat on the Roots of the tree,
Laughing and yelling about Rhonda with glee.
Said Jane to Matilda, ‘did you see how cross she was?’
Matilda replied, I can’t believe she yelled at our boss!’
Meanwhile Rhonda was boycotted by her friend,
Who thought she was crazy and needed to mend.
While talking about Rhonda the girls noticed,
How curly like a snake the Roots Looked!
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Gray
He looked at the thick Gray clouds and muttered, ‘it’s going to be another rainy day honey.’
Julia didn’t mind rain, after such a hot spell, rain was a welcome sign. She ignored hubby’s words and got busy with her work. Their kids came home soaking wet, once again Tom complained, ‘why do we have rain so frequently, look at the kids all wet and have ruined the rug, can we not do something about it? He groaned.
He sounded so funny, Julia burst out laughing, she replied, ‘I can’t stop the rain so quit complaining.’
Sometimes we humans do not realize, we have no hold over Nature, it will do whatever it wants, and our kicking and screaming will not solve anything. What we must do is enjoy whatever it throws upon us, we must grin and bear it, for we have no choice.
I hope Tom learns to enjoy the work of Nature and quits getting annoyed with everyone in the house!
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Zip
My mom once told me to zip my mouth whenever I felt the urge to speak. Usually it was my older siblings who seemed they had nothing better to do than criticize me in all sorts of ways I detested. So I thought to defend myself I should speak up. It didn’t bode well with mom, she felt I’m too outspoken which would make me unpopular with friends in school, or outside when I meet people older than me. Of course in those days all the people I met were older, so I could see she had a point in restricting me.
This zipping my mouth had a bad effect later on in my life. My life in college proved to be stressful, girls in residence bullied me, because I was so quiet. I tried to speak when someone made a nasty comment, I couldn’t say anything as if someone had blocked my vocal chord and words were stuck.
There was an incident in college which is fresh in my memory, one of the girls’ said something to me and I couldn’t tell her off, then the other classmate who overheard it said, ‘You have no backbone , why didn’t you tell her something?’
I was so hurt I stopped talking to her, which was one weapon I used when someone was mean. I personally think kids should not be restricted to speak, if someone misbehaves with them. After all out in the world they must be able to speak their mind, when no one else will defend them, they should be able to do so themselves!
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Avid
Once upon a time I was an avid fan of the NHL games. I gave up watching it. There were issues in the game, I as a fan could not control. Each period was supposed to be an hour. Every time the referee blew the whistle the game stopped. The stop didn’t count how long they were on the ice but only how long they played. This meant the one hour period would take as long as an hour and a half.
Added to the problem was the players fighting on the ice. This lengthened the period even more. No matter how ardent I was to know the result, my hunger for watching it diminished, I started questioning myself, if all this was worth watching a game which would continue till the wee hours of the morning. It shortened my sleep time, which resulted in drowsiness throughout my work.
It wasn’t good for my teaching career. I decided to do what was best for me, quit watching these games!
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Harmony
Lack of Harmony is a cause of our fall,
How can we change so we don’t feel small?
Unity might help to have a world of balance,
We may never succeed if we lack good conscience!
A Hindi song, posted and translated by Ranu
I knew nothing of heartache,
Why did I meet you
I was happy and had fun alone
Why did I meet you
We were lost in our journey
In far off places
We were traveling separately
Why did I meet you
I’m not a moon giving light
in the evening
Neither am I a lamp of healing
I’m only a small lamp of the road
Why did I meet you!