Daily Prompt : Pink

In response to the one-word prompt :  Pink

Among roses, corals, and faces I think,

The best is the one that is brightest pink.

A faded pink rose cannot be called pretty,

Neither can a  light pink coral it’s a pity.

The best are the babies with faces bright pink!

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Daily Prompt : Pursue

In response to one-word prompt : Pursue

I wanted to Pursue a two years’ course in North Western University, near Chicago Illinois. I had forms to fill in, which I received from the university. Before deciding to take  care of the forms I had a conversation with my husband. He thought the amount of funds I’d need to fulfill my ambition was rather large and that I should think about it.

At that time I was teaching. To do the course, I’d have to take leave of absence which meant I will have to give up my salary for two years, plus pay a fair amount for tuition, books and residence, to get my degree. It didn’t inspire me to take such a bold step, so I gave up the idea and concentrated on teaching and look after my  family.

 

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Daily Prompt : Temporary

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Temporary

 

When I applied for a teaching job, the principal of a local school, told me. ‘Well Ms. this is a temporary job, the teacher is on leave, would you be interested?’

I thought for a while about my prospects as  a teacher. Not so good my mind whispered, it’s a job as a substitute, the experience you receive here will probably not counted after you are relieved off your duties as a teacher in this particular position.

This short-lived work will only give me a very pessimistic view of life as a teacher. When the students are aware their teacher is a substitute they think it’s play time, they treat you like crap and spend their time either fighting with each other or are continuously rowdy.

I decided to refuse the temporary job and wait for one that had better probability of becoming permanent.

There are different scenarios  of a temporary job, one is you are replacing someone for a few weeks, the other because you are a new recruit, they’d like to try out for at least a year. By the end of the year, they seem to know all about you, whether you are good, bad or worse than anyone they the hiring masters saw.

If you are lucky they will give you the opportunity to prove yourself and a year in most cases is enough. I went through this test when I started my teaching career in North America. The Principal was a kind person who treated me well, and judged my talent, not where I came from. He gave me  a permanent contract after the first year which made me feel lucky.

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Daily Prompt :Exposed

In response to the one-word prompt : Exposed

I pity the photographers like me,

Like all I bought a camera you see.

I was thrilled when I took  a shot,

Of our pretty feline believe it or not.

My daughter checked it while lying in bed,

‘Mom it’s over exposed,’ she laughed and said!

I was glad our dear Sophie was only a feline,

Or who knows how she’d react I can’t define.

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song,singer Lata Mangeshkar, posted and translated by ranu

This is a  love story of a prince and a court dancer. They were unaware of the fact that such a match would never be approved by the king. The king threatened the young woman, but his son continued with the love affair. Finally the king took some drastic steps.

The young woman sings the song below to let her lover, the prince, know how she feels about the whole affair.

The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, one of the best playback singers of Bollywood. Keeping in mind it is not easy to translate into English a foreign language. I have tried to explain what the words  mean in English.

I wish I hadn’t fallen in love with you,

And hoped that our story wasn’t a reality

Had I not professed my love for you

I wouldn’t have faced the criticism of our world

I went too far with my love

I was only aware when it was disapproved by all

I wouldn’t have been surprized had I died

It would have been an act of kindness on your part,

If you could put an end to this affair

I would then have had no objection against the people!

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Daily Prompt : Better

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Better

Better weather indeed  will come,

Even if it’s hard to believe my chum.

Take out your summer clothes y’all,

Try to congregate in the big Mall.

Each one please bring your family,

Randy, Eden, Tommy,  and Emily!

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Daily Prompt : Lifestyle

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Lifestyle

Today’s prompt takes me back to my childhood. We used to live in a large house of course it was rented, nevertheless it was large, if we or my dad was able to pay the rent, we were looked upon  by the vendors who came by to sell their wares to have a certain lifestyle.

One morning my second older brother came out of the house in his clumsy clothes. The vegetable vendor, thought he was one of the servants, he addressed him, ‘hey naukar, Begum sahib kahan hai?’ (hey servant where is Begum Sahib?)

My poor brother was so embarrassed he dashed inside the house, he changed his outfit immediately and went out. The vendor was waiting, when he saw my brother in his changed outfit, he realized my brother was not a servant, and instantly apologized for thinking him a servant.

In our part of the world you are judged by what you wear, it’s taken for granted prosperous people do not dress casually. If one happens to forget his status, the vendors or others will automatically think you must be a servant in that particular house, especially if it happens to be one which has twelve rooms and a large garden with a gardener.

I was never too keen about how I dressed, as a result people  made comparisons between me and my sister. I did not care if my sari and blouse did not match, comparatively my sister made sure everything she wore matched from head to her feet, and if she carried an umbrella it had to match her outfit.

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Daily Prompt : Panicked

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Panicked

Last night I panicked I couldn’t find my wallet,

I thought I  put it in my reliable old   pocket.

Why was it not there I could not decipher,

Was it  in my purse and failed to remember?

Sometimes my mind plays tricks  I detest,

This  is not the  time for jokes  I protest.

Suddenly my daughter shook me hard,

‘Wake up  and quickly   sign the card!’

 

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Daily Prompt : None

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : None

The Eggplant Fiasco!

I went to buy Eggplant in the supermarket,

The price tag did not comply with my budget.

They were dented and rotten I could see,

Their color and shape wasn’t good for me.

Still I made an attempt to check each one,

None were  worth buying, I lost the fun!

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