Daily Prompt : Cranky

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

We have a very irritable Cranky cat

His voice is coarse and I call him a brat

When he’s cross he climbs up the shelf

And he makes himself look like an elf

We warn him to come down or else we say

He will be  sorry and remember this day

Nothing bothers this grumpy feline

I wish I could give him away so he’d pine!

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Daily Prompt : Measure

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

Measure is an important word in our life. When we cook a dish we make sure the ingredients are chosen carefully to make a tasty dish, if we forget one important ingredient our dish loses its taste.

This discussion of taste takes me back a few years. My sister had invited some friends for dinner. One of the dishes was Pilaf, the main ingredient here is Rice. After she finished cooking it, she let our cousin taste it and give his opinion, I can still imagine his face when he asked, ‘You don’t use salt in this dish?’

Of course salt happens to be the one ingredient necessary for this dish and my sister forgot it. She didn’t have enough time to cook this dish again, but did not want to leave it salt free. She figured out a way to put the salt and was successful.

When we measure someone’s intellectual ability we make the person go through a series of tests, like we did when I was teaching in school. The reason was the administrator decided, since not all children though of same age can comprehend the lessons taught, i.e the slow learners, they had to be put into groups: A B C D . Though we did this on a regular basis. Somewhere in my mind I thought this process did not give valid results. Some children are stressed when they hear the word Test, they normally do not do well.

We measure success by the results of people, it may be an athlete, a teacher, a student or even a chef. I’ve seen some challenges on the food network, there are good chefs who come from known restaurants, some are chopped in the first round. The reason once again they are given a certain amount of time to prepare a dish, with the most unthinkable ingredients.

If you fail to measure the right amount of ingredients to bake bread, you will end up with bricks. It is a true story.

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Daily Prompt : Timely

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

 

The Fox And The Chicken

‘Hello,’ said the fox to the little chicken

‘Your arrival here is so timely I reckon

Hunger is making me lose my mind

Can I ask you if you will be so kind

To let me take you to my little den

Where I have a huge collection of wren

They were friendly and wanted me to eat

To gobble them one at a time as a treat

When other wrens see me they fly away

They curse me and loathe me every day

My stomach is empty there is no food

If you come to my den, I’ll be in a good mood!’

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Daily Prompt :Pleased

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

A Sweet Little Boy   🙂

My joy knew no bounds when I went for a walk,

I met a  sweet little boy who wanted to talk.

‘Can we sit here? He pointed at  the lawn,

‘Yes,’ I said, ‘my pleasure, look at the fawn!’

He looked and said, ‘I’m pleased to meet you,

And I want you to look at the cat which said mew.’

We sat for a while and looked at the gorgeous cat,

The little boy said, ‘don’t you think he’s happy and fat?’

The sun was setting it was time to go   home,

We promised  next time we’ll make up a poem!

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Daily Prompt : Blindly

In response to daily post’s prompt : Blindly

The Aimless Traveler  🙂

Blindly I followed the unfamiliar road

I had to stop when the raven  crowed

I looked at the ghastly raven

I asked, ‘where is your safe haven’?

He quacked and replied mine is on the tree

But you my dear cannot get it free!

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On and on aimlessly I trudged

Madly and wildly looked for a lodge

I found one that said, Come right Inn

I reached there but my patience was thin

When I heard the rent was five dollars

I nearly lost my mind and hollered !

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I only have a dime was my reply

I cannot pay the rent I let out a sigh !

Then walk on poor lady there was a voice

I cannot help you I have no choice.

The world is a difficult place I moaned

I shouldn’t have taken Blindly this awful  Road!

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Daily Prompt : Tenacious

In response to daily post’s prompt : Tenacious

Sandra was an okay student, the only subject she had difficulty learning was solving Math problems. She was bright but was always negligent with her subjects in school, esp. Math. Her homeroom teacher warned her if she failed to get passing marks in Math she won’t be able to get promotion to go to  the next grade, it has to be her decision whether she wanted to spend another year in the same grade or she wanted to pass.

When Sandra was told she had to get passing marks in Math or she’d be held back. It scared her she didn’t know what she could do, she hated Math and didn’t think she’d pass. She found problem solving tough. She called her friend Ivy to discuss her problem. Ivy was a good student and Sandra’s best friend.

She volunteered to help Sandra with Math. ‘You only have to work for half an hour after school, I promise, you will not only pass but will get excellent marks.’

Every afternoon after school the two friends did Math problems for half an hour. On the fifth day Sandra jumped and said, ‘Eureka I think I understand!’

The two friends hugged each other and waited for the final exams. On the day of the beginning of final exams, the friends wished each other best of luck. The exams lasted for a week. It was time to get the results.

Another week went by waiting for the results, the two friends were worried, they were not at all sure if their hard work and determination would result in Sandra’s success.

Finally the morning they were waiting for arrived, they went to school sat in their classroom eagerly waiting for the result. The teacher called their roll numbers in alphabetical order.

Ivy’s result was announced before Sandra’s. Ivy topped the list, and waited to hear her friend’s name. The teacher said, ‘now the last name on my list is Sandra Quinton, you have scored the highest mark in Math, Congratulations, sometimes being tenacious is all  you need to pass a subject you always feared.’

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Daily Prompt : Champion

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

We seem to think a champion must win everything to be called a champion. There are people in this world who may not win everything in sight, but through their hard work and dedication successfully raise a family. I think they are champions too. They may not win a gold medal, but to raise a family is just as arduous as winning a gold medal.

In my mind we are all champions.

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Daily Prompt : Prudent

In response to daily post’s prompt : Prudent

Try to be prudent, mom would say

I don’t understand this word even today

Cautious is another meaning

Give your wound time for healing

A good student is prudent my teacher would say!

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