Daily Prompt : Opaque

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

Each morning I dread watching the opaque sky,

I wonder what’s happening up above I sigh!

Are the Angels and demons having a fight,

Will they drop their arsenals with their might?

What will become of us I’m frightened to think,

Will mankind float or they’ll just sink?

These queer thoughts keeps me awake,

I  cannot understand what more I can take!

……………………………………. ūüôā

Writing 101, Day, Five: Freedom

“Uncensored writing coming from the heart often produces the most amazing read.”__ Bebong

“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.”__Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Free people remember this maxim: We may require liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.”___ Jean Jacques Rousseau

” You forget that the fruits belong to all and the land belongs to none.” ___ ¬† ¬†Jean Jacques Rousseau

The above three quotes has a definite purpose in my mind.

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What Freedom Means To Me:

I’m assured, “uncensored writing,

Often produces amazing reading.”

Does it mean I have Freedom to speak my mind ?

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Do only the wealthy ,

Have freedom to look down upon,

The poor and unfortunate people?

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Is the color or gender of a human,

The decision making tool for success and,

Failure?

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Will a human be discriminated,

Because he speaks a different language,

And belongs to a developing country?

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Most humans believe in the

Creator of the Universe,

Whether he calls Him Allah or God or

Bhagwaan,will it matter?

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The French Philosopher said,

“Man is born free ,

and he is in chains everywhere.”

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These  words, does not mean freedom?

Jean- Jacques says, fruits belong to all,

But the land belongs to none,

Yet battles are fought to possess land.

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If we thought for a moment what

The above quotes  mean,

We will no longer feel we own anything.

Will we  still  fight wars and kill people?

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Education is not the privilege of a few,

All of humanity deserves to be educated.

To gain the most basic knowledge,

Why some of us are white and most are not.

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It gives  us the most essential wisdom,

Why are we different,

Who is the culprit?

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It’s the ‘Climate’,

Can we ¬†wage a war against ‘Nature?’

No we cannot, because nature protects us.

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To be able to survive ,

Humans must believe in Liberty ,

Equality and Freedom.

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Liberty is, ‘Free will,’

Equality is,’Equal, rights and opportunities,’

Freedom means, ‘Personal or civic liberty.’

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The most important is my conclusion:

God announced to the Angels,

“I am going to have a ‘Vicegerent,’

On Earth , Adam is his name,’

The Angels protested,

God said, “You do not ¬†know, what I know!”

God served His purpose by creating us.

He has faith in us, which is why He,

Paid no heed what the angels had to say.

Can we not join together,

And let the Angels Pray?

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DP Daily Prompt: Form of Flattery

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Write a post about any topic you want, but in the style of an author or a blogger you admire.

During my teaching days Roald Dahl was my favorite author, he used words and actions in his books that encouraged the kids to read.I’m not sure I can emulate him. I will write a short story to find out if it can draw my imaginary kids to read or will it completely turn them off.

“The¬†Magical¬†Tree”

High above the mountains there lived a sage who had a magical tree, no one knew why it was named thus and what kind of magic the tree was capable of. 

One early summer morning Verna and her brother Volta set out to discover the, ‘The Magical Tree’, they walked what it seemed for eons but the elusive tree was nowhere in sight, they continued on their journey hoping to find it and bring back their impression of the tree.

Far in the distance they saw some flickering lights,it caught Verna’s attention, she persuaded her brother to follow those lights, maybe the tree is there she thought.

Volta was not convinced yet he couldn’t dismiss his sister’s thoughts. Reluctantly he agreed to follow the lights, the closer they reached they saw many more lights added to that were children of various countries singing and dancing, ” this is amazing,” Verna exclaimed!

Volta who still had his doubt about the tree and all the other things they saw ¬†said, ” Verna do not be carried away by these lights, maybe there is a family celebrating their kid’s birthday and the children are the friends invited to the party.”

To Verna the whole thing was nothing but magic , her brother loved to disagree with her. Moving along up the mountain they saw a trail of small round stones, where will this lead to, Verna was eager to find out, as they walked the stones changed to shiny pieces of wood, it then changed to little dwarfs who were beckoning them to follow, Volta stopped, he refused to go any further, “I think it’s a trap , he said, let’s go back.”

Verna refused, she was sure they will find the tree if they continued on, Volta was unwilling but was forced to go,he could not leave his sister behind.

Unexpectedly the dwarfs disappeared, there were angels instead moving rather slowly leading the two kids further and further, Volta was exhausted and hungry he sat on a blade of grass, Verna was furious she wanted to keep on moving, with tearful eyes, Volta declared, “I am hungry and tired I cannot move.”

One of the angels heard Volta, she stopped turned around waved her hand, there in the mountain appeared a bevy of maidens carrying baskets of bread, meat and drinks for the siblings.

They laid the food on a carpet which slowly moved towards them, “Eat this food they said in a gentle voice, then we’ll continue our journey”.

Verna and Volta ate until they were full, amazingly enough they were not tired anymore, the maidens led them to a vast stretch of land where they saw trees that they never saw before, Verna was ecstatic, “where is the Magical tree , she yelled?”

“Stay still one of the maidens replied, you must have some rest before you see the tree.”

They sat down, soon they fell asleep. When they woke up they found themselves in a very strange place, they saw the dwarfs,the angels, the maidens and the children they saw on their journey, singing and dancing around a humongous tree, the walls of the tree looked like cardboard, there were marks made on them, on each section there was a sign which said door. They were numbered from one to ten. Verna was ready to explore, Volta held her back, they must carefully investigate before they moved towards the doors.

While they were thinking,out came the most weird looking man, he was dressed in a multicolored robe, his eyes were large, he was tall ,his face looked like one of the characters on TV Verna and Volta watched.He had a loud voice which was scary.

“So you are here to see my magical tree, he bellowed “

Volta replied “I didn’t want to come my sister forced me to.”

“Do not be frightened young ones Verna is clever she made you come to see my tree, you won’t be disappointed, he said softly.”

For two whole weeks they saw everything inside the tree, there were places to play,eat,sleep and have fun . The large man treated the siblings well , they were invited to come back anytime with their family and friends.

While the kids had fun, their parents were looking for them everywhere, search teams were dispatched, the police were informed, it was a harrowing experience for the parents but the kids told the story of their journey to find the tree and how much fun they had!!

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NaBloPoMo a fiction Post by Ranu https://sabethville.wordpress.com November2nd 2013

A fairy offering wishes, illustration by John ...

A fairy offering wishes, illustration by John Bauer to Alfred Smedberg’s The seven wishes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dream Fairy

Dream Fairy (Photo credit: Alexandria LaNier)

Far away in a small village there lived a little boy with his parents. He was a happy child.His parents noticed he had little or no strength to do anything. He could not play with boys his age. His mother was afraid to let him go out and play with the boys in the neighborhood.

His mother told him stories of angels and fairies. she told him one day a fairy will come to play with him and take him to fairyland where every thing will be simple,he will never be sick.In the land of fairies,they help each other with their magic   wand.Once they touch you with it you will feel well and never get sick again.

The boy fell asleep listening to Mom’s stories. He dreamed he was in fairy land, Each time he felt sick, a fairy would touch him with her wand. He was very happy,he did not have to take any medicine,a touch of the wand would cure him. he wanted to spend his life with the fairies.

There he met a kind gentle man who listened to him,and assured him he would take him to the leader of the fairies and request her to let him stay in fairy land.

Suddenly their cat meowed loud,the boy woke up.He found himself lying in his bed.He was so disappointed he called his mother. He said,”Mom you told me I’d be able to live with the fairies,why am I still here?”

The mother was devastated ,she had no answer for her son,she looked at him and said, “Every day I ask God to make you better,it has not happened yet.I try to take your mind away from the pain you are suffering,this is why I tell you these stories,so you only think of good things,like fairies angels,love and happiness. I am so sorry to disappoint you. In life you will face disappointments,things will not always go your way. Still I want you to be happy and try to ignore the pain by thinking of good and happy things”.