Daily Prompt : Crisp

In response to daily post’s prompt : Crisp

The Talkative Man!

It was a crisp clear morning I went for a walk,

I met an old bike rider who stopped me to talk.

I told him I cannot I have to hurry home to cook,

‘What will you cook,’ he said, ‘I’ll  lend you my book.’

‘Some other time,’ I said, to dodge him outright,

‘Only a moment my dear,’ he said, with delight.

In vain I tried but he would not give up,

At last I surrendered and let him sum up.

If you  meet an old man like the one I met,

Don’t stop to listen or he’ll bore you I bet!

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Daily Prompt : Natty

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

To look natty she bought trendy clothes,

Her friend said she was neat and it shows.

Some said she was vain others said she was cool,

The bystanders laughed and simply called them fool.

Why was it necessary to talk about her this way,

Because they had nothing better to do I’d say!

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Daily Prompt : Uniform

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

Our school uniform from kindergarten to senior high  was white shirts and navy blue skirts.  I liked our school uniform, we were not allowed  to come to school wearing whatever we liked. It looked smart and people outside the school recognized the school we were from.

Now a days, children wear whatever they please, from blue jeans to multi-colored dresses or shirts depending on the gender of the human. Although wearing clothes according to gender is not that common.

Our modern world has adopted an  unusual style of clothing, which is interesting.

Speaking about uniform, we have certain dishes where the shape and size of a vegetable is exactly the same. One example is potatoes, they come in different sizes, shapes  and colors . Sometimes to prepare the potato  curry  ( steamed potatoes), the potatoes are small, round and the same size. It’s sometimes a trying job to get the potatoes the same or uniform size and shape. You can cook the curry using  different sizes,  it does not look appetizing or pretty. I’m not sure if the taste is uniform.

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Daily Prompt : Imaginary

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

I’m dreaming of a long wide imaginary street,

On either side  eager  vendors offering a  treat.

Little kids dancing and prancing without fear,

Their parents sitting and watching them near .

Sometimes we must give our minds  much-needed break,

So that daily fear and confusions won’t keep us awake!

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Daily Prompt : Portion

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

My experience of sharing!

Once in our college my teacher handed a bag full of candies to me, to Share with the girls in the residence. I had no idea how many candies were in that bag.  The teacher told me to give eight to each one. She also told me that the remainder would be mine, because in her words, ‘the last one gets the lion’s share.’

After I was finished with the task, I took out exactly eight for myself and returned the rest to the teacher.

She smiled and said, ‘Chaman these are yours, I told you the last one gets the lion’s share.’

I told her, ‘I cannot take more than the others, it’s not fair!

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Daily Prompt : Trace

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

A brief story of Michel Trudeau(son of former Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau)

When I saw the prompt, ‘Trace,’ I instantly thought of Michel Trudeau, son of former Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

On November 13 1998, Michel went on a three day ski trip with three of his friends. Michel was pushed off the trail by an avalanche in Kokanee, Glacier Park, British Columbia, Canada. He was swept down into the cold Kokanee Lake, where he drowned. His three friends survived but he did not.

RCMP divers probed the lake after the accident, and also in Spring. Unfortunately there was no Trace of Michel.

In 2014 his older brother Justin the current Prime Minister of Canada wrote: ” A few years before his death Michel was watching a TV documentary about burial rites in Asia, when he matter-of-factly stated, ‘when it’s my turn, just leave me down at the bottom of the mountain where I lie.’ His comment proved prescient : divers would never find his body, and he is there to this day.”

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Daily Prompt : Buff

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

My brother’s car!

Back when we  were young living in Comilla, Bangladesh, my older brother got a job as an Assistant Manager, in one of Duncan Brothers Tea estates. He earned enough money to buy himself a new car. In my eyes he worshipped it  nothing more than this new addition in his life.

He’d wake up every morning, and routinely clean, polish , rub and Buff his car. He’d spend at least an hour or two, and then he’d move about to see how gorgeous it looked. After satisfying his eyes, he’d call me looking very proud, ‘Ranu look, what do you think, did I not do a good job?’

My reply was the same, ‘yes you did, can I touch it!’

In his deep voice he’d reply, ‘no you’ll make it dirty.’

Mom would come out from her room and laugh, she’d say, ‘I’ve never seen such a (adekhle it’s a Bengali word means possessive person) possessive person.

Meanwhile we’d all join in and make fun of him. Those days are so memorable and I wish they lasted for ever!

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Daily Prompt : Detonate

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

She exploded with anger when she  heard,

A bomb was detonated by a stupid nerd.

How could he do such a terrible thing,

Has he no conscience that will sting?

So many innocent people lost their life,

Isn’t there a better way to solve this strife!

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Daily Prompt : Reprieve

In response to daily post’s prompt : Reprieve

The kids thought the  snowstorm was so cool,

It gave them reprieve from attending school.

Mom however thought it was not so great,

She wished her kids didn’t get such a break.

How would she keep them busy  all day,

It’s not easy to have them in she’d say.

After the first hour they’d  get  restless,

Keeping them quiet would cause her distress.

Let’s pray that Nature  would be considerate,

Spare all the mothers and not so hard-hearted!

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Daily Prompt : Descend

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

We went for a walk by the lake one afternoon. It was a sunny day, everything looked bright and cheerful. We took some food with us, took out our sheets we carried and placed them on the ground. We sat on the sheet and had a lovely meal.

After an hour we noticed the people were leaving, we felt perhaps we should pack up and do the same. The temperature was steadily going down, the sun didn’t feel warm. ‘It’s time to leave,’ we said to ourselves. We loaded our stuff in the car and prepared to go home. As we were leaving we watched the Sun slowly descending behind the mountains. My daughter took a picture.

After several days of rain the sunshine was a welcome sight. We hoped we’d see a few more days of sun, it’s so rare where we live!

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