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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Daily Prompt : Notorious

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

Steerforth was  an evil fellow, whom  Agnes recognized,

Copperfield was  a friend which cannot ever be denied.

The former was a notorious fellow,

Why was the latter sweet and mellow?

In the end Copperfield learned his lesson,

To trust Steerforth who wasn’t a good person!

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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 : 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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Daily Prompt : Knackered

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!

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Daily Prompt : Gray

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

Grumpy Tom

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!

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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!

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Daily Prompt : Jolt

In response to daily post’s prompt : Jolt

I remember riding many times in our popular train, ‘The Green Arrow,’ why they named it so, I have no idea. Once on my journey to Comilla, Bangladesh, from Dhaka city, the train was moving along smoothly suddenly I felt a jolt and the train came to a screeching halt.

Then as it happens  normally the passengers got out and were running helter- skelter to know why the train stopped so unexpectedly, no one was telling us anything. We only assumed there was something wrong with the train.

Hours later an announcement was made that there was an accident and the train would be delayed. In the meantime my mom and siblings heard there was an accident, but which train, they didn’t know.

My mom sent my brother to the train station if there was any news, but the station master could not provide any details.

My train was expected to arrive in Comilla at 11am. It was well over that time, my mom was scared, she expected the worst. Still she kept hoping I was safe.

It took almost twelve hours to reach Comilla, normally it took four hours.

I was completely exhausted, my brother  went every hour to find out if the accident involved our train, no one gave any positive reply, so he’d come home and would return to the station because mom sent him back. Finally when he was informed the train was about to reach Comilla within the hour, he stayed at the station.

I got out of the compartment tired and sleepy. I couldn’t wait to go home and lie down. My mom’s face told the story, she was happy to see me, the hours of waiting so many hours took a toll on her!

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