Daily Prompt: Unmoored

In response to one-word prompt : Unmoored

when I lost my dad at a very young age, I  felt we were unmoored. My Dad was the anchor who held us together, with his passing what will be our fate?

Some of the relatives who visited us regularly disappeared. There was no one in sight who gave us any kind of encouragement.

Those who came forward told my mom to get the girls married regardless of our young age, it according to them would relieve my mom of  the burden of raising all of us.

My mom ignored their advice. She was ready to face the challenge. My mom told us, ‘Whatever God does is good for us.’

This was something which was way over my intelligence, I kept quiet, one of my brothers did not agree.

I guess God wanted us to be independent, which we became because we knew we have to help ourselves. It worked out in the end.

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Daily Prompt : Qualm

In response to daily post’s prompt : Qualm

When the head of an institution lies without blinking, it’s clear he has no qualm when he lies. But this same person takes down with him, others who work for him, because he has the authority to fire them, if they do not defend him; makes me wonder, do these people have any conscience?

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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 :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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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 : Control

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

The Cruel Siblings

Mr. and Miss Murdstone are a strange pedigree,

They sure know how to make a little kid unfree.

David the little kid  they want to control,

Which they think is their life’s main goal.

Between the brother and  sister there is a pact,

They must not let the mother speak or react.

This is  Charles Dickens’ make-believe story,

His portrayal of the Murdstones is so  gory!

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Daily Prompt :Avid

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

Once upon a time I was an avid fan of the NHL games. I gave up watching it. There were issues in the game, I as a fan could not control. Each period was supposed to be an hour. Every time the referee blew the whistle the game stopped. The stop didn’t count how long they were on the ice but only how long they played.  This meant the one hour period would take as long as an hour and a half.

Added to the problem was the players fighting on the ice. This lengthened the period even more. No matter how ardent I was to know the result, my hunger for watching it diminished,  I started questioning myself, if all this  was  worth watching a game which would continue till the wee hours of the morning. It shortened my sleep time, which resulted in drowsiness throughout my work.

It wasn’t good for my teaching career. I decided to do what was best for me, quit watching these games!

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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 : 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 :Record

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

A record of my monthly expenditure

I keep a notebook to record my daily expenses, especially to check how much money I spend for groceries, Miscellaneous items, like clothing, entertainment, and travel, there are other things such as medicine, vitamins etc.

I use my card to pay my bills, at the end of the month all I do is pay the card bill at my bank. This helps the hassle of going to all the different businesses, such as fuel oil, security, phone and internet provider.

Keeping a record of the money I spend helps me  know that I’m not spending more than I earn.

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