Daily Prompt : Bury

In response to prompt : Bury

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote in his poem, ‘ let the dead past bury its dead.’

If there’s something you do not want to remember in your past, it is all right to bury it. In my mind if  a  lot of  good things happened in  one’s  past it’s worthwhile to remember it.

Therefore I will not agree to think of the past as dead, and I won’t bury it!

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Daily Prompt : Savage

In response to the prompt : Savage

Our cat Rafael is a Siamese breed,

He acts like he’s a savage beast.

His meow is so loud and rough,

Keeping him calm is very  tough,

We often wonder if he really is a Siamese breed!

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Daily Prompt : Dash

In response to one-word prompt : Dash

‘Something is missing in my beef ,

I said,   ‘a dash of cloves good grief!’

My folks did not want  to believe,

That clove has power in its sleeve.

‘Believe it or not,’   I said,  ‘a dash of cloves does transform the beef!’

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Daily Prompt : Scamper

In response to one-word prompt : Scamper

The cold air forced her to stay in and not  scamper out,

She said,   ‘this is the way it will be without a doubt,

‘The cold air won’t  turn warm,

This is certainly not a norm,

Even in July we’ll  need a warm coat to go out!’

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Daily Prompt : Snack

In response to the prompt : Snack

  A Snack is not dinner!

One day Mr. Ismail had a guest for dinner. As soon as the guest came, Mr. Ismail received a call  for an urgent business. He had no alternative but to leave his guest in the house, while he went to take care of his business

Before leaving he instructed his servant to serve dinner to his guest. The servant was full of enthusiasm, he cooked a delicious meat dish which he served with a kind of tortilla fried in butter.

The guest loved the food, son after he took a nap.

Mr. Ismail came home and apologized  for leaving his guest alone  to eat dinner . He then asked, ‘Did you enjoy your dinner?’

The guest replied, ‘I did not eat dinner,  I  had a snack.’

Mr. Ismail was furious, he  called his servant and said, ‘I told you to serve him dinner, not a snack.’

He ordered the servant to serve dinner, the servant served the fried tortillas with meat, Mr. Ismail was hungry he invited his friend to have dinner. They enjoyed the delicious meal.

After the meal he thanked his servant for cooking such a delicious meal. He then turned around and asked his friend, ‘Did you enjoy the dinner?’

The friend replied,  ‘I enjoyed eating the snack again!’

Mr. Ismail’s friend was from Bengal, the staple food for Bengalis is rice not  tortilla.  They eat rice at noon and at night. If you serve them chapatis instead of rice they think, they ate a snack, or a light meal!

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Daily Prompt : Magnet

In response to one-word prompt : Magnet

I’m not too happy when the house flies come out of nowhere, when  I  fry fish. They act like a magnet circling around my frying pan.

When I was in Lahore, I smelled someone frying fish, I  followed the aroma and found a man frying fish by the side of a road. I saw the same kind of  house flies circling around him. I told him,  ‘I do not like the flies above you.’

He smiled and replied, ‘these are nothing, only a few, if you want to eat my fish fry you must ignore them.’

I realized if I want to eat fried fish, I’d have to pretend, there are no flies!

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Daily Prompt : Relieved

In response to one-word prompt : Relieved

I applied for a job when we came to Gander,

He told me, if I substitute I’d get one faster.

Unimpressed my husband told me to quit,

Sitting at home unhappy, cost me my wit.

Then I got a call from a school supervisor,

He wanted to know if I became any wiser.

I said, ‘unemployment is hurting my brain.’

He said, ‘let me see if I can relieve your strain.’

Then he magically got me a fascinating job,

‘Would you like to teach grade fours,’ asked Mr. Bob.

I told him, ‘I’m relieved, and  pleased to get this offer.’

And so started my long and arduous teaching career!

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Daily Prompt : Volume

In response to one-word prompt : Volume

Some songs are enjoyable when the volume is high,

In case of others I wonder when will it end, Oh My!

Some authors’ books are about the size of an encyclopedia,

I find them difficult to handle and think it’s a bad idea.

I buy cooking oil in bulk , it’s a great way to save money,

I do not think I’ll do the same when I need to buy honey.

Sometimes the word volume gives us a lift,

Most times it’s not favorable if you use it as a gift!

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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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