Writing 101: Thing’s I’ve Learned

Today, let’s write a list. Write your own list on one of these topics:

1.Things I Like

2. Things I’ve Learned.

3. Things I Wish

I have chosen the topic:

Things I’ve Learned:

  1. Do not give Advice to a friend.
  2. Always agree with a friend, even if you know she is Wrong.
  3. Be patient with seasons, Winter is always followed by Spring, unless you live in St. John’s.
  4. Always keep your bottle filled with water, if you need to Discipline your kitty.
  5. Stay away from spicy food if you are allergic to “Cayenne.”
  6. If you want your Doctor’s secretary to ‘Smile’, give her gifts at Christmas time.
  7. Always ‘Smile’ when your guests arrive.
  8. Never say ‘No’ when your guests volunteer to do the dishes.
  9. When inviting friends to your birthday party at a restaurant, be ready to pay the ‘Bill.’
  10. Stay away from ,Religion,’ or ‘Politics,’ when you have company.
  11. The above is a list of things I’ve learned.
  12. I hope to get feedback from the participants, thank you for reading it. ūüôā

 

Song by Lata Mangeshkar Posted and translated by Ranu

There are countless unhappy people in this life ,

Despite this, life belongs to those who can enjoy it.

The stars will  appear once again

And the moon will shine.

The deserted garden will come alive

With the arrival of Spring.

Sunshine and shadow are the facts of life.

The ones who can endure it ,

Life belongs to them.

Your loss today will be followed by

gain tomorrow.

Each breath you take,

Tells you repeatedly

Life belongs to those who enjoy it.

There are many excuses

To want to die ,

But there is only one reason to live.

In the strings of hope

the heart plays the tune,

This life is for those enjoy it!

 

 

 

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/song-by-lata-m…slated-by-ranu/

 

 

 

365 Writing Prompts:From A to Z

Create a short story piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet.

A devout Muslim was he.

Born in Punjab in 1877.

Came to this world with a purpose in mind.

Determined he was to leave a mark in this world.

Early in life he wowed the people around him.

Father was a devout Muslim.

Graduated with English literature Philosophy and Arabic.

He wrote poems that made him famous.

In Italy he met Mussolini.

Joined the staff of Cambridge to teach Arabic.

Kashmiri Brahmin was his ancestors.

Laughter was his favorite word.

Munich was the university where he got his doctorate degree.

Never hesitated to achieve his goal.

Oh how he toiled and labored.

Poetry was his favorite pastime.

Questions he seldom asked.

Revived he the glory of the Arabs in Spain in his mind.

Said prayers in the mosque of Cordoba.

Told he a  Mumin is he who has a smile on his lips when death comes.

Unity was his motto for all the Muslims.

Victory is what we must strive for was his belief.

Who says we are not capable was his question?

Xenophobe he wasn’t.

You can read his writings if you don’t know.

Zenith of fame I have reached ¬†it’s time to bid goodbye!

Allama Iqbal recited these touching few lines a few minutes before his death:

The departed melody may return or not!

The Zephyr from Hijaz may blow again or not!

The days of this Faqir has come to an end.

Another seer may come or not !

He breathed his last in the early hours of April 21st, 1938, in the arms of his old and devoted servant, leaving a host of mourners all over the Islamic world.There was a faint smile playing on his lips, which reminded one of the last criterions , he laid down for a truthful Muslim.” I tell you the sign of a Mumin when death comes there is a smile on his lips.”

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/365-writing-prompts/

 

 

 

DP Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile

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If you’re feeling blah what is the one thing you do that ¬†you can count on to put a smile on your face?

 

When I am not in a good mood the presence of Nelson makes me smile. He loves to jump and watch me from the corner of his eyes to make sure I approve. There are so many things he does can make anyone angry but not me, I just look at him and say,”you naughty boy,you mustn’t get up on the stove”.¬†He’s happy when his friend Babble is with him. Today he is unhappy and I know why,Babble is not with him,it is making me sad too. I must get his friend to make him playful again.

I am writing and watching him,he is sleeping, I am glad he is not crying. This is what puts a smile on my face.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/

Nelson

Nelson

 

DP Daily Prompt: My Precious Ranu’s post

I am unable to think of anyone who can do no wrong. Yes I think one who comes close is my older daughter. She is a very considerate person. At times I feel she just does too much.

From a very young age she had the qualities of a very good and reliable person. I could always depend on her. She does not forget my birthday,anniversary.

She loves to do something nice for her friends and colleagues. She does not mind baking till the wee hours of the night for everyone she knows. She welcomes everyone with a smile.

To me she is very precious!

monay ki dwidha rekhe gele(hesitate) by Tagore Indrani Sen translated and posted by Ranu

That evening ,

what did you hesitate to tell me,

before you left?

I watched you turn around,

you had something on your mind,

Your indecision stopped you

from telling me.

I saw your smile.

Now I am sitting here,

my beating heart wants

to know why did you

hesitate to tell me?

You are far away on this earth,

I see the cranes flying above,

my pain soars with them,

Hoping I will have my answer.

I asked you many times,

What you did not tell me

when you left remained

painfully  yet

like the fragrance

of Jasmine!