I accepted a challenge to post a picture or a poem or something about a picture that inspires us. Today is Day 5! Thanks for following along with me. 🙂
Life Lessons In a Bounce House
1) Every new person who comes along could be a new friend.
2) Just because you are the biggest and strongest doesn’t give you an excuse to be mean.
3) Just because you are the youngest or smallest doesn’t give you the right to be mean.
4) Just don’t be mean. 🙂
5) Always be kind and considerate of those around you.
6) Look around for others who aren’t quite so sure of things and help them enjoy the ride.
7) Sometimes you gotta stop and take a break to rest.
8) It can be a lot of work but it’s worth it.
9) Just have fun!
I accepted a challenge to post a story/poem/other every day for 5 consecutive days inspired each day by a new photo. It started raining in the early evening tonight and I snapped this picture.
Tonight’s poem is free verse – details found on Shadow Poetry again.
Early Evening Rain
The sun had not yet set
instead was merely dipping low –
obscured by broken bits
of rain-filled clouds.
The sun refused to go
to bed just yet
and shook off the cover
of a building storm cloud.
The girl walked slowly
twirling her umbrella
as she left her office
much later than she liked.
She saw the sun’s efforts
in the reflection
on the rainy, wet sidewalk.
She smiled and
knowing rather sadly
that the universe
would not let the sun
have its way.
It would be dark soon
and the storms were
headed their way,
there was beauty
in the light
and in the new puddles
where the last
of the sunlight
I accepted a challenge to post a story/poem/etc inspired by a picture every day for 5 days. Today is Day 3. 🙂
For my selection today, I chose to do a poem. Since I have been trying to learn poetry, I like to play with different forms to try my hand at different patterns and rhyme. This form is a septuplet, which I found on the great poetry resource site, Shadow Poetry.
I hope you enjoy, and I will see you tomorrow for Day 4. 🙂
in measured beats.
and starts again,
when lovers meet.
I accepted a challenge to post a story every day for 5 days based off a photo inspiration. Here is Day 2. 🙂
Normally the sounds of lots of people screaming would be disturbing, but the bursts of blood curdling cries were nothing to Noah by now. No, it was just ‘another walk in the park’ – the local amusement park.
Noah had been working this amusement park all summer. He had seen and heard it all by now.
Screaming people on the rides, screaming kids off the rides being told it was time to go and screaming parents exhausted from the long hot day shuffling their munchkins from ride to ride to ride all day long.
He had seen his fare share of blood, sweat and tears. Kids bloody noses, lots of sweaty kids and adults and many a teary-eyed toddler.
He saw people angry that they had to wait in line so long only to find that it had been shut down. He saw happy people who just rode their first roller coaster and who had fallen in love with the thrill. He saw the genuine fear of people anticipating the possible terror awaiting them at the end of the long line. He saw relief as they got off the ride, knowing it wasn’t so bad after all.
Summer was almost over now, though, and Noah was ready to see the end of this ride. Next summer he would get a job waiting tables like his cousin. There’s gotta be way less screaming at the diner, or at least he hoped so anyway.