Challenge

One Minute challenge – Accepted!

So I was going to slink off away from the keyboard but I saw a gauntlet being thrown to the floor by Blair King

And well it would have been rude not to pick it up…

So here it is, my exact timed minute poem, straight to the page. I can’t type very fast 😀

 

A minute
That’s all I have
60 fleeting seconds of you
Is that ever really enough?

Can a minute really hold it all
in the palm of my hand
Unfurled
and ready to show you
Where I begin

Real Neat Blogger Award

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So after being put forward for a bit of blog interaction via the Neat blogger award I actually had a lot more fun to complete this than expected and I think I have surprised myself even…so thank you Muskan for the nomination – Check out her pretty awesome blog HERE

My answers to the questions:

1) Your favourite book and why?
I have an awful lot of ‘favourite books’ however one of them has to be

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.

I think I should admit to judging this book at first by its pages and decided I had to have it on the basis that not only did it’s cover rock but it also had black page edges which just kind of sealed the deal for my younger inner Goth.
Though if you actually read this book you will find out that it isn’t just all for show, the outside appearance is actually a good visual for the story, and the story itself is pretty amazing, I would not say that I am usually a ‘romance’ reader but this book had me hooked on believing in love again without actually being pinned as a romance story.

It’s exciting, surprising and addictive, and my copy is extremely dog eared now..but I might just have to dig it out once again.

2) If you could have dinner with anyone in the world right now, who would it be?
I know this is where I’m supposed to put in some inspirational writer or something …but c’mon it will obviously be Johnny Depp .. because Johnny Depp!

3) One song you like?
Only one? — Balance beam by Blue October then – All of their songs are just so poetic

4) Pet peeve(s) of yours?
People who cast judgements on what other people are doing when it does not concern them. The way I see it is everyone should be free to do as they wish so long as it doesn’t impact negatively on others

5) Three words to describe you?
Annoying, opinionated, honest

6) One thing you can’t live without?
Water! .. and not only in a literal way. I love baths, rain, the sea, lakes .. it’s just so relaxing.

7) Favourite piece of clothing you own?
A long black velvet skirt that I have had way too long and has a small hole that I remember is there every so often…but it’s so comfy that I can’t throw it out

8) Your favourite movie and why?
Hmm – One of my very favourites would be – What Dreams May Come
It’s just such a great film dealing with tragedy and love rolled into one . It also has Robin Williams starring which helps make it great.

9) What would you be if, you could have been anything? (As a profession).
I kind of have to say author here don’t I .. though I do think being the person that operates the bulldozers would also be quite a therapeutic job

10) Your favourite superhero.
There was a fair bit of deliberation over this since it would depend which version we are talking about. I mean the comics are different to the films and the films are different to the TV shows, and then you have the artists and actors causing issue and so on and so on.

So for arguments sake I am going to opt for Wonder woman since she pretty much kicks ass which ever version and I spent a fair bit of my childhood running around with tinfoil cuffs trying to swing a lasso made of strawberry laces.

And for nominations (if willing of course)
Just Plain Old Vic – Who has a great inpirational and varied blog – check it out!
Blair King – Some great interactive poetry going on over there to read through and join in
Dharmesh – Who can make you awww or aaargh – A great blog of stories, poems and reviews

So the rules are to blog post your answers to the questions & choose another 3 bloggers to keep that blogger interaction going 🙂

POETRY 101 REHAB: DEADLINE

Got to get up

Got to get moving

Got to keep my goals in mind

As I get older

The list grows longer

Already I’ve fallen behind

But no time for sulking

No time to stop

Got to keep ploughing ahead

So much to do now

so little time

Yet still I can’t get out of bed

 

Something inspired by Poetry 101 Rehab

 

It only takes one moment

Icy droplets bounced off the window pane, she had lost everything that day. Darkness seeping into her room as the sky opened into another violent assault. Her tears echoed by the rain streaming down the glass, collecting in the wells of the broken ladder. There was no life without him.

Craving a Getaway

The streetlights flicker as he crosses the road
My heart thumping through my chest
As I slow my pace

Let them overtake
That’s what they say isn’t it
All the self help guides
About staying out of trouble
Slow down
Keep safe

The raindrops patter lightly
On my umbrella
Does it really shelter me
Does it hide my trepidation
Will these flimsy sticks of metal and webbing
Really shield me
From the reality

The footsteps pause
Do I dare glimpse around
I hear the flick
Flick of a lighter
I stop holding my breath
And inhale deeply
As I walk past him
In a borrowed overcoat
And tinted glasses

I sigh.
Relieved at the discovery
The getaway he desired
so often,
Only an old craving
He wanted to hide
I get that,
We all have our secrets

I shake off the umbrella
Hand my coat to the attendant
And join him at the bar
Yes, we both need a getaway
To fulfil our old cravings

I thought I would try something different today and grab some inspiration from a prompt and after finding Mara Eastern’s blog, I felt inspired to join in with the Poetry 101 Rehab idea of using ‘Getaway’ as a starting point.

I initially started off with the idea of getting away from somebody but as you can see it kind of spiralled into a different direction, though I think I like the outcome, seems different to my usual writing.

Quote Challenge – Day 3

For the last day of quotes I figured what better way to get to pin a picture of Mr Depp to drool over and it seem ‘intellectual’

Rules for the challenge:
1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

Quotes

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“Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you.”
― Johnny Depp

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”
― Elizabeth Edwards

Nominations:

Michy’s Mess
Mars n Plato 
Joys of Joel 

And thanks you Steph for the fun findings over three days 🙂

Quote Challenge – Day 2

Day 2 of the quotes challenge…here goes

Rules for the challenge:
1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

Quotes:

“At the moment when her eyes closed, when all feeling vanished in her, she thought that she felt a touch of fire imprinted on her lips, a kiss more burning than the red-hot iron of the executioner.”
― Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”
Emily Brontë

“Their heads fell apart into sleep like the two halves
Of a lopped melon, but love is hard to stop

In their entwined sleep they exchanged arms and legs
In their dreams their brains took each other hostage

In the morning they wore each other’s face”
Ted Hughes

Nominations

English Delicacy
Toutons Tubas and Other Tales
What’s Right Is Write

Have fun y’all

And a mention to my original challenger Steph 🙂

Quotes Challenge

Well this was a surprise and nice little project, after taking a challenge from Steph here are my results & I am hoping the writers chosen will take the challenge with the fun intended and not as extra work hehe.

 

So here is the challenge posed:
Rules for the challenge:
1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.

 

My Favourite Quotes

 

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” -Carl Jung

When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.” –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You may shoot me with your words,

You may cut me with your eyes,

You may kill me with your hatefulness,

But still, like air, I’ll rise

-Maya Angelou

 

Nominations-

 

Days of stone 

The Seekers Dungeon 

O at the Edges

And of course big thanks to Steph over at Hey there beautiful – We are all stories in the making

All blogs come as recommended reading 😉

Imaginable layers of you.

 

At first you hid away from me
A quiet, timid soul
Or so it seemed but now I think
Perhaps I was just wrong
For now I know or think of you
in many shades of light
I ponder on the other ones
The you I dream at night
The strong, defiant, forceful one.
The one that likes to paint
The tender, careful, cautious one
The one that shows restraint
The you that always makes me laugh
The one that makes me sigh
The you that makes me scream out loud
The one that makes me cry
A hero amongst all the men
That guy that takes the fall
The sultry one, that says the words
I like him best of all.
So many layers and shells of you
A hard man to decipher
You tell me you’re not interesting
But dear, I beg to differ.