Tuesday, April 24, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-24 -- Day 24, Beneath the Mulberry Tree, a poem


We met 'neath the mulberry tree
She said I don't know you, do I
I asked where might that be

The races with another girl
I asked, care for a mulberry
She said, I'd rather a date
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Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2012 and 2018, All Rights Reserved 
(I took this picture at Regents' Park in London, about 2012)
 
- I'm linked with at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Poems In April - The Tuesday Platform, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/poems-in-april-tuesday-platform_24.html 
Sanaa would like for us to use exactly 140 letters.  I did.
 
 - I'm also linked with NaPoWriMo2018m Day 24, http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-four-4/ 
 

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Monday, April 23, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-23 -- Day 23, Bad Driving


Driving the car;
  careless, reckless, or madmen

Some drive their cars sooo carelessly  
Others it's worse than carelessness
Reckless ones should lose their license

But when they drive like a madman
For that they should spend time in jail
Killers, mean spirited madmen

Bent on destruction, your rights, mine
Next in line may be Bill of Rights 
_ _ _  
Photos and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved
  (My Photo is a 'PrintScreen' copy of "NHTSA research crash test involving two Ford Five Hundreds", Courtesy of Wikipedia, Wiki Commons -- Public Domain, File865P614.jpg )

- I'm linked with at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, An Antic Disposition, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/an-antic-disposition.html 
 - Kerry delved into Shakespeare for her "Madmen" prompt idea.  "Our focus ... is The Mind: those troubles of the brain, shaping fantasies and antic dispositions which make us human.
 - I'm also linked with NaPoWriMo2018m Day 23, http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-three-4/

Sunday, April 22, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-22 -- Day 22, Don't say "Can't", at least not to me



Wild ideas for Day 22;
  "Can'ts," by definition;
   Disputed by the Engineer
   bred into your writer,
   and that's "them" saying that

The sun can’t rise in the west
That's by definition
   Best watched in a mirror
   that's faced the other way

A circle can’t have corners
That's by definition,
   Traffic circle with a
   corner or two or three
  (look for when you travel)

Pigs can’t fly
That's by definition,
   My pigs fly United

The clock can’t strike thirteen
That's by definition
   I can build one that does

The stars cannot rearrange themselves in the Universe
That's by definition
Already done by God
   But we can change their names

A mouse can’t eat an elephant
That's by definition
   Actually can, bite by bite


 _ _ _ _
 
Photos and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved

 - I'm linked with NaPoWriMo2018m Day 22, http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-two-4/ 
  - I'm also linked with Susie Clevenger at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Poets of April, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/poets-of-april.html?m=1 
 
Notes: 
(1)  At the Poetry site, National NaPoWriMo2018, this was my prompt for today:  
Basically "visualize" an idea, deemed by those lucky souls who can, to be impossible.  (There was a list and I chose all of them--but then I only wrote a line or two for each.)  Then write telling how they may not be true.  To me since I don't visualize well they are possible.  Always then the final command is to "WRITE."  I like to write, I picked them all, giving each one verse.  (Their saying written above are in Italics.)
Happy writing!
(2)  The pigs are two of my toy pigs.  The top pig was given to me by our Vetenarian one day when he visited.  I was fairly young then.  The bottom pig is a door stop.  Mrs. Jim gave it to me, I cannot remember the occasion.  I had written about the pigs in a 2008 blog,
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2008/09/this-pig-wearing-lipstick-and-that-our.html.  

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-21 -- Day 21, a Limerick

My poem, a Limerick

There once was a narky young lad
Turned others off and girls real bad
Then along came Sally
Drug him in the alley
Scared bejesus knew he'd been had
 _ _ _ _


  - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved


  - I'm linked to Day Twenty-one of the NaPoWriMo,  http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-one-3/ For National Poetry Month we are writing a new poem for every day in April.  We have nine days remaining. 

Today we studied Narkissis and of his shyness with girls. Somehow he would attract ladies and in his shyness lead them on. Most would then leave. But two of the women were so enamored with him that they took drastic measures when they were ditched.

Then we were to write our thoughts after reading of this young Greek lad. 

  - I'm also writing for http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/day-21-mythical-creatures.html?m=1 . He also wants us to write after observing some mythical creatures. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-20 -- Day 20, a Poem, Where I love to be


 
  P p places;
    Where I've been I've liked being there 
 
Song of old, song of my time
I've forgotten all the words
Even forgotten the gist
Ch ch changes* for a start
 
Changing places thing to do
Sounds romantic move away
London Paris know them well
New York City Florida
 
Been to all the Fifty States
Not Antarctica my lands
All Oceans and many Seas
Places to visit stay not
 
More places to go love I roam
Be a tourist then go home
Have another list for you
They're places I've lived before
 
Hill country farm growing up
Old Nebraska memories
Riding my horse to high school
Under arched trees on dirt road
 
Snow, lots of it long winters
Blizzards didn't stop our school
Horse drawn wagon Father drove
Later stuck my truck snow drifts
 
Summer work elbows and dah
Construction Indian friends
Detasseling corn school chums
Help on the farm all man jobs 

All's gone now done by machine
Friends have died or moved away
Family too most things have changed
(Nor El Paso, New Hampshire)
 
Wouldn't go there family's here
friends too been here fifty years
Golf year round** Houston-Fulshear-
Katy -- MY TOWN, I like it
 
(And Texas too!!)
(Nebraska, I rebelled)
 
    [youngest granddaughter is in our area also]
 _ _ _ _

  - Pictures and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved 
    .
  - I'm writing forat http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/april-20-say-names-of-places-you-love.html . Thank you, Sherry, this write may end up  one of my favorites, listing places that I love.  I've been to many.

  - I'm also linked to Day Twenty of the NaPoWriMo,  http://www.napowrimo.net/day-twenty-5/ If you click on the comments with links left or you can also try 'PARTICIPANTS SITES' link at the top of their page you can read the poems submitted by other bloggers.

 - NaPoWriMo today said, "Our prompt for the day (optional as always) takes its cue from Notley’s rebelliousness, and asks you to write a poem that involves rebellion in some way."

Notes: 
*   - Ch ch changes song by David Bowie, link.
** - The Houston Metropolitan Area has 163 golf courses.  It is also in the top 10 size ranking, and generally in most rankings by certain criteria it is in places three (3), four (4), or (5).  The population within Houston City limits is now 4th, 2.6 Million, and should catch up with Chicago by time for the 2020 U.S. Census.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-19 -- Day 19, a Poem, Nature's Display

     Photo originally posted December 29, 2010 (link)

  Waiting 

Here I sit in the dark 
Waiting for dawn's new day 
Pity those who will miss 
Spectacular display 

Spring comes with season change  
Lingering frost will shine 
Brilliant new sun appears 
Nature's display sublime 
 _ _ _ _

 - Picture and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2007 and 2018, All Rights Reserved     .

  - I'm writing for at http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/get-listed-poems-in-april-edition.html .  She is waiting too!   Thank you, Sanaa, it is the day to "Get Listed." I chose frost, dawn, pity, and change as my four words from your list.  And used only 35 words including my title of your maximum 100 stipulation.


  - I'm also linked to 
Day Nineteen of  NaPoWriMo,  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/day-21-mythical-creatures.html?m=1 If you click on the comments with links left or you can also try 'PARTICIPANTS SITES' link at the top of their page you can read the poems submitted by other bloggers.



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-18 -- Day 18, a Poem, Breathe ...

 

 
Start, 
Breathe in: 

Fresh air 
and sunshine 

They make a pair 
Both help us sustain 
For Oxygen 
D vitamin 

Stop, 
Breath out: 

Go for a walk 
Such a pretty day 
A chance for us to talk 
Then what you say 
We can toss 
A rock  

(or two)
 _ _ _ _
 
- Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved 

-  I'm writing forat the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Write Here, Write Now, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/write-here-write-now.html?m=1

  - I'm also linked to 
Day Eighteen of NaPoWriMo,  http://www.napowrimo.net/day-eighteen-4/ If you click on 'PARTICIPANTS SITES' link at the top of their page you

can read the poems submitted by other bloggers

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-17 -- Day 17, a Poem, Sleeping Trouble


 
When troubles come;
  leave your spot, your mark; 
   life goes on 
 
When troubles all around you come,
May Mother Mary come to you*
Paul McCartney then remembered
In song he wrote, his mother, dear

When your good friend leaves family
You can remember good in life
Remember that life does go on
Visit your friend, cheer you both up
 
When you discover a good friend,
another's passed, you hadn't known
Still without him life will go on
Remember, the fresh new flowers
 
And if you've heard, one's changing course  
Gentle soul she is, First Lady
Revered by many, she loved all
Remember new as great will come
 
Life goes on with or without you
Do your best in marking your place
Someone will remember by that
That's why we're here, to help life pass
 
God is good, He wanted for you
He planned it that way, new is born
To continue on, babies born
They'll do their part.  Remember you?
 ­_ _ _ _

- 'PrintScreen' Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved    (Barbara Bush, aka Mrs. George W Bush photo was a part of Channel 2 Houston news flash this morning, https://www.click2houston.com/news/leave-your-well-wishes-for-barbara-bush .  You can leave a 'chat screen' message to her there if you wish.)

-  I'm writing forat the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, The Tuesday Platform ~ April Style, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-tuesday-platform-april-style.html

  - I'm also linked to 
Day Seventeen of NaPoWriMo,  http://www.napowrimo.net/day-seventeen-4/ If you click on 'PARTICIPANTS SITES' link at the top of their page you can read the poems submitted by other bloggers

 
Notes:
 - Last night about 4:16 I woke up and could go right back to sleep.  Seemed I was thinking of the three troubles in my song above, came into my life Sunday and Monday. 
 - A friend had gone to assisted living, news of another friend my age dying and his funeral last week which I missed, and the news of the Barbara Bush, our beloved former First Lady from 19 to decision to stop further medical treatment and seek “comfort care”. (link, https://khn.org/news/barbara-bushs-end-of-life-decision-stirs-debate-over-comfort-care/ 
 - Since I wasn't sleeping, I decided to write this poem for today, writing of my thoughts, three different situations that can come with aging.  I say "writing", actually as I often do with my writing,  I composed it on Google Blogger using my old Galaxy 5 smart phone.
 - * When troubles come, aka "Let It Be", written by Paul McCartney of the Beagles, thinking of his mother:
"
Let It Be",("Let It Be" Version)
"When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be

(Refrain verse next)

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom
Let it be

And when the broken-hearted people
Living in the world agree
There will be an answer
Let it be

For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Yeah, there will be an answer
Let it be


(Refrain two times)

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow
Let it be

I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be


(Refrain)

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer
Let it be


(Refrain)"

From https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/letitbe.html

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Monday, April 16, 2018

NaPoWriMo 2018-16 -- Day 16, a Poem, the Board Game


Board Games for Us

Child is ill today
Mimi and Papa came
Let's play some table games today
That's what she wanted to do
Trudge upstairs game closet
It's Chutes and Ladders or
Sorry games choice

Down we come with both
Back to bed Sorry first
Pick the pieces get the dice
Open the board place the cards
Cards slide off back on they go
Roll the dice falls to floor
Play another day
Won't play in bed

Had we played it would have been  
by the rules the box or hers 
She's oh so competitive 
For her it's win or bad game 

It runs in the family 
Winning 
 _ _ _ _ 

 - Photo and Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2018, All Rights Reserved 
   (Game box here "PrintScreen" of a Target Store photo)

-  I'm writing forat the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, It's All Fun and Games, http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/04/its-all-fun-and-games.html

  - I'm also linked to 
Day Sixteen of NaPoWriMo,  http://www.napowrimo.net/day-sixteen-5/ If you click on 'PARTICIPANTS SITES' link at the top of their page you can read the poems submitted by other bloggers

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