Tuesday, June 28, 2016

I Love without Even Thinking ~~ a 'Poem' for Tuesday Platform

(From Charles M. Schulz Museum Archives,
originally published June 7, 1958.)

She Softly Whispered;
(Or was it Love)   

I love you, Jimmy, she softly whispered
I love you too, My Darling and Sweetest  

That was last night, it was lovely for both
Today, what is the scene, what do we hear

I think I've found true love, I'll make him mine
The girls gathered 'round, waiting to hear more
Was there a knight in shining armor, or
Did she end up, another one night stand

I've found the neatest chick, loves me madly
Guys come quickly, our Romeo tells all
She's a nice girl, I whispered her "the words" 
Did he triumph, another one night stand

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Poem and Photo Copyright © 2016 and 2011 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Comic Picture tribute Charles Schultz Museum Archives
copied from The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

Today I am linked with Marian's post at the link above
It is open Tuesday, The Tuesday Platform
where we write as we feel and link it to her post

Another of my 'Poem' of a similar bend you may have read:

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

A-Sailing We Go ~~ A mini-challenge Poem for you


(A-Sailing We Go)
We will go a-sailing,
a-sailing we will go
No sail we two will have,
paddle pedals work  
Around the lake we sail,
with a stop here and there
No monkey business we,
only real birds and bees
Ducks on the shore do watch,
same for ones on the fence
Around the bend they watch,
until we reach the wall
Not all geese will agree,
not those stuck on the wrong
The wrong side of the fence,
not a pretty scene bids
Mind your side of the fence,
bad is on other side
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 -  [click on pictures once or twice for larger view]
Photos and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - The Photos were taken on our recent visit to Regents Park, London, U.K.
 - KP, Mrs. Jim, and I did a 'paddle boat' tour of the lake at Regents Park back in 2013.  I wrote a poem using pictures from that visit, I called it "A Troll Lives Here." http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2013/09/toll-lives-here-two-shoes-tuesday.html
 - Today I'm linked with Gillena Cox in The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,
FASHION ME YOUR WORDS ~ a sailing we will go (I am at 100 words, not counting the title.
 - I found a Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme, "I saw a ship a-sailing" when I was trying to find out how to spell "a-sailing".  The Rhyme is linked below: 
- "I saw a ship a-sailing..."
by Mother Goose

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Zig Zags ~~ a Poem for Life, Yours and Muhammad Ali's

[click on picture for larger view--it's pretty]
The fence above is a Zig Zag fence (my name for it). This type of fence is free standing and the posts do not have to be dug in for it to stand up even under the very strong winter winds.  These fences are common along the roads around Telluride, Colorado, where this picture was taken.

Zig Zags 
When life throws you a curve you go 'round it  
Straight is the fastest unless you're traveling 
Zig zags are stronger, they will make you strong 

Slow at the outside corners, hang on tight 
Meet yourself on insides, calm and reflect 
You'll get there safe, stronger but not so fast 

[large picture] [super size]
"Calming", A Highway Sign Found on the Roads of Ireland©Jimmiehov 2007 (link to the 2007 post)

Poem copyright 2016, Jimmiehov -- Top photo copyright 2012, Jimmiehov (link

I'm linking with Terry at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Tuesday Platform (link) where she, dedicated our postings in memory of strong man, Mohammad Ali (1942-2016)

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Micro Poem Challenge

Death and Life ~ Gustav Klimt
Sisters, Mothers 

Sisters of day 
Play with your brothers 
Play as you may 
Daredevils training they 

Day comes too soon 

Bold brothers become 
Enjoy your swoon 
Show your love became 

Mothers at night 

Mourning for brothers
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Poem copyright, 2016 Jimmiehov, All rights reserved 

 - Picture credit with this week's prompt where I'm linked to Kerry O'Conner 
at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "the sisters Death and Night ~ Micro Poetry" (link)
 - Kerry's desire from us is a micro poem of ten lines. Not counting the title, mIne is ten lines, 46 syllables, and 34 words 

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cell Phone of Mine ~~ a Challange Poem

I don't do cell phone texting any more 
My good old friend, antique Cingular one, 
Is dead now, yes I killed her dead, drowned
What they say, drinking and driving don't mix 

I have married again, Dollar Store gal 
Bare bones, lowest of maintenance my girl 
No photos and no texting, plain model 
Don't text me no more, I won't answer you 
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Photos and Poem Copyright © 2014 and 2007 (https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=19493062#editor/target=post;postID=338025974692773569 and

and 2016 (this poem), Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I am linked with Isadore at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, From the Black Mirror (link)

1. I do love my cell phone even though she isn't fancy. She hasn't a camera and I don't text.
2. Here is a 'search link' to my blog search for "cell". (http://jimmiehov.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=Cell
3. And a couple of samples from that search. A tidbit, I drowned Radio Shack replacement phone also, this time in the washing machine, insides my pants pocket.  the  and am now using a similar Dollar Store version.
 - From my 2007 post:

[Click any picture for screen size view]
Hey, what's this?

Oh, that's ok, Mrs. Jim is doing it too!

I do it too! So I thought I had better introduce you to the new rules of etiquette for using cell phones in restaurants. It used to be illegal in poor taste you know.

However, necessity and convenience breed change. Just accept it, change comes.

There does need to be some semblance of order in this matter, therefore I have developed the following New Revised Rules of Cell Phone Usage Etiquette in Restaurants. I do believe a few generalizations would make these rules applicable for cell phone use in most any public places.

1. Lay the phone on the table as soon as you sit down. This prevents so much annoyance to other patrons. Generally you can catch it on the first ring that way instead of fumbling through your pockets or purse to find the machine.
2. Talk no louder than you need. It is the loud cell phone talk that bothers other people. Besides loud talking disturbs others who are trying to use their cell phones.
3. Keep your conversation short.
4. Laugh quietly, not out loud! (LOL)
5. For an extended conversation or for more privacy go outside or to an unoccupied area.
6. Do not make unnecessary calls. A quick check on the kids, grandma, or your dog, and the like, is probably necessary now and then.
7. It is better to call while sitting in the restaurant than driving your car. This goes especially for text messaging (unless you have memorized the key placement and routine--like you did in touch typing).
(c. jimmiehov 2007)


1. This blog has been in the planning for quite some time (note the pictures are dated 1/20/2007, the day after my mother-in-law's funeral [link]).
2. Ken Hoffman probably will not like these rules, you may agree after reading his column in this Tuesday's paper (Houston Chronicle, link). BTW, his column did push my 'hurry and post button.'
3. Mrs. Jim reminded me today of her rule # 107, never wash dish towels and cloths with bath towels and socks. That is NOT a good rule for bachelors or men who do their own washing.
4. Any suggested changes or comments on the new revised rules will not be appreciated. Perhaps you could suggest some pleasing ringtones or the like.

[from Sing365.com (link)]
Artist: Eminem f/ Eye-Kyu

 - From my 2014 post:

Miss her lots, my Cell Phone

I dunked my old Cingular phone into a cup of coffee.  I was driving and had finished talking with Mrs. Jim so I put my phone into the car cup holder without my eyes leaving the road.  Oops!!!

This goes to show one of the hazards of driving while using the cell/text phone.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Six Word Saturday ~~ An Experiment?

My Six Words:
This Week's FavoriteAn Aggie experiment   

Students, graduates, and staff at the Texas A&M College have a reputation of not having everything just exactly right.  These students and graduates are called "Aggies".  Aggies are the butt of many unkind jokes hinting of a less than 'normal' intelligence concerning everyday situations.

There is an Aggie joke saying that some Aggie graduates were having trouble concerning the growing of chickens.  Since none of the chickens planted seemed to be growing, one brilliant graduate decided to call his college professor.

When told of the problem, the professor asked how they were planting these chickens.  "Feet first" was the graduate's response, whereby the prof quickly and wisely responded, "Why don't you try planting them 'heads down'?"

As I snapped this picture I was reminded of the Aggie joke above.  It may be an Aggie clandestine operation of growing children.  Clearly these kids are planted 'head first.'
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I'm linking with Cate (http://www.showmyface.com/) today for Six Week Saturday.  Not many are linking today as her Mr. Linky machine is not working.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Warm Drink ~~ a Friday Poem

Too much ice cried she 
You know it dilutes my drink 
Drink faster my dear 

Yikes! Going too fast 
Speed limit here's sixty-five 
Can't sense in the snow 

We're going to crash 
Just a nick on our bumper 
My ice has melted 

We're done with our fling 
You, on or off, fast or slow 
There's no warm between 

Then goodbye my friend 
Melted ice poisoned our souls 
We've had a nice ride 
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Fireblossom, a.k.a. Shay, at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, "Fireblossom Friday:  Shades of Gray."

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

First Grader soon to be Second ~~ a poem for Tuesday Platform

First Grader soon to be Second

Do you remember your first grade
What was your favorite subject
Today some 'ung words' brought to me
By First Grader soon be Second

I liked her list she'd made at school
She knew them all, I wished to talk
Talk about most all past tense verbs
Participles, needing some haves

One, the Brung, was past archaic
None of that was in her interest
Nor did she care, Rung a noun too 
As was the Lung, no verb at all 

Lets play she said, school it'd be
She's the teacher with her dry board
"The atomic weight of silver,
She spoke as she wrote, is, "28..."

First Grader soon to be Second
She was impressed by its symbol,  
abbreviation, was "Ag"
Period chart?  Science.  Arts?
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
Today I'm linked with 

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

A 'Play it Again poem' ~~ Street Poetry/Library Poetry

Hell Bent

Dead before dying
Slip of the knife, Devil's Peak
Down don't bother me
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

Today I'm linked with Sherry at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Play it Again, Toads.

 - Sherry wants us to choose  past prompt to write for again,  I choose Susie Clevenger's heart rendering prompt, Street Poetry.  She told of a young lady sitting on the streets she met in San Juan Puerto Rico who was selling poems that she would write while you waited.
 - Her challenge was posted as Poems In April ~ Taking It To The Streets in which I am now linking this poem.
 - I substituted 'Library' for Street' in writing mine, as I captured the lines for the lines of my Senryū form called a Spine Poem from the shelves of the Willis, Texas, public library.  Or was it the Katy, Ft. Bend Country Library, I can't remember?
 - Then I left the little stack I photographed sitting on the library shelf when I left. I doubt anyone else enjoyed my poem and I have been waiting to post it here.  Sherry gave me the chance to post it for you to read.  I do this quite often when I visit libraries, most are probably better quality than this one.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Get listed ~~ Six Word Sadurday -- a Poem for Both

My six words:
"A work in progress -- or finished?"

Primed and ready.  Daddy didn't know
Ladder's down there, under the window
Waiting for the moon to show some light
To 'lope, their plan. 

Pent up was her love, soon to be aired
Been through the hoops, papers in order
[click on the picture to see the ladder better]
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved 

 - Today I'm linked with Grapling at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Get Listed: May Edition, featuring George Carlin

The word list for our prompt:  'bleeped', 'bleeped' gravel, rave, lisp, rasp, heel, wile, pent, rant, lope, hoop (also bleeped,  George Carlin video)

 - I'm also listed with Cate at Six Word Saturday

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