Thursday, June 30, 2016

A "Weeds in the Garden" poem

On Being a Weed
I am but a little weed in my soul
Being adopted, domesticated,
potted.  Now 'weeded' and cultivated
They call me a flower. Little daisy
Do wash your pretty face, ears, and behind
Don't play with naughty boys, act a lady
Go to Sunday school with your grandmother
Learn the memory verses, then tell grandpa
Be nice at school, learn perfect penmanship
Grow up to be ladylike, what they want
I'll follow their rules, daisy I'm not.  But  
I'll act my own weed-at-heart when I'm grown   
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Photo and Poem Copyright © 2012 and 2016 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
2012 Photo was a part of this Jim's Little Blog post:
It truly is a wild flower, a weed.  It grew, must have been from a seed,
 in this pot. I did not pot it.  I leave it alone and it comes up every year,
blooming about two or three times each.
I'm linked with at The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,
Weeds in the Garden (link).  She wants us to have a 'Weed' poem.

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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."
 - 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 

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"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 (;postID=338025974692773569 and;postID=8497300679981684813)
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". (
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 (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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