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#FWF Free Write Friday: Ponder This

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Here is your FWF prompt:

Happy Valentine’s Day. Today is a day to celebrate love. We buy flowers and candy and those three words get used in song, in poems, on cards and as whispers on the earlobe. But let’s not forget the most important thing, the most beautiful thing about love… what it feels like.

This is not your typical “describe, define, what is love” post… so keep reading.

Take this time now to find a quiet place and close your eyes. Remember that flutter in your belly. Picture someone who used to stir your heart. See their eyes, replay that first kiss, the first time you touched hands, the first time that the word love was placed in between I and You and fell from their lips. The first time you heard it, the first time you felt it, how it crawled your body and caused you to tingle in places you didn’t know you could and tell me like I have never ever known love. Describe it to me. Make me want to feel it so bad I crave it in my bones. Tell me…how does it feel?

I love you.

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My First True Love!  by: Marilyn Griffin

I’m going back to my First Love…

No, not the little crushes I had in School… but, the first time I saw someone I knew I had to meet!…

A quiet, shy girl… out having fun with friends…

I had graduated High School, had a good job and my first car…

Don’t you know… I was feeling free… with that young innocence… desires building in my body…

All new…

He had it all… at least in my eyes… tall, dark and handsome…

he worked at a job I frequented… and after seeing HIM… I was there every day!…

We talked a few words at first…

My friends letting HIM know I was enchanted…

Thanks, Girls!

But, it seems HE was interested too…

We had our first date…

and as we stood under the porch light… He drew me close…

I was so yearning for that feel… Of him next to me… His head dropped to mine and my first real kiss exploded on my lips…

My insides were fluttering… my heart raced… my hand went to his neck and begged for more… I was shaken to the core… His smell seeped into my nostrils as if I could take Him into my body… A wildness that I had never experienced… came from somewhere inside of me… I was oblivious to where I was… and didn’t care… I wanted to cling to Him and never let go… Nothing had ever satisfied me more!

All of what I dreamed had happened… and more… with that one kiss…

We didn’t want to part… LOVE… seemed to hold us closer than anyone could possibly be…

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#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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Does this envelope hold a message for you or someone else? In the words of John Mayer… “say what you need to say…”

I met you when I was so young… k15126501

Immature…

Full of hope…

Love to give… k13240939

No worries…

Wanting freedom…

Ready to see the world…

We fell in love…

We went against some people…

Married before you went to War… hma0070

We wrote each other…

We kept our thoughts on each other…

I longed for your return…

You longed to return…k9479293

We reunited after a long year…

Made our way into the world…

Found our niche…

Work…

Children… bul0163

Ups…

Downs…

Family relationships…

Dealing with every day stress…

Growing our roots… k8763933

Building our home… jba0061

Raising our family…

We are still here…

Life is so interesting…

Bringing with it…

So many changes… k12501724

We are now turning gray…

We are not that youth…

We once were…

Our roots are still strong…

But our bodies are bending…k5983705

But, we are together…k13844820

We are one…

We belong…

To each other…

Happy… as we grow old together…dki0006

Still love you Babe…

Always will!

#FWF Free Write Friday: Beautiful People

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FWF prompt:

Tell me about a beautiful person you know…

My best friend…

My confidant…

My sparing partner…

My love…

My reassurance…

My protector…

My husband…

When we first met 45 years ago… in September of 1968…

I knew… he was a “beautiful person”…

Actually, I just thought he was “cute”…

He was polite…

He loved his family…

He was endearing…

He was honest…

He was serving his country…

Yes. “beautiful” to my eyes… Inside and out!

We’ve been through much…

had lots of joys…

lots of tribulations…

lots of passion…

lots of love…

and still do at this time…

Life is what it is…

but, having a “Beautiful” person to share it with… makes it an awesome one!

#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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Wedding Joy     by: Marilyn Griffin

I stand there barely…

My insides kicking…

My day to marry…

My lips licking…

I have said YES!…

My body showing …

To all the rest…

I am growing…

Dressed in white…

Some not agreeing…

Due my plight…

Others beaming!…

My husband to be…

Stands near by…

Looking at me…

Afraid… no lie!…

We’re not that young…

We made our choices…

As we stand among…

Those rejoicing…

We love each other…

Have no regret…

Cling to one another…

Remember when we met…

Love at first sight…

Hearts all aflutter…

Love that night…

Words are muttered…

To death do we part…

We know the lines…

Inside a heart…

Beats in time…

A small one…

Is on the way…

As we become one…

On our wedding day!

Daily Prompt: Imagine All the People

The next time you’re in a public place — a coffeehouse, a park, a store — observe the people around you. Pick a person, a couple, or a group, and imagine what their lives might be like.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us IMAGINE.

I saw a precious lady at a wedding this past weekend… Maybe this is what her life is like…

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Imagine… You Were Me!    by: Marilyn Griffin

I look older at times …

and then some days younger…

My wheel chair binds…

At times I wonder…

I smile a lot…

My hair is long…

My life long fought…

It’s no one’s wrong…

I love my tennis shoes

Bright orange they be…

My body gives clues…

That it’s just me…

I move my arms and hands…

Unable to control…

If only I had plans…

But, now I’m getting old…

I have love…

Surrounding me…

And that’s enough…

To keep me free…

I’m dressed up today…

My hair sprayed…

A red tinted display…

Combed and laid…

I love the look…

I get from a stranger…

Looking from nook…

As if there’s danger…

I’m not to fear…

Just a little different…

Come on near…

My heads just bent…

My illness…

I’m born with…

Is relentless…

Just forget that myth…

I’m just like you…

Just caught in this form…

Laughing – wanting to do…

Just the way I was born…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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John sits here most every day…

Watching those going by…

He’s not wanting time or pay…

If talking… he tells no lie…

Has small note-book

Keeping a thought at times…

As you walk … he may look…

And jot a few lines…

Rainy days… sunny days…

You never know…

He has his own ways…

He might be coming or may go…

He’s a good soul…

With his strange ways…

Seeming to have a goal…

Pen and paper lays…

Always near by…

A portrait or two…

Seemingly a good eye…

Something always to do…

Getting his stories…

Getting his words…

Doesn’t have worries…

Free as the birds…

Some day he dreams…

I’ll write my book…

As he leans…

On steps of nook…

I’ll tell my thoughts…

Of all these folks…

Faces I’ve caught…

Underneath these Oaks

I’ll write their stories…

As I have seen…

Some happy… some worries…

As into me they lean…

Wondering what John is doing…

Sitting on this step…

With not much moving…

Secrets kept…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Quote Prompt

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“Surrounded”     by Marilyn Griffin

Surrounded by people…

Opinions are flying…

I look toward this ruckus…

Seems they are lying…

Surrounded by people…

I hear the voices…

I listen to words…

I have to make choices…

Surrounded by people…

They keep telling me…

I have my ideas…

Can’t they not see?

Surrounded by people…

I don’t like their sounds…

I will close my mind…

Or I will drown…

Surrounded by people…

I filter them out…

I’m wrapped in a love…

I have no doubts…

Surrounded by people…

I’ve become strong…

No one can penetrate…

I know right from wrong…

#FWF Free Write Friday: Image Prompt

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Feel the Love            by: Marilyn Griffin

Times come and go…

I want better…

but, see no sign…

I make do.

Shelter from rain and sun…

Shade from tree…

A place to lay my head…

Skies seem gray.

The ground is dusty…

Dirt seems to cling…

Walking miles for water…

Returning the next day.

I gaze up at times…

Straining for a sign…

I bend my head…

and feel the love.

Awards Lately…

Three Awards I’ve won in the past couple of months…

Thanks so much to :

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My 11 questions are:

  1. Do you prefer black or white and why?… love black for accenting in decorating…and for it’s ability to make me look smaller…
  2. What do you like most about rain?… Makes me slow down… and do things I put off…
  3. If you could publish any one book that you are currently writing, which one would it be and why?… It would be my experiences with “My Special Kids”…which might also be the title…
  4. If you weren’t a writer, what other job would you be doing and why?… anything to do with art… painting… drawing… decorating…
  5. Do you prefer poetry or prose?… prose I guess…Let me look up that definition???… yes, the everyday language… that’s for me!
  6. What is your greatest writing moment to date and why? Every time someone has a comment… Evidently they have read what I wrote… Isn’t that grand!
  7. What is your favourite genre to read and why? OK… let me look that up too… Mysteries and true stories…
  8. What is you favourite animated film? Bambi… and any Christmas
  9. Do you prefer How to or self-help books and why?… “How to” definitely… let me get my hands on it!
  10. How would you like people to remember you?… A person with a good heart…
  11. What are your three most positive words… Simplify… Try… Love

To all of my fellow bloggers… I find you all quite worthy of any of these awards…

“Answers”… Are you listening?

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As I said in my previous blog … I am blog/sharing some poems  I wrote 29 years ago… I just picked one out of the little bunch of typed pages… not really looking at the dates… but, after looking at them again… evidently I felt compelled to date them … so I’m starting with the first one and blogging them in order… I seem to have had some questions about the circumstances that had been given us… my little family… I imagine I was wondering WHY?  … Have I done something I shouldn’t?… Have we not done something we needed to?…I was looking for “Answers” and so that seems to be the gist of this first try at writing poetry… and what I heard as I sat in the stillness of the night listening…

“Answers”

Getting “answers” today-

That should help tomorrow-

Just continue to pray

And your life will flower.

I see things more clear

Which helps make me strong

“Answers” so dear-

They keep me from wrong.

There’s no need to worry

“He” tell us this-

But, I would hurry

There’s so much to miss!

This I can tell you-

“He” loves us so much-

All you need do-

Is feel “His” touch.

By: Marilyn Kay Griffin – June 26, 1983 ~mkg