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picture it & write/ Ermilia

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http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com”A Visit From Beneath”

“Visitor”      by: Marilyn Griffin

He came up beside…

Gliding smooth and quiet…

Do you want a ride? …

Or a juicy bite? ..

I’m just rowing…

In your water home…

As I see you blowing…

Likes to roam…

I feel small…

In my boat of wood…

I’m in awe…

As I should…

So huge…

So graceful…

I can’t budge…

Seems quite playful…

As you gaze me down…

Swimming on by…

A last flip…

Water splashing my eye…

I hear your voice…

Oh, “Little person”…

As I rejoice…

You weighing a ton!…

The water of green…

Seems to swallow you…

Over the boat I lean…

As I say, “Ade’u!”

The letter “I”…

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/story-challenge-letter-i/

a fellow blogger… Frizz by name… has this on Tuesdays each week… Going through the alphabet…

First time I’ve participated… but, quite fun…

The letter for this Tuesday being “I”

My first thought was about me …”I” !

but, then my “Idea” Box caught my eye…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I made it to hold ideas that come to me… in case I couldn’t think of something to write about sometime…

Actually that never happens

Look around… take a walk… listen to conversations…

The world is so full of “ideas”… even in my small part of it!

I opened the box… and just found blank papers I had cut to put in my box…

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No ideas there…

My ideas are in my head…

Rattling around sometimes…

Pushing me sometimes…

Momentarily making me stop and just listen sometimes…

but, always flowing…

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Ideas… an interesting concept… Thoughts that suddenly materialize inside us…

Giving us things to make our lives interesting…

Idea … The definition I choose…”A plan of action!”…

Daily Prompts’ These Boots Were Made for Walking

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/daily-prompt-walk/, DP, Daily Prompt

Tell us about your favorite pair of shoes, and where they’ve taken you.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WALK

Favorite pair of shoes???

Hmmm…

Summertime shoes are my favorite… hla0014

But, actually what God gave me when I was born… are my favoriteCB009902

Yes, I’m from Kentucky..k13078151. maybe that’s a clue…

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I go barefoot all of the time!…k13775721

Inside… outside…

Summer… winter…

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This morning… and no shoes on yet!

No, it doesn’t hurt!…

I’ve probably toughened them up over the years…

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I remember when we were young…

We kept our shoes in a certain spotjhe0030

I went barefoot all day… but, when Daddy came home from work… Mom would say, “You better get your shoes on!”… and we quickly did…

Why?… do you ask… was my Dad so obsessed with us wearing shoes

Because he was always building… He literally built our home himself… and so there were always nails… screws… splinters everywhere… k3474038k3192103

He hated the thought of us puncturing our feet…

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Of course we waded in the creek all of the time… stepping on stones… water trickling over our toes… the feel of dirt and grass cushioning our feet…k0036302

No wonder I hate shoes to this day!…k11954941

My feet had freedom all of the time I grew up…

I remember popping the hot tar bubbles on the road as we walked everywhere… and having to cream them down to get the tar off…k10149395

So… to say what are my favorite shoes… if I HAD to choose.just a pair of comfortable flipflops

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Bought these on Vacation… I keep them by the door… to slip on when I go to the store…

My feet still free and breathing…

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“part” of my collection of shoes…

I know!… I need to straighten them up… maybe another day!… so many more important things to do!…

like go barefoot!  u11004267

Picture it & Write/ Ermilia

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http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/

Birds Deliver      by: Marilyn Griffin

Why were they flying so low?

Their blackness making shadows across the field…

I didn’t know…

As I dashed and bent to yield…

Fields of corn…

Place chosen to hide…

Mind going to where born…

Where all had died…

Beaks missing my head…

Just by inches…

My feet feeling like lead…

Shelter in low ditches?

I’ve been running long…

Escaping at last…

For things I did wrong…

Leaving my past…

I hear dogs…

Barks muffled in air…

Hiding under logs…

As they grow near…

Long way to go…

Directions confused…

Creek by hill low…

My mind seems mused…

Scent washed away?

By water flowing…

Chance to lay…

As sun is lowing…

Those pesky birds of black…

Cawing loudly…

They’re at my back…

Wings flaying soundly…

Will they not stop!

My chance is fleeting…

They swoop down on top…

As I’m pleading…

They’ve shown the way…

My life is over…

As I pray…

Taking cover…

My coveralls of blue…

Shine out…

As I turn to view…

Hearing their shout…

My luck fades…

As birds lead the way…

I’ve been made…

By birds of prey…

Daily Prompt: Never Again

Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us NEVER.

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I’ve had a few jobs in my life… some part-time as I worked full-time

These are in no particular order…

EBAY seller…vga0007

I’ve cleaned houses after construction… ( “never going to do that again” )k14386366

Worked in a laundromat as an attendant…k2945996

Worked at a fast food restaurant doing prep work for salad bar…  ( “never going to do that again” )

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Babysitting…  ( “never going to do that again” )k13240812 only my own grandkids… they are fun!k13240808

Taught Sunday/Bible School…k5345036

Teacher Assistant with Special Ed Students…EMH, BD, TMH, FMD, MDkar0018

Long Distance Operator…x15453619

Information Telephone Operator…k5304291

Supervisor Long Distance…  ( “never going to do that again” )k8110808

Bakery clerk… x30140326

21st Century / YMCA After School Program– Instructor…

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Housewife/Homemaker/Mother/Wife… 031c0205ll

Grandmother… k5872362

Convenient Store Clerk…  ( “never going to do that again” ) k6162480

Leader of a club… k9666965

In making this list it gives a pretty clear picture of the work I like to do… and the work…

“I’m never going to do again!”…

Now, why?… is the question

Hard work… little pay…

Middle man… too many people acting like your boss …

(One person is plenty telling me what is expected)…

Dangerous… there is a lot of “strange people” who get out early in the morning or late at night…

Opening a store on your own in the dark… is not a good thing…

Have had my kids… raised them… worked with kids all of my life… ( love them )… but, a younger person has more energy…

Cleaning in an empty house… is not safe…

Picture It & Write

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Not Tonight      by: Marilyn Griffin

I lay there…

Sand feeling smooth …

Water lapping at my toes…

Sun sliding down…

Golden rays…

Still my body warmed…

Blues changing to aqua…

Yellows to orange…

Have finally relaxed…

No more strain in my head…

My eyes taking in beauty…

Squinting at light…

Looking around…

No one there…

Clear jar shining in the half-light…

Washed by salty water…

Sparkling sun reflects…

Note inside?…

Peek in to see…

Dampness but, clear…

Words rambling…

Meant for him it seems…

Love abounds …

Breaking forth from page…

Will never forget…

Love you …

All my heart…

Feeling lost…

I turn on back…

Rereading  love words…

Could have been mine…

But, not tonight!

Awards are Wonderful!

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http://klling.wordpress.com/2013/07/31/sunshine-award-and-wordpress-family-award-2/

Kim @ Tranquil Dreams

Kim honored me with these two Awards…

I had never received…

I love the thought of being a part of the WordPress Family… I have been blogging with WordPress ever since I retired… beginning January 1, 20112-1/2 years ago… seems much longer at times… 4919659112_70f8836dfa_s

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=6&action=edit

The Sunshine Award is so bright and cheerful… The yellow color has to brighten your day!…

So a thank you to Kim… of “Tranquil Dreams”…

I’m making up my own questions… Just a few things about myself you may not know…

1. The only exercise I do is water aerobicsx10784073

2. I like soup… full of veggies… or creamy potato… k5520650

3. Would rather eat veggie sandwiches… soups… crispy things… than have a real meal… k13270138

4. I cook… but, I bake betterk4328807

5. I dye my hair… and probably always will… don’t want to be gray! k9319713

6. People usually guess me to be younger than I am… I “guess” that’s a good thing! x12333371

7. I’m the baby of the family… and was treated that way even after I grew up… married… and had my own kids… k13410322

8. I love Art of any kind… the colors, the textures, the feel… k8413105

9. I’m happiest when writing or messing in some kind of art project!… k9050515

10. I make friends pretty easy…but, I have a cautiousness about getting too close to some people…

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Enough said about me… If you receive this Award… please accept… because I think you deserve it for sure… but, have fun in your response… no pressure!

My nominees:

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/

freedanichols.wordpress.com/m

http://terry1954.wordpress.com/

http://3rdculturechildren.com/

http://mybeautfulthings.wordpress.com/author/mybeautfulthings/

http://diannefaw.wordpress.com/

http://quirkybooks.wordpress.com/

http://lilymugford.com/

http://wordpress.com/#!/read/blog/id/2215525/

https://twitter.com/kellie_elmore

Picture it & Write, Ermilila

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“We Fight!”   by: Marilyn Griffin

We fight for things …

that others can’t imagine…

For things like freedom…

that has been…

We fight for things…

that pictures don’t show…

For things like religion…

with heads bent low…

We fight for things…

With all we have…

Fists, guns, fire…

Our lives we even gave…

We fight for things…

For lives to change…

From times of grief…

to times without pain…

We fight for things…

Our children’s future…

depends on us…

Is there no cure?

We fight for things…

That other’s have…

A place to live…

Roads that are paved…

We fight for things…

A place to shower…

Clean water running…

Electric power…

We fight for things…

A place to rest our head…

without feeling fear…

of seeing more dead…

We fight for things…

A land we call free…

Happiness abounding…

no dictator’s Cree…

We fight for things…

As others believed!

Liberty… Peace… Happiness…

Like other’s have received…

Daily Prompt: A Mystery Wrapped in an Enigma

Tell us something most people probably don’t know about you.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MYSTERIOUS.

Something people don’t know about me?…

Let’s see…

1.  I always think I’m right… just ask my husband…

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2. I don’t really have auburn hair anymore

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3. I love to go barefootall of the time… and actually left the house and drove to the store without shoes… because I’m so use to being that way…

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4. I wanted to name my baby Jenny if I had a baby girl… Never happened… Had two boys… (and love them dearly)…

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5. I always wanted to go to college… and become an ART Teacher… but, never got to…

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6. The OUIJA BOARD told me I would marry someone with the initials BOG… and I did…

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7. Always wanted to sing in front of an audience…

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8. Would like to live on water of some kind… ocean… lake… even a creek…

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9. I always think of colors has having male / female genders…

Boys: Black-Blue-Green-Brown-Purple and all shades of…k0366965

Girls: Red-Orange-Yellow and all shades of…

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10. Would like to visit Ireland if I had the chance and love Celtic Music… 

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http://youtu.be/HsCp5LG_zNE    Celtic Women – Amazing Grace

and one more…

11. I have always wanted a tree house…k0274917

Daily Prompt: Personal Space

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it?

It’s definitely self-expression u18681561… and creativityk10963906

and the “icing on the cake” is that have some followers who evidently like to read some of what I writek8727140

I am the one getting something from my blogging…

It gives me a feeling of being freecfr0020

a place to find comfort…cfr0246

a place to let my own thoughts and ideas flow…k11889305

a place to try new thingsIS098RJ1X

a place to make new friendsnri0123

a place to learn of other homelands… be it another country… state… city…MAP0084

a place to learn of other’s heritage and traditionsk13605188

a place to feel someone’s joy or heartachecfr0017

It’s a place to find out that we all are quite similark3019137

So here I am… expressing myself… and letting my creative juices flow

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