Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Memes - last one for 2012


Change is inevitable
That is true, not a fable
And in that truth, I seek
A world where the meek
And the strong live in peace
A world that aims to please
A world of joy, of laughter too
A world wonderful for me and you
The photos - me at age 4 1/2 and me now! Change....
 
And as an addendum to this poem, after I read the quote by Martin Luther King . Jr.,(after the updated poem - Change is inevitable when we make it happen)
Change is inevitable
That is true, not a fable
And in that truth, I seek
A world where the meek
And the strong live in peace
A world that aims to please
A world of joy, of laughter too
A world wonderful for me and you
Let us make it happen.

'Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.' - Martin Luther King . Jr.

For Magpie Tales:
These ashes – whose?
These ends – whose?
Cigarette ends or coffin nails?
Storied people or forgotten tales?





For OSI – Watching, SYWord: offend (117 characters), Sunday Whirl – flame against brood point ice creek knead pop strewn deliver tangent stars , Sunday Scribblings -defiant

Watching you watching me
Streamers strewn all around us
The champagne in ice
Waiting to hear the cork pop
No reason to brood
Our brood is fast asleep
Nothing to come against
Our party at least for now
Thank you dear I say
For all that you did today
Flowers you picked by the creek
Stars handpicked from the night sky
All this you delivered to me
And a wonderful knead of my tired muscles too!
So I should take care not to offend
And not go off on a tangent
Not be a wee bit defiant
From this smiling and praising
To pointing out your pointed nose
You might go up in flames
So I smile and say
Happy New Year dear!

54 comments:

  1. here's to a world of joy and laughter...happy new year to you..

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  2. A great image of cigarette butts/remains as the end of the year.

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  3. Wonderful way to start the New Year. Congratulations...

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    1. thank you Berowne.. still figuring out the answer to this week's quiz over at your place..

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  4. Soon to be another year...another start to remember to be grateful - cheers.

    Sunday Whirling is fun isn't it?

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    1. yes, totally fun.. memes have made my blogging life way fun..

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  5. wouldnt that be a nice world to wake up to one day...one of peace and joy...its hard to see happening at times...

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    1. yes, hard to see it happening, but living in hope of such a world and trying to make it happen ..:)

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  6. That is a sweet, upbeat poem for New Year's Eve. Happy New Year!

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  7. We all have stories - and many fabulous stories are cut short by cigarettes!

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    1. yes, totally agree..something that can be avoided...

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  8. I really enjoyed this... I hope for positive change, too... and the cigarettes, well, it's a bad habit. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  9. I loved the defiant poem. How much of an ordinary life have you captured here with such charm and observation.

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    1. loved writing it... seeing that image brought a smile to my face..

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  10. great take on these prompts - your well crafted pieces are utterly delightful.

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  11. I love your photos. So adorable. :)

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  12. that's a lot of work for one day...have a wonderful New Year!

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  13. Hi Vidya, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hi Chris, thank you so much for your wonderful comments..will stop by your blog soon..

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  14. Great writes. And a Happy New Year to you.

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  15. Lovely romantic poetry filled with love ~ Happy New Year ^_^

    (A Creative Harbor aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^)

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  16. Happy new year..have a rocking year ahead..god bless U..

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  17. Wonderful poems and love the playfulness of your New Year's poem as well as the MLK reference. Well done! Happy New Year!! :-)

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    1. thank you Sara.. glad you liked them..

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  18. Enjoyed your take on the photo. Hope to see more of your work in the coming year. Happy New Year!

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    1. thank you.. will definitely be back at your place soon

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  19. Exhaustively done, great! Change, in stylish rhymes and a generous offering to MLKJr and your loved one. Brilliant to start off for the ensuing year! Happy New Year, Lady!

    Hank

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    1. thank you Hank!!:) enjoy reading your comments always..

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  20. Wishing you a blessed, happy, prosperous and healthy new year.

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  21. A delightful response to the Succinctly Yours prompt!
    Wishing you a happy, healthy new year.
    K

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  22. well done and thanks for sharing your words

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    1. thanks Wayne, always enjoy reading your words as well - here and on your blog..

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  23. This poem is both cute and funny. You did an incredible job with the prompt!

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  24. I love your New Year's poem and your poem on change is full of depth. Nicely done!

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  25. probably best not to point out the pointed nose!! Happy New Year!

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  26. I had forgotten that cigarettes were called coffin nails even before they were known by the public to be bad for your health. Enjoying your poetry.

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