Our problems are like raindrops ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Our problems are like raindrops ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting blog linky

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Our problems are like raindrops

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Our problems are like raindrops,

Sometimes coming from nowhere,

Soaking through your clothes to your skin,

Sending you into despair…

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But think on this a while

As the rain trickles down your nose,

Collecting more and more water,

From your fingers to your toes…

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You may feel saturated with

Problems from time to time,

Like you’ll never dry out; why can’t problems

Be hung out on the line?..

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Now, write each problem on some paper,

Then hang it up for air,

The problem drips dry, evaporates,

A solution may be there…

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Make every day a  ‘washing day’

To cleanse your heart and soul,

The deluge of problems makes a puddles,

Make dispersing it your goal…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Hopelessley devoted to writing…

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I’m taking a bit of a break away from my #NextBigThing project this week for the #WhatImWriting linky.  It’s heading in the right direction behind the scenes but this week I’ve been enjoying writing good old-fashioned letters :)  I’m now part of 2 postcircle groups and love to unwind while keeping my penpals in the loop of my goings-on.  I find it takes me to another world and lets me forget totally about my writing by partaking in another form of writing!  When I’m at the point where I need to take a little step back for 10 minutes, I pick up my pen, grab my washi tape and off I go!

Next week, normal service will resume but for now as well as being ‘hopelessly devoted to my blog’, I’m hopelessly devoted to my other form of writing :) (cue the song from Grease!)

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 16 life quotes

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…for the love of words

“Cauliflower is nohing but cabbage with a college education.”
Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American author and humorist
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And watch out for an added twist when I turn my interpretation of the quote into a piece of a fiction and link up with Nikki Young and Friday Fiction on… you guessed it, Friday!

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I would usually share some of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so in this blog post.  But you know what?  It’s been a writing week!  Not ever so much reading as gone on (at least not blog wise), so instead I’ll cut straight to these fantastic bloggers who joined in with my #WonderfulWorldofWriting linky:

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Maddy at Writing Bubble wrote a ‘crazy’ post (her words, not mine!) on the back of searching for a way through writer’s block.  It makes for an entertaining read!  Then Chrissie at MuddledManuscript talked about her relationship with Harry Potter and being ‘saved’ through the escapism the books offered.  And Renee at Mummy Tries described the emotion of ‘joy’ from discovering your are pregnant, and also the anticipation.

Do take a few minutes to read their posts and the comments…

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“The Wrong Trousers” ~ My First Fantastic Friday Fiction Offering…

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So here’s the thing.  I needed inspiration for my first fantastic friday fiction offering.  I wanted to write a piece of fiction for Friday Fiction (a linky run by fellow blogger Nicola Young that I’m new to and am keen to join in with).  I mused on how to flex my creative muscles (in between working on my #NextBigThing project) and it came to me in a blinding flash of well, inspiration!…

You see each week I choose a Footnote & Anecdote from my desk diary and I’ve decided to do an experiment ;) I do love an experiment!  Each Friday I will share a short piece of fictional writing (obviously!) that has been inspired by the ‘Footnote’ that I chose the previous Monday for my blog linky.

And here it is:  (I would like to unreservedly apologise to Nikki for lowering the tone for Friday Fiction with a bit of a ‘damp squid’ of a limerick – I describe it as that genre very loosely and it is my first effort at a limerick – but I set myself the challenge and was determined to keep to it!)

The wrong trousers

There was a young man with a thought so appealin’

Who wanted to fight for truth and for freedom,

His trousers best, better than all the rest,

But he went starkers n’ decided he didn’t need ‘em…

‘inspired’ by the quote “You should never have your best trousers on when you go out and fight for freedom and truth.” – Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906, Norwegian playwright

Next week I will fair better, I absolutely promise…
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Under the layers of joy …

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Do you know Joy ?
I’ve known Joy.  I used to avoid Joy because Joy made me feel on edge.  I could never make sense of Joy.  I could never get under the layers of Joy .  I never used to know what to say when I was amidst Joy.
Joy never made me happy or euphoric, as you would expect.  Joy used to fill me with dread.
That’s why I always avoided Joy.  Maybe if I had known Joy, I would have known what made Joy.  But Joy never used to invite me in.  The invisible  barriers were always up when Joy was around.  Joy was always wallowing in misery.  The joy I’m referring to is a person and do you know what really puzzles me about Joy?  Do you know the one thing that I can’t understand?  Ironically, ‘Joy’ wasn’t even Joy’s first name.  Maybe it was her middle name that she chose to use instead of her first name.  Whatever, never could a person’s name be more polar opposite to defining their personality…!
So, as I’m writing this, I consider that there is often irony in ‘joy’.  When we see something labelled with ‘joy’ (like I did with Joy), perhaps we should consider what is going on deep down, underneath the layers…
Perhaps Joy had her own issues which made her far from a bundle of joy.  I will never know…because I never delved under the layers of Joy.
Have you ever met anyone like JOY?
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Written for #ThePrompt “Joy”
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To and Fro ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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To and Fro

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Swish swash, swish swash,

To and fro they go,

Backwards, forwards,

To and fro they go…

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Smearing, clearing,

To and fro they go,

Squeaking, scratching,

To and fro they go…

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Faster, slower,

To and fro they go,

This way, that way,

To and fro they go…

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Left, right, left, right,

To and fro they go,

From blurry to clarity,

To and fro they go…

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I compare my mind to a rainy day,

Then breathe steadily,

Wipe clean my mind,

Now I can see they way…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Prose for Thought

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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How to represent a chakra for my #NextBigThing ?

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Since drafting the first draft of chapter one for my #NextBigThing, I haven’t done any direct writing for my project.  But I’m pleased to say that I haven’t been slacking in that area of my writing.  No, I’ve been pondering how best to represent a chakra.  I would like to have them illustrated in a simple, child-friendly cartoon form that is memorable and have a few more ideas bouncing around my little head…

While I haven’t been directly writing for #NextBigThing, I did go on a crystal healing course at the weekend where chakras were discussed.   I’ve blogged about crystals and crystal healing before and was interested to learn more.  (Watch my blog for more on this soon.)  The course was fascinating and I learnt a great deal, even thought it wasn’t intended as research because I booked my place before the idea of the #NextBigThing was even conceived.  My aim is now to draft chapter 2 by the end of this week and I will update on my progress for #WhatImWriting next week :)  If I could just have a couple of extra hours each day, that was be great ;)

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 15 life quotes

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For the love of words…

“You should never have your best trousers on when you go out and fight for freedom and truth.”
Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906, Norwegian playwright
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Which ‘Footnote and Anecdote’ would you like to add?
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Linky open 0630 Monday to midnight Saturday GMT

Here’s the original ‘Footnotes’ post explaining how it works.

And watch out for my added twist when I link up with Nikki Young and Friday Fiction on… you guessed it, Friday!

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Virtually All Sorts pick of the blogs ~ round-up 23

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It’s time to mention some of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you find them as interesting as I did:

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In all honesty, I’ve read lots and lots this week… just not as many blogs as I normally would do.  Instead I’ve become thoroughly absorbed in a book which I will tell you all about at a later date.  This blog post from Chrissy Faery however, I love and it has some beautiful pieces which have been lovingly hand-made… take a look :)

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…and now I would like to give a mention to the lovely bloggers who linked up with #WonderfulWorldofWriting this week:

Chrissie at MuddledManuscript was feeling discouraged about her writing world but was given lots of encouragement in her comments, while Mummy Tries returned to work, is working on her returned work critique from an editor and and has a new look blog coming soon… busy lady!  And Maddy at Writing Bubble pondered life without a smartphone… could YOU?!

Do take a few minutes to read their posts and the comments…

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… If you like quotes, you will love my ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  The next post is up tomorrow :)

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