Poetry for #WonderfulWorldofWriting ~ A Poem About Pet Loss

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A Poem About Pet Loss

 

Pets can be so different,

And their owners too;

Different personalities

That come shining through…

 

When they’re no longer there

And only memories remain

We look back fondly at their quirks

Wishing to see them again.

 

Rosie was our pet, our cat

Much joy she brought us too,

I remember when we bought her home

It was so exciting and new…

 

She fitted in the carrier with another kitten,

Skitting here and there,

She was so funny

Yes we were smitten…

 

She had a little nook, a box

Where she often lay,

She’d pop her head up out of the top,

She really made our day!

 

A typical cat, she’d often play

And chase her tail around,

The Queen of funny she really was

A cat or maybe a clown!

 

When you lose a pet, a void appears

a massive gap is left

Empty bowls and beds, less noise, less ‘them’

Leave you feeling quite bereft

 

At times like these I remember

All the funny times and more,

Those snuggles on the sofa,

Cat food all over the floor!

 

Rosie, we will miss you,

But we’re glad your now at rest,

Your cheeky character, exploring nature,

You really were the best!

xXx

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By Carol Cameleon 2017

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This adventure they call parenthood ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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This adventure they call parenthood

 

This adventure, this journey

They call ‘parenthood’,

Began with 2 lines on a test,

Mouths wide open we stood…

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…In disbelief, in awe,

In excitement, in glee,

A mummy and daddy to

a new life we would be.

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Tears and tantrums would come,

All this and much more,

That’s just me and hubby

Throwing ourselves on the floor…

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It’s a privileged position to nurture a baby,

To guide them, to love them,

Unconditionally,

No ‘maybe’.

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The best adventure you’ll have

Of that there’s no doubt.

There’s no love quite like it,

As we have found out…

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By Carol Cameleon 2017

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Why the new year is like an adventure playground ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Why the New Year is like an adventure playground

 

Do you feel obliged to make resolutions for the new year?

Or is feeling left out the ultimate fear?

In this playground called life, adventure awaits,

“Stop, I want to get off!”.. . “Not likely!” says fate!

 

In this playground, monkey bars are an elusive goal,

Arms and legs sprawling haphazardly, knees wrapped round a pole,

New Year is a chance to shed the old skin for new,

Shake off the bad habits cos it all starts with you!

 

The ‘boingy thing’ on the spring, be it lion, horse or elephant,

Is great for the toddlers, not so good for the drunk,

Who thinks it funny to spring all over the place,

An easy dare til it snaps, falling flat on their face.

 

The zip wire, if you’re daring is a whole heap of fun,

There’s no stopping once you start, like the buffet at mum’s,

You know you should be ready, be raring to go,

But you’ve had time off, can’t co-ordinate, oh no!

 

Alas, none the less, it’s time to get real,

To ditch the slippers and PJs, plan the family meal,

The blissfulness of winter walks are so yesterday,

As you scrape the ice from the car for the motorway.

 

It’s an effort to make the swings both sway in synch,

To keep a steady pace on the roundabout, to make yourself think,

To get back into gear, shrug off the holiday haze,

But no fear, for there’s only 364 more days!

 

By Carol Cameleon 2017

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Best of 2016 ~ my writing ~ #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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So on to this month’s…

As a little round-up of my writing in 2016, I’d like to share with you my top posts of poems and flash fiction (according to my stats) and at the end of the little list, I’ll re-publish my personal favourite.  I’d love to know which one’s your favourite too?…

Best of 2016… my writing

‘The Friendship Journey’ ~ an observation of childhood friendships, how they’re made and how they’re (generally!) so simple.  It really doesn’t matter what our daughter’s friends look like, where they come from, what they eat, what colour their hair is.  If they ‘click’, that’s all that matters…

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‘Thinking Outside the Box’ ~ a poem which explores our daughter’s ability to re-think a hiccup while building a toy.

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‘No one knew when it was going to happen’ ~ as I continue to experiment with flash fiction, this was one of those that just flowed and this was the result.

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‘Platform to another World’ ~ another piece of flash fiction where my imagination led the way.

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‘How Safe is your Street?’ ~ a collaboration that I really enjoyed writing.

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‘Pretty post-its and paper’ ~ this poem was inspired by … well the title speaks for itself!

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‘Visiting Hours’ ~ a powerful poem on a personal level, which makes it my second personal fave!

But my favourite is ‘The Friendship Journey’.  If you’ve read this one before, I make no apologies but invite you to settle in for a couple of minutes and enjoy it again 🙂

The Friendship Journey

Moving house with a child is no easy thing to do,

A new bedroom, new school and new friends too,

A time of stress, anxiety, a logistical nightmare,

Emotions are tender, how will they fare?

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You get it all sorted, a school place is yours,

A settling in session, opening of new doors;

Metaphorically, literally, it’s a critical time,

Reassured by people, “she’ll be just fine…”

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It’s exciting, it’s scary for her and for us,

We try to hide our unease with a ‘positive’ fuss,

Goodbyes are said to old school friends, her mates,

A new chapter is coming, new friendships await…

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Then new names come up in our daily chat,

“So and so said this, so and so said that,

Soon can they come after school and for tea?

They can play with my toys, they can colour with me.”

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Of course the answer is, “yes, yes and yes!”

As long as she’s happy I can cope with the mess!

It’s lovely to see, a relief beyond doubt,

To see our girl happy, see new friendships carved out.

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What’s more, it’s so nice she doesn’t care one bit

If her friend’s from Eastern Europe or if they’re a Brit!

All she wants is to play, to share jokes, to have fun,

As far as she sees it, they’re like her, we’re all ‘one’…

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

The story behind the poem: As our little girl is cementing new friendships after a house move and subsequent new school, it’s intriguing and refreshing that background really doesn’t matter, as long as she ‘clicks’ with them…

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Another Brick in the Wall ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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I’ve mentioned before that our garden is very small and when we moved house, it was in Autumn, so we didn’t spend any time out there.

When spring sprung, we decided to pretty it up and painted the wall.  It might not look very tidy but we had loads of fun painting it and it really brightens up the garden, in fact the whole back area of our block of houses.

It also inspired this poem…

Another Brick in the Wall

When your garden is dull and really quite small,

You can pretty it up, let’s start with the wall!

You can paint it all over, in one block of red,

Or paint random bricks different colours instead!

You can each take a turn with yellow, red or pink,

Whatever the pattern, it looks great, don’t you think?

It’s a breath of fresh air, it’s a cheerful sight,

On a Summer’s day and an Autumnal night.

It’s brightened our garden, our haven, our place,

To chill our boots and to slow down the pace.

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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As easy as QWERTY ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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As easy as QWERTY ~ a poem

Touch-typing makes you very fast, from A right through to Z,

“Keep your fingers in position,” my typing teacher said.

I did as I was told and my words per minute soared,

Faster than a speeding bullet, I was top of the score board!

Efficiently my fingers tapped, rhythmically they moved;

Relaxing, therapeutic, it makes my mind feel soothed,

So next time you’re bogged down, with more wood than trees,

Send your typing request to me,  it’ll be done in a breeze!

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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The story behind the poem: In my post about my favourite writing tools, Mainey from My Real Fairy commented that she likes to type.  And I do too.  I love typing.  Years ago at school, I learnt to touch-type and have vivid memories of using an old-fashioned typewriter and keeping my index fingers on F and J.

As a typist, there’s nothing better than really getting into the flow, of tapping away and almost seeing steam come off your keyboard!  The springier the better for me.

As a typist, there’s nothing worse than a ‘sticky’ key that you have to thump or force down before the letter will appear on your screen!

Short nails are good too.  I really notice when mine need trimming and get very frustrated.

For me, copy typing is a breeze and I find it very therapeutic.

Some people say that of ironing… not me!

Give me a qwerty keyboard and I’m away, as my poem suggests…

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Step into the cafe ~ poem

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Now it’s time this poem was shown the light of day again… inspired by a cafe menu made by our little girl, then about 3/4 (now 6 !)

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Step into the cafe

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Step into the café,

And pull up a pew.

There’s something for me,

There’s something for you.

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It’s all listed here,

From left to right.

Just choose what you fancy,

If you’d like a quick bite.

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Our daughter asked me to spell

The words that you see,

Then wrote them herself

As easy as A, B, C…

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Now here’s the tricky part,

Nothing rhymes with orange, instead

We’ll choose a staple, how about

A sandwich? It’s bread!

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There’s apple, sweetcorn,

Carrot, cucumber, grapes.

Not forgetting the milk

For those delicious shakes.

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Thanks for popping by

Our little girl’s café,

Leave a tip and next time

You’ll be offered a latte!…

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And here it is in its full glory! (without overlays!)

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No one knew when it was going to happen… #FlashFiction

Originally published in May 2014, this picture has come round again in Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ ‘Friday Fictioneers’.

It’s time for a second airing…  enjoy!

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Picture copyright Sandra Crook

No one knew when it was going to happen.  There was no warning.

The locals accepted ‘it’ as a part of village life which happened randomly twice a year;  although it was an inconvenience.  Most of them saw the funny side though… except those that got stuck on the only bridge into and out of the village.

No one knew when ‘The Curse of the Herder’ would strike and open the gates for the herds to escape… and run amok.  It was a game that the ghostly herder relished!

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(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon

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“It’s none of these, it’s a…” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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In our garden is a wall and a tree,

And right at the bottom, what will you see?

A teddy bear with a picnic, a fairy, a gnome?

It’s none of these, it’s a right Royal home!

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A home for a princess, a queen or a king?

With turrets, a staircase, a drawbridge thing?

A wicked witch, hair black as a raven?

It’s none of these, it’s an insect haven!

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What’s it built with, this haven of theirs?

Gingerbread for the roof? Sweets for the stairs?

Soil from the garden? And sap from the trees?

None of these; it’s built with twigs and leaves!

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We got down to nature in our own back yard,

She led the way, balancing leaves so hard,

We foraged for stones, for twigs, a snail’s shell,

We made a house of memories ‘n the ants liked it as well!

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

The story behind the poem: After what can only be described as a dismal few days for weather here in the UK, the clouds parted and we built an insect hotel!  We had made a ‘flower garden’ previously and it was just beautiful to see our little girl (6) using her imagination to make a shelter for the insects 🙂

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