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

What’s your happiest memory of your pet?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #27

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

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In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…

(and don’t forget that you can join in with my #HighlightsofHappy on instagram linky and community.  I post up my favourite snaps every Monday and a new instagram linky goes live every Monday too!  Link up to the latest post here!)

…so what’s made me happy this week?

After seemingly endless questions about what I looked like when I was a baby, I unearthed my baby pics.  Actual physical ones that aren’t on a hard drive (showing my age!!).  And it inspired a blog post (of course!) about how you and your child can learn from history.

For making a big dent in some typing work I’ve undertaken.

For lovely sleep!  More please!

A yummy, very chocolatey pudding made by hubby and our daughter 🙂

For a safe journey on the road in the fog.  But please, please, please people, put your lights on!!

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So that’s my happy this week and my happy word is ‘snappy’ because of the wonderful memories that looking through old photos brings!  But to keep that positive vibe going on, all the ‘plates’ have either stopped spinning or are under control now 🙂

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Relish Autumn ~ #poem

 

There’s something so cosy when autumn comes knocking on the door; sitting and chilling with it raining outside.

After a perfect summer, I feel ready for autumn now and I’m celebrating it with a poem…

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Relish Autumn

The hats, scarves and glove sets are in the shops,

Summer sales are on show too.

I love the change of seasons,

From green leaves to a golden hue.

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The leaves that curl and crisp,

As they dangle in mid-air,

It’s journey’s end for them,

As they float to no-where.

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But does their journey end

As they meander to the ground?

There’s life after death

Where inspiration can be found.

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Artwork can be created

in many, many ways;

Like atmospheric instagrams

Of ‘kicking through leaves’ days!

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And you won’t find a family home

With small children living there

Without a fridge door full up

With art to make an ‘Autumn Fayre’.

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Take a piece of ‘living art’

Created by our daughter;

A snapshot of our memories

And our mini park adventure!

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So as you wave goodbye to summer

And the lazy, hazy days,

Relish autumn’s millionth leaf,

Natural beauty in many ways.

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By Carol Cameleon

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Time for some happy in my #HighlightsofHappy #13

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

Bad things come in 3’s

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it (you know how I love to turn a negative into a positive!)

Let’s find 3 things to be happy and grateful for!

(or even more… I mean, why not?!)

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In my new weekly feature, I will look back over my gratitude journal and bring to you my #HighlightsofHappy , which is great because it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂

I will then round it off with one word that sums up my happy.

So, what am I happy and grateful for this week?  Here’s my vlog that tells you.  And if you’d rather read all about it, see below the vlog 🙂 

I gave a compliment to a friend and told her that she always looked so positive and full of life.  It turned out that she felt quite rubbish from a bad infection but my kind words really lifted her and I’m grateful I could do that.

My thoughtful hubby did the food shopping and cooked tea. It was very much appreciated after a busy day.

Our girl wrote a couple of poems inspired by Roald Dahl for her homework (with a special mention for The BFG!).  They were really very good and make me smile 🙂

After school one day, our girl showed me some magic tricks and games.  It as great fun and was another thing that made me grateful this week.

After saying for a while that she would like to play the guitar, we bought our daughter a second hand child’s guitar.  Seeing her tinkering away made me very emotional.  She suits it very well and I shared a pic on instagram.  I’ve made a pact with her to practice my cords with her!

My Dad popped round to see us all and we were chatting about days gone by, about people we knew that made us laugh.  It was great to share memories and that’s good enough for a smile for me!

And when he came to see us, he left the car round the corner at the shops.  It was spitting with rain when he arrived and when he left a short while later, it was much heavier!  We offered to lend him our daughter’s pink princess brolly… and off went, walking down the street carrying a pink, see-through princess umbrella.  Giggles all around 🙂

So my happy word this week is ‘umbrella’ because I was grateful that I captured it too!

How about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

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Music ~ can you take it or leave it?

Music.  Can you take or leave it?  Or are you like me and my family and always have some form of music wherever you are?

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It’s a conscious action isn’t it?  You put a CD on, pop your earphones in, choose a spotify playlist…  The only time it’s not concious for me is when I turn the igition in my car.  And wham! – there’s the radio springing into action.

Recently, our little girl has started to show more and more interest in music.  She’s started to sing along to pop music and actually know the words, rather than just make random ones up.  (thank goodness for radio edits!)

Years and years ago I seriously considered applying for Big Brother.  I had no ties and got the application form.  A question was ‘what one thing could you not live without? (aside from family and friends).

My reply was ‘music’.  But my life took a happy turn and I never applied!

Music can make you feel happy in a heartbeat and vice versa.

It can evoke so many emotions can’t it?

When I was pregnant, I often used to listen to Classic FM on the way home from work (I still listen to it often now) and it would invariably make our little girl move around.  Mothering instinct told me it was a seal of calming approval. (saying that though, classical music can be just as emotive.)

Over the years, I’ve had some amazing musical experiences.  I’ve been to pop concerts (or ‘gigs’ if you’re cool!), I’ve been to Glastonbury which was an incredible experience (and where we left our tent because it was sooo wet and muddy!)

My friend used to call me her ‘amazingly wide taste music friend’ or sometime similar.  Whatever, it was a bit of mouthful but describes me pretty well, I’d say!  Other than thrash metal and really hardcore rap, my music tastes are very varied.

For example, if I was to whittle my all time faves down to 10 (ish), it would look something like this (in no particular order):

  • She’s Electric by Oasis
  • Sunshine of my life by Stevie Wonder
  • Story by St Etienne
  • Yes I do feel Better by someone and Butler!
  • Recipe for Love by Harry Connick Jr
  • Song 2 by Blur
  • Black Dog by The Manics
  • Bartend and Thief by Stereophonics
  • I don’t want a lover by Texas
  • Happy by someone who’s name fails me…
  • Promise Me by Beverly Craven
  • Real Gone Kid by Deacon Blue

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About 50% of these bring back ‘actual’ memories.  As in they make me stop what I’m doing and ‘actually’ re-live moments in my mind.  The sort that you sit in the car when you’ve reached your destination to listen to the end!

The rest I just really love for whatever reason; I connect with them; they resonate with me.

The list could go on and on and on… such is the power of music.

For our little girl’s birthday, we are looking to buy her a bog-standard, low wattage (less noise!) music system-type-thing.  She can have it in her bedroom and bop away in privacy, should she choose to.  Oh, the moments of singing into her hair brush she’ll have 🙂

So what about you?  What does music mean to you?  I’d love to hear in the comments below.  Or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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*Footnote ~ Aby at YouBabyMeMummy and Amy at MrandMrsTPlus3 recently held a #vlogstars linky on your favourite songs.  I had intended to vlog this but I didn’t have time.  It has since evolved.  Anyhow, I’m joining in with their #Thelist linky and would highly recommend taking part in their vlogstars linky 🙂

 

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“Look through the windows” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“Look Through The Windows”

As you read this poem, I believe that the words speak for themselves…

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Once upon a time someone took a brick,

Some cement and a trowel and then bit by bit…

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They stacked one brick, then two, then three bricks then four,

On top of each other and then took some more…

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They built some more walls until there were four,

Added a roof, some windows, a lockable door…

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The building was ready, but who had the key?

They looked at each other saying, “not you or me!”

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“How do you get in?” they wondered aloud,

And looked at the building standing tall and proud…

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Then someone came along with a book and a pen,

Opened the door and said, “Let’s get started then!”…

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And then there followed a sight to behold,

More people walked through the door, I am told…

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It was a doorway to learning, a place to strive,

To do your best, be your best from the age of about five…

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The adults were teachers at the school called “South View”,

Mr Price, Mrs Hoy, to name one or two…

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They had a yearning to teach all that they knew,

Mr Hunt, Mrs Croxford, South View grew and grew…

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Mrs Hucker, Mr Salton, the school was still growing

With a thirst for knowledge and appetite for knowing…

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Mrs Duckmanton, Mrs Molesworth and others no doubt,

My memory’s foggy, who have I missed out?

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Friendships were cemented, the knowledge was too,

Now the digger’s in the playground and the rubble is too…

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The skyline is changing, it’s a moment in time,

“Do not enter – demolition site” reads the sign…

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Now we look back but ahead to the future,

As the school welcomed a new Head called Miss Luter…

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And through the years we’ve seen staff come and go,

The school moved to a new site “as we learn then we grow”…

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It’s seen so much learning, this building half crumbled

“The end of an era” the old school has mumbled…

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But look through the windows not yet broken and see

Happy memories belonging to you and to me…

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By Carol Cameleon 2016

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“The Chip in the Tea Cup” ~ a poem about memories

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“The Chip in the Tea Cup”

Washing up in a bit of a rush,

‘Chink’, I hear that sound…

I look on the drainer, the chip

Says it all; slow down, slow down, slow down.

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“It’s only a mug,” I tell myself,

Just a bit of pottery,

But still it holds memories from long

Ago and my heart goes into my mouth.

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My stomach lurches, I begin

To feel sad.  That mug was a part of me,

It was used all the time, I hadn’t realised til now

The warm fuzzy feeling inside.

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So, why use it at all?

Why not save it ‘for show’

In a cupboard to gather dust?

I won’t keep it for ‘best’ for a day far away

Because that just isn’t me.

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Memories should be nurtured day after day,

Remembered, relived, re-told.

Bring the memories to life, don’t hide them away

Lest they be forgot and fade away.

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I’ll hold onto my memories with all

My might; I look at the chip again.

The water drains off, swirls down the plug

But my memories still pump through my heart.

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By Carol Cameleon

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What’s to be gained from chucking out the chintz?

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“Enough’s enough,” I said out loud to myself.

Every time I tried to close a cupboard door, it sprang back open because of a rogue lead uncoiling into the door hinge…

There was only one thing for it – chuck out the chintz!

There was to be no reminiscing, I told myself.  There was to be no stalling.  There was to be no ‘stone’ left unturned.  There was to be nothing ‘useless’ left in the cupboard afterwards.

One hour later and the contents of said cupboard were on the floor instead.  Well, it was a start.

I had a ‘rubbish’ pile, a ‘keep in cupboard’ pile, a ‘file’ pile.

The reminiscing rule worked until I got to a box of ‘old’ photos and some old school work.  Wouldn’t you say that’s excusable though?

In that cupboard I found a ‘good luck’ card from my old sixth form tutor, too many years ago to be specific.  Her wording was very sincere and very accurate.  It read:

“Dear Carol.  Every good wish for the forthcoming examinations and your future happiness.  With your perception and insight you will achieve lofty heights.  With love, Elizabeth”

I will once again hold that card dear to my heart because she was a fantastic teacher and an inspiration.

A buoyant, sincere, very often no-holds-barred lady, she encouraged me, inspired me and believed in me.  She encouraged me to be me.

The picture is the very same one on the front of the postcard that she gave me.  An image from inside St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

What useful, long-forgotten items have you found when clearing out?

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