Prose for Thought blog linky ~ 27th July 2017

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A very warm welcome to Prose for Thought.  I’m really pleased to be hosting this linky for Victoria Welton for the month of July.  Those of you who follow Vicky on social media will already know that congratulations are due for Vicky and her lovely family!  Baby Rex has made his gorgeous appearance into the world and I’m so happy for Vicky, Ross and Grace.  Welcome, little Rex!

So, let’s link up!..

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. The link is open until 9.30pm on Monday 7th August. I will read every single post linked up and share them across my various social media. Please also share your poem and use the #Prose4T hashtag. If you include me in your tweet, I will retweet ~ @AllSortsHere. Please also use the badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise Vicky’s linky to others.

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Prose for Thought blog linky ~ 13th July 2017

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A very warm welcome to Prose for Thought.  I’m really pleased to be hosting this linky for Victoria Welton for the month of July.  Those of you who follow Vicky on social media will already know that congratulations are due for Vicky and her lovely family!  Baby Rex has made his gorgeous appearance into the world and I’m so happy for Vicky, Ross and Grace.  Welcome, little Rex!

So, let’s link up!..

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. The link is open until 9.30pm on Monday 24th July. I will read every single post linked up and share them across my various social media. Please also share your poem and use the #Prose4T hashtag. If you include me in your tweet, I will retweet ~ @AllSortsHere. Please also use the badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise Vicky’s linky to others.  (The next linky will be open on Thursday 27th July.)

 

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Best of 2016 ~ my writing ~ #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Have you got some writing to share?  I’d love you to share your writing with me.  Please link up below – it’s open all month (and if you choose to – and if you don’t blog – please tweet your post url to me @AllSortsHere and include #WonderfulWorldofWriting or simply #www )


Poetry, prose, short stories 500 words or under, flash fiction.  Anything goes!  As many as you like!

#WonderfulWorldofWriting is a monthly feature on my blog (new link opens 1st Wednesday of the month).   #www for short because we can share a wonderful world of writing on the world wide web! 🙂

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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 🙂

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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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Have you looked back on your best bits yet?  I’d love to hear!  Tweet me @AllSortsHere or comment below…

Thanks 🙂

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Prose for Thought blog linky ~ 3rd November 2016

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A very warm welcome to Prose for Thought.  I’ve been joining in with this linky for some time now and for good reason – I love the variety (and sheer quality) of writing each time.  Therefore I am delighted to be hosting for Vicky this week.

So, let’s link up!..

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. The link is open until 9.30pm the following Monday. I will read every single post linked up and share them across my various social media. Please also share your poem and use the #Prose4T hashtag. If you include me in your tweet, I will retweet ~ @AllSortsHere. Please also use the badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise Vicky’s linky to others.

Please come back again next week when Vicky is back!


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An injection of colour ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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I don’t do much colour, it’s fair to say,

Tend to be ‘black’ from day to day,

But these words from a friend, a virtual soul,

Have nudged me to colour, a real-life goal!

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A revamp is needed, a taste of the new,

Mustn’t mind what the world thinks, it’s not about ‘you’,

Cos of course, if I’m happy, it’ll show in me,

In my smile, in my mood, in my ‘tone’ you see.

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The tone of my voice, the shade of my smile,

I don’t tend to wear lippy, it’s been quite a while…

In the tone of my mood, the tone of my thoughts,

The colour you wear can affect all sorts.

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So let’s get to it, let’s re-align myself,

Colour therapy’s great for good mental health,

A splash here and there, perhaps make-up too,

Yes it’s time for a change but for me, not for you…

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By Carol Cameleon 2015 ~ inspired by a fellow blogger. Well, 2 in fact.  Vicky Welton in her poem about colour. And Iona at Redpeffer with her confession.

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Just her and her book ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Our little princess is absorbed in her world,

It sends tingles right through me as the pages are turned,

I’m so careful to capture this moment in time,

As I take a pic of this sweet child of mine.

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Don’t want to disturb her or get in her face,

While she’s taken off to another worldly place,

Where the magical fairies they save the day,

With a sprinkle of dust, you blink, they’re away!

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This moment is priceless, just her and her book,

And her little chair, her reading nook,

As she slowly reads, sounds the words on the page,

It could’ve been me when I was her age!

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By Carol Cameleon 2015

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Friendship is free…

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These little creatures are all in a row,

There’s a new place in town where they all want to go!

It’s Our Little Bear’s cafe, it’s groovy, it’s cool,

Where anything goes, and there’s only one rule…

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To laugh and have fun and sample the cake,

A place to bring family and new friends to make,

These creatures are different, not like you and me,

They still fit in though cos friendship is free!

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By Carol Cameleon 2015

Just a little note – the link to Our Little Bear’s Cafe will take you to my ‘old’ parenting MummyBearsBlog  which has since merged with this VirtuallyAllSorts blog.  🙂

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Down on the farm ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Down on the farm …

What is this in my Pop’s hand?

It’s a little black seed that he plants in the land.

“How does it grow?” I ask my Pop,

He tells me how he looks after his crops.

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I wonder aloud, “Do you plant with a spade?”

He tells me how his crops are made:

In bygone years tools were pulled by a horse,

Now we have tractors to take the force.

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Our little bear at five years old

Is taking it in, and learning tenfold,

Like the sun and rain helps the crops to grow,

She’s growing from Pop telling all that he knows.

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Down on the farm, you can see that she thrives,

What a special time to have when you’re five.

She explores with her cousins, and a grown-up too,

With the farm at her feet, there’s so much to do.

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Today she’s dressed up, she’s been a Princess all day!

But usual attire is for outdoor play.

Good job we remembered her Frozen wellies,

For trudging through soil and farmyard smellies!

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No matter, it washes, who cares about dirt?

With soil in her nails, mud on her skirt,

She’s having a ball, she’s free, she’s alive!

Memories to last for the rest of her life… 🙂

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By Carol Cameleon 2015

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Letter to the NHS ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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‘Letter to the NHS’

Some people slate you and that’s their view

But me, I’ve got nothing but praise for you.

Your compassion, your patience, your hard graft with no breaks,

You feel pressure from everywhere, a special person that takes.

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The National Health Service is made up of lots of them,

The passionate people making up the stem.

They’re what keeps the flower from falling down,

From going limp and wilting with a smile, not a frown.

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The NHS has helped my family so very much,

They saved my life with a golden touch,

Our little girl’s too.  We wouldn’t be here

Without the care they give year on year.

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Nurses, doctors, all the other staff too,

A big pat on the back for all that you do.

I’m the first to defend you when someone has a ‘go’,

This poem’s for you – thought you’d like to know.

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By Carol Cameleon 2015

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‘W’ is for Wonderful #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’

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is a regular feature on my blog… every Wednesday. (Another W!)

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The linky open from 0600 every Wednesday to midnight the following Tuesday GMT.

My favourite posts are featured in the following week’s #AllSortsofBlogs…

The next #WonderfulWorldofWriting will be on 6th May 2015 and everyone is welcome, no matter what genre of writing 🙂

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