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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Now on to my best reads which are mostly pieces of writing this month:

 

I kind of expected something like the ending to this piece of flash fiction from Claire Fuller but it didn’t make it any less enjoyable to read!

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This from MisterDoctorBeckyMark could be made into a film.  Along the lines of Divergent but with a big twist.  Want to read more?!

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Just perfect from Vicky Welton !  From capturing life moving quickly with the rhythm and pace, to the repetition and wise words at the end.

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And from Sara at MumTurnedMom – my thoughts on the last line – illustrating that memories often turn into regret?  Great writing either way…

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And to end – a powerful message from Becky at The Cuddle Fairy about the mind.  Take note!

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I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

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‘Making room for her nearly 8 year old things’ ~ poem

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‘Making Room for her nearly 8 year old Things’

 

We often tell our daughter that she needs to de-clutter,

“To make room for more tat!”, I say with a mutter;

Her room needs a sort out with a fine tooth-comb,

For the old toys that now need a new home…

 

Instead of tidying, she’s often found playing,

Unearthing old toys that it seems are now staying,

“It’s a pre-school book, you no longer need,

It’s been in a box, chapter books you now read!”

 

Okay, she tells me, she’ll sort that box out,

So I leave her to playing, not sorting, no doubt;

But a little while later she presents a small pile,

Of nick-nacks that I’ve not seen for a while…

 

“I don’t need these now, they’re too young for me!

I’ve had them since I was around about three.”

‘Tis true and my heart, well it does a small flip,

Cos I know she’s growing up in a hop and skip!

 

Peppa Pig, Disney Princesses are all relegated

To the ‘not wanted’ stack, I feel somewhat deflated…

But you know what?  It’s all good and exciting,

The next step of our journey that it seems we’re alighting…

 

With makeup, with fashions, with disco lights,

With pop music, with dancing and slightly later nights,

All signs our little girl is little no more,

As she practices dance moves on the living floor.

 

We see her character growing and growing,

Moulding to where the wind takes her, it’s blowing!

Leaving her old toys, all stacked up in the wings

Making room for her nearly 8 year old things…

 

By Carol Cameleon 2017

How do you cope when your child decides they’re suddenly too old for the toys that, actually remind you of their earlier days? Does your heart skip a beat of excitement or is it bittersweet?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

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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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Now on to my best reads:

Our 7 year old won’t be going to the shop on her own for many years but his post from Mother of Teenagers raises some great questions about how far to protect our teenagers.

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An incredible poem from Jude Hurrell which explores a very important topic.  She says in her post that she, “for once couldn’t smile and nod along with the narrow beauty ideals, the helpless gender stereotypes, the emphasis on finding romance and the ruthless marketing of it all.” She reads the poem so well, too.

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This flash fiction from Dawn at Tales from the Motherland goes perfectly with this photo prompt…

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Here’s a thought-provoking post from The Cuddle Fairy on having a positive inner voice… I do love a thought-provoking post 🙂

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And finally, a fantastically helpful list of Instagram hashtags to copy and paste into a file from mypetitcanard… just don’t forget to add #HighlightsofHappy ! 😉

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I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

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

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Now on to my best reads:

Here’s another beautiful insight into the history of Scotland from Ailish Sinclair.  This time in the form of tapestry…

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I love the feeling of intensity in this poem from Cara McKee.  You can actually feel her looking into her eyes in the mirror as her pupils dilate.

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The facts and figures speak for themselves in The World According to Izzie.  She talks about the drink drive limit being changed in the UK.  A welcome change in my opinion, at any time of year but particularly poignant as the festive season approaches…

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And I had to share this fantastically funny poem from Dawn at Rhyming with Wine –  just beware of where your advent calendar chocolate has been! …

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I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

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Back to the drawing board ~ when your plans go off course

Our daughter was busy at her desk, pencil in hand with an old diary open.  And that moment in time brought to mind the phrase ‘back to the drawing board’.  Which inspired the following poem.  It made me consider whether our daughter’s life is already mapped out and what influence she/we could have on it…
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 Back to the drawing board
When you’ve got a plan that goes off course,
Can you feel that pull?  It’s life’s energy force;
It’s pulling you here but you want to go there,
Do you dig in your heels like a stubborn mare?
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Do you accept your ‘fate’, if that’s what it’s called,
Or do you refuse to ever be stalled?
You’ve got your dreams, you’ve worked hard night and day,
You’ll reach your end goals, whatever they say…
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You push yourself forward, you push more and more,
You hear the ‘knock’ at opportunity’s door,
You open it wide with a crash and a clout,
“Who’s there?” goes the next line, “it’s me, so watch out!”
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Cos that’s what you need to succeed, be your best,
To rise up and up, to be there with the rest;
You need grit, discipline, you need a game plan,
A timeline and goals – to shout out “I can!”
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“I can and I will,” said again and again,
So you never give up, it’s not ‘if’ but ‘when’…
‘When’ you’ve got support at your east and your west,
Motivation and focus to strive, be your best.
When you’ve got ambition at your south and your north,
You find your path to follow, to conquer, go forth.
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When the signposts move, the path changes for you,
The lights will synch up. Wait.  There’s your cue.
The red, the amber, the green, go, go, go!
Ease off the brake, indicate, don’t go slow.
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When you’ve got a plan that goes off course,
There’s a reason for that; it’s life’s energy force.
It’s pulling you there but you want to go here,
Do your thing, be yourself and get into gear!
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By Carol Cameleon 2016
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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.

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