THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

Special thanks to SARISH for nominating me for THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD. It is a great compliment to be nominated​, by a fellow blogger.
Sarishboo.com

“It’s an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”
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The rules are:

• Put the award logo/image on your blog.

• List the rules.

• Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

• Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.

• Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

• You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.

• Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

• Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).

• Share a link to your best post(s).

Three Things About Me:

1) I live in​ Florida.

2) I’m an indie filmmaker.

3) I relocated from New York.

QUESTIONS from Sarish for me:

1) Who had the biggest impact on you while you were growing​ up.

One of my Junior High School teachers.

2) What one day of your life would you put on infinite repeat?

A day spent with my soul mate.

3) What is your favorite blog post that you’ve written.

A response to the prompt SPARKLE.

4) Name one place you’ve never been but would like to vacation.

Italy

5) What’s the craziest conversation you’ve overheard?

A conversation I overheard in a restaurant by two other patrons.

My nominations for THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD

1) The Ceaseless Reader

2) Shreya Jindal

3) Megha’s World

4) Isha Garg

5) Mahika

6) Life After Fifty

7) loisajay

8) thisisaastha

9) susiesopinions

10) corazon181

11) Covert Novelist

12) calmkate

13) Iamdeltapositivenegative

14) mistyroadsblog

15) filipinamama

16) BuzzCut

17) mywords2228

18) AlanGraceNZ

19) Enigma

20) primeoptimum

QUESTIONS FOR NOMINEES:

1) Do you have any animals?

2) Do you prefer a vacation spent at a lake, or at the beach?

3) Where would you like to live?

4) Who is your favorite recording artist?

5) Do you like soda?

May not be my best, but it is my favorite​ post (on my blog):
SPARKLE Dec. 1, 2017

BEND BEFORE YOU BREAK

via Daily Prompt: Agile

Agile

Like the branches of a willow tree
She moves with grace and ease
Her agile stride compliments
Any soft and gentle breeze.

So delicate and tender
She moves with style and grace
She stands alone on her own
Immune from time and space.

Remarkable and flexible
Bending with the wind
Never harshly responding
To the​ demands of anything.

She knows what’s important
What to address or leave alone
She will walk or turn away
Her reaction sets the tone.

She won’t give credence
To the whining or the scorn
She has little patience
For the weak or the forlorn.

You can learn a lesson
From her ability to bend
Go with the flow, be limber
Don’t be brittle, learn to blend.

The Liebster Award

I was nominated for a Liebster Award, by Winnie …..
https://dailygrindofastayathomemom.wordpress.com
Musings: Mom of three teenagers blogging journey.

I am very grateful to Winnie for nominating me. It was a delightful surprise.
I am relatively new to blogging and it is an honor to be nominated, by a fellow blogger. Thank you so much!!!!

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The Liebster Award….

Please click the link below to know more about the award.

The Liebster Award: The Official Rules + My First Blog Award and a Few Personal Secrets Revealed

January 16, 2018

What is the Liebster Award?

Please click the link below to know more about the award.

The Liebster Award: The Official Rules + My First Blog Award and a Few Personal Secrets Revealed

Rules for Accepting the Liebster Award:

1. Display the award on your blog.
2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you, including a link to their blog.
3. Answer their questions.
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
5. Ask them 11 questions.
6. Let them know you have nominated them.
7. List these rules in your post.

I was nominated for the Liebster Award again! It feels wonderful when another blogger thought of nominating you for one of the awards here in the blogosphere. It means you are worthy enough to be recognized. Therefore, I am very grateful to Vikash for nominating me. Please check out his blog. You will be drawn towards his words. He has such nice posts from his blogs.

AND I was nominated again by Shelley! Two nominations in a row. How cool is that. Please check out her blog and you will find a fine lady. I really love her blog because I always learn something especially about family life from her. She’s also very nice the way she answers my replies.

What is the Liebster Award?

Please click the link below to know more about the award.

The Liebster Award: The Official Rules + My First Blog Award and a Few Personal Secrets Revealed

Rules for Accepting the Liebster Award:

1. Display the award on your blog.
2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you, including a link to their blog.
3. Answer their questions.
4. Nominate 11 other bloggers you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
5. Ask them 11 questions.
6. Let them know you have nominated them.
7. List these rules in your post.

Here are the questions from Winnie:

1. How do you come up with a topic to post on your blog?

I usually follow the PROMPT word for the day. I have started a Coffee Shop series. I try to write a poem about a connection made while in a coffee shop.

2. Where do you want to travel if given a chance?

Holland and Italy.

3. Who influenced you the most? Your father or mother? Why?

My father….. because I was with him the longest. He was a very honorable man. He was also a P.O.W. for many years, in Japan.

4. What makes you happy?

Spending time with my family.

5. They say that we writers are very temperamental. What can you say about that?

Yes, I am ….especially when I am in the middle of writing a story or a poem.

6. What is your most regret in life?

Leaving New York.

7. Who is your favorite author? Please share a quote from his/her book.

Nora Ephron. “I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted
most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them.”

8. Do you have a pet? What is it?

Yes. A dog.

9. What is your favorite getup?

Sweatpants and t-shirt.

10. What is your greatest fear?

A Home Invasion.

11. Please share something about yourself.

I’m a Physician’s Assistant.

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I am nominating the following people for The Liebster Award….

1) Sarishboo
2) Unsolicited Life
3)Linda G. Hill lindaghill.com
4)Curious Steph curioussteph.com
5)Linda Kemp lindakempwriter.wordpress.com
6) Stoner on a Roller Coaster stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com
7) Vaish, the curious city project https://thecuriouscityproject.wordpress.com
8)The Beat With Key
9) Windswept lakeshorecrossings.wordpress.com
10) Sgeoil https://sgeoil.wordpress.com
11) Martha Kennedy marthakennedy.blog

Questions for nominees to answer:

1) How long have you been blogging?

2) Who inspires you to write?

3) What country do you live in?

4) Do you prefer the Prompts, for inspiration?

5) Do you play a musical instrument?

6) Do you listen to audio books?

7) Do you listen to music, when you write?

8) What is currently …your favorite song?

9) Who is your favorite recording artist?

10) Do you like to cook?

11) Do you live alone?

NO WAY AROUND IT

via Daily Prompt: Loophole

Loophole

Looking for a loophole
A way to get around
The truth that is apparent
The evidence they’ve found.

Looking for a sidebar
A clever sly diversion
I’m sure they’ll do their best
To disguise your sick perversions.

Lies and deviations
You’re not a decent man
You slither your way in and out
Taking what you can.

You lure and coax the innocent
Into your basement of desire
A seething bed of vulgarity
You’re nothing but a liar.

Your lawyers there to help you
They’ll try and bend the law
But you will get caught up to
Eventually, ​you’ll fall.

THE PERFECT GUY

He was sitting nearby
He didn’t notice me
He was reading a novel
I was glued to the TV.

He was dressed so casually
Wore a ring around​ his finger
It was on his right hand
I was sure that he was single.

He appeared so comfortable
In a chair, though all alone
He looked rather confident
He made himself at home.

He dressed in khaki trousers
And a starched white cotton shirt
Expensive shoes, a Gucci belt
Guess he was off from work.

He stood up when I did
Stood behind me on the line
When he placed his order
I wanted to change mine.

I was surprised, to hear him
Ask for coffee,​ venti black
When he picked up his order
I heard them call him, “Jack”.

I asked for a Macchiato
With expresso shots and cream
Couldn’t believe that he was near me
Was this real or just a dream?

I fantasied that he knew me
We were friends for a long time
I wished we were together
Wished I could call him mine.

The perfect combination
Of class, of charm and style
A perfect presentation
And a simply perfect smile.

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Image from Google Images: livestrong.com

NO SECOND CHANCES

via Daily Prompt: Study

Study

He sat in the study
Waiting for the call
He knew she wasn’t coming back
There was no chance​ at all.

He tried not to lose it
Was trying not to cry
But, knew he couldn’t trust her
He knew that she would lie.

She asked him for some money
What was this all about?
What was she really up to?
So hard to figure out.

Told her that she needed
To stop wasting so much time
To try to get her life on track
To get herself in line.

He made her an offer
Come back, I’ll pay for school
I’ll get you an apartment
But, she was such a fool.

He told her that he loved her
Begged her to reconsider
But, she was just too angry
Too resentful and so bitter.

She had all the answers
She simply wouldn’t listen
No matter what he did or said
Knew she’d end up in prison.

After hanging up the phone
He grabbed his chest in pain
His heart was truly broken
He’d never speak to her again.

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Image from Google Images: weknowyourdreams.com

A CUP OF COFFEE

She spilled her cup of coffee
Across the table top
It went all over everything
Almost landed in her lap.

I was sitting at my table
Down went her broken cup
It splattered nearly everywhere
I helped her clean it up.

I called out to the barista
For a towel and a wet mop
I began to try and help her
As I cleaned she said, please stop.

I assured her not to worry
It was just an accident
We’ll clean it up in no time
A mere unfortunate incident.

I couldn’t help but notice
She was prettier than I thought
I asked what she was drinking
A Macchiato cold, or hot?

I handed her a coffee
She said, ”Thank you”, then she smiled
I asked if I could join her
She was leaving in a while.

Found out that she was working
At the museum round the corner
She was pleasant and easy going
Gave me her number, said to call her.

I asked her out for dinner
To an Italian restaurant
I was anxious, somewhat nervous
She walked in so nonchalant.

She looked stunning,​ really pretty
Didn’t think I stood a chance
She was everything I dreamed of
How I hoped we’d found romance.

Can’t believe that she was into
This old weathered casanova
Hope’d she fall in love with me
Before the night was over.

Got to know each other better
We got married one year later
She still works at the museum
And has become their new curator.

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Image from Google Images: blogs.transparent.com