English #frapalymo Day 31 – The Warmth of the Sun

Sun
Shines down
On the world
Radiating effervescent light beams
Warmth


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “eleven”.  We were prompted to write an elevenie poem if we wanted to. I’ve never heard of before, but I enjoyed writing immensely.  Although, I can’t decide if I love the end product or not…

I’m sad this is our last day and I want to say a huge thank you to Bee for translating and making it possible for us to play along.  I can’t wait until November!

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Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!
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English #frapalymo Day 30 – Ten

The world stands before you
Enchanting stories yet to weave
Nature’s joyful growth


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “write an acrostic with ten”.

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Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!

English #frapalymo Day 29 – Homage to Writers

Your words transport me
To another place
Another time
Foreign becomes home
In your loving care
Weaving words into
Tapestries
Of love and loss
Of heartache and joy
Once strangers
Now friends
Cling to my heart
Forevermore


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “your words foreign places* after a tweet from five years ago by @madamemad – who is still writing beautifully and moving like always. 

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Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!

Song Lyric Sunday – Lost Stars by Adam Levine

My fiance and I watched a movie last weekend on Netflix.  I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that Netflix can be risky.  You can find some diamonds in there, but mostly you find a lot of really bad movies.  We tend to stick to horror, which is especially flooded with crap; but everyone once in a while, we end up finding a movie that is pretty damn good.

We ended up watching the movie Begin Again.  It was such a fantastic movie.  I would highly recommend it, especially if you love music.  There is some fantastic acting in it, but sadly Adam Levine wasn’t one of them.  His acting was mediocre, at best, but he played a musician, which probably saved him, at least for me.  The other actors were lovable and amazing and I especially loved that Keira Knightly sang her own songs.  I meant to listen to the soundtrack this week, but I didn’t end up doing it.  However, the movie inspired my Song Lyric Sunday pick this week.

The lyrics to this song are breathtaking.  I cried when I first heard it and it gives me chills every time I listen to it.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

My suggestion for this week is to pick a song that you love from a movie.  I hope that gives you lots of options, but as always, you are welcome to do your own thing and just share music.

Lost Stars by Adam Levine
Written by Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley and Nick Southwood
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Please don’t see
Just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies
Please see me
Reaching out for someone I can’t see

Take my hand, let’s see where we wake up tomorrow
Best laid plans sometimes are just a one night stand
I’ll be damned, Cupid’s demanding back his arrow
So let’s get drunk on our tears

And God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

Who are we?
Just a speck of dust within the galaxy?
Woe is me
If we’re not careful turns into reality

But don’t you dare let our best memories bring you sorrow
Yesterday I saw a lion kiss a deer
Turn the page, maybe we’ll find a brand new ending
Where we’re dancing in our tears

And God, tell us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and the lambs are on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?

And I thought I saw you out there crying
And I thought I heard you call my name
And I thought I heard you out there crying
Just the same

And God, give us the reason youth is wasted on the young
It’s hunting season and this lamb is on the run
Searching for meaning
But are we all lost stars trying to light … light up the dark?

And I thought I saw you out there crying
And I thought I heard you call my name
And I thought I heard you out there crying
But are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?
Are we all lost stars trying to light up the dark?


Please feel free to join Song Lyric Sunday with one of your own.  We love sharing music!

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • I’ve started including who wrote the song. (I think it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due)
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to this post or my own Song Lyric Sunday post
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process

Check out the new badge for Song Lyric Sunday!  Feel free to start using it in your posts or add it to your site to show you are participating.

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SoCS – Depression and Depressing News

I’ve struggled with depression my entire life and I started to wonder today how much of the everyday, human emotions I actually chalk up to “depression”.  Am I really depressed or is this normal?  I seem to ask myself that question all the time and most times, I come to the conclusion that it’s depression.

But is that really fair to myself?  I don’t think it is.  I think everyone has emotion, and sadness can be very normal, especially when you receive news you weren’t prepared for and it affects not just that moment you hear it, but it bleeds into the next day and the next.  Is that depression?  Or is that grief or something else you haven’t identified yet?

I think the older I get, the more I’m realizing that I’m more normal than I ever gave myself credit for.  If anything, I maybe feel things a bit more (well, more than a bit) deeply than some people.

Which brings me to my news…

My sister found out yesterday that her companion and protector has cancer and will most likely need to say goodbye to this world sometime next week.  It’s amazing to me that a pet can bury themselves so deeply in our lives that we need to go through a grief process when they leave, just like you would with another human.  When she told me, I cried.

There’s just something about Sammy…

She is the sweetest dog, and I’ve grown to love her so much.  I especially love watching her take care of my sister.  Ever since my sister was diagnosed with a blood clot in her brain, she has had to re-learn how to, I don’t know… just be.  She had to give up many things that she loved because she can no longer do them, and she still struggles with loud noises and doing too much to the point where she gets so tired she can barely move.

Sammy is always there.  I was with my sister a few weeks ago and she ended up overdoing it… Sammy was right by her side and every time she had to move or go anywhere, Sammy followed.  They have a special bond and I know my sister will miss her.  I’m going to miss her!

I love Sammy so much that I created a story series based on her.  If you’re interested, I’ll drop the links below.  My sister said I captured Sammy’s personality perfectly in the stories and maybe she’s right; but I honestly loved writing about her and them.  She’s been my muse and the epitome of a companion and protector for my sister.  The world just won’t be the same without her.

Sammy’s First Hike
Gruff The Rat
Sammy’s Bad Day
A Treat For Sammy
Sammy’s Pain

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The most recent pictures of Sammy (and of course the boys being silly…)


This post is part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday hosted by Linda G. Hill. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “Press.” Find a word that starts with press-, ends with -press, or use “press” as a word all by itself. Have fun!  Please feel free to click the link and join in the fun.

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English #frapalymo Day 26 – Fans

Bodies
Pressed together
Writhing
Thumping
Jumping
In time to the beat
Hearts pounding
Sweat splashing
Energy pulsing
Laughing
Singing
Screaming
Fans


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is “macro picture: in the sardine can”.  I had a rough time with this one until I realized I didn’t need to be so literal…  The one place I’ve felt the most like a sardine is a rock concert.

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Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!

English #frapalymo Day 25 – In the heart of the sea

In the heart of the sea
I found myself
Stripped bare
Grasping for life

In the heart of the sea
I found myself
Flayed open
Barely alive

In the heart of the sea
I found myself
Staring at death
Smiling

In the heart of the sea
I found myself
Wishing on a star
For one final glimpse of home


#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog Just Fooling Around with Bee.  Today’s prompt is ““film title” use a film title in your text ~ either word for word or use it as an image”.

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Feel free to play along.  Here are Bee’s suggestions:

  1. read the translation of @FrauPaulchen’s prompt
  2.  write your English (German if you can/want to) poem on your blog and tag it with “English #frapalymo.”
  3. use the “English #frapalymo” picture if you want to
  4. set a link to the translated prompt here on Bee’s blog
  5. visit other links posted here and if you want to/can those posted with the hashtag #fapalymo on Twitter
  6. The Bee will post your link to the German #frapalymo and translate for you if you want to. Now go, create and have lots of fun!