3 wishes

20130417_170600PicsArt_1392310591274

I wish I could be Tarzan,

Swinging through the trees;

Every day an excursion,

Doing as I please.

I wish I didn’t have to

Go to school every day,

Studying all day through,

Leaves little time to play.

I wish I had more birthdays,

Instead of just the one;

Parties never cease to amaze,

There ought to be more done.

Daily Prompt: Lucky Star

  1. Daily Prompt: Lucky Stars | Journeyman
  2. 3 Wishes; You Got To Be Kidding Me! | The Jittery Goat
  3. Short of Apotheosis | Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | likereadingontrains
  4. Blogger schenken Lesefreude | lady smartypants
  5. Gates | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Unicorn | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. DP Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | Sabethville
  8. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  9. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/daily-prompt-lucky-star/ | preethikarthik06
  10. Lucky Star | An Accountant and a Mum
  11. Add Love and Stir | Travel with Intent
  12. rhapsodiesofmymind
  13. Star light, Star bright… | Sounds of Time
  14. Which Wishes Would I Wish, If I Had Wishes to Wish? | meanderedwanderings
  15. A Land which says …..”GLOOM IS BANNED” | So Not Simple
  16. DP: Lucky Star | Scorched Ice
  17. Late Season Sailing | Exploratorius
  18. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star « cognitive reflection
  19. Wishing on a falling star…that won’t get you very far | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  20. Things Are Going My Way « lordmikle
  21. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star « Mama Bear Musings
  22. Fairy Godmother Time: Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  23. Three Wishes « My journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon…and everything in between…
  24. If Wishes Were Butterflies, My Net Would Be Full… | The Eclectic Poet
  25. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. | My Lullabies
  26. Lucky Star | Shade Walker
  27. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star – 3 Wishes | Life’s So Sweet
  28. I Have a Lucky Star ! | Knowledge Addiction
  29. If Wishes Were Horses | Unlocking The Inner Creative
  30. Three Wishes? | Post Departum Depression
  31. Do You Believe In Magick? | My Little Avalon
  32. Three Wishes For Me | Flowers and Breezes
  33. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star[Feeling Lucky – My three wishes] | Paradise and Beyond….
  34. three wishes,…… | ensuing light…
  35. If | Stephanie auf Reisen: the next adventure
  36. Do You Believe In Magick? « Shrine of Hecate – Ramblings of a New Age Witch
  37. My Three Wishes | Step Into My Head
  38. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Lucky Star – My 3 Wishes
  39. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer | On This Day – Blizzard
  40. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  41. Three Wishes in the HIV Field | Institute for Hispanic Health Equity
  42. Puppy Star! | Haiku By Ku
  43. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | Basically Beyond Basic
  44. wishing on a star | In The Moment
  45. I’m No Beggar, But I’ll Ride That Horse! | My Author-itis
  46. Wishing On A Star! « One Crazy Mom
  47. Imagination, Imagination and Imagination | Life is great
  48. Just By Wishing | Edward Hotspur
  49. I’m a Reality Man | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  50. I Promise I Won’t Bite You
  51. Lucky star wishes were once grand: Today I just want the snow to go away and be in Candyland « psychologistmimi
  52. DP: I Wish… | As I See It
  53. Free to a Good Home | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  54. How hard it is | Parents Are People Too
  55. Daily Prompt – Lucky Star | Views Splash!
  56. Daily Prompt: Make a Wish | Daily Prompt & Blogging Progress
  57. Lucky Star: Daily Post | Destino
  58. Lucky Star | The Nameless One
  59. The Three Wishes | Must Be This Tall To Ride
  60. Daily Prompt: LUCKY STAR | Duniya Ku
  61. Lucky Stars? | martha0stout
  62. Daily Prompt: Being Aladdin! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
  63. stranded | yi-ching lin photography
  64. IF WISHES WERE HORSES … | SERENDIPITY
  65. we grow out of | y
  66. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | The Wandering Poet
  67. …abiding by the No “I wish for endless wishes” rule? | thoughtsofrkh
  68. If I Wished Upon A Star – Musings
  69. A Wish in The Wind…. | My Play Nook
  70. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | justbeverity
  71. If I Could Have Three Wishes | A New Life Wandering
  72. Lucky Star, Lucky Strike, Lucky Rabbit’s Foot? | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  73. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star |
  74. Lucky Star | A Taswegian in Finland
  75. When you wish upon a star… | The Shotgun Girls
  76. The 3 Wishes WordPress Can Grant Me | Cheri Speak
  77. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | (A Day in the Life) Un Giorno Nella Vita
  78. The Three Wishes | Navigate
  79. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | To Breathe is to Write
  80. Wishbones & Dandelions! | melissuhhsmiles
  81. The thing about wishes | Busy Mind Thinking
  82. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | scrapperjudedesigns
  83. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star and An Old Joke | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  84. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star | Occasional Stuff
  85. Genie in a keyboard? | 2 times pink
  86. What would you do with three wishes? | Adventures with the Clawsons
  87. Wishful Thinking | brookusbee
  88. Happy Valentine’s Day: A Haiku And Three Wishes | Mirth and Motivation
  89. How to keep anger in its place | Emotional Fitness
  90. Daily prompt: Lucky star | laura-in-china
  91. 3 Wishes for the employer that recently “let me go” | thejimmieG
  92. This Beggar Would Ride | Visions Of a Vikzen
  93. Daily prompt: Go straight to gaol, do not pass ‘Go’… | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  94. Buzzy Beez
  95. terminat hora diem; terminat auctor opus; the hour finishes the day; the author finishes his/her work | Buzzy Beez
  96. Daily Prompt: wishes | That Montreal Girl
  97. The Genie in the Beer Can | Thinking Diagonally
  98. DP: LUCKY STAR | DANDELION’S DEN
  99. FRIENDS AND FOE | DANDELION’S DEN
  100. Daily Prompt: Lucky Star? | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  101. Let harini have these three wishes please? | harinivasudev
  102. Wishing for Good Luck | Scene from the Hill
  103. La Buveuse | field of thorns
  104. La Buveuse | field of thorns
  105. Threes wishes | mombox
  106. Be careful what you wish for | Willow’s Corner
  107. Couch to … 25K? | butterscotch palace
  108. In Spite Of It All | Wiley’s Wisdom
  109. Ben and | mombox
  110. wishing on a star | zaji…the holistic writer
  111. Can someone find me a Genie? | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  112. Suicide no. 26: Wish | derekalanwilkinson
  113. “My Wish” | The Christian Gazette

A Little Prayer

My son appeared in an assessment last week and just yesterday he has been offered admission in the “big school”. He will be joining after finishing the year at nursery. I wrote a little prayer for him as he embarks on this big step.20131206_0858461.jpg

The world awaits you my son

To explore, learn and have fun

May you always come through,

A mother’s prayers are with you.

Would you like to be a fireman?

Hotelier, doctor or even Tarzan,

May all your dreams come true,

A mother’s prayers are with you.

You’ll face difficulties on the way

Set eyes on the goal, never stray

May you never have a day to rue

A mother’s prayers are with you.

My baby you make me so proud

You are so special, so endowed,

May the blessings always renew

A mother’s prayers are with you.

OK maybe not Tarzan but it is his favorite program these days. Also he often says he wants to make a hotel when he grows up. Works for us!

I live in a city (Poem)

I live in a city where

There are flowers but no butterflies

Where a mall can boast snow and ice

And rain induced falls from the skies.

I live in a city where

There are people next door I never see

Where family is far but visitors aplenty

And people in malls just let you be.

I live in a city where

Records are broken with a tip of a hat

Highest, tallest, biggest this, largest that

And wrongdoings are dealt with stat.

I live in a city where

You can live all your life and not belong

You go to a hotel, bring your maid along

And laws are equal for weak and strong.

I live in a city where

Designer shoes and bags are the norm

The humblest person can soon transform

And a little bit of rain is called a storm.

I live in a city where

I’ll move on from in a matter of time

This city will evolve to its most sublime

And someone else will write this rhyme.

*All photographs taken by by the author/poet

Daily Prompt: We Built This City

  1. Alien on the fence | The Bliss of Reality
  2. Dubai World Trade Center Wedding: Amal & Mahmood | Rima Hassan
  3. Street lamp hiding in the trees | The Bliss of Reality
  4. Rebuilding the City – where to start | A Teacher’s Blog
  5. [M.M.X.I.V. 68] Where Chicago and the North Shore Meet | Never A Worry
  6. The Daily Prompt & Start With We (short story) | The Jittery Goat
  7. Civilisation | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  8. Making love – the role of the sacred. Civilisation | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  9. DP Daily Prompt: We Built This City | Sabethville
  10. S. Thomas Summers: Writing with Some Ink and a Hammer | In the Shadows
  11. If I were mayor… | Sue’s Trifles
  12. Once promising, the colour has started to fade. Fast. | thoughtsofrkh
  13. Ogden Shmogden | Community | WANGSGARD
  14. San Francisco Twenty Twelve Part One | Greg Urbano
  15. My beautiful Melbourne | Purplesus’ Blog
  16. No Place I’d Rather Be | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  17. DAILY PROMPT: Getting back to nature | cockatooscreeching
  18. Train journeys | A picture is worth 1000 words
  19. Daily Prompt: We Built This City- Psychology behind embracing change | Journeyman
  20. Daily Prompt: We Built This City | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  21. civilization | yi-ching lin photography
  22. Daily Prompt: My Town | A Day In The Life
  23. most cities are | y
  24. Where I live | Kate Murray
  25. If I Was A Mayor | Flowers and Breezes
  26. Spring – A Haiku | My Little Avalon
  27. Daily Prompt: We Built This City | Basically Beyond Basic
  28. We Built This City: Civilization – Cat City | Khana’s Web
  29. What’s The Word On The Street? Betting Shops, Pawn Shops & Empty Shops… | Steve Says…
  30. Build Your City | Faith, Life and Compassion
  31. In My City… | Life Confusions
  32. Do Pgh Memes Inherently Have To Be Racist, Transphobic and Vicious?
  33. what of the stories | peacefulblessedstar
  34. Daily Prompt: We Built This City | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  35. Sitting in a P.A. Haze | Finale to an Entrance
  36. I’m a Writer, Yes I Am

A child is God’s opinion that the world should go on

Expanding on Carl Sandburg’s quote “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” and my tagline…

DSCN3851

Disasters, calamities, self afflicted and God sent,

Weapons and igniting war, tons of money is spent

Among the ashes of war and hatred a child is born,

A child is God’s opinion that the world should go on.

No prejudices, no jealousies, no regrets, no hating,

A gift from God, a bundle of love, a sweet belonging,

Starting anew, as pure as an angel, each child is born,

A child is God’s opinion that the world should go on.

What if it was not fashionable anymore to procreate?

Would the world go on another day or just decimate

Let’s renew the blessings that a child brings us upon

A child is God’s opinion that the world should go on.

Plain Ol’ Me

Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? You can choose to by anyone, alive today or someone gone long ago. If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

If tomorrow I become

Somebody else, you see

the question I have

is who will be me?

Who will look after my home?

My husband and my son?

Without me I am sure,

They will have no fun.

But if I was to think of it

Now who would I be?

The Queen of England,

Or Angelina Jolie?

How would I manage it?

Who would I delude?

Life would be tough

With such a big brood.

Let’s just say for now,

I’m happy to be

Nobody else

Just plain ol’ me.

Daily Prompt: A Brand New You

  1. North Acton Tube Wisdom | As I please
  2. My blogging year – 2013 in review | Sue’s Trifles
  3. Tomorrow I will be ME! | I am Shira
  4. King Arthur | alienorajt
  5. Change Is Hard | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  6. The Old Me Is The New Me | The Ambitious Drifter
  7. Turn the Light on | A Teacher’s Blog from Land’s End
  8. I Just Want To Be Me: Daily Post | Just Visiting This Planet
  9. Three Wishes… | Kate Murray
  10. Daily Prompt: A Brand New Me, Effective Tomorrow | Melissa Holden
  11. daily prompt: a brand new you,effective tomorrow | aimanss…
  12. Living reality. | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. A New Mentality for a New Year | Lewis Cave
  14. WordPress Is Having A Barbara Walters And Oprah Winfrey End Of Year Special | The Jittery Goat
  15. A Single Organism.
  16. DP Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Sabethville
  17. Freedom I am after thee | dandelionsinwind
  18. Daily Prompt To Motivate You into 2014 | Misifusa’s Blog
  19. 242. Metamorphosis | Barely Right of Center
  20. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  21. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  22. A Brand New You -Effective Tomorrow | The River Mom
  23. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Nicole Sloan’s Books
  24. EFFECTIVE TOMORROW | hastywords
  25. The Hybrid Evolution | johnny ojanpera
  26. The Power of Change | meanderedwanderings
  27. Who could ask for anything more? | Life is great
  28. A Brand New Me? | suzie81’s Blog
  29. DAILY PROMPT: BRAND NEW ME, STARTING TOMORROW! | SERENDIPITY
  30. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Awl and Scribe
  31. Let’s do the MetaMorphing Warp again! | An Upturned Soul
  32. A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | The Story of a Guy
  33. Evolution | Pixie Polly
  34. Metamorphosis | Destino
  35. Be Who You Are | Retrofocus
  36. I want to be a better Me | Reinvention of Mama
  37. A New Me? | Flowers and Breezes
  38. Shedding the Past | Nicola Kirk
  39. A Brand New Me! | A Crazy Chef
  40. S. Thomas Summers | Daily Prompt: Metamorphosis
  41. Quoting Popeye | My Author-itis
  42. A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Geek Ergo Sum
  43. Daily Prompt: New Year, New You | On Thick Ice – The Spurious Imaginings of Reality
  44. Captured just in time. | The Land Slide Photography
  45. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Basically Beyond Basic
  46. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow « Mama Bear Musings
  47. A Pup’s Resolutions… | Haiku By Ku
  48. Butterfly Journal | Through the Peacock’s Eyes
  49. 2013 Intentions – Metamorphosis Daily Prompt | Linda Long Writes!
  50. You Say You Want a Resolution? | Thoughts & Theories
  51. 2014 New Beginnings, A Brand New You | medicinalmeadows
  52. Pee Here Now and Tomorrow, Too/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  53. Surfer Rob is one singular sensation | Rob’s Surf Report
  54. The Daily : A Brand New You | Patty Ryan Lee
  55. Looking Back | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  56. The Past, The Present, The Future | andthatgotmethinking
  57. Too Many Sweaters: New Years Resolution | The Library Lady and Rosie Bear
  58. A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | The Nameless One
  59. Celebrate Recovery First NLR | lifewithgreeneyes
  60. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Transformation | soletusknow
  61. I’m magic, I’m me. | 61 Musings
  62. oh 2013 and the importance of having a clean ass | FamousFeline
  63. I am not that girl anymore | not4faintheartsblog
  64. Metamorphosis | Everyday Jetsam
  65. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow (Hitler’s Publicist, Yoko Ono, A Native) | The Uncustomary Housewife
  66. Day 0 | waitloss
  67. A Brand New You | Just for Fun Drawings
  68. I choose to be me | michelle tries blogging
  69. Hello 2014! | kaffechai
  70. New Year, New Me | Future Manhattanite
  71. Becoming | Muddy River Muse
  72. Where I Want to Go | Make A Wish
  73. The New Year | superpsychotic1990
  74. Shedding The Skin I’m In | A Wild One Within
  75. Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | Gradual Thought
  76. Daily Prompt: Nouveau Moi est Old Me | One Starving Activist
  77. metamorphosis of a myth | peacefulblessedstar
  78. WP Daily Prompt: Metamorphosize, or Not to Metamorphosize | by LRose
  79. Another Year Bites the Dust | Lynne McAennyl
  80. Rebirthing. | Veni, vici, vidi
  81. Chapter O N E | the bippity boppity beautiful blog
  82. Chapter 2 0 1 4 | the bippity boppity beautiful blog
  83. My secret identity | tjbarkerseattle
  84. Tomorrow: A New Me | Author Kim Fry
  85. Meet The New Me – Same As The Old Me | Edward Hotspur
  86. Daily Prompt: Brand New Me | Morrighan’s Muse
  87. Who are you? New Year’s Resolution | In my eyes
  88. A Gradual New ME | Write Through Life

On my son’s 4th birthday

Time passes so quickly,

It leaves me a bit giddy,

I just cannot believe it,

My baby’s four already.

I feel a sense of panic,

Should he know more?

Phonics and pencil grip.

My baby’s turned four.

Should he be a bit taller?

And learn how to strive

Before I even know it,

He will soon be five.

What more can I do?

To make sure he knows

Everything he needs.

As he grows and grows.

For soon my little baby

Will be a young man

Taking on the world

With his very own plan.

And then I’ll watch him

Meet success all the way,

But for now I should just

Enjoy his every day.

My love, my son

My love, My son

Your twinkly eyes, your laughter,

Naughtiness, and kisses after.

Jumping all day left and right,

Sleeping so peacefully at night.

Coming to me to fix your toys,

Going to your dad just to be boys.

Talking nonstop, telling a story,

Making friends with girls so pretty.

Coming to me to wipe your tears,

When you fall down on the stairs.

Waking up from some bad dreams,

To sleep back next to me it seems.

You’ve made my life so complete,

So very complicated, yet so sweet.

I could never imagine being apart,

I love you with my soul, my heart.

Daily Prompt: Love to Love You

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Love to Love You
  2. Mother-Daughter Love. | ayimas
  3. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Under the Monkey Tree
  4. Love | The Ambitious Drifter
  5. Love to Love You (Me) | Fruit Salad
  6. The things that I seek | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  7. A Visit To The Psychologist | The Jittery Goat
  8. RiRi’s Lure | Pretty Pleasures
  9. WordPress Daily Prompt | Donna H.
  10. Re-homed dog abandons bear | We Live In A Flat
  11. Growing Together | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  12. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You ~ NaBloPoMo ~ #15 « Mama Bear Musings
  13. Lazy love | shame
  14. Walking in my husband’s worn out work boots. | W.T.F.
  15. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. Daily Prompt ~ Raising Autism | Misifusa’s Blog
  17. Mon And Son Baa Resting in the Shade | Kansa Muse
  18. Led | hatter’s lattitude
  19. Love to love you | xuyeens
  20. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Awl and Scribe
  21. Acting Silly / Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Communication For Development
  22. Daily Prompt: Love-For You | Finicky Philly
  23. Yin & Yang; Macedonia | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  24. Love is in the air | Processing the life
  25. Love more. Try harder. | Procurrent
  26. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Moments Thru Lens
  27. I Love to Write! | Haiku By Ku
  28. Myself | Flowers and Breezes
  29. Keyboard Romance | tjbarkerseattle
  30. Love to Love…Me. | Finale to an Entrance
  31. Daily Prompt: Love to Love You | Lead us from the Unreal to the Real
  32. daily prompt: love | hereisandrea
  33. Daily Prompt: Love | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  34. Daily prompt: Love | Words ‘n Pics
  35. No Love Lost Here | Just Visiting This Planet
  36. Life’s Rollercoaster- LOVE | Write Through Life
  37. From My Heart | Mara Eastern’s Personal Blog
  38. Playing GOD | crookedeyebrows
  39. It’s My Heart You’re Dealing With | a former clarity
  40. It’s a Good Day to Hum a Lovesong…..(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations

A little celebration

followsI think this calls for a little celebration. It’s been a good 2 months and 9 days. 81 posts later this is where I stand: 102 follows, 3364 views and 1002 likes.

Stats apart I’ve had great fun with my first experience in the world of blogging. Being a mother has been my greatest inspiration in writing but I’ve written about a lot of things, some very personal, thanks to the Daily Prompts and the Weekly writing challenges and photo challenges. I actually wrote my first poem as one of my posts and am now thinking of collecting some of my children’s poems into a book. That will be my next project. I had just started promoting my children’s story books when I started blogging. Now I have so many other ideas as well. I have a novel in my head and am just starting to write it down. Again the idea came to me when I was writing a story for one of the challenges.

Most of all I’ve come across some amazing people. Always ready with kind comments and encouraging remarks. I want to thank all of you for being there and making life so much better. You are an inspiration for me. A special thanks to Pat(ricia)Olga and Victoria for their very welcome feedback, Angloswiss for her inspirational writing, Angie and Connie for their inspirational photography, Sheenmeem and KraftedKhaos for motivating me to write poetry, SalamHarsha, plaridelDriesRandomly AbstractImexcitedstemgirlInigo boy and Bams for their frequent visits, iamfunny2 for his clever challenges, Ray Ferrer for being the first one to click that follow button and No Virgin Mary for being the 100th.

Here’s some traditional mithai (sweets) for all of you. Enjoy!

mithai

P.S I apologize if I forgot to mention someone!