One Body, One Life [Acrostic Poetry]

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One body we have so we must

Nuture that essence that make us.

Entertain no thoughts to pollute our

Being, our core.

Organs needs care constantly.

Do not drown with added sugars.

Yearn not for the constant sugary snacks, it is a fight that we must beat.

On International Diabetes Day, I did ponder extra on my chooses of food.

Naturally if my body is my house, I should keep it clean in

Everyway. Not just in grooming but

Limiting the types of drinks and solids I let travel to my work machine.

Invite no toxins by deliberately over consuming too much natural and package sugar.

Fight for your home.

Encourage your body to feel good.

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The Classics Spin #16

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The Classic Club

It’s time for another Classics Spin!

What is the spin?

It’s easy. At your blog, before next Friday, November 17th, create a post to list your choice of any twenty books that remain “to be read” on your Classics Club list.

This is your Spin List. You have to read one of these twenty books by the end of the year (details to follow). Try to challenge yourself. For example, you could list five Classics Club books you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, re-reads, ancients — whatever you choose.)

On Friday, November 17th, we’ll post a number from 1 through 20. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by December 31, 2017. We’ll check in here in January to see who made it the whole way and finished their spin book!

 

My Book Spin List for the Classics Club  

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien

2. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell

3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

4. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

5. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons

6. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger

7. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins

8. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

9. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

10. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien

11. Middlemarch, George Eliot

12. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck

13. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton

14. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky

15. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett

16. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

17. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

18. Animal Farm, George Orwell

19. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy

20. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Authors Day

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National Authors Day

Today’s authors celebration is specifically towards American authors. Although my favourite authors are British in origin there are a few American authors who wrote the most delightful and inspiring stories. It is important to note that the American author whose novel I have enjoyed the most is  Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird is one of my most beloved stories because of the skill in using an effective child narrator and addressing the issues of racism and discrimination. With Harper Lee’s newer novel Go Set A Watchman– published in 2015- it reveals that  To Kill A Mockingbird is actually an edited version and  I thought this editor is really skilled. However it did lead me to wonder at Harper Lee’s attitude towards racism in the South during the time period. I still have not read Go Set A Watchman. It is well to know, also that one of the other American author whose story delighted me is Louisa May Alcott. Little Women is a quaint story surrounding girls in their transition to womanhood influenced by their environment. I am still disappointed by the Theodore and Jo ending though! Another profound American author is Lorraine Hansberry.  A Raisin In the Sun  is one of the most precise, passionate and chilling account of a  black family quest to survive in a discriminatory society.

These are a  few of the American authors whose stories stayed with me for many years. Let us celebrate the authors who made our lives more enjoyable.

Books To Read In November 2017

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1.From short stories to powerful poetry: 10 must-read books for November by Sarah Shaff

2. Ten Books To Read In November by Jane Ciabattari/ BBC Culture/ Books

3. Must- Read November New Releases– Sarah Nicolas/ Book Riot

4. Best Books of the Month: November 2017 by Goodreads

5. 8 New Books You Need To Read In November by Lauren Habbard

6. 5 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in November

7. The 12 Must-Read Books of November 

9. 8 Comics to Read (and One Comics Movie to Watch) in November By Abraham Riesman

10. 9 Books To Add To Your November Reading List By Lifestyle Advice

11. The 6 Books You Need to Read in November By Katie Robinson

12. The best books of November 2017 by BookBrowse

13. November 2017 LibraryReads/ Library Reads

 

Make A Difference [An Etheree Poem]

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Make A Difference Day

Do!

Make a

Difference

in someone’s life.

Stop the bullying.

Smile big to a sad face

and speak a kind word always.

Give food or clothes if you can please,

it will warm someone’s heart and tummy.

The world changes when we help someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

Etheree

The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and written 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Get creative and write an Etheree with more than one verse, but follow suit with an inverted syllable count.

Evaluate Your Life [Prose Poetry]

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Evaluate Your Life Day

What do you do when you HATE your job but you cannot quit because you need to eat? The job pays your bills and saves your independence. To resign means to redesign my aims to always work. What do you do when the economy is so jacked up, that you feel blessed even with a hacked up job because there are several persons with no work yet a family to feed. However, you have those emotional battles everyday that devotionals cannot help to wake an excitement to seize the bull by the horn, contributing towards society. Sitting at a desk and literally feeling brain cells dying because you are sighing over completed tasks in an hour and you wonder what madness that included you in such disarray. A foray of persons having the time of their life, thieving from my complete tasks. Yet no one in management says a word but when I voice that absurd rate at which the work reaches me, I am deemed as uncooperative.

What the fuck I am doing with my life?

International Day of the Girl Child: Empower Girls: Emergency Response and Resilience Planning / My 7 Favourite Girl Child Narrators/Characters

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Every 11th of October from the year 2011, United Nations celebrates the International Day of the Girl Child. Maybe in your neck of the woods girls receive the same treatment as boys, however it is important to point out that for many countries around the globe it differs. Many girls do not get to enjoy the same privileges as boys such as the right to a classroom education, the right to not go through gender mutilation or the right to not forcefully enter marriage. We can all make a change in the way we treat our girls both on a small-scale or a large-scale. If you are able to travel to volunteer at women/girl shelters it is fantastic or if you can give a care pack for thousands of girls homeless and displaced because of wars and natural disasters. In addition, speak up when you see that someone is discriminating against our girl children. Teach them self-love, that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and heart. The girl you see today helps transform  the woman you will come across tomorrow.

To commemorate  today, I will share with you a few books featuring my favourite girl child narrator or major character.

1.Scout Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

My Review: Oh I just adored that girl Scout, one of the best narrators ever. I enjoyed it this time around even more. I appreciated the sarcasm, the irony and the small talk, I felt like I read this novel in a different light. It has been years since I went on this journey with Scout and I still read it with the first time fresh approach. I love how the writer issues such as racism, poverty, class separation, family relationship etc, fused in the story according to the eyes of a child. Whilst I chuckled at the Scout’s smart mouth, these serious issues were never far from my attention. Harper Lee did a fantastic job in presenting the way of the South. Using Jem and Scout was a smart move, imagine viewing society in the eyes of a child. It makes you more receptive to the issues at hand and it shows how brilliant the two were (notice the explanations they gave and received and their willingness to learn).

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