I Value You [Free Verse Poetry]

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International Mens Day

I appreciate, appraise and applaud you for your substance, substituting the  flight mode
to stay close.

I encourage you to speak when that peak of words reaches a tone of noise, which whispers to you to “end it because no one cares.”

I care, I hold your opinions in high heights of regard, please do not run away on a flight  of  no  return.

I celebrate you man, manners of awesome autumnal wisdom. I listen to your tales with tears wondering why all of us failed to uplift.

Step away from that cliff. You are a gift, shift to the side and see that your boy is listening.

 

I wrote this short Free Verse Poem in honour of International Mens Day. To find more about the day honoring men please go to http://www.internationalmensday.com/.

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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.

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

 

Update: The spin number chosen was 4. Therefore, my book to read was A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I did complete the book by December 30th 2017. It was a tough book to break into (like every Dickens book I have read) but I persisted. I often wondered why on earth did Dickens created all these subplots that by the time the entire picture is laid out my hea hurt terribly. I certainly did not understand the outcome of the Tale of Two Cities.

 

 

 

 

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?