Falling Stars Ahead

When I saw the prompt for this day it was instantly that I thought, “catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.” The even more surprising thing is that I remembered who sang it even. This is a bit of Perry Como…

I know it was either Dad or grandma who would occasionally sing this. It is not rock and roll but it isn’t bad. Hope you enjoyed it!


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – catch

Mumbles … Equivocate

At my friend’s Zen Garden

I am finally within a day of posts… whoo hoo!  I think that means it is time to celebrate.  To unwind and relax a little.  And what better way to relax with a nice night of fishing, bug catching, watering flowers and talking to the neighbors.  Many of you will not understand that last line, but a few of you are bound to be out there that know all about a little game on the Nintendo Switch called Animal Crossing New Horizons.  It is just the latest in a series of Animal Crossing games from Nintendo.  And they are all a lot of harmless fun.  No violence, no swearing (well, unless you lose a shark off of your fishing rod!) and lots of cute animals.  I have a ACNH pal I play with quite often by visiting her island and then her visiting mine.  One particular night we were joking around, and the idea came up for a band name or a song called Pocket Full of Sharks, as we had caught many sharks that night fishing and you store them in you “pockets” until you can sell them.  I took up the challenge and a set of lyrics was born.  I envisioned it as a metal or at least rock beat.  Anyway, she said I had to publish this on WordPress as she found it quite funny.  So, indulge me for a moment while I step partway off of the sanity steps and delve into a little late night craziness that is…

A Pocket Full of Sharks

Pocket full of sharks

Pocket full of sharks

Great white, hammer head, whale sharks for me

On this island sharks are best you’ll see

*

First day on the island

I was alone and a little scared

But neighbors came to join me

And together we positively faired

Now don’t get me wrong

I do more than fish

But my favorite kind

Can’t be found in any dish

*

Pocket full of sharks

Pocket full of sharks

Great white, hammer head, whale sharks for me

On this island sharks are best you’ll see

*

With the bugs I do not bother

Because then I’d have to hear

Blather’s go on and on

Until the museum was clear

Clear full of arachnids, beetles and bees

If it weren’t for the branches

I’d never shake trees

*

Pocket full of sharks

Pocket full of sharks

Great white, hammer head, whale sharks for me

On this island sharks are best you’ll see

*

Now watch out for the suckers

They only try to tease

You think you’ve got a saw shark

But your dreams fly on a breeze

So when you see a fin

Don’t run and scare it away

It could bring you a fortune

Each day you find to play

*

Pocket full of sharks

Pocket full of sharks

Pocket full of sharks

Pocket full of sharks…(fade)

*****

Now before I forget… equivocate.  Many parents equivocate to their children about Santa. There, now I did my part for the word of the day.  Ha ha!


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – equivocate

Precious

Every small step so precious

Every smile so sincere

Like a small gift from heaven

Every child’s so dear


And how about another kind of baby… the lyric in this song was the first thing I thought of…

For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – baby https://fivedotoh.com/2020/06/26/fowc-with-fandango-baby/

Picture from Ivone De Melo at Pexels

Together

She was sending another set of lyrics to her friend Sam.  He was in a local band and they had collaborated to set one of her poems to music.  She was over the moon hearing him sing “her song.”  Now she had written three more hoping one of them was good enough for music and they could collaborate again.

In just a week her phone rang, and he was calling with good news.  He had talked to his friend in New York and he loved the song and wanted to buy it.  She almost fainted.  Her dream was coming true.

 

(100 words)

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – collaborate

Blankety Blank…

It is 4am and I give up.  Ever since I saw the word prompt there has only been one thing on my mind.  It is a song by Tanya Tucker called “Strong Enough To Bend” and it was a song I used to sing occasionally at karaoke.   Otherwise my mind is drawing a big blank.  So this is my poor excuse for writer’s block…

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – bend