Mumbles … Itinerant

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Itinerant – a person who travels from place to place.  As a writer we are itinerant like, traveling from story to story through the words we weave together.  However sometimes there are roadblocks and detours, and that is where I am at.

I don’t want to hate writing.  I don’t want to lose my muse forever.  Some changes need to be made to assure these things do not happen.  I have been close to a post a day for 5 years now.  Lately I am struggling to get posts done.  It causes me anxiety and guilt which I don’t need to complicate my life.  So, I had to come up with a plan.

I will no longer struggle to post a daily word prompt challenge (sorry Fandango!) but that doesn’t mean I wont occasionally join in on the prompt.  I need to clear my head and sometimes the best way to do that is to write it out.  I will be writing more on my own whether it be what I am feeling, hoping, reliving or just flat out dreaming. I will still come close to a post a day, but I will no longer demand it of myself.

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I hope my readers will not be offended by this change in course.  I feel I am just ready to relax a little and regroup my life.  And my writing is a part of it.  So, this week I will begin some changes.  I hope you will all bear with me and stay along for the ride.  I can’t promise it will always be fun, but I will always put a little bit of me into all I do.

Thanks for reading and sticking with me.  May you all have a wonderful new month and remember Spring is just around the corner – HURRAH!


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

No, Thanks Man

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Overall, the preponderance of what I write on WP is poetry or my attempt at free verse poetry anyway.  But there are times when I get tripped up by a prompt word that in no way would flow with any kind of a poetic tempo.  This is one of those times so I will thank Fandango for the challenge and politely decline to find a poetic entry to this one.  Let’s move on… the one from this morning looks a little easier.  I think I can work with it … stay tuned to find out!


This was my sad attempt at Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – preponderance

Searching…

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It has to grab your attention

It has to pique your interest

It has to possess your meaning

It has to make you think

It is the hardest part of writing

It is always out of my grasp

But somehow I will find it

The title for this mess of words


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

Mumbles … Dogmatic

Hello everyone… here I am stuck on another prompt.  Well, I can’t exactly say I am stuck.  I only have one thought in my head, and it just keeps repeating with no new direction I can run with it.  So, here I am to tell you, I saw a bumper sticker once that said, “My karma ran over your dogma.”  I know what you’re thinking, “But the word you should be working on is not dogma it is dogmatic.  Can’t say that I have ever uttered a sentence with that word in it.

I could always take another route and mention the movie Dogma… but here again that is only the root word and I have only seen the movie once a LONG time ago.  So much for idea number two!

Looking for quotes gave me a strike three and I am out… which reminds me.  Did any of you watch the Field of Dreams baseball game this week?  Pretty cool they way it all happened.  Never thought I would hear a baseball game where the commentator said the ball went into the corn field.  Never thought I would be able to watch (on TV only) a live MLB game from within the state.

Now that I have explained what I am not going to do.  I will finish this and post it as I am nodding off writing it.   I hope you go into the new week with positive thoughts and lots of hope. 


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

Find the Time

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No one is at fault but me

I have fallen behind you see

Too many exhausted hours

Never any time to smell the flowers

I need to kind of unwind

And then I could maybe find

A moment of two for me

Where I would sit under a tree

Just to let me mind wander

My time I won’t squander

In an effort to catch up again

This is where it shall begin

Word by word and line by line

I will try to write words that are fine

But my comments will be brief

And I breathe a sigh of relief

As I read your words so sweet

And I prop up my tired feet

So here we go again

Let the catch up process begin


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

A Happy or Sad Poet

That is an interesting thought to ponder… a happy poet.  I do feel I tend to write better poems when I am dealing with an open wound so to speak.  My hurt and pain seem to bleed right onto the page.  But when it is a happy day, it seems harder to produce a sunshine and roses poem that doesn’t seem forced.

I have had my share of pain in the past and as I age there is definitely more loss in my life.  These all carry strong emotions and are easier to get on paper.  Having dealt with depression for many years, I find the joys just aren’t as high as the lows are deep.

So maybe there is a little truth to this quote.  What do you think, can you be a happy poet?


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

Stumped

This one has me stumped.  I have tried poems and stories and I don’t like where any of them are headed.  Maybe I am just having a lackadaisical day after a busy week of doctor’s appointments and pool therapy.  My flare is finally starting to wan a bit, not gone but better.  The pain, fatigue and depression really can wear me out and zap my enthusiasm.

But I am still determined to get caught up within a day or two by the end of the month.  So I hope to post at least twice a day and I can get back on track.  I hope all of you readers in the United States have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend.  Thanks for having patience with me!


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

Is Stinkiosity Even a Word?

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It has been a little while, but Fandango has done it again.  Sent me to the Great Google Gods of the internet to decipher another word.  And even with the definition from the Oxford Dictionary all I can pull out of my head was an episode of the old TV show Growing Pain.  The oldest daughter Carol is a smart kid and trying to impress a teacher fills a paper with all sorts of mile long words.  The teacher is not impressed and gives her a bad grade saying it was too much.  After an argument from Carol, I will never forget the teacher’s line was “(it was) replete with stinkiosity.”  In other words, it was pedantic.

Sorry, that is all I’ve got today.  Maybe the next post will trigger something worthwhile.  Have a great weekend everyone!  (((HUGS)))


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

Wake Me Up When September Ends

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It is going to be a busy September.  I have seven PT sessions scheduled, five doctor visits and an MRI all on my plate for the month.  It also happens to be my daughter and niece’s birthdays this month.  AND… I am my niece’s driver since she has no interest in driving and I have two appointments to take her too as well.  Makes me tired just writing it all out.

The one good thing is it looks as if there will be a little college football to follow.  I haven’t really paid attention to know if pro ball is happening.  But one of the teams I follow is scheduled to have their first game next week.

I want to get my med change settled out.  Maybe reduce it or something because I am SO TIRED all the time with the new meds.  … that is one of the doctors that I am seeing this month.

Before I finish up, I wanted to thank Fandango for sticking with this challenge.  I know he has been struggling with the new block editor… THANKS for giving me inspiration to write.  I just wish it hadn’t taken me so long to finish it.  (Damn pills!)   It has been fun though!

And because you all made it to the end with me…


For Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #31 – your plans for September are

Moving Up Thanks To You

There are no words

To adequately express

How I feel when I see

Another follower reading me

I’ve written for years

A long time for myself

But to have others like it

I thought I’d never have a shot

But now I see an impossibility

Within my writing’s reach

I am nearing a thousand readers

It leaves me without speech

There is nothing I can say

But the most basic of things

From the depths of my heart

I thank you for reading

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In addition I want to take a moment to thank those whose blogs I read that inspire me everyday. Those who take the time to comment on my writing – whether good or bad I want to know what you think. And even those who just drop by to read occasionally instead of following. You all make my day!


Written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August (FDDA) #25 – thank your followers