Ah! Another Challenge

Fandango’s Challenge

Fandango did it again!

What a great idea for a challenge; looking back, I posted this below on January 9, 2019.
I couldn’t pass the opportunity to publish, since it explains why I woke up this morning so happy! (My post for another time)
Happy New Year to all! Here is my flashback inspired by the famous Fandango!

My FLASHBACK FROM January 9, 2019 TWO years ago, from TODAY!

Ah! Another Challenge

What is the FUTURE of my BLOG?


History of my Blog

https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/01/04/blogging-insights-my-blog-in-2021/TODAY’S QUESTIONS 
How do you see your blog in 2021? What are your hopes and aspirations for your blog this year?

Why has my blog evolved into what it is today? The essence or heart of my blog, when I posted my first time has slightly changed.
I intended to post things like this one published here, one of several first things I published. Click here to read.

AS a beginner blogger and to my surprise, I started to see comments and likes; as I began to read other bloggers, I discovered “prompts & challenges.”

I love a challenge! PLUS Along with the prompts and challenges!

My amateur/newbie poetry was born; Along with my stern opinions on politics; “forget-me-not” my attempt at humor, I tried to interject here and there.

My followers, when they slowly came, was to me a surprise!
Some are atheists but, for the most part, very polite to me; others are therapists of a sort. Few are religious, or I haven’t noticed yet!
Like myself, we are all seeking, “Seek and you shall find.”

Thinking now for 2021 I will carry on, adding once in awhile a story about a Saint I admire. My hope to be helpful to others as so many people here have inspired me of how to blog, write poetry seek out “Found Poetry.” And to just SEEK while learning new things.

Ah! Another Challenge

God said, “Let there be light.”

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
by Desiderius Erasmus


“Let their way become dark and slippery, and let the angel of the Lord pursue them.” Psalms 34:6

God said, “Let there be light.”
Did He create dark as well, or
was darkness always there?
I wonder. Dark the absence of light!

WQWWC

Ah! Another Challenge

Picture Revealed its Secret at #50WordThurs

Photo plus line Challenge is what this post is all about, just for fun! Click here to read the rules and line challenge which is bolded in the story below. Join in, it’s fun!

First the photo

The Story

“Mama,” she cried, “If the world is so big, why do we have to live here?

Her mother would hear this same question over again. Lily went to the desk; started to look at the lovely pictures in some family magazines gathered over the years.

Suddenly she gave a large “wow.” Running over to show her mother a large, colorful picture.

She had looked on so many unlovely places in her life, poor child, but this was as lovely as anything she had ever dreamed.

“See, mama, I told you the world is big; look at how lovely this is.”

Ah! Another Challenge, Politics

Beware Blabbers AHEAD!

Down by the river
I heard these politicians
Blah blah who listened
?

This week, we are to write the haikai poem of our choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that states or alludes to either Fall foliage or goose (kari)–or both, if we feel so inclined! Challenge Here

Ah! Another Challenge, poetry

Something Different in Poetry

We thank Donna Matthews from Go Dog Go Cafe

Tonight’s poetry form is called Kwansaba Poetry. From Brewer, “The kwansaba is a poetic form invented by Eugene B. Redmond in 1995. It was inspired by the seven-day holiday of Kwanzaa, including its seven principles of unity, self-determination, collective work, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.”

Here are the guidelines:

  • Poem of praise
  • Seven lines
  • Seven words per line
  • No word exceeds seven letters
  • Celebration of family and African-American culture

My humble attempt to the challenge can be read below:

Ever love for the human race wins!
A heart filled with wonder and love!
Catch that smile from me to you —
The same always from pole to pole.
Praise Our God united as we sing.
Songs of Wisdom knowing other ways bring
Sorrow with tears to wash our face.

Ah! Another Challenge, poetry

You Know what they say about being eighty-one!

Paint Chip Poetry https://anotherfearlessyear.net/2020/09/11/paint-chip-poetry-prompt-37/

When I’m OLDER than eighty.
It may be grass will appear
greener, a verdant green — lush
As Garden of Paradise.

Time to relax would be nice!
Taste Wild Huckleberry wine,
Near soft glow of candlelight
I wait, waiting —still, I wait!

My skin will take on an aged
Antique Brass shade — no longer
A peachy tone, when eighty!
Sooner than later —eight one!

Years continue to fly by
As cumulonimbus clouds
Watching to show their tuff stuff.
Sooner than later or die!

Before that dreaded birthday
I’ll visit that Spice Market
If I wait another day
Sooner than later —eighty one

You know what they say about
Being eighty-one —
They say you’re as good as done!

Ah! Another Challenge, Politics, Word Prompts

Do Beeee of Good CHARACTER

The prompt today is the word “Character.”  I love prompts because they always make me dust off my brain.  I only wish I had the time to participate in them all, but I do have a life outside this “box” of electronics.  Today I plan to clean out my shed, I better put on my mask to protect me from the dust.  LOL!

Here is my take today on the subject of Character click if you want to join.

Today the world is living with so many different characters and trying to get along is a challenge itself. — A confusion wrought by change, black is now white, right is now wrong, but what was wrong is now the new normal.

There is a conspiracy to rid the world of God. Anyone who denies this is either part of it or one with their head in the sand. How do I know this, LOOK AROUND?

In my 80 years of life, I have met many characters most with integrity, others eccentric, or cranks. Lucky me, I get along with all of them, some better than others. They all have something to give.

The world is so filled today with chaos; who are we, or mainly who am I to say who is correct or mistaken to believe in a conspiracy. I have reached to point in my life, to pray for truth, let the world go by, and hope that when it stops for me to get off, I will be ready to face God when He asks me like He will ask all of us. HOW DID YOU KEEP THE FAITH?

 

Ah! Another Challenge

What Am I or What ARE WE … A Weekly Challenge

12Step
What Am I — Weekend Challenge

The Weekly Challenge

What Am I

Firstly I am a being composed of Body and Soul.
An Immortal soul! A human being! BTW … so are you!
We all have the same purpose, to know, love, and serve God in this life that we will be happy with Him in heaven for all eternity. That is our primary purpose. During this journey, we go in many different directions, depending on where He has placed us.

Ah! Another Challenge, Word Prompts

An Explanation— Gift

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt –Identity – July 13, 2020

One day while I minded my own business, a couple of men tried to stump me. I knew by the tone of their voice what they intended. It so happened and unknown to me, my scapular was hanging out from beneath my outer garment—those who do not know a scapular, a blessed religious article sacred to Traditional Catholics.
They heckled and said,
“do you really believe that piece of cloth will save you”?
“No,” I said, “it is my identity.”
I continued to explain how an officer wears a badge, or others might wear a logo to identify themself.
To wear a Cross or medal is not superstitious as many WANT to believe; it means merely we identify ourselves with Jesus, Mary His Mother, who was with Him from His conception till His death. Now that is worth in which to identify for those who believe.scapular