poetry, SoCS, Word Prompts

Bells, bells and more bells

#SoCS Dec. 8/18 … anything musical.

I must confess I just can’t keep rule number 1 which states (Your post must be a stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.)  Especially this one below:  Editing and planning was a must! I am still a beginner at poetry, but I love it and love the challenges to create.

 

 

Bells
Songful
Some jingle
Others tinkle
Tintinnabulum
School bells calling our youth
Winter sleigh bells mirror joy
Sorrow someone is going home
The most loved Church bell ringing —listen
Watch it brings out the twinkle of God’s Eyes!

SoCS, true story

A “How to” story—Cement to Marble “magic”

My inspiration is having the means to accomplish this idea from Youtube and writing about it for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mean(s), prompt, to join click here for rules.

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Why haven’t I written this week on my blog? Because too busy; my energy was to design my cement in the basement. Yes, you read correctly; CEMENT! Create an area where the pellet stove is sitting on cement. Thinking I would go to Youtube for help on how to paint my cement to look like faux marble.
So many techniques are making me dizzy; I must have watched them all. Do this and then do that, but one thing they all said was to start with an immaculately clean floor.
Therefore; I vacuumed around the pellet stove, washed the floor, taped along the stove with painter tape, vacuumed again, rewashed the floor and started to follow some instructions. As this procedure began, I began to develop my technique taking an idea from one video or another as I went along. Tempted to record my own thoughts of “How to paint a cement floor in your basement looking like faux marble” but didn’t want to take the time to figure out how to upload a video, I just took a picture of my finished product.
Oh, one more point; when finished it was so slippery, like walking on ice with that last coat of sealer, so I had to put a second coat on with this stuff, called Anti-Skid Floor Texture Additive. It worked perfectly when applying you have to keep stirring this additive because it sinks down into the sealer, so stir, stir to keep it well distributed.
Most importantly, before I started I prayed and asked the Holy Ghost to guide my every move, and He did! I am happy with the results below.

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Why Blog why the Voice?

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt for this week is the word “ORGAN.”

I had no idea that the word “organ” meant other than an instrument or a biological term. Not, until I check the thesaurus and found an entire catalog of understandings, such as the word “mouthpiece, or voice or channel.” Looking at these words, perhaps we could add the word “blogger” to it.

Speaking of blogging these definitions remind me of why I started a few months ago, last November.

My story began while caring for my dying husband after 50 years of marriage and my very elderly mother who passed away one year later after he did. It wasn’t till then that I found value in everything they wrote and left behind for me to pick up such as a list for the grocery store in my husband’s case; or my mom’s lifestyle she would write down random words, over and over, that she would not forget them. I discovered then when I picked up those pieces of paper with their words and saw the value in them. A little treasure, part of them, their thoughts!

Blogging, the reason why I write now, my loved ones hopefully will someday see what I yearn to say to them, but lack time to hear my words.
The second chance will ultimately prove words will evolve into that treasure. A treasure we all seek to find and hope never to lose.

Consider too, that you also are an organ, a mouthpiece, a voice to your readers and your loved ones. Offer them valuable advice, make them proud of your thoughts about life and how you coped with the experiences both high and low.

Comment below what brought you to this wonderful activity of blogging, knowing is always fun and gives you something to think about besides your next blog post.

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