What do you see # 27- A roundup

Keep it alive


They had been tolerating the mistreatment for ages

The day finally came when it couldn’t go on anymore

The life was disrupted with silentscreams

Or were they cries for helpfromthose we took

For granted

Always ignoring

And never grateful

It was a moment to pause and reflect


Thank you to all these wonderful people who have joined in the challenge this week. Do click on the links to read their offerings.


Chris Hall




Diof Pensitivity




Christine Bialczak


Carol Anne








I will be posting next week’s prompt at 12:00 am PST, Monday morning.

Thanks again for all your support.



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Daily Prompts- How we did it!

Keep it alive

When each day looks identical to the other

We feel overwhelmed and frazzled, at our wit‘s end

Just reach deep inside your soul and draw on your fortitude

Time ticks on never pauses never stops

This time too shall pass and the worst will be over

Years later it will a tale to tell our young generation

How with courage and forbearance we handled

The crisis of 2020, and came out the other end

Alive, stronger and more aware of our responsibilities

In response to the following prompts;




Bed, Young, Curious





Word of the day Challenge;








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The 2020 Daily Writing Challenge – May 3

Jo Hawk

2020 Daily Writing Challenge

Writing is like driving at night in the fog.
You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
– E. L. Doctorow

Today is Day 124 of the 2020 Daily Writing Challenge.

Did you write yesterday?  We get knocked down sometimes. Current events have done an excellent job of destroying normal. There is a silver lining. These times have granted us an opportunity to reexamine life, priorities, and what happiness really means.  I am determined, and I refuse to stay stuck in a mess. Today, I stand up, regroup, reset my intentions, and recommit to attaining my dreams.

An ongoing topic of exploration is Cal Newport’s concept of deep work, “the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task.” Newport advocates approaching and completing challenging tasks by eliminating distractions, committing to block scheduling, and adhering to your intentions.

What are…

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Goons – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon



Photo: thesun.co.uk   Some of the protesters in Michigan last week, these militia members claimed to be present and armed to keep the peace. Beggars belief. Freud said something about this behaviour.

“I don’t believe gun owners have rights.”  Sarah Brady


A man with a gun is
not necessarily a man
when he hides behind
coercive death,
dressed in god drag,
dangled with shibboleths,
like talismans,
voicing sulfur,
selling slogans of
repressed doubt,
choking on rancid,
illiterate apocalyptic,
Caterwauling goons
with no resemblance to
a crown of thorns.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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Blue Heron

House of Heart

There is a bird whose wings are the shades of a rainbow.

When he grieves his sighs pervade the caves of forgotten dreams.

His  sound is the laughter of children  flowing like

rippling  rivers to   soothe the hearts of angels.

His tongue drips with the honey of desert flowers and

his eyes are  an ocean of shimmering shores.

When he is thirsty he  sips  viscous dew from my feathers

painted in his colors.

When adventure calls  we lift our wings and fly away.

Blue Heron Sunset

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