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Monthly Archives: Julie 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

the color purple

a friend of mine is obsessed with purple
she says it’s a royal color
fits for kings and queens
and she feels like a princess
on her purple hair
her purple dress
and purple bra and
purple shoes
the walls of her house are painted
the railings of the stairs
the windows
the doors are all purple now
the flowers in her garden
and the leaves of her trees
the grass
all purple too
her speech is purple too
the movies she watch are all in the shade of purple
her car turned purple too
royal color that is what she says

i tell her bluntly, ‘ You are boring, purple! ‘

RIC S. BASTASA

Story Challenge: Letter “D”

 

Story Challenge: Letter “D”

 

Dark horse

Meaning

Someone who emerges to prominence; being previously little known.

Origin

This was originally horse racing parlance. A dark horse was one that wasn’t known to the punters and was difficult to place odds on. The figurative use later spread to other fields and has come to apply to anyone who comes under scrutiny but is previously little known.

Benjamin Disraeli provides the earliest known reference to the phrase in The Young Duke, 1831:

“A dark horse, which had never been thought of … rushed past the grand stand in sweeping triumph.”

The figurative use seems first to have been taken up when referring to the candidates for academic preferment:

The Saturday Review, 1860 – “A Headship … often given by the College conclaves to a man who has judiciously kept himself dark.”

Sketches from Cambridge, 1865 – “Every now and then a dark horse is heard of, who is supposed to have done wonders at some obscure small college.”

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/108200.html

 

Okay, Okay… her name is Duchess!

 

 

SUNDAY POST : Collectibles

SUNDAY POST : Collectibles

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

 

Jesus said… the Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood… and I am there, lift a stone… and you will find me.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145531/quotes

 

 

Story Challenge: Letter “C”

Story Challenge: Letter C -Children

I have been a teacher for many years so all my life has been filled with children.

Give Love To The Children

Give Love to the children Children need love everyday
Give love to the children Guide them on their way
Love’s like a burning flame consumes all that stands in the way

Love is the only power on earth to take all the hatred away
GIVE LOVE TO THE CHILDREN set the children free
To make their own decisions then they will clearly see
Love is the sun the moon and the stars love is a golden ring

Love is the one thing the whole world desires be it beggar or king
GIVE LOVE TO THE CHILDREN youth has not long to stay
Love is a long term investment the best you will find any day

Love like the rising sun takes all the darkness away
Our children will tell their children and their childrens children will say
Give love to the children they are our crock of gold
and if perchance they ever stray they will come back to the fold

Give love to the children the children of today
Give love to the children and love will come to stay.

Elizabeth Quinn

SUNDAY POST : Solid

SUNDAY POST : Solid Promise

The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming

 

They say dreams are the windows of the soul–take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.
Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991

Story Challenge Letter B

Story Challenge Letter B

Bridge on the River Kwai

“The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). Two labour forces, one based in Siam and the other in Burma worked from opposite ends of the line towards the centre.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bridge_over_the_River_Kwai

 

Major Shears: You make me sick with your heroics! There’s a stench of death about you. You carry it in your pack like the plague. Explosives and L-pills – they go well together, don’t they? And with you it’s just one thing or the other: destroy a bridge or destroy yourself. This is just a game, this war! You and Colonel Nicholson, you’re two of a kind, crazy with courage. For what? How to die like a gentleman… how to die by the rules – when the only important thing is how to live like a human being.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050212/quotes

SUNDAY POST : Silence

 

SUNDAY POST : Silence

Silence Is…

Silence is an absence
Silence is profound
Silence is a conversation
Being had without sound
Silence is an expression
One that cannot be heard
Silence cannot be spoken
Although it is a word
Silence is a presence
Of great nothingness
Silence can be something
And yet cease to exist
Silence can fill a room
And have no mass at all
Silence cannot be dropped, yet it can fall
Silence is a mystery
That will forever go unsolved
Silence is how every sound can swiftly be dissolved
Silence is the sound of rest
The only sound that can sound best
While other sounds can cause great pain
Silence is not the sound to blame
For Silence is what silence is
Something that is nothing
Nothing that exists

Kyle.J Carruthers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Movement

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: 

Movement

 

There is no such thing as a difficult dog, only an inexperienced owner.

Barbara Woodhouse