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Friday, August 12, 2016

Skate, Rotate And Celebrate

When me and Husby celebrate,
Do we do it on expensive plate?
We’re simple folk, I hope you know,
Simplicity’s the way we go.

Not everyone’s the same as us,
Some people like to make a fuss.
And take their gala o’er-the-top,
From deepest cave to high treetop.

A marriage done while up a cliff
Looking like some petroglyphs.
The best that a ‘rock-climbing’ pair
Could come up with anywhere?

An anniversary below
Down twenty fathoms they must go,
To prove that they still love enough,
To make it through the tougher stuff.

A parachute? Now that’s a thing,
Out of an airplane, both did fling,
And toasted, hanging in the air,
I guess they like the view from there?

All over, people seek the ‘Wow!’
To spice their mundane lives somehow,
They run with bulls and hang in pools,
Or hike the wilds on stubborn mules.

What is it with our culture now?
Let me remind you, anyhow,
While courting ‘unforgettable’,
Try and keep it from regrettable!

Each month, Karen of Baking In A Tornado http://www.bakinginatornado.com organizes a group of bloggers in a word exchange.
This month, my words—Anniversary ~ marriage ~ rock climbing ~ stubborn ~ culture—came from my good friend Rena of The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
Now this is fun!

Hop over to my other blog friends and see what they came up with!
Baking In A Tornado http://www.bakinginatornado.com
Southern Belle Charm http://www.southernbellecharm.com
Spatulas on Parade http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/
The Bergham Chronicles http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com
The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/blog.html
Confessions of a part time working mom http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/
Sparkly Poetic Weirdo http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/
Never Ever Give Up Hope http://batteredhope.blogspot.com
Climaxed http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com
Dinosaur Superhero Mommy http://dinoheromommy.com/

20 comments:

  1. Nice! I have an app that tosses me random lists when I want to practice. It's a great way to stretch your writing!

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  2. Love that you used your words in poetry form. Very nicely done. Welcome to our group post!

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  3. Used your words AND wrote a poem? Show off!
    Actually, I find marriage challenging enough at times, don't need to celebrate with challenges too!

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    1. Heehee! I so agree. Marriage is enough challenge for me!

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  4. Wow, not only did you use your words, you crafted a poem, way to go! Would you jump out of an airplane???

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    1. Oh, Tamara, the only way I would jump out of a plane is if it was on fire. And maybe not even then . . . ;)

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  5. Hah! I completely agree with your last verse - but then I am a cautious person to start with :)

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    1. I know you won't believe it from some of my hair-raising 'younger me' stories, Jenny, but me, too!

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  6. Oh my goodness -- what fun was this! A poem and an adventure. You must really be adventurous. I will live vicariously through you LOL

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    1. And I live vicariously through my stories, Carol! I think we're both in trouble!

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  7. Oh what fun.
    Add me to the keep it simple fans...

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  8. You did a great job with this and I totally agree with you---what's up with all this over the top stuff? I like to keep things simple!

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    1. Sitting back in your own Tiki room. I'm with you!

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  9. Simple is my way to go too. 💛

    Loved the way you incorporated your words into a poem! You rocked it lady.

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  10. A woman after my own heart. I'm a simple girl myself. I chose those words because this coming weekend is my 25th anniversary and where are we celebrating such a grand occasion? Why camping of course! Three days of just old Poochie Bear and I. Hee hee. You are such an amazing talent Diane! Aren't these fun?!

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    1. No better way to celebrate your anniversary than with just the two of you out in the quiet. Perfect! This is fun. Thank you for the words. They made me think! :)

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