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·Ꭷ· •Ꮼ• ·Ꭷ· is love alive?

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is love alive?

in spring
when newborn tendrils struggle
to find their way through cold earth

in summer
when the sun’s lips brush across open blossoms
hot,  like a lover’s kiss

in autumn
when leaves become weary and fall
onto the ground so hard

in winter
when all becomes quiet
within the snow’s embrace

our love
defies the seasons
ever-growing
ever-lasting

alive

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i  listened to this song while writing and was inspired by the line “is love alive” ~


“Winter Song”    Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

artwork ~  “Winter (VI)”   Mikalojus Ciurlionis
{  public domain }

this is my submission to ~

Fireblossom Friday:  Winter    at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   write something related to winter in some way but about human emotion


thank you,  Fireblossom!

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∙ɣ∙ ƸƷ ∙∙ sweet little lies ∙∙ ƸƷ ∙ɣ∙

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let me tell you how much i love you
taste the honey of  truth on my lips
don’t believe what others say
you know i’ve always been maligned

let me touch your hand with mine
feel the truth running through me
don’t pay attention
to any discrepancies you may find

look deep into my eyes
see the truth dwelling there
don’t believe what’s in front of  you
choose instead to remain blind

hear only what you want to hear
recognize the truth in my words
don’t listen to the whispers
in the back of  your mind

breathe in my sincerity
discern the scent of  truth
don’t believe the odor of  betrayal
just leave it behind

i’m everything you’re looking for
  i’m everything you’ll ever need
if  i disappear tomorrow
you’ll miss my sweet little lies

∙ɣ∙ ƸƷ ∙ɣ∙

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“Little Lies”   Fleetwood Mac

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artwork ~   “The Kiss”  Jean Louis Théodore Géricault
{ public domain }

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originally posted  3 November 2012

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from the prompt:

Fireblossom Joins A Convent  at  imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   Tell me lies


thank you,  Fireblossom!

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“Little Lies”   Fleetwood Mac

lyrics ~

If I could turn the page
In time then I’d rearrange just a day or two
Close my, close my, close my eyes
.
But I couldn’t find a way
So I’ll settle for one day to believe in you
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
.
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet, little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
.
Although I’m not making plans
I hope that you understand there’s a reason why
Close your, close your, close your eyes
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No more broken hearts
We’re better off apart, let’s give it a try
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
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Tell me lies
Tell me sweet, little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
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[Instrumental]
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If I could turn the page
In time then I’d rearrange just a day or two
Close my, close my, close my eyes
.
But I couldn’t find a way
So I’ll settle for one day to believe in you
Tell me, tell me, tell me lies
.
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)
.
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me lies, tell me, tell me lies)
Oh, no, no you can’t disguise
(You can’t disguise, no you can’t disguise)
Tell me lies
Tell me sweet little lies
(Tell me, tell me lies)

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∙ꗴ∙ Alice doesn’t live here anymore ∙ꗴ∙


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Alice found it nearly impossible to
overcome her addictions
to the assorted substances
imbibed while in Wonderland ~
they remained a constant craving

once she turned eighteen
Alice left her childhood home
and managed to find her way
back to Wonderland
at long last

taking up the cello,
Alice enjoyed sitting on a pedestal
stoned out of  her mind
playing to no one
{ occasionally the Cheshire Cat would sort-of  show up }

when asked what had become of  their daughter,
her parents could only reply
“Alice doesn’t live here anymore.”

∙ ꕐ ꔷ ꗴ ꔷ ꔶ ∙

ꕐ ∙ ꗴ ∙ ꔶ

∙ ꔷ ꗴ ꔷ ∙

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“White Rabbit”    Jefferson Airplane

originally posted  9 November 2013

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”   Lewis Carroll ( Charles Lutwidge Dodgson )

artwork  ~   “Poets Corner”  by  ©Mike Worrall  from the prompt:

Sunday Challenge:  Featuring Mike Worrall   at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:   write a new poem  based on the work & themes of Mike Worrall

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· ☮ · man, i gotta go · ☮ ·

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she was born to be wild

sadly living in the wrong time

always did what was expected

raisin’  kids and stayin’  home

being a proper lady

outlived her husband

and settled into widowhood

until one day

at age eighty-eight

she sold her house

bought a hog

told her kids goodbye

sayin’

man,  i gotta go

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“Born To Be Wild”    Steppenwolf
with video clips from the movie  “Easy Rider”

image ~   “Old Woman Riding A Motorcycle”  from  Crystal’s Comments

this is my submission to ~

FLASH 55 PLUS    at    imaginary garden with real toads

Flash Fiction 55   plus  “Man,  You Gotta Go”
about  the sub-culture depicting bikers as heroes who had cast off the shackles of a society they could not come to terms with.  thank you,  Kerry!  { Flash Fiction 55 requires that it be exactly 55 words. }

dedicated to the memory of  Galen Haynes,  aka the G-Man
i hope you’re having a kick-ass weekend,  G!

FLASH 55

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·º· § ·· what if…. ·· § ·º·

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what if…..

i  was born into a family that wanted,  loved and nourished me?
i  learned from my mistakes,  never to repeat them?
i  had opportunities in another life that i  took hold of ?
i  achieved fulfillment in that life from the choices which i  made?
not fame or fortune,  but living to the most of  my potential?

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what if  all that were possible?

i  wouldn’t give up one single person in this life
whom i love or who loves me
for even a moment as that other “perfect” me

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“Another Me”   Kim Sunggyu

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image ~   doppelgänger”  imgarcade.com – online image arcade
{  fair use }

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this is my submission to ~

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Fireblossom Friday:  Another You     at    imaginary garden with real toads
prompt:    write about  “an other you”

thank you for the FABulous prompt, Fireblossom!

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i  just realized  (unless you see it somewhere that i don’t) WordPress is no longer putting the author’s name anywhere above, below or in the post…  i’ll start signing my posts at the bottom with the date.  thanks!

posted by  dani   18 July 2014

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