Did you know?
That today is Gargantua the Gorilla’s Wedding Day? In 1941, Gargantua the Great, “The world’s most terrifying living creature,” was married to Mitoto at the Ringling Brothers’ winter circus headquarters in Sarasota, Florida. And, of course, everybody threw bananas instead of rice at the happy couple. 😉
Seldomly she said
Seldomly I cry
Crying shows how weak I am
Crying is theraputic
It is a release
Was crying really ok?
Her friend motioned to her
Just let it go
Crying, everyone should do it!
She sat staring into her coffee mug
Was this really true?
Should she just let go?
It was seldomly that she did
She never wanted to be percieved as weak
but maybe, maybe
she could now, just this once!
I wrote this poem in relationship to how I feel at the moment. I am feeling as if I shouldnt be so weak, I shouldnt cry, I shouldnt let my guard down. I suppose its ok though, right? Its ok not to be ok?
I’m not going to get weighed in tonight, I decided not to go, not because I don’t think I’ve lost weight, but just because I was feeling bad and so I decided to take a break, I’m not going either next week because I’m going to a show in our city next week on the same night that slimming world is on. But that’s okay. I started feeling a little bit better so I’m going to go to the gym, I wasn’t going to go but then I decided I better get my butt in gear and do a bit of exercise, it will do me good. The weather is bad it’s raining heavily. I’m getting a taxi though so that’s okay, I won’t get wet. I’m not sure I’d have lost any weight though if I did go to slimming world tonight. I weighed myself this morning on my own scales at home and it said I was the same as I was last week. So who knows, I guess I shouldn’t weigh myself on my own scales but I just want to see you know I wanted a ballpark figure.
Well I feel somewhat better. I took a whole load of meds. That seems to have helped somewhat.
I’m at my parents now. I’ll be here for a few days.
Mom and dad are gone out, so I have the house to myself, well the dogs are here, but other than them its just me.
Dad has an apt with the eye doctor. So mom went with him.
I’m happy cuz I can still go to the gym tonight. That makes me happy.
Exercise will do me good I think. I need to exercise.
Did I tell you it cost me 80 euro to fix my house alarm? Yep. Good thing I had extra money. It was 10 euro for each battery and I needed 7 batteries, and then the guy charged me 10 euro for fitting them.
Tomorrow evening I am going for a meal with the old staff from the basement club. There are a few of us going. It should be fun. It will be nice to see them all again.
Anyway I’m going to go and make a cup of tea now. And book my taxi to take me to the gym later on.
The wonderful blogger over at dreams and adventures at cosy cottage nominated me for an award! Thank you so much! I really appreciate it. Please go check out her wonderful blog at
The rules of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows:
- If you are nominated, Congratulations you have been awarded the Versatile blogger award!
- Thank the person who gave you the award and include a link to their blog.
- Select 10 -15 blogs/bloggers that youve recently discovered or follow regularly.
- Nominate those bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
- Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
And my nominations are:
The bipolar writer blog
Sparks from a combustible mind
I am my own island
and 7 things about me?
1 I love coffee!
2 I am a night owl!
3 I like to sing!
4 I am a very social person, I talk a lot!
5 I love reading!
6 I have a guide dog! He’s 8 years old.
7 I love diet coke!
Happy blogging guys!
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Todays Prompt: Write a piece using the phrase;explicit emotion
her eyes leak
as she sits
shaking like a leaf
it builds and builds
its a tornado
written all over her face
fear, so so much fear
she grips the table
as her head swims
everything begins to blurr
she starts to remember
holding her breath
she starts to cry again
but that fear
the fear of knowing but not wanting to know
what happened to her
is so real
And she thinks
She’s going to die from it.
Shirley, our host wrote this poem, in response to thinking about her childhood and what happened to her during it.
Todays prompt: chemistry, blanket, mailbox
wrapping her arms around herself like a blanket
walking out into the cool brisk air
she walks to the mail box
softly singing a tune
would it be there?
The letter from him?
would she feel the chemistry between them
When she picked it up
And read the words?
She skipped lightly down the sidewalk
And when she got to the mailbox
to her huge surprise
Instead of the letter she’d been expecting
There he was
Tall dark and handsome
Gosh he was so handsome
There he was
Waiting, and as they embraced
He smiled, she smiled
The happiest smile