Marking the Occasion

Marking the Occasion

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A Knowing Smile to Assure Us All A Knowing Smile to Assure Us All

A funny thing happened today. I realized that a year has slipped away since a great friend of mine departed from this world. I don’t know what to make of that. I really don’t. Is it the fact that it has been a year, or that he resides in a different reality now?

It is strange to come to terms with so many things that happen as we age out of this life. Dreams of our youth that don’t pan out, our bodies succumbing to mortality, and watching those around us slip away a rate that is all too increased. I call this “Adulting,” (something you have to do, but don’t really want to do). Being an adult. Accepting the reality of a situation without the promise of it being okay, or knowing if it ever will be okay again. The kind of situation where you…

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July 2018 – Read the best of NEW Poetry today:

“Adrift” was selected as one of the best new poems of the month of July 🙂

CLICK and read the best of new poetry from around the world:

POEM by Asma
Read Poem by Asma

WILL YOU STAND BY ME by Samson Abanni Ikenna
Read Poem: WILL YOU STAND BY ME? by Samson Abanni Ikenna

Read Poem: Invisible, by Cheryl KP

Read Poem: The graveyard of dreams, by Chroma

POEM by James Eisner
Read Poem by James Eisner

VALLEY OF DEATH by Sujoy Bhattacherjee
Read Poem: Valley Of Death, by Sujoy Bhattacherjee

AND WE DIE by Stacey Ishag
Read Poem: …And We Die, by Stacey Ishag

POEM by Fidget Poetry
Read Poem by Fidget Poetry

LATE SPRING FILES by Travis Darkow
Read Poem: LATE SPRING FILES, by Travis Darkow

Read Poem: ANGEL LIKE BEAUTY, by Mantri Mark

Read Poem: The Lady of Shallot Revisited, by Caro Field

THE CEREMONY by Stephen Ross

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Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often: As most of my followers know I am big into helping other bloggers gain more exposure. My goal has been to grow a community of like-minded people and I am part way to my goal. I am bringing back the open call to leave a link and I’ll…

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The Night Before the Fourth…Again

Bubba says…



Years ago, when I was a wee lad, my grandfather, Alexander Ignatius Connolly, used to sit me on his knee and teach me “ditties”.

In my family, a ditty is a crude variation of a commonly known song, with lots of word interchange and improvisation.

Around this time of year he was keen on getting me to sing “The Night Before the Fourth”.

He would clap his hands, and move his index finger up and down in time with the singing. I think he had grand dreams of being the famous Alexander of the Ragtime Band.

The best part for me, was watching him laugh like hell when he got myself or my sister to repeat off-colored lyrics. It was a great victory for him, and from my experience, there is nothing cuter or funnier than a kid dropping some profanity without knowing that they are being naughty.

So, for…

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