Changing times #Haiku Challenge 1@RonovanWrites

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RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 141 with prompt words – Breeze, Blow

Age old breeze of time

Sweeping debris, unceasing

Change is ever, more.

~ FlorenceT

In gratitude of the present. These are the days…

 

~ FlorenceT

 

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Sometimes we cry…

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Poignant song, amazing vocals… Tom Jones and Van Morrison in a duet. 

Enjoy!

Sometimes we know, sometimes we don’t
Sometimes we give, sometimes we won’t
Sometimes we’re strong, sometimes we’re wrong
Sometimes we cry

Sometimes it’s bad when the going gets tough
When we look in the mirror and we want to give up
Sometimes we don’t even think we’ll try
Sometimes we cry

Well we’re gonna have to sit down and think it right through
If we’re only human what more can we do?
The only thing to do is eat humble pie
Sometimes we cry

‘Fore they put me in a jacket and they take me away
I’m not gonna fake it like Johnnie Ray
Sometimes we live, sometimes we die
Sometimes we cry

Sometimes we can’t see anything straight
Sometimes everybody is on the make
Sometimes it’s lonely on the lost highway
Sometimes we cry, sometimes we cry

 

– FlorenceT

 

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#BeWow Days like this

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Ronovan over at RonovanWrites created a community of bloggers who blogs about positivity on Wednesday under the hashtag #BeWow (which stands for Be Wonderful on Wednesday).  I have been posting since its inception, wanting to send something positive out to the world, rather than the cynicism masquerading as witticism of much on social media. 

This week, I don’t know what to say. I am struggling to come up with something uplifting and/or positive.  There are days like this, week like this.  A song just popped into my mind 🙂 even as I am writing… and I remember the lyrics which repeat the words “days like this”.

This song is from one of my all-time favourite singer-songwriter, George Ivan ‘Van’ Morrison.  Interestingly ‘Days like this’ is about acknowledging the good days and being mindful that not-so-good days do happen. This reminder is not pessimistic.  For me, it is realistic and in some ways prepare us to meet challenges in our lives, and the promise those days will pass.

Enjoy the soulful voice!

“Days Like This”  Van Morrison

When it’s not always raining there’ll be days like this
When there’s no one complaining there’ll be days like this
When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch
Well, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”

When you don’t need to worry there’ll be days like this
When no one’s in a hurry there’ll be days like this
When you don’t get betrayed by that old Judas kiss
Oh, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”

When you don’t need an answer there’ll be days like this
When you don’t meet a chancer there’ll be days like this
When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit
Then I must remember there’ll be days like this

There’ll be days like this

When everyone is up front and they’re not playing tricks
When you don’t have no freeloaders out to get their kicks
When it’s nobody’s business the way that you wanna live
I just have to remember there’ll be days like this

When no one steps on my dreams there’ll be days like this
When people understand what I mean there’ll be days like this
When you ring out the changes of how everything is
Well, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”

Oh, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”
Oh, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”
Oh, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”
Oh, my mama told me, “There’ll be days like this”

 

The rain may fall, the sun will shine
The days will pass, the seasons change
So why do we fret?

– FlorenceT

 

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