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Afternoon folks! Welcome back to my weekly Blog Recap with links to all the blogs I posted during the previous week. Especially designed for those of you with busy lives outside of the WordPress universe! Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend?! 🙏🤞😁

First up, on Monday, was my Blog Goals for the Week Ahead where I set out my blog schedule and creative goals for the coming week. Here’s the link to it:

This was followed up, on the same day, by my first motivational running quote of the week. Here’s the link:

On Tuesday, I shared my 1st poem of the week: CALCULATED RISK, written during my recent 2 week blogging break. The link is below:

Also on Tuesday I wrote a poem called COTTON WOOL, inspired by d’Verse’s latest poetry prompt challenging us to use the word “Wrap” or variation of in a Quadrille. Here’s the link to it:

On Wednesday, carrying on in the poetry theme, I posted a poem in response to Sadje’s latest #WhatDoYouSee #WDYS Poetry Image Prompt. It was titled: LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. You’ll find the link to it below:

Also on Wednesday, I posted my 2nd motivational running quote of the week. The link is here:

Then, on Thursday, we took our regular trip down movie memory lane with some more re-views of my old cinema reviews from 2007. This week we looked back at ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN YEARS & LIONS FOR LAMBS. Here’s the link:

On Friday, I posted my final poem of the week called THESE WORDS (They’d Say), written on my 2 week blogging break. The link to it is below:

On Friday, I posted my 3rd motivational running quote of the week here:

On Saturday I published another poetry quote reflection on a favorite poetry quote of mine titled POETRY: WRITING WITH YOUR LIFE. Here’s the link to it:

I also posted the last of my inspirational running quotes for the week. Here’s the link to it:

That’s all the blog posts for this week folks! 👍 Thanks so much for joining me for this catch up, hope you enjoyed it! 🤞🙏😁 Until next Sunday, mind yourselves; stay creative and take care.

COTTON WOOL – d’Verse Quadrille: (Use the Word Wrap)

This week, Mish over at d’Verse challenged us to compose a Quadrille poem using the word Wrap or a variation of it. Here’s my offering:

Wrap them up in cotton wool
Pull it over their eyes
Protect them from the evil
In this world
Tell a few white lies
But sooner or later
You’ll have to burst
Their bubble wrap
Life’s not like the movies
Now that’s a wrap

If you’d like to participate in the prompt then you can access it through the following link:

It’s A Wrap

You have a cappuccino
Latte with foam
You’ll need a map- accino
With your hat’n’ chinos
To find your way around
All the coffees and the teas
Is it matcha or is it green?
The low fats & the de-
Hard working staff
Having a laugh
Be careful you don’t choke a
On your caramel mocha
While you’re having a smoke &
Supping this “Coffee from Heaven”
At a quarter past eleven
If you can get out of bed in
To dine
On some croissants with jam
Maybe you prefer them with ham
And cheese
Don’t be a tease
Or maybe you don’t give a damn
And just crave your caffeine fix
Something with a bit of a kick
A double espresso and a biscuit
Cake. Ah yes, that’ll do the trick
A heated apple tart with cream
Catch up with friends; blow off steam
Just like the coffee machine
But, before I keep going on
Before the tasty treats are gone
I see you suppressing a yawn
And the inspiration falls flat
I think I’ll call it a wrap
A chicken one at that.

Reach up to the Stars

“If I could reach up to the stars.
And wrap my arms around the moon.
Pull them back down to the earth
And place them all into just one room.

I’d wrap them up like presents
From the vast cosmos up above.
One gleaming star at a time
To show you how much I love

You; your sister and your mum
The 3 little stars in this poem.
How ye lighten up my path
And guide me on my way home

If I could plunge into the deepest depths
Hold my breath for a moment or two.
Perchance lay my hands upon a treasure chest
Carry it back up to the surface for you.

On the tail of a beautiful seahorse
Noblest of underwater steeds
Or the back of a humpback whale
What an awesome sight that would be!

If I could climb up the steepest mountains
To the very highest peaks
I’d pull a cloud down out of the sky
For use as a pillow while you sleep

Sprinkle it with fairy dust
Seal it with an angel’s kiss
Wrap it up with a rainbow
So your slumber would be bliss!”

Written by Ken Hume



Wish that I could’ve frozen time

Halted it completely in its tracks

Made it that the bells wouldn’t chime

That you wouldn’t fade to black

Wish I could’ve wrapped you

And your fragile little frame,

Stooped in humble service

Like a perpetual prayer,

up in cotton wool

In bubble wrap

In my arms

Breathe fresh life

Into your lungs

But cancer had set its trap

Aggressively it had struck

And your body slowly wasted away

To mere skin & bone

As if you were made to atone

For some ancient sin

You’d buried deep within

A thought I scarce can entertain

For it would stain

Your memory

Your legacy

You were too pure

Too gentle

For this earth

Hope you find the peace

You’re looking for

To make your sacrifices



Wish that I could freeze time

Halt it completely in its tracks

Get a marker & draw a line,

Across which you cannot pass

For fear that you might get older

Grow up too soon

Lose your childlike innocence

For you’re too young to shoulder

Such burdens.

If that makes any sense.

Put together your very own

Wardrobe to Narnia

Where you’ll never grow old

Or succumb to disease

Where you’ll never be told

What to do

Or have to appease

You’ll sit on the throne

Guided by the great lion

And rule your kingdom

With kindness and compassion

Love and wisdom

Strength & dignity

For the whole of your life







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