Anyone who knows me
Knows I like a natter.
I really try to never gossip
But I admit I like to chatter.
I also can be very quiet
Then people ask, ‘what’s up?’
As if somehow my silence means
I’m angry or fed up.
It usually means I’m thinking
Or daydreaming all the while,
I have to say to them, ‘ I’m fine’
And remember to give a smile.
Since blogging here I’ve never stopped
Jawing with new mates.
Some even know it’s caused some grief
With my family who hates
The fact that I am gone awol
Several hours a day.
I say to them it’s just a means
Of having time to play,
Just like them, though better yet
For, in this lovely place,
Dialogue and writing
Receives awards to place
Upon a page where I can look,
Every now and then,
And be thankful that some people read
What pours forth from my pen.
A fellow poet, Morgan,
Awarded me another,
Blog Of 2013,
Along with several others.
A few days later Kerry gave
Another, just the same,
I get to rise up through the stars
And put them by my name.
It’s a privilege when I’m so bestowed,
But it’s really rather humbling
To respond as if I’m such a talent,
When really I’m just mumbling
Words with those who peruse a lot
And ‘like’ a daily read
I’m flattered still, delighted, for
They nourish and they feed
Enthusiasm for this place
Where everyone’s so kind
To read and comment back to me;
Silence would worry at my mind.
I have the honour of selecting then
All those that I enjoy,
My daily reads, my favourites.
A task I try hard to avoid.
To pick a few, just some of those
Who fill my daily life,
Who add so much to my portrayal
As mother, sister, wife
And all the other roles I play
In living every day.
Writing here and reading
Has enriched so much of my days.
And nights as well, if truth be told,
Waking up with thoughts in mind
Jotting them down quickly
But in the morning, often find
I cannot read what I have written
Unless I recollect
My dreams of night and images,
I’m beginning to suspect
That, if I could, I’d do this job
For nothing. Yes, no pay,
If someone else would pay the bills
Or if they’d simply go away.
Alas, alack, I have to work
Just like many here
Irritating, isn’t it, when mind
I’m finding now that, at odd times,
Not always most convenient,
I want to sit and write my thoughts
But my boss would not be lenient
If she found that I was shirking,
Though important to my thinking,
Writing when I have to teach,
Everything that people say, I’m linking
To blogs or posts I want to write.
I told you I can’t stop.
It’s just like chatting out my thoughts,
I’ll do it till I drop
From verbal disease that must occur
If talking does not cease,
If writing everything I think,
Just will not give me peace.
I have to go though I’m in flow
With daily idle chatter,
I haven’t had my dinner yet!
And though that does not matter,
I have to keep my energy
Levels on the up.
Otherwise I may be forced
To pause or just shut up.
If you have read all this way down
Please enter your name here
In the comments section
Worry not, please have no fear
I will not phone your mobile
Or plan oral onslaught.
Simply that, next time round,
You deserve award!
No hauf in hand, no glass of wine.
This is just the way I am.
Apologies for being verbose,
This might go to your spam!
So here we are, I got there
Right to the very end.
Pick some bloggers that I love,
Those that feel like friends.
But some don’t do it any more.
I get their point of view.
I honour feelings in this matter,
But what’s a girl to do?
I know. I’ll nominate them anyway.
I really can’t do otherwise.
My daily reads are too important,
Please do not despise
The sentiment is still heartfelt,
There’s really not much grind.
Mine is long, ‘cos after haikus,
I needed to empty mind!
The instructions for this award are simple:
1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.
3 Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)
4 Come over and say hello to the originator of the ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award via this link – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/
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6 And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog … and start collecting stars…