Me talk? Never!

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

Exists elsewhere?


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!

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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!)

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32 thoughts on “Me talk? Never!”

  1. That was at the least one of your top 5 classics! 🙂 Loved every bit of it. Oh mommus, we could never do without you. The Bardess of Glascow should never be silent, our lives would be the poorer for the loss! Well done for a well deserved award! 🙂


    1. Thank you, Mark. I’m flattered beyond belief that you think I have any classics let alone 5! I can’t believe anyone gives me awards for what I’d do anyway….talk and write. It really is way too kind. As are you. Thank you again. :)x


      1. That my friend is your ‘Gift’. Never let it be silent for it pours from your heart. It is your truth, be proud of that. And at least the top 5. Might have to get a vote going on that 🙂 x


  2. I agree with Mark. Your post was great and it is your gift, and it should never be wasted or put aside. There are those who would wish it theirs. I’m so glad you’ve gotten this award because you deserve it and more. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


  3. I loved every bit too! Felt like you were sitting right with me just chatting away and it was fun! I tell you, after this week of haikus, beware a long drawn out prose is likely on the way 😉


    1. Haikus are all very well. Encapsulating thought in a few words. But I like a blether! Note, I did my haikus altogether. I would be climbing the walls before the end of the week if I stuck to them for too long. Long post will be well deserved and looked forward to. :)x


  4. Oh, you are lovely, I read to the end, so I am entering here my congrats, not in verse form, I am too tired for such brilliance as yours. And tomorrow I am stuffing and roasting a bird. You are a light in the gloomy gray of an overcast day.


    1. Aw, thank you Brenda. You deserve an award for reading to the end! Bird prep? Thanksgiving in the offing. What is the exact date? I keep reading different things that suggest it’s past or still to come. The 18th was mentioned as an official date but I don’t quite know. If it’s tomorrow (today) have a great one! :)x


  5. I’d like to thank the academy and some wee lass in Scotland…just north of Glasgow. I appreciate you and your zany take on life. I’m even more impressed that you are a mom, and a teacher….and that you’ve fooled them all for so very long into thinking you’re relatively sane….LOL!!! Love ya!


    1. Thank you, Trey. I love your blog. Humour in the midst of life keeps us just the right side of sane. Especially with some more serious thought thrown in as yours so often are. Enjoy! 🙂 x


  6. I know that you gave a curtsy after you wrote this 🙂 Well deserved – Congratulations lovely. Thank you so much for the nomination – I do not accept Awards any more but I shall say a little thank you in appreciation which I hope you shall accept. Thank you for nominating me and for your beautiful words of thanks. 🙂 xx


  7. I lack patience with poetry, but many of yours are such a delight – some capture places in my own heart. Bless you, dear lady, thank you and keep sharing your heart with us!


  8. I think I misunderstood when I first read this, Im ever so sorry for the blockheadedness….Thank You Dear for the return honour. Bless You and Happy blogging my Fair Scottish Friend


      1. Thank You so much, you are so very kind…Momus? May I dare inquire what this means? is it Mom? Mum? Mother? or something else, just curious 🙂


      2. My brother set me up with this blog and he chose the name. The Scottish part is self-evident. He chose momus because it referred to a Greek god of writers and poets. He knows how much I love Greek mythology and anything really to do with Greece. I worked there for some time too. Once he had chosen the name I kept it. :)x


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