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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