spooky ~

There’s no reason to be scared

Just don’t stay out too late tonight

Hurry home

As the shadows deepen

You don’t want to be on the street

When the light goes

There’s no reason to be afraid

But if you hear a sinister howl

Or see a dark figure slip by

Then pick up your feet

Don’t delay

And keep your wolfsbane and wooden cross close

Above all else don’t be afraid

Because they always know

There’s really no reason for you to fear

Unless you believe in ghosts

~~~~~~~~

Happy Halloween πŸŽƒ

october ~

Chilly days when the only warmth

Comes from a good drink

A bonfire we build

And a soft tawny sweater

Fast falling nights when the only light

Is a sweet scented candle

A jack o’ lantern’s grin

And a full harvest moon

The sun melts like a golden caramel piece

The leaves lie wet and honeyed and crisp

Orange fur purring on a windowsill

Soft fresh cookies

In a kitchen’s yellow glow

All the colors in front of our eyes

Are the warmest things we see

space ~

She loved space

Not the kind where people leave you alone

She loved the kind that was there when she looked up

Stars like so many neon cities

Millions of discoveries in each one

She wished to be up there

But she didn’t have wings

Or even a starship

All she had were her feet and hands

And they were planted firmly on the ground

β€’β€’β€’ a fact about me β€’β€’β€’

Yes, it’s true, I am an author. I’ve written a book. It’s 26 chapters, over a hundred thousand words, and it took me a year and a half to complete. Technically, it’s just the first draft, but it’s a good first draft. All a first draft has to do is exist, and be a first draft. I still have to edit it, and I don’t know how long that will take or what the final product will be like, but it should shouldn’t be very hard. Already I have at least 12 more ideas for other unrelated books, so if I want to make being an author my full time job I’m set. The only question is which one to start writing first . . .

Actually, what I need to do is write the book that’s supposed to come after this one so don’t let me forget that.

freedom ~

One big beautiful country

Won by blood and courage

Treasured with love and pride

One nation, under God

Liberty and justice for all

It’s the land we fought for

And died for

And are still fighting and dying to save

The American spirit still lives

In the true American people

Those who believe it can be made great again

When is everyone going to see

It’s not about black and white

It’s about red, white, and blue

If I told you to salute

Would you?

~~~

Happy Independence Day

10 Of My Favorite Feelings Tag

I’d like to thank Dawn for nominating me for this fun tag! She is a prominent member of the blogging circle I was welcomed into and has been very supportive of my blogging endeavors. I appreciate it! πŸ™‚

This tag was created by Xandria. Please include Xandria’s link in your post.

The Rules

List 10 of your favorite feelings and nominate as many people as you wish. That’s all!

Here are some of my favorite things ever.

1. Yellow

The happy color! I can’t get enough of feasting my eyes on it.

2. The sky

I always love looking at the sky. The purest blue there is.

3. Poetry

It amazes me how the right mixture of certain words can make something so lovely and pleasing. Poetry is the main thing on my blog. I do mostly free verse, which has no rhyming pattern, but if a rhyme happens to throw itself in there I leave it be. πŸ™‚

4. Horses

These are some of the most gorgeous creatures! I’ve loved horses since I was little. There is something so majestic about a horse. Shakespeare thought so too.

Think when we talk of horses that you see them, printing their proud hooves in the receiving earth. ~ Henry V

5. Star Trek

As all of you probably know by now. For more on this, see β€’β€’β€’ reasons why i like star trek tos β€’β€’β€’

6. Books

Who you are before and after reading a book is never the same person. Reading is one of my favorite things ever! You get to be a part of so many other lives. Authors are amazing to come up with different worlds and characters and plots and make it all sound so real. (I’m sort of patting myself on the back here, haha. More on that another time.)

7. Humor

I pride myself on my great sense of humor. Overt humor, subtle humor, dumb humor, I get it all. I like to laugh, and I also like people who have the gift of being able to make others laugh.

8. Music

Music is a huge part of me. I learn and sing every new song I like. It stresses me out to think that there are so many great songs out there I’ve never heard!

9. Pinterest

My memes, aesthetic photos, fandom paraphernalia, text posts, and celebrity pics, all in one place! I love this site. I wonder how many hours of my life I’ve spent on it. . . . Check out my account and follow me if you want!

10. Koo Koo videos

None of you are going to know what these are, so I’m going to have to do some explaining. These are funny videos that my two brothers started making a year ago. We call them Koo Koo videos after the star of them all, a stuffed koala. Some other consistent stars of these videos include Patrick the Ken, Coniferous the rabbit, Beh the lamb, and Alfred the monkey.

The videos are mostly based off of funny real life occurrences. Dog jumps on someone while they’re sleeping? Koo Koo video. Someone gets mad because the sardines are all gone? Koo Koo video. Someone throws a plate of chicken nuggets across the table? You guessed it. Koo Koo video. We probably have hundreds of them by now. Actually, my post Things That Have Been Said By Toys In My House is all memorable quotes from the Koo Koo videos. So yeah, that’s my 10th favorite thing. πŸ™‚

And for this tag I nominate

Sidharth

Lydia

Steve

Rain Alchemist

weewritinglassie

Have fun, you guys. πŸ’›βœŒπŸ™‚πŸŒΌπŸŒ»

β€’β€’β€’ one of these for old times sake β€’β€’β€’

Incorrect Avengers quotes

Bruce Banner: It says here that 4 brazilian people were killed.

Thor: How many is a brazilian? Is it more than a billion? Because that’s a lot.

Bruce:

Thor:

Bruce:

Thor: What

“I’m Good”

In this world, we live by an unspoken rule. When someone asks you how you are, you have to say, “Fine” or “Good.” We know nobody really wants to hear how we are. They just ask because it’s the polite thing to do. And if we’re honest, we’re embarrassed to admit that everything isn’t peachy in our lives. But that is the system.

You know what I want to see more of? Sympathy. Understanding. Compassion. I want everyone to feel like they can tell their friends personal things without being afraid that they will turn away from them. There is always that part of you that holds back from confiding in people, even people you’re close to, because you’re afraid of what they’ll think about you.

Take a lesson from this scene in The Virginian (season 7, episode 8, Ride to Misadventure).

The Virginian (the character) seems to have this manner of trustworthiness about him that makes people feel like they can confide personal things to him. I’ve noticed this. In this one instance, after only knowing him for a couple days an outlaw’s girlfriend felt comfortable enough to tell him, the Virginian, about something really bad that happened to her when she was younger. And he was very understanding and sympathetic towards her. He offered his condolences. He made her feel like somebody cared.

So let’s do the same thing. Let’s cause people to feel like they can come to us with their heartaches, and they’ll return it by being sympathetic towards us when we seek their confidence.

Don’t just turn a blind eye. Make empathy universal.

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