Five Little Words

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Today’s post is dedicated to all of you who labor every day to post your prompts and to read our responses. You and your predecessors have been my motivation for seven years now, every day, and I have probably rarely thanked you, so for Ragtag Daily Prompt, Fandango, Your Daily Word, Word of the day and The Daily Spur, this one is for you. And Ragtag, your prompt today wasn’t meant to be taken personally, right?

Prompt words today are windbag, (Hope this one isn’t personal,) begrudge, futile, inspire and ease.

Five Little Words

Lest you think I’m a windbag and lest you begrudge
my words meant for chuckles, to inspire or nudge
for social reform and for giving the boot
to public servants who pillage and loot
our public coffers and fill up their pockets
with money or spend it on guns, walls and rockets.

Better the money be spent on our own
in stead of a POTUS who sits on his throne
dreaming of golf games and bragging of pussies,
berating mask-wearers as alarmists and wussies.
OK see how I’m off on a whim or a breeze,
raving again with remarkable ease?

I can’t seem to stop, even though I’m retired.
I simply can’t shut off the words when inspired.
So long as the world is so stupid and brutal,
efforts to stifle my words would be futile.
Just five daily words will inspire the rest.
I write all the others at their behest.

33 thoughts on “Five Little Words

  1. Christine Goodnough

    I sure hope no one takes it personally! Back in January I made a long list of words I thought would make good prompts and am slowly working my way through them scheduling a month’s worth at a time. And when I saw that hot air balloon on Pixabay, it fit so well!
    As to your comment:
    “So long as the world is so stupid and brutal,
    efforts to stifle my words would be futile.”

    You’ll always have something to write, because I don’t think this old world is going to change much re: stupid and brutal. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Christine Goodnough

        If anything, I was expecting the US election to be more in gear– and politics is always good for a few comments about windy.
        I’ve come up with so many erudite words, but over time have realized that the simplest are most flexible and most liked. Last week’s prompt went over very well.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I like seeing that too. What did I do with my mornings before blogging? And days?? For one thing, I exdercised one to two hours a day. That might have something to do with the shape my body is in..Now exercising my mind, which seemed more important and continues to be.

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          1. slmret

            “My” pool is an Association asset — they are closed throughout the state! I really need to get outside and walk — my gym is open now, but not really satisfactory under the current conditions.

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              They just opened our gym and I was thinking I should go.. It’s only two blocks from my house, but for now I’m staying home. Making an exception and meeting friends at an outside restaurant in 45 minutes. It’s very controlled.. only 28 people at a time scattered at a distance from each other. Hand sanitizer, shoe sanitizer, masks.. About as safe as possible without being hermetically sealed.. which I predict in the future. Isolation suits.. why hasn’t anyone done it yet? Climate controlled, clear plastic so you can see your clothes..a little hole for a straw.. a flap for eating. Where else would one need a flap?

              Hey! Comments shut me down after that last comment. I think they thought I’d said enough. I guess where the flaps are would depend on the amount of intimacy one expects. little sanitized kisses? Not with methanol, please. Perhaps a little themometer that pops out to take the temp of one you are considering kissing. As for conjugal visits…who knows what they could come up with? Perhaps a little built-in condom? Just wait. Someone is going to steal my idea and invent this. Want to bet? Have I gone farther into this matter than you want to consider????That is what happens with time on one’s hands, but now you are saved by the fact I have to go meet my friends. No hermetically sealed little outfit necessary..

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          2. slmret

            Goodness gracious — nobody here has thought of shoe sanitizers yet — don’t tell them !!! Taking temps strikes me as a little silly — one could be a carrier and have a perfectly normal temp!

            Darn — I had an email from the gym — they’re closed again, at least this week, due to a plumbing issue that caused leaks in at least two businesses in their little strip mall! Guess I really will have to begin walking, but that’s getting pretty dangerous with fireworks and shootings!

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          3. slmret

            We’ve had nightly issues with fireworks — each night there are posts on a neighborhood email speculating as to whether it was fireworks or gunshots. This is happening all over the state right now (running up to July 4). And yesterday there was a Walmart shooting (6 or more people hurt) in Red Bluff, and another one I think in Riverside County. (And we’re back to nightly car chases, too!) Everybody is so upset these days that it’s not really surprising!

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  2. Fandango

    Thank you so much, Judy, for taking the time to recognize those of us who endeavor to inspire other bloggers with our daily prompts. And thank you for your regular participation in our prompts. I really appreciate your acknowledgment.

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  3. Mister Bump UK

    I feel I should aim to just try and read other posts of the people who took part in the prompt. After all, if I came up with a little gem, they might have, too (in fact, probably more likely). I got to your post via FOWC.

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      1. Martha Kennedy

        It won’t let me “like” — there are four or five blogs, including yours, that just seem to have issues with me. A couple I am not allowed to follow even though they follow me. It’s arcane magic, I tell you. ๐Ÿ˜€

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          With me, they freeze my editing and ask me to switch to the block editor. So frustrating. If I close down and start up again, it then works. Why are they so intent on getting us to change? I have no desire to. Also, I can’t create a gallery on the original post. I have to save and reopen it in edit and then it lets me create a gallery.

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